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Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences

Frederick, MD (October 18, 2010) – Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) invites parents to fall parent-teacher conferences Monday and Tuesday, November 22 and 23 at all schools. 

FCPS urges parents to schedule conferences to learn about their child’s classroom, school performance and behavior.  Conferences help parents and teachers work together to support the student.  Schools encourage parents to bring their questions and contact them for conference-scheduling information if they have not already received it.

Students attend school as follows:

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Spot In 2010! Frederick Holds Pet Election

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- The Frederick Presidential Pet Election is just the ticket for the pooch with political aspirations.

Or the parakeet, for that matter. Any pet can be registered for the election, a fundraiser for the Frederick County Humane Society and the county chapter of the American Red Cross.

The fundraiser is the brainchild of Phil Heffler, who readily admits the fictitious office, President of Frederick County, can be bought. Heffler says registration costs $15 and votes are $1 each.

Vehicle Hits Gas Main; Causes Leak

FREDERICK, MD. (AP)— Frederick Police say a vehicle spotted going the wrong way hit a gas main causing a natural gas leak.

When an officer stopped a vehicle going the wrong way on North Bentz Street early Thursday, police say the officer saw heavy front end damage and noticed that the driver appeared intoxicated. Officers found pieces of the vehicle by the damaged gas main and noticed a natural gas leak.

Area homes were evacuated and a section of West 2nd Street was shut down until the main could be shut off and secured a short time later. Police say the driver, 23-year-old Ken Smith of Frederick, was taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital, but they expect to charge him with driving under the influence, hit and run and driving without a license.

Woman Wakes Up To Unwanted Guest

FREDERICK, Md. (WUSA) -- A Frederick man was arrested for sleeping in the wrong bed early Wednesday morning.

Shane Michael Hildebrand told police he thought he was crashing at a friend's house when they woke him up at around 2:00 a.m.

Police weren't buying that story and neither was the actual resident of the home on West 3rd Street in Frederick.

The woman living at the home says she woke up after hearing "crashes and other noises," according to cops.

Police say Hildebrand was "extremely intoxicated," so they arrested him for breaking and entering.

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Woman Killed in Myersville Crash

The Herald-Mail reports that a Frederick, Md., woman was killed Monday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 40 near Church Hill Road, according to Maryland State Police.

Tammy Marie Jessee, 51, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Jessee was driving a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser east on Md. 40 about 4 p.m. when she stopped to turn left into a driveway, police said in a news release.

A 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 driven by Carl Buell, 48, of Myersville, struck the rear of Jessee’s car, which went into the westbound lane and struck a 2005 Freightliner Classic XC tractor-trailer, police said.

The tractor-trailer was driven by Edward Deputy Jr., 42, of Bedford, Pa., police said.

The road was closed for several hours while police investigated the crash and troopers were assisted by the Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Office, among other officials.

Comic Book Store Moves To New, Bigger Site

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A comic book store that's been in Frederick for 27 years has relocated to a space that's almost twice as big.

Brainstorm Comics owner Dann Webb moved his business from Thomas Johnson Drive to East Patrick Street in downtown in mid September. The move takes him from a 1,400-square-foot location to a location with 2,400-square-feet.

Webb says he was introduced to comic books when he worked as a nightshift security guard and he would buy comic books to keep himself awake.

Maryland Triplets Star In Movie, 'Life As We Know It'

FREDERICK, Md.  (WUSA) - The Clagett triplets star as the orphaned baby in the new movie "Life As We Know It."

They giggle, they smile, and they all see-saw together, without a poke, prod or pout. Brynn, Alexis and Brooke are downright irresistible.