Off-duty use of arms restricted


November 28, 2005


An old police tradition of requiring off-duty officers to carry their weapons is being scaled back in police departments nationwide after the shootings of off-duty officers by colleagues who thought they were criminals. Critics point to the shooting of officers in Providence, R.I.; Orlando, Fla.; Oakland, Calif. and elsewhere as reasons for the change. pg 3a


8 arrested in plot to kill judge

Police officials in the northern city of Kirkuk, Iraq, announced the arrest of eight men accused of plotting to kill one of the top judges in the Saddam Hussein trial as a prominent American antiwar activist arrived here yesterday to assist the defense team when the trial resumes today. pg 1a

Water returns to Chinese area

Running water returned yesterday to Harbin, China, a city of 3.8 million people, ending a five-day shutdown blamed on a chemical spill that embarrassed the government and highlighted China's mounting environmental problems. However, officials warned that what was coming out the tap in frigid Harbin still was too dirty to drink. pg 10a


Opportunity of jobs for poor

With thousands of defense-related jobs coming to Maryland in the next few years, local social services officials see a golden opportunity for poor people to get better jobs, especially in high-priced suburbs in Howard, Anne Arundel and Harford counties near the targeted bases. pg 1b

Dundalk awaits revitalization

Baltimore County officials will break ground today on the long-awaited, $2.3 million streetscape for Dundalk's main boulevard. But many of the other projects envisioned by the Urban Development Assistance Team remain on the drawing board, and some people in Dundalk say the area is still waiting for its piece of eastern Baltimore County's revitalization. pg 1b


Female Mids let hair down

Until recently, female midshipmen shared a barbershop with the men, an experience many midshipmen found so uncomfortable that they fled to local malls. Now, the Naval Academy has opened Waves, a beauty parlor that caters to their needs. At the hairspray-scented oasis, women can discuss coming dances, boyfriends, diets and other gossip they can't bring up around the guys. pg 1c

Hopkins redoes former school

The Johns Hopkins University bought a five-story brick building at Charles and 28th streets - the former Seton High School - in 2003 and is spending $7.8 million to renovate it for its School for Professional Studies in Business and Education, plus two other divisions. The building, which had been converted to offices in the 1980s, will return to its roots. pg 1c


Funk wins day in Skins Game

Fred Funk won a total of $925,000 and 15 skins in his first try at the Skins Game. The 49-year-old Funk, a former golf coach at Maryland, became the oldest Skins Game winner. pg 1d


Ravens beaten by Bengals

The Ravens dug themselves into a 34-point hole in a 42-29 loss to the Bengals in Cincinnati. Three turnovers by quarterback Kyle Boller - two interceptions and a fumble - led to 17 points. The Ravens made their ninth straight road loss respectable with a late rally. pg 1e


"I'd make room for the Amazon mummy woman in my garage, for sure."

Visitor Bob Wolfe, admiring an exhibit in the American Dime Museum, slated to close at the end of December

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