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Community Radiology Offers Breast Screenings to Uninsured Women in Montgomery County, MD

OLNEY, Md., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Radiology Associates (CRA) www.communityradiology.com is collaborating with other healthcare organizations to provide digital mammograms, and where appropriate, ultrasound, to uninsured residents of Montgomery County, MD.  These breast imaging services are provided at CRA's Olney Imaging Center to help uninsured women detect potential breast cancer at an early stage.

The Bang on a Can All-Stars Play Steve Reich

  • Bang on a Can All Stars will perform the U.S. premiere of Steve Reich's 2x5. Reich was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize Award for Music.

    Shelly Brown hosts a post-concert conversation with the artists of Bang on a Can All-Stars.

  • Located at The Swarthmore 
  • 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852 (Music Center)
  • Date: November 11, 2010
  • Time: 8:00pm

Tickets range between $15-$35.

MVA: 1,300 Could Be Driving With Bad Licenses

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- The head of Maryland's Motor Vehicle Administration says more than 1,300 residents may be driving on licenses that could be suspended or revoked.

MVA officials reviewed more than 10,000 licenses with eight or more violation points after a state audit revealed problems with oversight at the administration.

MVA Administrator John Kuo says more than 1,300 cases drew potential red flags and are being reviewed manually. He told lawmakers Tuesday that automated software that translates data from courts into points on people's licenses was responsible for the failure to notice the problem.

Kuo says he has addressed other issues uncovered by the audit, including a conclusion that MVA electronic databases left drivers' personal information vulnerable to theft.

Sunday Liquor Sales Approved In Montgomery County

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Liquor stores in Montgomery County will soon be opening their doors on Sundays.

The Washington Examiner reports that County Executive Isiah Leggett has issued an executive order to allow Sunday liquor sales. The order is expected to be finalized Wednesday.

County spokeswoman Donna Bigler says the plan is for Sunday sales to begin sometime this month.

Distilled spirits can only be purchased in Montgomery at two dozen county-owned stores. The county also acts as a distributor to restaurants and private stores that sell beer and wine. Those shops can open on Sundays.

Earlier this year, Councilman Mike Knapp estimated the county would make an additional $1.5 million to $2 million a year by opening its liquor stores on Sunday.

But some argue the change will hurt private shops.


Montgomery County Humane Society's Love Ball on Saturday, Nov. 13

Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010 • 7-11pm

Hyatt Regency Bethesda
One Bethesda Metro Center • 7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

Note: as of 11.1.10, there are 20 tickets still available (out of 300)

Join hundreds of animal lovers for the most fabulous gala for all animal lovers in the city. Celebrate the compassionate work of the Montgomery County Humane Society, saving thousands of homeless dogs, cats, rabbits, birds and other animals.

2nd Annual “Be Brave and Shave” Heroes against Cancer Fundraiser

Members of the Montgomery County Police Department and Fire & Rescue Service have volunteered to have their heads shaved as participants in this special fundraiser.  Montgomery County Assistant Police Chief Drew Tracy along with approximately 50 officers and firefighters (including at least one female officer and her firefighter husband) will have their heads shaved by volunteer stylists from the Hair Cuttery.

Those who would like to donate in support of the Montgomery County first responders can log unto:  www.firstgiving.com/montgomerypoliceandfire.  The gross proceeds will provide funds to support the McKnew Cancer Research Endowment Fund, hire staff in the Center, and support unbudgeted research initiatives.

Sunday, November 7th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery County Public Safety Training Academy: 9710 Great Seneca Highway, Rockville, MD.

Montgomery County Ambulance Fee Fails

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA) -- With most of precincts reporting, 54% voters in Montgomery County are voting "No" to a proposed ambulance fee. 

Local firefighters tried to dispel, what they were calling, the "myths" about the ambulance fee before Tuesday's vote.

"It is not a tax," said one fire chief. "It is not a fee and no county resident will ever pay a dime or get a bill. It is a revenue stream."

They said a revenue stream would come from insurance companies roughly to the tune of $14 million. People who don't have insurance will not have to pay a fee if they call 911.

"The unfortunate impact is without the the EMS transport fee is the potential for 89 career firefighters and paramedics to be laid off in addition 11 ems units to be de-staffed," firefighters said.

It looks like voters would rather take their chances with their insurance companies, rather than pay the fee.