Again:for Maryland's, this time a guard punching naked kids in the groin at the Alfred D. Noyes Children's Center in Rockville as part of an initiation ritual.Metoric Meters:If cabbies(are to blame), prices of taxi rides likelyto nearly $10/five miles.Building Bidding:According to this story from theSun's Lorraine Mirabella, five national builders, including original choice,construct.Generally Assembled:State Senate$26 billion budget, rejecting House property-tax cut; now goes to committee (Washington Times). Gov. Bob Ehrlich says that House Judiciary Committee Chairman(D-P.G. and Calvert Cos.) isthe gov's witness-protection initiatives. Del. Dan K. Morhaim (D-Balto Co.)for mishandling living wills. And a good story from theGazettepapers onas the session ends.The Quiet Man:Good story from thePost's John Wagner and Matthew Mosk on Gov. Ehrich's tendencyon anything that's even semicontroversial: renaming BWI, raising the minium wage, &quot;life partner&quot; rights, etc., etc. TheWashington Times' S.A. Miller has a similarly themed story focusing on the governor's.Carney-val:FromThe Jeffersonian,development along, and alsoin general.Also fromThe Jeffersonian, David Hillman's, between Catonsville and Ellicott City, to turn it into apts. or condos.Wake-up Call:FromThe Capital, second Anne Arundel Co. 911 operator.