The Week That Was

November 27, 2005

Four Mids are Rhodes scholars

Four students at the Naval Academy were among 32 American students selected as Rhodes scholars, the most chosen in one year in the service academy's history and more than any other college in the nation this year. In addition, two graduates of the same high school in Montgomery County who attend Duke University were selected.

MTBE found in Baltimore County wells

Mandatory testing of groundwater at Maryland service stations has led to the discovery of a significant level of MTBE, a gasoline additive, in residential wells in northern Baltimore County.

Council calls for Iraq withdrawal

The Baltimore City Council passed a resolution demanding the immediate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. Council members said their action reflected discontent with the war, but critics said the council should focus on local issues.

Man wounds two, then kills himself

An Anne Arundel County man who had been fired recently from his job as a driver for a Glen Burnie restaurant supply company returned to the business, shot and wounded two supervisors, then stepped outside and fatally shot himself in the head.

Miss USA to return to Baltimore

City and state officials announced the return of the internationally televised Miss USA beauty pageant to Baltimore. Tourism officials cheered the decision, which they said will be worth millions in spending and free advertising for Baltimore and Maryland this spring.

Three children killed in city fire

Three young brothers were killed and their parents badly injured in a rowhouse fire in Southwest Baltimore.

Three Annapolis buildings burn

A five-alarm fire spread through three commercial buildings on Main Street in Annapolis, within sight of City Dock and a few blocks from the State House. No one was reported injured.

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