Annapolis Sunday Capital (Newspaper) - February 24, 2013, Annapolis, Maryland
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ANNE ARUNDEL OUTLOOK
Health care, gambling, cyber drive job market
Students pour into cyber training program at AACC
By SHANTE£ WOODARDS Staff Writer
Experts said that as the job market improves, Anne Arundel County is one of the state’s leaders in the number of job openings.
Anne Arundel Work force Development recently counted more than 10,000 jobs available in the county. In the next six years, health care, manufacturing, retail and entertainment are the sectors expected to have job growth of more than 50 percent.
The boost in retail and entertainment will come largely from the Maryland Live! casino in Hanover, which will add 1,000 employees this spring. In health care,
• Where is the local economy headed in 2013? Find out what business experts think in ouf Anne Arundel Outlook special section, Pages Bl-4
(See JOBS, Page A14)
Miller: Support lacking for pot legalization bill
By ALEX JACKSON Staff Writer
State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. said Friday he doesn’t think there’s support in the Senate to pass a bill to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Maryland.
House Bill 1453, proposed Thursday, would allow Marylanders 21 and older to possess 1 ounce or less of marijuana, and to grow up to three pot plants in their homes. Del. Curt Anderson, D-Balti-more City, proposed the bill.
Miller, D-Calvert, said he personally favors the “liberalization of marijuana laws,” and
(See POT, Page A6)
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Drive and determination
. By Matthew Cote The Capital
Clerk of the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Robert P. Duckworth swears In Laura Neuman as the new county executive on Friday morning at the county courthouse in Annapolis.
LAURA NEUMAN AT A GLANCE
FAMILY: Separated; son Alexander, 8, and daughter Avery, 6.
EDUCATION: MBA, Loyola University of Maryland; completed the executive program at Stanford Business School.
WORK HISTORY: President and CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority; interim director of the Chesapeake Innovation Center; entrepreneur in residence with Springboard Enterprises, Which helps women-led companies raise venture capital; CEO of Howard County-based technology company Matrics; vice president of business development and sales with CAIS Internet.
Neuman travels unusual path to county’s top seat
By ALLISON BOURG Staff Writer
Obstacles don’t deter Laura Neuman She earned a master’s of business administration from Loyola University of Maryland despite failing to finish high school. She got a GED but didn’t earn an undergraduate degree.
Neuman overcame that by thriving in the financial and technology industries and impressing Loyola recruiters. She was 35 when she earned her MBA
Her drive isn’t limited to her career.
Nineteen years after she was raped in her Baltimore apartment, police re-opened her cold case at Neuman's urging. The rapist, who had attacked other women, was arrested. Neuman went public with her story to raise awareness.
Along the way, she rescued a technology company from near bankruptcy, eventually selling it for several hundred million dollars. She later became CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority.
“I was just very determined from a very early age to create my own path,” said Neuman, 48.
The Baltimore native and longtime Annapolis resident is equally determined to restore the public’s faith in county government, which was shaken when former County Executive John R. Leopold was indicted last year on charges of misconduct and misappropriation.
(See NEUMAN, Page A13)
Bill would force elections for future vacancies
Proposes mail-in voting for executive, council positions
By ALEX JACKSON Staff Writer
Some Anne Arundel County lawmakers want any future vacancies in the county execu-
tive’s office or the County Council filled by the voters, not coun-cilmen.
At the request of the County Council, Del. Pam Beidle had proposed legislation allowing a mail-in election to fill council vacancies, like the one that opened in January 2012 after the council removed Councilman Daryl Jones, a Severn Demo
crat. Jones was about to start a prison term for failing to file a tax return.
Before Beidle, D-Linthicum, brought the legislation before the county legislative delegation Friday, Del. Nic Kipke, R-Pasa dena, who was co-sponsoring the original bill, suggested adding the county executive position to the legislation.
The revised measure, House Bill 1470, was put before the delegation Friday. The delegation has not yet voted on it.
On Thursday night, the County Council voted to replace former County Executive John R. Leopold, who had resigned on Feb. 1, with Annapolis resident
(See VACANCY, Page A6)
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