Jo S. Kaplan, a former city social worker who plater coordinated the annual May festival that was held at Bedford Elementary School in Pikesville, died Monday of pneumonia at northwest Hospital. She was 85.
Maryland's proposed licensing fees for growing and selling medical marijuana are among the highest in the nation, prompting some advocates to warn that the steep upfront costs could drive off applicants, potentially limiting access for tens of thousands of state residents. Others, though, say the fees are unlikely to scare off many entrepreneurs drawn by the chance to get in on the ground floor of a growing industry.
Jury selection in the federal bribery and extortion trial of Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie and two Shoppers Food Warehouse executives opened Monday with the judge reading aloud a long list of potential witnesses that could double as a Who's Who directory in state politics.