UMD Student Government Calls On Board Of Regents Chair To Resign, Early Voting Coming To An End

UMD Student Government Calls On Board Of Regents Chair To Resign

(College Park, MD) — The University of Maryland student government association is calling for the resignation of Board of Regents chairman James Brady. Student government representatives said during a news conference this morning that Brady and the board grossly mishandled the decision to reinstate football coach DJ Durkin. Brady announced Tuesday Durkin would remain head coach after months of investigations into the football program and the death of Jordan McNair. After fierce criticism for the decision, the university decided to fire Durkin yesterday evening. Brady has defended the regents’ initial decision to keep Durkin.

Two Arrested For Setting Woman On Fire

(Washington, DC) — Two people are in custody and facing charges for allegedly dousing a woman in gasoline and setting her on fire in the District. Police say they arrested 39-year-old Darielle Gross and 17-year-old Mylan Barnes yesterday. Investigators say Stephanie Chase Wheeler tried to break-up a fight between two girls on Sunday on 37th Street in Southeast. Wheeler was reportedly doused with gasoline and then set on fire by one of the girls involved.

Early Voting Coming To An End

Today is the last day to vote early in Maryland. Early voting locations around the state will be open until 8:00 p.m. Early voting in DC ends tomorrow.

Oprah Campaigns For Dem In Georgia

(Marietta, GA) — Oprah Winfrey is lending her star power to Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor of Georgia. During a rally in Marietta today, Winfrey noted that she is a registered independent. She said voters must make their voices heard in Tuesday’s midterm elections. Abrams hopes to become the first African-American woman elected as a U.S. governor. Vice President Mike Pence also went to Georgia to campaign for Abram’s Republican opponent Brian Kemp. Kemp is Georgia’s secretary of state. Abrams is a former minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives.

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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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