[News 2/1] Friday round-up

dhThe Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee recommended last night that County Council Chairman David Harrington be appointed to fill a state Senate seat left vacant after the death of Gwendolyn T. Britt. [WaPo, 1/31] Harrington played a key role in the creation of the Partnership for Prince George’s County.

Charities Vie for Prizes in Online Giving Experiment [NY Times, 1/31]
– Hitachi Foundation: New Survey Uncovers Discrepancies on Corporate Citizenship Issues [1/29]

Regional leaders collaborate on environmental energy initiative [Examiner, 1/31]
Public to mull Montgomery greenhouse gas plan [Examiner, 1/31]

– D.C. State Superintendent Deborah Gist was selected for a highly competitive superintendent’s academy run by a national group that funnels millions into the charter school movement. [Examiner, 2/1]
Per-Pupil Funding Increase Sought: Fenty to Request About $53 Million [WaPo, 1/31]
Rhee to Seek $17 Million More for Schools in Next Budget [WaPo, 1/30]
Washington Academy [Charter School] May Close Soon [WaPo, 1/30]
– Jay Mathews: Bad Parents Don’t Make Bad Schools [WaPo, 1/29]

Scientists Study How HIV Hides in Body [WaPo, 1/31]

A D.C. Council member will propose a program this year aimed at bringing universal health care coverage to D.C. [Wash Times, 1/31]
– [Md.] Pr. George’s hospital system’s future now tenuous [Examiner, 2/1]
Upgrades At SE Hospital Detailed [WaPo, 2/1]
– [Md.] Johnson’s Hospital Plan Generates Intrigue [WaPo, 1/31]
District Lacking In Access To Care [WaPo, 1/31]

– [Va.] GOP lawmakers drop some contentious immigration proposals [Pilot, 1/31]

Does anyone else kinda hope that the Patriots lose this weekend?