The differences in the two scenarios are most significant for the Maryland and Delaware beaches, where the exact storm track will have a big impact on the severity of coastal flooding. For inland areas (including Washington, D.C. and Baltimore), because this storm is so large, we will experience heavy rain amounts and strong winds in either case. It doesn’t matter if the storm first crosses land in central New Jersey or Chincoteague.Capital Weather Gang’s Jason Samenow • Discussing the scenarios for more-inland residents dealing with Hurricane Sandy, including those in Baltimore and Washington, DC, whether the scenario is “very bad” (a near-direct hit in northern Delaware and southern New Jersey — 70 percent chance) or “worst case” (a direct hit in Delaware and northern Maryland — 30 percent chance) as far as a hurricane hit. Both will bring flooding and damage. One will bring worse flooding and damage than the other, and temperatures will dip as low as the 30s in some spots — which is unseasonably cool for the region.
The Neil I know made those comments sarcastically in an environment where he felt he could make them without being taken seriously.Mike Cochran • Disputing claims that his friend, Neil Everett Prescott, intended on committing a mass shooting, despite the fact that Prescott made claims suggesting as such earlier this week. (Cochran says Prescott has a strong sense of humor and wears provocative T-shirts to get a rise out of people.) Prescott, who lives near Annapolis, Md., was arrested Friday in the incident, though he has not been charged. Prescott and Cochran are both gun enthusiasts, and Prescott had a significant number of weapons at the time of his arrest, at least some of which were acquired legally, and has previously made claims he needed the weapons to secure his apartment.
Maryland is set to become the first state to ban employers from requesting the Facebook account information of current or potential employees. The Senate passed the new measure unanimously, with overwhelming majority support in the House as well, and lawmakers managed to squeeze the finalized bill in just before the end of the current legislative session. Now the bill heads to the desk of Governor Martin O’Malley. source
Thank you to Wisconsin, Maryland, and Washington DC, we won ‘em all!Mitt Romney, declaring a clean sweep in tonight’s three GOP primaries — CBS News has now projected a Romney win, based on exit polling.
I never expected, based on that story, that this is the actual winner. We really won’t believe anybody till they walk in with a ticket and the ticket is valid — and they have identification.Maryland Lottery spokeswoman Carole Everett • Throwing skepticism at a New York Post story that claims a Baltimore McDonald’s employee bought a winning ticket in last week’s massive Mega Millions jackpot — but that her co-workers are upset with the woman, saying that the ticket was bought as part of a pool, but she refuses to share. Mirlande Wilson, when getting interviewed, didn’t present a winning ticket to the state lottery, nor has she shown off the ticket, leading Maryland Lottery officials to (at least for now) dismiss her story — though they admit that a winning ticket was bought in Maryland. If she did win, think her co-workers have a claim?