Regional Recap, Novembmer 21, 2011

| November 21, 2011 | 0 Comments

Experts: Thanksgiving Rush To Start Early. The rush to get out of town for Thanksgiving is expected to start a little earlier this year.The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is known as one of the busiest travel days of the year, but travel experts said this year the rush could start Tuesday.The Maryland Transportation Authority is expecting nearly 3 million travelers on state highways, tunnels and bridges over the holiday weekend.

Sewage Leak Closes USNA Yacht Basin. Santee Basin on the Severn River in Annapolis was ordered closed by the health department Saturday due to sewage leaks.The Anne Arundel CountyDepartment of Health shut down the basin until water conditions were deemed acceptable. The Naval Academy posted closure signs in the area.11 News was told the leaks have been stopped and that sewer line repairs are planned.The basin, located on U.S. Naval Academy property, is used primarily by midshipmen for boating and training activities.

Occupy Wall Street Marchers Stop In BaltimoreOccupy Wall Street protesters made a pit stop in Baltimore Citythis weekend as they continued their walk from New York City to Washington, D.C.Despite the weather, blisters and trekking about 20 miles a day, the protesters seemed upbeat and enthusiastic, said 11 News reporter Sheldon Dutes. The 25 to 40 walkers left New York City Nov. 9 determined to complete what they called a “pilgrimage.”They joined demonstrators at McKeldin Square in a show of support until city police said they had to leave because the park was closed.Undeterred, the demonstrators marched down Fayette Street to City Hall, where they met local college students who were raising awareness about the city’s homelessness problem, Dutes said.

Nursing Assistants’ Certifications Pulled.  More than 150 nursing assistants have had their certifications pulled after it was discovered that a state employee was effectively rubber-stamping them.According to reports in the Washington Examiner, the employee issued 157 certifications without checking to see if the candidates had met the minimum state standards to qualify.The employee has since been fired. His or her identity wasn’t released.

 

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