Regional Recap, April 11, 2012

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Clinton IDs Greatest Threat Facing Future Military Leaders. Hundreds of midshipmen converged Tuesday night at the U.S. Naval Academy to hear U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s opinions on the greatest threat facing future military officers.WBAL-TV 11 News reporter Kerry Cavanaugh said Clinton focused on the importance of maintaining good relations with the Asia Pacific region during her speech at the academy’s annual Foreign Affairs Conference. She encouraged the future officers to view public service as part of military leadership.

No Agreement Nets Doomsday Budget For Maryland. It wasn’t supposed to happen this way.Gov. Martin O’Malley signed the state’s budget into law Tuesday — but the plan doesn’t represent what many lawmakers wanted. The governor may have accomplished much of the priorities on his 2012 legislative agenda, but the feat was overshadowed by talk of a special legislation session to re-work a so-called “doomsday budget” that calls for $500 million in cuts to take effect by July 1.

Army Corps Unveils Chesapeake Oyster Plan. The Army Corps of Engineers unveiled its restoration plan for Chesapeake oysters on Tuesday, a bay-wide look that officials said moves past piecemeal efforts and selects targets for large-scale efforts.The corps held the first of three public meetings on the plan, which it described as the first comprehensive strategy for large-scale oyster restoration.

Police: Woman Engaged To Florida Teen She Met For Sex. A Harford County woman met a Florida boy online while playing a video game and arranged for the two to meet for sex with an intent to get married, investigators said.Lisa Carroll, 39, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a boy in Florida. Harford County investigators said Carroll traveled to Florida on at least two occasions to meet the 16-year-old boy, and the two engaged in sexual activity.

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