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Orioles Owner Angelos Bids to Buy Rosecroft, Put Slots There

Orioles Owner Angelos Bids to Buy Rosecroft, Put Slots There
Bid comes as Maryland's second casino opens at Ocean Downs

Hanah Cho of the Baltimore Sun reports that Baltimore Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos is bidding to buy a bankrupt horse-racing track in Prince George's County and resurrecting a push to allow slot machines at that facility.

Angelos' proposal came as Maryland's second slots casino opened Tuesday at the Ocean Downs racetrack on the Eastern Shore. Gov. Martin O'Malley, state leaders and Worcester County officials attended the grand opening of the $45 million casino, the latest expansion of Maryland gambling that took many years and rancorous debate to become a reality.

And the debate hasn't ended. While voters approved slots at five locations in 2008, efforts have been underway since then to expand gambling to other sites.

Six Flags America Introduces Buy Now, Pay Later

Order 2011 park season passes for the Holidays, defer payment to March 2011

(Bowie, MD)- November 22, 2010- Six Flags America, Maryland’s premier destination for family-friendly fun, today announced a new way to celebrate the holidays by getting in a summer frame of mind. For the first time, the park will offer a Buy Now, Pay Later program, enabling guests to order 2011 season passes and defer payment on them until March 1, 2011.

Guests may purchase Season Passes for Six Flags America through the Buy Now, Pay Later program through December 31, 2010, exclusively at sixflags.com. Six Flags America season passes are just $54.99 per person, plus tax, when four or more passes are purchased at the same time or $59.99 plus tax when purchased individually.  

National Soccer Championship Comes to Prince George's Community College

For the first time in history, Prince George’s Community College will host the National Junior College Athletic Association’s Women’s Soccer Championship, Thursday, November 4, 2010 through Sunday, November 7, 2010 at the college’s Largo campus.

Eight teams will be competing to be named the best team in the country as they take to the Prince George’s Community College’s newly renovated soccer field. Students will play four games on Thursday, November 4 and Friday, November 5. Three games will be played on Sunday.

Upper Marlboro’s Mike Balogun Makes Redskins Practice Squad

Mike Balogun, 26 of Upper Marlboro began practicing at FedEx field Monday.  The team added line backer as their eighth and final player to the practice squad.

Balogun played at the University of Oklahoma for one season.  His eligibility was lost because he played semi-pro football before playing for the school.  He has six registered tackles against the Florida Gators and played with the Sooners in their 2008 National Championship Game.

Although he is with the Redskins, Balogun spent preseason training with the San Francisco 49ers. There he had eight tackles and one interception in four preseason games.

County Executive Challenges Mayor of Arlington, TX Prior to Redskins-Cowboys Game

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is offering a friendly challenge to Mayor Robert Cluck of Arlington, Texas to kick off the 2010 Redskins Week activities.  The two will talk via conference call on the field at FedEx Field this morning.

Redskins Week is launched via OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS in Prince George’s County, Md., Washington, D.C., and Loudoun County, Va., as well as Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery County, MD. 

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York will hold separate press conferences at 10 a.m. at FedExField, 1:30 pm at Powell Elementary School in DC, and at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Leesburg at 6:30 p.m. to announce the official proclamations, and each will issue a friendly wager on the outcome of the game with their counterparts in Texas.

Come Golf in the Angie Houtz Memorial Golf Tournament and Support Your Community

The 4th Annual Angie Houtz Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit the Angie Houtz Memorial Fund will be held on October 8, 2010.

The event will be held on the gorgeous Oak Creek Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, MD and will include a 4-person scramble, box lunch and an awards receptions following the golf.

The best part about this affair is that all proceeds help provide scholarships for students attending public colleges and universities in the state of Maryland.

You can register now at: www.angiefundgolf.com.  When you sign up online, you are eligible to receive a free 1-year subscription to Golf Digest.

Date:

October 8, 2010

Times:

1:00 pm

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Prince George's County Track Club Wins Big at AAU Jr. Olympics

Track Express Track Club (TETC), Prince George County's finest track club has been competing in the AAU Jr. Olympics track meets for over 15 years, breaking records and winning a number of gold medals year after year.

This year, it is no different in Norfolk, VA, with member, Rashad Manning breaking the record in the Javelin Throw for the youth boys. He also won the gold in the Discus and silver in the Shot put.