The Week That Was

October 16, 2005

UM professor wins economics Nobel

Thomas C. Schelling, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his work in game theory. Schelling shared the prize with Robert Aumann of Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Real estate market cools down

The Baltimore region's white-hot housing market slowed last month, reflecting signs that the national real estate boom is losing momentum, new statistics show.

Navy site chosen for horse park

A scenic and historic former dairy farm owned by the Naval Academy was chosen by the Maryland Stadium Authority as the first choice for a lavish Maryland Horse Park.

Perlozzo named Orioles manager

Sam Perlozzo became the 16th manager in Orioles history after spending 19 seasons as a major league coach, the past 9 1/2 in Baltimore. In the front office, Mike Flanagan will move up to executive vice president of baseball operations, replacing Jim Beattie.

New group takes on Inner Harbor care

Two years after business leaders warned that the Inner Harbor would tarnish beyond repair if someone didn't take responsibility for it, a new organization, Baltimore Waterfront Partnership, is taking on the task.

Insurance commissioner resigns

State Insurance Commissioner Alfred W. Redmer Jr., who came to office with a mandate to increase competition in Maryland's insurance industry, has resigned to head a Delaware health maintenance organization.

Downtown soup kitchen founder dies

Joann Margaret Abromaitis, widely known as Sister Josanna and founding director nearly a quarter-century ago of the downtown Our Daily Bread soup kitchen, died of cancer at her Cockeysville home. She was 61.

New mother jailed on drug charge

Talbot County authorities put another mother in jail and charged her with endangering the life of her newborn child by using drugs when she was pregnant. Tests showed drugs in the baby's bloodstream. It is the sixth such case brought by Talbot prosecutors in the past three years.

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