Daily Archives: May 12, 2014

Has the Washington Post been cooking its circulation figures? Lawsuit settlement questions real numbers

In the suit, Clinton, Md., resident Ricardo Smith says that the Post also reneged on this assurance to approximately 60 other independent contractors just like him. A federal judge had given Smith the green light to pursue a class action lawsuit on their behalf. But the settlement pre-empts that claim.
Terms of the settlement, filed April 24 with United States District Court for the District of Columbia Circuit, are confidential. In a brief telephone conversation Smith confirmed there was a settlement but declined to elaborate. “I can’t talk about that, man.”

District: disciplined and disbarred attorneys Jan. 1 to May 10, 2014

Baber was suspended on an interim basis pursuant to D.C. Bar R. XI, § 9(g), pending final action on the Board on Professional Responsibility’s December 30, 2013, recommendation of a three years suspension with fitness and restitution as a condition of reinstatement.

In spite of many benefits of exporting LNG gas from Cove Point, nay-sayers say nay to making hay

Cove Point facility in Lusby has been importing liquefied natural gas for more than 30 years. Dominion acquired the facility in 2003 and plans to build a facility to export LNG. Capital News Service photo by Amanda Salvucci.

But others see the conversion as an environmental hazard that exposes all of Maryland to the potential risks of gas obtained through hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and fear it could lead to use of the controversial gas-extraction method within the state.

Calvert Wrong-way race on Rt. 4 ended life of fleeing dare-devil; crash ends his racing career

The preliminary investigation indicates the Mitsubishi initially pulled to the shoulder, but when the trooper’s car pulled behind, the driver accelerated and fled north on Rt. 4. The trooper notified the barrack and pursued as the Mitsubishi turned onto a side road, then onto Main Street in Prince Frederick. When the driver of the Mitsubishi came to the intersection of Main Street and Rt. 4, he turned left and proceeded southbound in the northbound lanes of the highway, swerving back and forth across traffic.
The barrack duty officer was monitoring the pursuit. When the driver of the Mitsubishi began driving south in the northbound lanes, the duty officer ordered the pursuit ended out of a concern for public safety. Moments later, the Mitsubishi struck the northbound Ford Escape driven by Fisher on Rt. 4 south of Sixes Road.