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Bowie's Top 2011 Stories

A look back at the top news in Bowie from the last year.

JANUARY
When: Jan. 12-13
What:  , Fairwood Elementary not built. Superintendent changes course on plan that would have closed school and built another.

FEBRUARY
When: Feb. 16
What: . Chain files for bankruptcy nationwide.

MARCH
When: March 15
What: . Jack Johnson says: “We're going to fight. My reputation is at stake, everything is at stake."

APRIL
When
: April 19
What:
 Bowie's new city hall opened on this April morning, and residents were already going about their business at the new facility.

MAY
When: May 17-18
What: . The city tax rate remained flat in spite of economic challenges, mayor says.
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JUNE
When: 
June 27
What: 
. Five-car crash sends two to hospital, causes major traffic delays in all directions.

JULY
When: 
July 13 and July 20-21
What: 
.  A man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene.
ALSO: Heat soars to 100-plus degrees. The Maryland Department of the Environment declares a code orange air quality alert.

AUGUST
When: Aug. 27-28
What: Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene. .

SEPTEMBER
When: 
Sept. 15-16
What: .  to remember fatally stabbed student.
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OCTOBER
When: 
Oct. 21 
What: 
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NOVEMBER
When:
 Nov. 8
What: .

DECEMBER
When: 
Dec. 9 and Dec. 6
What: 
. Proposal would transfer 60 students to Kenilworth Elementary and make Heather Hills a Talented and Gifted center.
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