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By Michael P. Orsi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Anne Arundel County
Anne Arundel County (, with a stress on the run; cf. the pronunciation of Arundel) is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. It is named for Anne Arundell (1615–49), a member of the ancient family of Arundells in Cornwall, England and the wife of Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore. Its county seat is Annapolis, which is also the capital of the state. In 2000, its population was 489,656, while in 2003 the population was estimated to have reached 506,620. - Source: Wikipedia
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has resigned from office following his conviction this week on misconduct charges.
A Maryland state Senate committee gave bipartisan approval Thursday to Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill that would start the process to expand gambling in the state as the General Assembly opened its special session.
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold was indicted Friday on misconduct charges, stemming from allegations that he directed police officers to perform campaign duties on his behalf and drive him to parking lots where he engaged in sex acts with a county employee.