Regional Recap, February 15, 2012

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Anne Arundel Schools Pull Plug On Charter School Contractor. The Anne Arundel County school system will move ahead as planned with the construction of a charter school in Laurel. But it will do so with a new developer.
The $23 million project remains a priority, said 11 News Education reporter Tim Tooten. It will help ease overcrowding in three county elementary schools. However, the district said it had no choice but to pull the plug on the contractor. Brook Bridge is one of three schools where parents have been counting on the charter school called Imagine to help with overcrowding. But the project has been slow to start, put on hold and now the contract is about to be canceled, said Tooten.

Maryland Same Sex Marriage Bill Advances To House. A House committee voted late Tuesday afternoon to advance the governor’s same sex marriage bill.The House Judiciary Committee and the House Government Operations Committee’s vote was 25-18 with one abstention.Gov. Martin O’Malley issued the following statement on the joint committee vote in the House to move the Civil Marriage Protection Act of 2012 forward: “Today’s vote on the Civil Marriage Protection Act is a significant step forward for the passage of this bill in Maryland. Together, we will continue our work to ensure that our state protects religious freedom and provides equal protection under the law for all Marylanders.”

Lacrosse Slaying Trial Reveals Pattern Of Violence. George Huguely’s murder trial is revealing a pattern of violence throughout his relationship with Yeardley Love — a pattern that some psychologists said is too often ignored in college relationships.According to court documents, Love, a star athlete from Cockeysville, was found face down on a blood-soaked pillow in the bedroom of her off-campus apartment at the University of Virginia in May 2010. The medical examiner ruled that she died of blunt force trauma to her head.

Baltimore Orioles Sign Adam Jones To One Year Deal. The Baltimore Orioles announced Tuesday evening an agreement to terms with center fielder Adam Jones. The team and Jones have agreed to a one-year contract, avoiding arbitration, according to the team.Jones, 26, batted .280/.319/.466 in 2011 for the Orioles, setting career-highs in games (151), doubles (26), home runs (25), RBI (83), stolen bases (12) and total bases (264) on his way to being named Most Valuable Oriole.

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