Regional Recap, August 9, 2013

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State To Look Into Alleged Racism In Anne Arundel Health Department. Maryland health officials will investigate allegations of racism against the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, the health secretary said Wednesday. Dr. Angela Wakhweya, who is black, was fired as county health officer by the County Council in January. She told The Capital that she is considering contesting her firing in the courts. She also said she witnessed “racism against clients, racism against staff and racism against leadership.”

Dynasplint Lays Off 500 Workers Worldwide. A Severna Park manufacturing company is laying off 500 workers worldwide. The Capital of Annapolis reported that Dynasplint Systems Inc., which designs and creates splints for physical therapy, alerted workers on Tuesday. Founder George Hepburn said he owed BB&T Bank $10 million on a line of credit. He told employees in a letter that he had to temporarily lay off about 70 percent of the workforce after the bank used $1 million he intended for paychecks to pay down his debt.

2nd Tier Powerball Ticket Sold In Maryland.  Several people across the country are a lot richer Thursday morning after three people hit the massive $448 million Powerball jackpot Wednesday night, while several others hit smaller jackpots, including someone who bought a ticket in Maryland. The winning numbers for Wednesday’s drawing were 5, 25, 30, 58 and 59, with the Powerball number 32.

Maryland Sports Apparel Company Gets Several BBB Complaints.  A man who ordered several uniforms for his softball team from a Maryland sports apparel company said his attempt to get them turned into an exercise in frustration, so he called the 11 News I-Team for help. In February, Philadelphia resident Anthony Sanfilippo needed new uniforms for his men’s softball team, so he started making calls.

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