This Week That Was

Baltimore & Region

October 30, 2005

Steele is running for Senate

Republican Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele announced that he is a candidate for the U.S. Senate, ending months of speculation about his plans.

Bear hunt returns; 40 are killed

The state's second black bear hunt in a half-century ended after 40 were killed by hunters over four days in Garrett and Allegany counties. An 8-year-old girl near Oakland bagged the first bear in this year's hunt.

Noted Rabbi Neuberger dies

Rabbi Herman N. Neuberger, nationally known leader of the Orthodox Ner Israel Rabbinical College for more than half a century, died at his home at the Pikesville school at the age of 87. He helped fellow Jews escape the religious persecution of other nations and fostered dialogue between faiths.

Man sentenced in schools theft

Rajiv Dixit, 53, of Reisterstown, the man whom state prosecutors called the ringleader in an elaborate scheme to steal $4.2 million from the city school system over 12 years, was sentenced in Baltimore Circuit Court to five years in prison and three years of supervised probation.

New leader chosen for BWI

Maryland officials selected Utah aviation executive Timothy L. Campbell to take over Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport next month. Campbell led the Salt Lake City airport through post-Sept. 11 security changes and preparations for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Woman pleads guilty to abuse

A Dundalk woman charged with child abuse that resulted in the death of her 3-year-old son - just months after the unexplained death of her infant son - pleaded guilty to the most serious abuse charge against her.

Snowstorm in Western Md.

A foot of snow fell on Garrett County, closing schools and leaving 12,000 customers without electricity. The Western Maryland county bore the brunt of a Nor'easter fueled by Hurricane Wilma sweeping up the Atlantic Coast.

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