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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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