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Laurel Personal Trainer: Weight Loss Gimmicks are Hard to Swallow

(LAUREL, MD January 27, 2011) – The New Year is well under way but you may still carry those stubborn pounds you piled on during the holiday season. They are a constant reminder of all the caloric excesses you indulged in, while healthy eating habits and regular exercise temporarily flew out the window.

“It happens every year - many people gain weight in just the few weeks between Thanksgiving and the New Year,” says Joe Buabeng, a personal trainer at Fitness Optimist in Laurel, MD. “Now they are trying to slim down, but the question is, are they doing it right?”

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.

High School Forfeits Football Game after YouTube Video

The Laurel Leader reports that St. Vincent Pallotti, a private high school in Laurel, has canceled its varsity football game Thursday against Western Tech, of Catonsville, because of a  rap video made by a number of players that appeared on YouTube, which Principal Steve Edmonds said reflects poorly on the school and the players.

The scheduled home game will be recorded as a forfeit.

Edmonds also said the season has been suspended until at least Monday and did not rule out canceling the remainder of the season. "It is possible," he said.

Pallotti coach Pat Courtemanche sent out an e-mail at 11:51 p.m. Wednesday that read: “Just wanted to inform everyone that the Western Tech/Pallotti football game has been canceled and as a result of it Pallotti will forfeit the game to Western Tech. If anyone has any questions, please direct it to our principal Mr. Steve Edmonds.”

Friends of Patuxent Run for the Refuge 5K


Sunday, September 26, 2010 @ 9:00 AM


Patuxent Research Refuge, North Tract

Registration Closing Date

Friday, September 24, 2010 @ 11:59 PM

Additional Information

Race through the Patuxent Research Refuge.

The Refuge was established in 1936 and is the only national wildlife refuge to support wildlife research. The Refuge is world renowned for research on endangered species such as the Whooping Crane. By participating in this benefit race, you will be directly contributing to the continuance of this vital research and the environmental education, outreach and recreation missions of the Patuxent Research Refuge.

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.