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Regional Recap, January 18, 2010

Regional News From WBAL-TVwbaltv

URGENT: Eye On Annapolis has made a donation to support the relief efforts in Haiti. Right now, money is the critical thing needed to get medical supplies and basic necessities to the people on the island. We have chosen to support Doctors Without Borders for this effort and encourage our readers to do the same. If not through Doctors Without Borders, but through a legitimate organization. Unfortunately scammers come out of the woodwork when disaster strikes. Here is a list (updated frequently) of organizations that have been vetted and are participating in the relief efforts. Even if it is only $5, please give. It could have been us!

O’Malley Considering Sale Of BWI. Gov. Martin O’Malley said Friday that he isn’t ruling out putting BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport up for sale.He also told a technology summit he’d consider offering public shares in the airport with the goal of it being sold to a private company, even though legislators and economists described the worth of the airport as priceless.Selling the airport would be controversial and complicated, since the airport’s worth hasn’t been determined and many have debated if it’s a good deal for taxpayers.

Schools To Raise Funds For Haiti Relief.  Maryland’s schoolchildren are being asked to pitch in and help support the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake.The appeal came from state schools Superintendent Dr. Nancy Grasmick, who asked children to donate as little as one penny, but in Baltimore County, at least one schoolteacher has already gotten started.

Teacher Charged With Sex Offense Involving Student.  An Anne Arundel County teacher has been charged on accusations that she had an inappropriate relationship with a student.Police charged Kristyn Nicole Breeds, 29, of Severna Park, on Thursday with three counts of fourth-degree sex offense, which is a misdemeanor.

Edgar Allan Poe’s Body To Remain In Baltimore. The literary tug-of-war among the many places that claim Edgar Allan Poe as their own is set to be settled by a distant cousin of the macabre master. Exactly what that means, of course, is another question. Harry Lee Poe, in consultation with others who claim a family tie to Poe, is scheduled to announce a winner Saturday from among the many legitimate and imagined claims of Poe’s home.

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