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9NEWS NOW, Washington Post Bring You Maryland Gubernatorial Debate LIVE Thursday At Noon

WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- A heated debate on Maryland's jobs, education system and, of course, the economy is expected for the debate between Governor Martin O'Malley and Former Governor Robert Ehrlich, today at The Washington Post building.

Ehrlich started off the fireworks Monday by accusing O'Malley, who he referred to as "gov" throughout the debate, of lying about how much money he had saved as governor in the past four years.

O'Malley struck back, by saying that Ehrlich raised taxes throughout his tenure at the state's executive.

Another hot topic for the two candidates in their last meeting Monday morning was education.

12 Marching Bands Showcase Their Talent

Marching bands from Charles Herbert Flowers, Dr. Henry A. Wise, Jr., DuVal,
Friendly, Gwynn Park, High Point, Largo, Laurel, Northwestern, Oxon Hill, Potomac,
and Surrattsville high schools will come together to showcase their talents for the
community during the 2010 Marching Band Showcase.

Each year, the annual Marching Band Showcase provides high school marching
bands the opportunity to perform for each other and the community in a non-competitive setting. Prince George's County high school marching bands that participated in the Band Assessment Festival the previous spring are eligible to participate, and two adjudicators will provide performance feedback to the bands and their directors.

Members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend this fun, family
event. Tickets are $5 per person; elementary school students and younger will be
admitted free with a paying adult.

Toyota Green Initiative HBCU Tour to Launch at Bowie State University Homecoming

The Toyota Green Initiative Tour will launch at Bowie State University with a series of activities including a Green House Dedication Ceremony. Bowie State University is the first stop in a cross-country tour designed to empower Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) students and alumni on the benefits of adopting a sustainable lifestyle. The Toyota Green Initiative Tour will reach HBCU campuses across the country through mobile tour sponsorships of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) conference and the 2010 BET Black College Tour with a fully immersive experience leveraging the unique elements of the all-new interactive web site, ToyotaGreen.com. 


Jim Colon, Vice President of Product Communications, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc. Earthseed, LLC, founders Zakiya Harris and Pandora Thomas  

The Prince George’s County Health Department Is Offering Free Walk-in Flu Shots

The Prince George’s County Health Department will be hosting a free walk-in flu clinic on Wednesday, October 13 at Spring Hill Lake Recreation Center in an effort to ensure that all residents interested in a flu shot will be able to receive one.

 “As flu season approaches, it is important that every individual in the CDC target population have access to the seasonal flu vaccine,” said Health Officer, Donald Shell, M.D., M.A. “For that reason, we are offering an opportunity for the public to come in to a clinic and receive a flu vaccine free of charge.”

The flu vaccine will be administered October 13, 2010 from 12 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Spring Hill Lake Recreation Center located at 6101 Cherrywood Lane Greenbelt, MD.

Other opportunities for the public to receive flu shots include:

"The Cemetary Club" at the Bowie Playhouse

Date: October-08-10 - October-22-10 Full Description: A comedy about Jewish widows trying to cope with single life in Queens, New York. Directed by Norma Ozur. Produced by Prince George's Little Theatre, Inc. Performances are at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and matinees are at 2 p.m. on Sundays. For reservations, call 301-937-7458. Location: Bowie Playhouse
White Marsh Park Presenter: Prince George's Little Theatre, Inc.

Moving Maryland Forward

By Brittany Summers, Bowie State Spectrum Columnist

Young, old, Caucasian, African American, people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs came out to witness history on the campus of Bowie State University. On October 7, 2010, a democratic rally for Governor Martin O’Malley was held and the 44th President of the United States stepped foot onto our beloved campus. What a sight to see as people waited and watched to hear him speak.

     Lines formed as early as 7am with shuttles coming to and from Bowie’s campus to bring passengers to witness such a remarkable event. With stickers and t-shirts to show their support for the democratic candidates, the campus began to overflow with excitement and anticipation.

Volunteer at the 8th Annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George's County

This story comes to us from Linda Lowe, Public Information Specialist for Prince George’s County:

Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson will host the 8th annual Celebration of Gorgeous Prince George’s County from 8 a.m. to noon on October 16, 2010 with street litter pickup activity, and cleanup and pruning of existing Gorgeous Prince George’s Day sites throughout the county.  A volunteer celebration picnic will take place at the Historic Bladensburg Waterfront Park from noon to 3 p.m.


“For the past eight years, my administration has made building and maintaining livable communities one of its most important goals,” says Johnson.  “I am proud to say that celebrating the beauty of Gorgeous Prince George’s County has become a tradition and it continues to make our county a great place to live, work and play.”