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MAN SHOT AFTER BEING MISTAKEN FOR A DEER
Baltimore Sun: "A 56-year-old Baltimore County man was in critical condition at Shock Trauma in Baltimore on Saturday after being accidentally shot Friday afternoon while hunting with a friend in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore.
Maryland Natural Resources police said Darryl James Patrylak of Bear Creek was shot by his companion, Gerald Edward Merkle, 58, of Parkville, who was in a tree stand with a 30.06 rifle. Patrylak was wearing camouflage clothing, but not a reflective safety vest or cap, police said, and Merkle mistook him for a deer."
BYOB IN MONTGOMERY?
Montgomery Gazette: "Wine enthusiasts might be able to bring a bottle of their favorite Bordeaux to their neighborhood bistro if BYOB legislation makes it to the state legislature this spring.
The proposal by Del. Brian Feldman (D-Dist. 15) is modeled after a similar law in Washington, D.C., that Feldman says is stealing customers from Montgomery County restaurants. The BYOB proposal is one of several changes lawmakers are seeking to county liquor laws, among the most stringent in the country."
Five days after the D.C. Council's finance and revenue committee voted 3-2 to table the proposed tax abatement for the 174-room, 10-story Edition DC hotel in Adams Morgan, four members of the same panel reconvened to remove the bill from a drawer, pass it and send it onto the full council for consideration.
"We're bringing this thing back from the dead," said Councilman Jack Evans, D-Ward 2, finance chairman."
FACEBOOK TO EXPAND WASHINGTON STAFF
Washington Examiner: "Facebook plans on expanding its D.C. staff, according to Bloomberg News.
The social networking giant established some roots in Washington last June when it hired Marne Levine to head its office in D.C. — home of the lawmakers who hold the stakes in the protection of personal information of “Facebookers.” Levine was a former aide to Larry Summers, director of President Obama’s National Economic Council."