Regional Recap, May 27, 2011

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Arnold Palmer Speaks In Glen Burnie. Arnold Palmer arrived at Martin’s West bearing the same smile that made him a transcendent sports icon for more than 50 years.  In Baltimore to help raise money for Special Olympics of Maryland, Mr. Palmer gave the more than 15-hundred in attendance the show for which they hoped.First he dove in with the meet and greet with pictures, complete with one liners when appropriate (and occasionally not.)  Then the conversation with the face of CBS Sports Jim Nantz. They’ve done this on many occasions and the Voice of the Masters knows exactly what buttons to push for Arnie to deliver.  Their routine, while clearly practiced, remained genuine because they truly share admiration.

Superfresh To Shut 13 Stores In MD, Sell 12.  The owner of Superfresh grocery stores said it will shut down 13 stores in July because it can’t find buyers. Superfresh has been trying to sell 25 stores, mostly in the Baltimore area. The company announced Wednesday that it found buyers for 12 stores. Ten stores will be sold to a joint venture between organic grocer Mrs. Green’s Management Corp. and Village Super Markets Inc. That sale includes two Baltimore stores, as well as stores in Parkville, Arnold, White Oak, Lutherville-Timonium, Cambridge, Chestertown, Brunswick and Washington, D.C.

Gas Tax Holiday? Motorists Applaud Idea. While gas prices have dropped about 10 cents per gallon over the last week, the Maryland average is still about $3.85 a gallon — about a dollar more than the same time last year.A high-ranking state official who has vowed to fight soaring gas prices is floating the idea of a gas tax holiday, according to 11 News reporter David Collins.Comptroller Peter Franchot plans to pitch a three-day gas tax holiday to the Maryland General Assembly, Collins reported Thursday.

Parents Get Special ‘OK’ To Attend Daughter’s Graduation. A mom and dad made an 8,000-mile homecoming to see their Towson University honors student graduate Thursday — and they had to get special permission to do so.For the past year, Brandi Gervais has sort of lived alone, WBAL-TV 11 News education reporter Tim Tooten said.Gervais’ parents, who are stationed in Iraq, got a special military leave to return home to witness her walk across the stage and share a long-awaited homecoming.

 

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