The Week That Was

October 09, 2005

Chesapeake dead zones grow

Dead zones in the Chesapeake Bay - areas with so little oxygen that fish can't survive in them - grew to cover a record portion of the estuary last summer, according to a federally funded monitoring program. An average of 5 percent of the bay had almost no dissolved oxygen during the summer.

Board cuts space for schools

Faced with declining enrollment, deteriorating buildings and state demands to operate more efficiently, the Baltimore school board voted to cut its operating space by 2.7 million square feet - a move that will result in school closings over the next three years.

Space tight for juvenile offenders

Of the nine out-of-state programs Maryland plans to use for its toughest juvenile offenders when it closes the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School, only two are locked, highly secure facilities aimed at such youths - and one of them is already full for the next year, a review by The Sun found.

Keeler celebrates 50 years as priest

Cardinal William H. Keeler celebrated the 50th anniversary of his priesthood with a special Mass on Wednesday. More than 200 priests and 40 bishops attended the Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.

Cherry Hill store owner killed

A popular Cherry Hill carryout shop owner, Nae Chun Pak, was fatally shot after an argument with a customer. City police arrested and charged a man with an extensive criminal record who had been convicted of a fatal shooting in 1977 and had been released from prison in November.

Water taxi was unstable, report says

The water taxi that overturned in the Inner Harbor on March 6, killing five passengers, was unstable and too heavy, federal investigators said in a report.

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