May 31st, 2007

we can't teach what we don't know
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CTV76 News: BGE rates, accidents, awards, & more

Does anyone actually watch our county cable station news programming? Well, I think they do, but maybe not enough. It runs at 4:30, 5:30 & 8:30 Mon. - Fri. Here's tonight's program:

Today it started with accidents. A speeding motorcycle caused an accident with 2 dead. The motorcyclist got away; call the police at 301-731-4422. Another vehicle killed a young boy who was about to celebrate a birthday crossing Annapolis Rd. in a hit & run; anyone with information should call 1-866-411-TIPS.

Board of Education member Thomas's case, which will be heard next month. A fire in Morningside was reported on; a firefighter is hospitalized.

BG&E is increasing its rates and there was a protest against the utility to conserve energy; energy efficiency is being advocated. Customers have until June 30 to defer some of their increase.

I don't usually report on advertisements, but they're PSAs & they have some good ones. "Teach Early" has a cute one showing boys asking about issues of poor attitude prevention with a message of "boys are never going to approach you; you need to teach them that violence against women is wrong" endabuse.org. Another ad shows young pregnant women competing in a dangerous log rolling race with the message "you wouldn't take risks before your baby is born...why take risks after?" "Babies were born to be breastfed." 4women.gov Another one for kids on alcohol abuse stopalcoholabuse.gov.

Maryland needs to have a plan by Dec. 1 on how to handle the influx of new jobs, including 45,000 from Pentagon.

There's a balloting conflict in Glenarden - dueling lawyers are handling conflict.

AWARDS: Teachers received awards by Maryland State Board of Education. - Leah Rempert for Prince George's. The Park Police also gave awards - Michael Murphy got Officer of the Year & Peter Doan got Volunteer of the Year.

There's a new State Police Chief.

There's a code orange air quality alert.

A new museum for women's contributions in the state is being planned.

I can't type as fast as those reporters can speak, but I hope this is useful to someone who might be interested in watching the news that's repeated later. I don't know if I can do this daily; we'll see.