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The business community is pulling together to create the Foundation for Wicomico Public Schools that will provide assistance to improve the local educational system.

The non-profit is being organized by the Greater Salisbury Committee and the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce.

Mike Dunn, president and CEO of the Committee, told the Salisbury Daily Times that the concept is in its infancy.

He says the goal is to get business involved in the educational system and to improve the image of the public school education.

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Republicans in the House are moving to cut as much as $1 dollar for every $6 dollars that are now slated to help restore the Chesapeake Bay

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Virginia Congressman Bob Goodlatte has also authored a measure that would keep the Environmental Protection Agency from enforcing the cleanup plan.

The legislation has been approved along party lines but Eastern Shore Republican Andy Harris and 12 other Republicans voted against his amendment.

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SALISBURY, Md. (AP) - An investigation is under way after a state trooper in Maryland fired his gun at a juvenile suspect.

State police said in a statement Wednesday that the teen was not hit. Police said the trooper thought the suspect was reaching for a gun in his waistband during a foot chase. No weapon was recovered.

Police said incident began early Wednesday outside Salisbury, Maryland. The trooper was patrolling Route 12 when a Chevy Equinox almost struck his patrol car.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services is offering new correctional officers $5,000 to join the department.

Secretary Stephen T. Moyer will announce the incentives program on Thursday in the Jail Industries building.

Recruits will receive $2,000 for completing officer training academy, and an additional $3,000 after completing a one-year probationary period.

The department already offers $500 to officers who refer successful candidates. 

Officials hope the incentives will help ease understaffing woes.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland's longest-serving House Speaker says he has no plans to step down despite a recent liver transplant.

The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Michael E. Busch returned to his office in Annapolis last month after recovering from the procedure.     

He said he's willing and able to continue his reign as speaker in January. He also said he'll be running for a ninth term in the legislature.

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