Performing Friday night during the Hyndman Londonderry Lions Club’s 28th “Hee Haw” variety show at the Hope for Hyndman charter school, above, are members of the Wills Creek Bluegrass Band, from left, Ben Housel, Bud Leister, Mark Shaffer and Gene Leister. At right is Sadie Diehl, who sang and played guitar. The program, which also features comedy sketches reminiscent of the popular television show, will continue today with shows at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at B&B Market and the Hornet’s Nest Restaurant in Hyndman, Hobo’s Restaurant at the state line, or may be obtained at the door.
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Holocaust bill jeopardizes federal rail funding, says state official
As a French rail company seeks to work on Maryland transit projects, some lawmakers want to force the company to pay reparations to Holocaust victims who were taken on its trains to Nazi concentration camps — but a state official says the effort could jeopardize federal funds for a key state rail line.
Package of legislation aims to protect technological privacy of Marylanders
While technology that tracks cellphones and cars has made work easier for some law enforcement officials, a bundle of proposed laws would ensure that the same technology could not violate Marylanders’ protections from unwarranted searches and seizures.
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Devastating extreme weather including recent flooding in England, Australia’s hottest year on record and the United States being hit by a polar vortex have a “silver lining” of boosting climate change to the highest level of politics and reminding politicians that climate change is not a partisan issue, according to the United Nation’s climate chief.
Maryland seeking public input for federal action on preparedness
Gov. Martin O’Malley is looking for ideas from Maryland citizens about how the federal government can help the state plan for and respond to climate change.
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