Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Turkey Roundup

Because of the two days of lost productivity this week (Holidays: A waste of workable hours), Hayduke's corporate overlords have been feverishly turning the screws the past couple of days. Thus, blogging has taken a back seat to the paying gig. Other obligations will keep my busy until the weekend, so for now, here's special pre-Turkey Day edition of News Roundup.

File this one in the Not Surprised folder: "Howard County Executive James N. Robey announced yesterday that he intends to run for the Maryland Senate next year, aiming to defeat incumbent state Sen. Sandra B. Schrader, a moderate Republican." I'd say Robey has as good a shot at beating the popular incumbent Schrader as anyone. And, you've got to love his (expressed) reasoning: "'For the first time in 43 years of marriage I would be around the house every hour, every day,' if he retired, Robey joked"

Smoking update: Lots of predictable testimony given at a hearing Monday over the proposed ban. Interesting tidbit from the story, uber-lobbyist and felony-conviction-survivor Bruce C. Bereano made an appearance...for the tobacco wholesalers, naturally.

Finally, an informative story about the 300-acre park, nee farm, in the middle of Columbia that has been a source of controversy.

More this weekend (maybe tomorrow if the shackles binding me to my cubicle are removed at a reasonable hour).


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