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BREAKING: MDDC NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME RECEPTION POSTPONED INDEFINITELY

By T.C. Cameron

The MDDC Newspaper Hall of Fame Induction Reception, scheduled for June 13 at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, has been postponed until further notice due to the threat of potentially dangerous weather forecast Thursday for the Baltimore-D.C. region.

MDDC President Paul Milton, the Baltimore Sun's Executive Director of News Operations, and MDDC Executive Director Jack Murphy made the decision Wednesday night at 9:30 p.m.

"We are concerned about guests traveling to College Park during the worst of the storm, with trees down and possible electrical outages," Murphy said via a prepared statement.

A large swath of severe weather threatens a portion of the country from as far west as Illinois. Some forecasters are comparing this line of storms to last June's Derecho, which caused massive power outages in several states and caused billions of dollars in property damage, utility repair and disruption to daily businesses.

Calls will be made to all tickets holders from the MDDC's offices in Annapolis. A make-up date will be announced as soon as the storm passes and a new date can be secured. Contact the MDDC at 410-295-1581 or 855-721-6332 with any questions. Interested parties can also email Membership Services Coordinator Jennifer Thornberry or Communications Director T.C. Cameron for updates as needed.

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