Regional Recap, November 22, 2011

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Lien Filed Against Company That Runs Grand Prix. The Maryland comptroller’s office said the state is threatening to seize assets of the company that runs the Baltimore Grand Prix in an effort to get back nearly $600,000 in unpaid taxes. A spokeswoman for Comptroller Peter Franchot told The Baltimore Sun on Monday that the comptroller’s office has filed a lien in Baltimore Circuit Court on any property owned by Baltimore Racing Development Inc., which she said is more than a month delinquent. Jay Davidson, the former chief executive of Baltimore Racing Development, said he thought escrowed ticket money would be used to pay the taxes and added that he’s not sure why it hasn’t yet been paid.

Baltimore Politician-Blogger Feud Escalates. An ongoing feud between a longtime Baltimore politician and a blogger escalated Monday and threatened to turn physical Baltimore City police are investigating whether Baltimore City Circuit Court Clerk Frank Conaway pulled a gun during a dispute in front of his house on Liberty Heights Avenue at Hilton Street, where blogger Adam Meister was running.Many drivers and pedestrians pass the area daily. Meister said Conaway’s house is on his regular 14-mile running route. Conaway said he thinks the blogger is going out of his way to bait him. On his blog, Meister has repeatedly challenged the credibility of the political family.

ICC Stretch Opens Amid Fanfare–And Criticism. Maryland’s InterCounty Connector began as an idea more than 50 years ago. On Tuesday, the full stretch from Prince George’s County to Montgomery County finally opened.WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Lowell Melser said, however, that not everyone is excited about the opening. The ICC is expected to create a shorter route from Interstate 95 to Interstate 270.At a Monday ribbon-cutting ceremony in front of local, state and federal leaders, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown went as far as to poke fun at just how long the road took to be built.

Neglected Abused Pup To Get Care. The Baltimore Humane Society said it helped rescue two pit bulls that were neglected and abused, and they’ll soon be looking for foster or permanent homes for them.Mona and Noelle were dropped off at animal control by their owner and were nearly euthanized before the Baltimore Humane Society stepped in to help.BHS coordinator Wendy Goldband said Noelle, who is a few months old, was severely neglected. She’s lost a lot of her hair because of an immune-suppressing condition known as demodex mange.

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