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Bobbi Kristina Brown Remains In Coma

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s only child is still in a medically induced coma at a Georgia hospital.  Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub on Saturday.  It’s an eerie reminder of the unexpected death of her mother almost three years ago.  The 21-year-old Brown has been visited by her father, who issued a statement asking for privacy to let his family “deal with this matter.”

CDC Chief: Anti-Vaccine Parents Risking All Kids’ Health

The CDC’s chief is telling parents to vaccinate their kids against measles.  On CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Dr. Tom Frieden said some parents may not understand the disease is still a threat since it had been eliminated from the U.S. for 15 years.  He said increasing numbers of unvaccinated children are fueling the recent outbreak of the disease in the Southwest.  Frieden added there’s no scientific evidence of problems with vaccines beyond a possible fever.

Man Killed In Hit-And-Run

A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized after a hit-and-run on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway in Laurel.  U.S. Park Police say the 38-year-old man and his 28-year-old fiance were beside their car changing a tire last night when another car struck both of them and kept going.  The man has not yet been identified and the woman is recovering from non-life threatening injuries.  The hit-and-run happened near Route 197 and police are asking any possible witnesses to contact them.

Montgomery County Schools Chief To Meet With School Board

Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr is due to meet today with members of the school board regarding his future.  It’s been widely reported that several members do not feel Starr deserves another contract extension.  Starr has yet to request another four-year extension.  He would need a five-member majority of the school board to approve a new contract.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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