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Two Governors, D.C. Mayor Hail Anti-Terrorism Efforts

The top elected officials in Virginia, Maryland and the District met here Friday to discuss regional issues, including the proliferation of youth gangs, homeland security and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay. In a two-hour meeting at the governor’s mansion, Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner (D), D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams (D) and Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. (R) met for the third time since April 2003 in what has become a regular event. As they have before, the governors and the mayor pledged to address traffic congestion in the District and promote tourism throughout the region. In between jokes about the efforts of Virginia and the District to be the new home of the Montreal Expos baseball team, the mayor and governors said the region has taken “enormous” strides in developing anti-terrorism and preparedness measures. Warner said it was essential for representatives of the two states and the city to be in contact with one another at all times, whether for planning or response. Full Story

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