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Prince George’s County is frontrunner in competition for FBI headquarters relocation
Fire at Six Flags
Oxon Hill residents attempt to have gambling expansion halted due to a technicality

FBIheadquartersI can’t see the FBI being all that great of a neighbor. Will the employees spend money in the county? Or will the FBI build some self contained fortress like the Census Bureau in Suitland and cordon itself off from the scary locals?  From the Baltimore Sun, “Early signs point to suburban Prince George’s County in Maryland as the frontrunner as officials in the Washington area look for possible sites and line up political support.  ‘Clearly this is a war between Maryland and Virginia,’ with the District of Columbia thrown into the mix, said Jeff McKay, a supervisor with Virginia’s Fairfax County, which is competing for the new Federal Bureau of Investigations headquarters.”  It’s estimated that the FBI will spend $1.2 billion for a new headquarters but I need to know if they will invest in the community where they reside or just become another dump like they were in downtown DC. 

Fire at Six Flags
Courtesy WUSA9

CBS reported that a fire broke out Tuesday, Jan. 8th, in a small building used to house bumper car parts at Six Flags.  Fire investigators are looking for the cause of a small fire.  Mark Brady, spokesman for Prince George’s County Fire and Rescue, says the fire broke out at the amusement park in Largo just after 8:00 p.m.
Well alright Oxon Hill folk!  A group of 7 Oxon Hill residents have banded together to stop a casino from being built near their homes.  WJLA reports, “We believe the word of the law will be clear,” says Bonnie Bick, who is one of seven other Oxon Hill residents suing to have the passage of Question 7 declared null and void.  In court Tuesday, they told a judge that a change in the state gambling law requires approval of a majority of registered voters, not just a majority of those who show up to vote. Bick’s lawyer says it’s in writing.  “We’re arguing that the plain language of the constitution requires a majority of the registered voters of the state, says attorney Tom Dernoga.  And since the vote count fell short of that number, so did Question 7.  Bick says she just plain doesn’t want a big casino near her Oxon Hill home. Now she hopes this technicality wins her fight.”  And for everyone who voted for gambling expansion, do you really want it in your backyard?  Get it now Bonnie Bick!!


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