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BY Tazpit News Agency
November 14, 2013

A new record for tourism in Israel was set this month as 339,000 tourists entered into the country during October 2013, a 12 percent increase from last year’s numbers; 551,000 people visited Israel during September and October, an increase of 3 percent. “Tourists continue to vote with their feet,” said Minister of Tourism Uzi Landau. CONTINUE »

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Supreme Court to rule on prayer at government meetings in Gaithersburg
BY Suzanne Pollak
November 14, 2013

The Montgomery County Council begins each of its Tuesday meetings with a prayer. Clergy from a wide array of faith traditions are invited to lead the prayer, noted council member-at-large George Leventhal. “I have not felt uncomfortable during our opening prayer,” Leventhal said. “I am quite comfortable with my own religious identity, and I don’t CONTINUE »

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Veteran math teacher says anti-Semitism forced his early retirement
BY Marc Shapiro
November 14, 2013

Dr. Bert Miller taught math in Baltimore County for almost 40 years. He holds master’s, associate’s and doctorate degrees in mathematics education, has earned two National Science Foundation fellowships, has published software for math teachers, and he even discovered a new theorem in 2009. In his second year of teaching in the county in 1974, CONTINUE »

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The heart and souls of Reisterstown
BY Melissa Gerr
November 14, 2013

The Reisterstown Community Cemetery grassroots restoration effort literally started with grass. Sixth-generation Reisterstown resident Chris Larkin’s mother regularly asked him to check if the cemetery lawn was being kept up, as many of their relatives are buried there. Larkin, other family members and friends maintained it for a while, but the cemetery, with more than CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
November 14, 2013

As the Maryland Public Service Commission debates whether or not utility companies can charge customers to opt out of smart meters, Baltimore residents are working to spread awareness about a technology they feel isn’t so smart. “While it is beneficial for BGE’s bottom line, it is not for us or our families,” said Pikesville-area resident CONTINUE »