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Everything You Need for Prince George's County's 2010 Elections

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Locals React to Cirque Du Soleil's OVO at National Harbor

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD (WUSA)-- Oh My GOFF! Angie Goff reports larger than life bugs are all the buzz at the National Harbor.

Cirque Du Soleil's newest show OVO is officially open and hosting a web of talent under one tent. OVO gives the audience an up close and personal look into a bug's life as acrobats perform high-flying mind blowing stunts.

OVO runs from now until October 24th.

TICKETS: See OVO at the National Harbor

Prince George's County Public School System Going Virtual

Prince George's County is adding a brand new element to their education system.  Prince George's County Public School students will soon be able to take classes online.

Beginning on Tuesday, September 14th, the 60 juniors and seniors that sign up first will learn subject matter both in the classroom as well as on the internet.

"It'll be a great benefit ... not having to report to a physical campus," said Agnes Brown-Jones, the principal at Annapolis Road Academy in an interview with Megan McKeever of Gazette.Net. "Anything we can do that increases the likelihood of getting your diploma is a good thing."

This is the first internet oriented initiative that the Prince George's County Public School system has undertaken.

Additionally, parents will be able to view their children's grades online.  The grades will be updated weekly or even daily.

County Executive Challenges Mayor of Arlington, TX Prior to Redskins-Cowboys Game

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is offering a friendly challenge to Mayor Robert Cluck of Arlington, Texas to kick off the 2010 Redskins Week activities.  The two will talk via conference call on the field at FedEx Field this morning.

Redskins Week is launched via OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS in Prince George’s County, Md., Washington, D.C., and Loudoun County, Va., as well as Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery County, MD. 

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York will hold separate press conferences at 10 a.m. at FedExField, 1:30 pm at Powell Elementary School in DC, and at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Leesburg at 6:30 p.m. to announce the official proclamations, and each will issue a friendly wager on the outcome of the game with their counterparts in Texas.

Dirty Politics

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is warning candidates about deceitful and misleading campaign literature.

Gansler issued a statement Sunday saying some brochures printed this election cycle have falsely implied that some candidates have been endorsed by state and local leaders. Gansler says handouts falsely purporting to be official ballots or voter guides have also been printed.

The attorney general says complaints about deceptive practices will be investigated and appropriate action will be taken.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profane Lessons In Prince George's Classroom

SUITLAND, Md. (WUSA) -- A middle school history teacher was placed on administrative leave Wednesday after a lesson that involved profane words.

The teacher told eighth graders at Drew Freeman to define several cuss words including bastard and son of a b----, according to students who were in the class.

"I was shocked," said Marquis Quigley, "We were all like is she serious or is joking. Is she really teaching us this?"

When Quigley's mother and other parents learned of the assignment after school on Tuesday, they went to the principals office to complain.

"We talked about it and I told him we don't use these words," said Janiece Trimble, a mother of three who in addition to Marquis, has another child in the Prince George's school system. "I really feel bad that I am not able to afford in a private school if this is what my child is going to learn in a public school system. If he didn't already know these words now he knows them."

Early Voting In Maryland Begins

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Gov. Martin O'Malley is hoping early voting in Maryland for the first time will create higher voter turnout.

O'Malley, a Democrat, was the 222nd voter who cast a ballot in the primary at the Public Safety Training Facility in Baltimore on Friday afternoon, the first day of early voting in Maryland.

Former Gov. Robert Ehrlich, O'Malley's likely opponent in November, also is encouraging people to vote early, even though he's been critical of early voting and vetoed legislation to create it when he was governor.

Ehrlich says it's now the law in the state and he's going to live with it and, it is hoped, take advantage of it. Andy Barth, an Ehrlich campaign spokesman, says Ehrlich is expected to take part in early voting next week.