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February 11, 2005
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Bay Bridge reconstruction even further delayed, till 2007. And the Easton Star Democrat‘s take.

House Majority Leader Kumar Barve promises, to The Washington Times, that a slots bill will reach the House floor.

Too many flu sufferers in Maryland (especially Baltimore area) force restrictions at hospitals.

Intercounty Connector to cost even more than expected.

Missed it: North Charles Street death lane at Homewood closes.

Stretching out the Southern Maryland land-sale scandal as long as they can, legislative Democrats call for further state land preservation. Unrelated, but they also want a higher minimum wage. Nice graphic with that one.

Second Hopkins death in two weeks ruled not foul play. Also from the News-Letter, Collegetown bus service expands.

In College Park, campus prepares for inevitable riot.

In business news: Guitar Center buys Frederick-based Music and Arts Center 60-store chain. Old Beltway-visible brewery sells for $14 million. Mega health club coming to Columbia.

From North Baltimore’s Messenger: Neighbors–shock!–against new Notre Dame entranceway.

Dundalk’s first female post office employee retires. Also from the Eagle “What’s Up With That” explains the North Point Library.

Annapolis apartment fire leaves 12 homeless.

From The Carroll County Times, what every small-town reporter dreads: the committee story.

From Salisbury Daily Times, nudists lobby for return to Assateague.

It is a beautiful downtown, really: Residents urge Cumberland leaders to build downtown apartments.