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2008-09-29 18:00:31

By SCOTT DAUGHERTY Staff Writer After six years of often bitter legal squabbling, the city has offered 62 retired Annapolis police officers and firefighters more than $1 million in back raises. The settlement offers - which ranged from about $10,000 to $60,000 and promise additional raises in the future - come nine months after the state's highest court ruled the retirees were due the same raises as their active-duty brethren. They also come with a warning from Mayor Ellen O. Moyer,...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

By PAMELA WOOD Staff Writer Annapolis Mayor Ellen O. Moyer has an idea for improving the health of the city's creeks: install artificial, wetlands-covered islands. She's asking the state for money to cover the installation of a test island on Back Creek as part of a larger grant application for environmental projects. "If this does for our waters what they've done in other waters, this could be a real boon to moving forward on clean water initiatives in our creeks," Ms. Moyer said....


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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