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Rockville News ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) Liquor stores in Montgomery County will soon be opening their doors on Sundays.The Washington Examiner reports that County Executive Isiah Leggett has issued an executive order to allow Sunday liquor sales. The order is expected to be finalized Wednesday.County spokeswoman Donna Bigler says the plan is for Sunday sales to begin sometime this month.Distilled spirits can only be purchased in Montgomery at two dozen county owned stores. The county also acts as a distributor to restaurants and private stores that sell beer and wine. Those shops can open on Sundays.Earlier this year, Councilman Mike Knapp estimated the county would make an additional $1.5 million to $2 million a year by opening its liquor stores on Sunday.But some argue the change will hurt private shops.MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA) With most of precincts reporting, 54% voters in Montgomery County are voting "No" to a proposed ambulance fee.Local firefighters tried to dispel, what they nike kd were calling, the "myths" about the ambulance fee before Tuesday's vote."It is not a tax," said one fire chief. "It is not a fee and no county resident nike magista will ever pay a dime or get a bill. It is a revenue stream."They said a revenue stream would come from insurance companies roughly to the tune of $14 million. People who don't have insurance will not have to pay a fee if they call 911."The unfortunate impact is without the the EMS transport fee is the potential for 89 career firefighters and paramedics to be laid off in addition 11 ems units to be de staffed," firefighters said.It looks like voters would rather take their chances with their insurance companies, rather than pay the fee.BALTIMORE (AP) Democratic incumbent Gov. Martin O'Malley won a second term in a rematch with Republican former Gov. Robert Ehrlich on Tuesday in a race that featured negative advertising and sniping debates between Maryland's two biggest political rivals.O'Malley's victory provided a bright spot for Democrats suffering big losses in both congressional and governors' races. His first term was hampered largely by the recession, which made budget cuts routine over the last nike 004 sticky rubber three years. Still, the governor emphasized throughout the campaign that he has worked hard to protect priorities in public safety and education while positioning Maryland to weather the recession better than most states.Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division are asking the public for help to locate a teenager missing from Rockville. Robert Francis Gardner, age 15, from the 16000 block of Crabbs Branch Way in Rockville, was last seen on Thursday, October 28.He is described as a white male, 5'0" tall, weighing 100 pounds, with brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a gray shirt, black jeans, and yellow and orange Nike shoes.Police and family members are concerned for his welfare because of his age.Anyone who has information about Robert Gardner's whereabouts is asked to call the Family Crimes Division at 240 773 5400 or the police non emergency number at 301 279 8000.GAITHERSBURG, Md. (WUSA) Two suspects are in custody after a short pursuit with Montgomery County Police in Gaithersburg.Captain Paul Starks, spokesperson for the Montgomery County Police Department, says the two suspects jumped into a car that was left unattended while warming up in the 600 block of Lincoln Street in Rockville. Starks says someone witnessed two men jump into the vehicle who then took off.Starks says officers spotted the stolen 1998 Dodge Durango and a short pursuit ensued. The two men bailed out of the vehicle in Gaithersburg. After a short foot chase, the first suspect was nabbed in the 500 block of North Frederick Avenue. The second man was taken into a custody a short distance away at the intersection of North Frederick Avenue and Route 124.