Associated Press Mid-Atlantic Daybook for Friday, Aug. 3.
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July 29 - Aug. 5. 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. BIRTH CONTROL MANDATE-CATHOLIC WALKERS — Pastor of Catholic parish in Hancock leads parishioners on 100-mile, five-day walk from Hancock to Baltimore to protest Obama administration policy requiring private health insurance plans to cover contraception.
Location: St. Peter Catholic Church, 16 East High Street, Hancock, Md.
Contacts: Jack Lombardi (St. Peter Catholic Church), 443-519-8476.
July 30 - Aug. 4. 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. OBAMA BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION — Officials with the Presidents Gallery by Madame Tussauds hold a week-long birthday celebration for President Barack Obama. Contact: Gladwyn Lopez, 212-843-9231.
Location: Madame Tussauds, 1001 F St. NW, Washington.
Aug. 3. MARKELL SCHEDULE — Gov. Jack Markell holds bill signing ceremony, 9 a.m., Governor s Office, Carvel State Office Building, Wilmington; attends the Chasing the Dream Camp graduation ceremony, 3 p.m., Bancroft School, 700 N Lombard Street, Wilmington. Contact: Brian Selander, 302-252-7860.
Aug. 3. 9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. DEAF SERVICES — Delaware Gov. Jack Markell signs two bills for the hearing impaired.
Location: Governor's Conference Room, Carvel State Office Building, 840 French St., Wilmington, Del.
Contacts: Brian Selander (Gov. Jack Markell), 302-252-7860.
Aug. 3. 10 a.m. NEWSTALK — Prince George s County Executive Rushern Baker talks about the Legislature's special session on gambling, the departure of Superintendent William Hite and his recent disclosure that his wife has early-onset dementia. Contact: Bruce DePuyt, 703-236-9386.
Location: NewsChannel 8, 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington.
Aug. 3. 10 a.m. RIPKEN NEWS CONFERENCE — Cal Ripken Jr. holds a news conference to discuss the recent abduction of his mother, Vi Ripken, 6th floor, B&O Warehouse, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore.
Aug. 3. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. RIPKEN MOTHER — Cal Ripken, Jr., holds press conference on abduction of his mother, Vi Ripken.
Location: 6th floor of the B&O Warehouse at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Contacts: John Maroon (Maroon PR), 443-864-4246.
Notes: Media should park in Lot A at Camden Yards.
Aug. 3. 11 a.m. PRISON VEGETABLES-FOOD PANTRIES — Food pantry representatives receive fresh produce grown by inmates at Maryland Correctional Training Center.
Location: Maryland Correctional Training Center, 18800 Roxbury Road, Hagerstown, Md.
Contacts: Mark Vernarelli (Md. Dept. of Public Safety), 410-339-5065
Aug. 3. 3 p.m. CHASING THE DREAM — Delaware Gov. Jack speaks at the Chasing the Dream Entrepreneurship Camp graduation ceremony
Location: Bancroft School, 700 N. Lombard St., Wilmington, Del.
Contacts: Brian Selander (Gov. Jack Markell), 302-367-6222
Aug. 4. 10:30 a.m. JOHN HANSON STATUE DEDICATION — Dedication of statue of John Hanson, a Frederick resident who was elected in 1781 as the first president under the U.S. Articles of Confederation. That government was replaced when the U.S. Constitution was adopted in 1787.
Location: Frederick County Courthouse, 100 W. Patrick St., Frederick, Md.
Contacts: Peter Michael (John Hanson Mem. Assn.), 301-874-0235
Aug. 4. 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. BACK TO SCHOOL — The USO of Metropolitan Washington in partnership with Google, DynCorp International, BAE Systems and HP/AMD will host the 2012 Operation Back to School event for military children living in the Washington-Baltimore region.
Location: Fort Meade s Youth/Sport Plex, 909 Ernie Pyle Road, Fort Meade, Md.
Aug. 4. 5:45 p.m. MARKELL SCHEDULE — Gov. Jack Markell throw the opening pitch at Duffy's Hope celebrity softball game, Frawley Stadium, 801 Shipyard Drive, Wilmington. Contact: Brian Selander, 302-252-7860.