Final Preparations Complete Ahead Of Light City Baltimore

The fun is about to begin with Light City Baltimore. The exhibits are lit up and ready to go. WJZ got a sneak preview of them before the festival opens Friday. The fourth year of Light City will begin with interactive light-up exhibits set up through the Inner Harbor and other parts of Baltimore. It features 18 artist installations including one that looks like lit up fishing rods that run into the Harbor. (WJZ-TV)

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First epilepsy awareness walk to be held in Frederick

Kimberly Cox had her first seizure exactly two years ago Thursday. Another one followed two to three weeks later. She was diagnosed with epilepsy at 24. She was familiar with the disease. Her mother had been diagnosed about two years previously. (News-Post)

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Inner Harbor Ice Rink Opens November 1, First 100 Kids Get Free Ice-Skating, Rental

The Inner Harbor Ice Rink will officially open on November 1 with a special celebration in the evening. The first 100 children at the event will get to enjoy free ice-skating and a skate rental, with cupcakes, hot chocolate and some disco tunes and lights. The season will run from November 1 to January 20, 2020- two weeks earlier than usual to coincide with the Brilliant Baltimore Festival of Light & Literature. (WJZ-TV)

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Ocean City Renews Effort To Handle Own 911 Calls

Eliminating the need for 911 calls generated in Ocean City to be routed to Snow Hill before being relayed back to the resort’s emergency service providers remains a goal for resort officials. For years, 911 emergency calls originating in Ocean City have been relayed to Worcester County’s call center in Snow Hill before being sent back to the appropriate emergency service providers in the resort. (Dispatch)

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National Philharmonic presents ABBA concert at Strathmore

You can dance, you can jive, you can have the time of your life with the National Philharmonic! The newly revived orchestra presents “The Music of ABBA” alongside the cover band Arrival from Sweden this Saturday at Strathmore in North Bethesda, Maryland. Renowned conductor Piotr Gajewski will lead a concert of the band’s biggest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take a Chance,” “Waterloo,” “Fernando” and “Knowing Me Knowing You.” (WTOP)

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Would You Get The Flu For $3,000? Some Marylanders Are Doing Just That

Flu season is here, and while most people try to avoid getting sick, some have volunteered to get paid to get the virus. A number of participants are taking part in a nationwide study happening at four research units, including the University of Maryland. For just over $3,000, 80 participants will be infected with the virus and have their symptoms monitored. (WJZ-TV)

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The housing affordability debate and a tale of 2 Md. counties

Baltimore metro suburbs continue grappling with how to provide access to affordable housing, but depending on a jurisdiction’s history and what’s proposed, some counties are finding that easier than others. Once considered bastions for the middle class against Baltimore’s struggles with integration, crime and poverty, suburban counties now face their own struggles furnishing housing that meets the needs of residents of all income levels. But the problem of providing access to housing, particularly for low-income residents, has grown in stature as the cost of housing increases. Community opposition to proposed solutions portends political consequences for elected officials and potential legal ramifications if inequalities are ignored. (Daily Record)

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Capital Gazette Shooter Trial Postponed After Defense Asks For Delay

Jarrod Ramos’ trial has been postponed, a judge decided Wednesday. A different judge- Judge Wachs- made the decision after the defense asked for a delay. The defense had argued prosecutors provided information from experts too late. No new date has been set at this time. The judge said discovery rules are not adequate for a case “this complex.” (WJZ-TV)

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