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Calvert Cliffs passes regulators' safety test

A safety evaluation of the Calvert Cliffs nuclear power plant did not reveal any problems that would prevent renewal of the plant's operating licenses, federal regulators said yesterday.

"We conclude that BGE has demonstrated that aging effects applicable to the required scope of systems, structures and components will be adequately managed for the 20-year period of extended operation," an executive summary of the report said.

Calvert Cliffs is the first nuclear plant in the country to seek a 20-year renewal of its license.

In Washington County

Man convicted of murder in shooting over his sister

HAGERSTOWN -- A Washington County jury has convicted a Baltimore man of first-degree murder for shooting a Hagerstown man in a dispute over the killer's sister. Michael D. Williams, 20, could be sentenced to life in prison for killing Desmar B. Artis last May in a parking lot.

The jury discounted Williams' testimony that he shot Artis, 18, in self-defense during an altercation stemming from the victim's show of disrespect for Williams' 17-year-old sister.

Commissioners endorse UM campus near HCC

HAGERSTOWN -- The Washington County Commissioners have unanimously endorsed a location near Hagerstown Community College as the best site for a proposed University System of Maryland campus.

Hagerstown city officials prefer a complex of abandoned downtown buildings for the proposed system center.

Gov. Parris N. Glendening will decide next month whether to construct a new, one-building campus on 116 acres near the community college or remodel the downtown buildings for the project.

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