January 11th, 2007

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News in Prince George's Co. & Maryland

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Latest news stories for Prince George's include:

Fewer deaths, less damage from fires last year
Prince George's firefighters expect to visit as many as 10,000 homes this year, offering advice and free smoke detectors, in a program they credit with helping to reduce losses in lives and property from fires in 2006.

Students will have long weekend starting Friday
Prince George's County students will have a four-day weekend, with days off from school Friday and Monday.

Residents can speak on Springhill Lake redevelopment plan
The Prince George's County Board of Education's Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Committee will host a public hearing discussing AIMCO's redevelopment plan for Springhill Lake at 6 p.m. on Jan. 17 at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt.

A walk on the nature side in Odenton - West County
The section at the edge of the preserve will eventually connect to the Prince George's County bike trail system. This is a good area to do some birding and biking.

Library funding, bus driver schedule changes among requests at first BOE public hearings
Parents and school employees both praised and requested changes in Prince George's County Public Schools CEO John Deasy's Fiscal Year 2008 Proposed Operating Budget.

Deasy's small schools idea may need big donations
The Prince George's County school system is likely to pursue private funds in a big way to implement Superintendent John Deasy's plan to open small schools that teach specialized skills and meet state education standards.

The county health-care system's frequent financial crises have prompted the introduction of state legislation that directs the University of Maryland Medical System to take over from Dimensions and run the system.

With Few Public Options, Competition to Get Into Top High School Programs Is Fierce - Nathan, an eighth-grader at Ernest Everett Just Middle School in Mitchellville, is among nearly 1,500 students who have applied to the science and technology program at Eleanor Roosevelt in Greenbelt, the leading public high school in Prince George's County as measured by scores …

Government - Lawmakers likely to try changing election laws
Democrats, who control the General Assembly, have mentioned several election-related matters that may come up in the legislative session that begins next week.

DCist's January Theater Preview
New company Active Cultures in Prince George's performs Hansel and Gretel Eat Crabs (a musical, natch). We enjoy its tagline, which casually throws cannibalism in with triumph, abandonment and beauty, but question the naming of a theater company after a yogurt ingredient.

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