Baltimore City: Politics
Planned Parenthood invites candidates
Planned Parenthood of Maryland is planning an evening with the 2006 gubernatorial candidates for governor from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Washington Conference Center in Baltimore. Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan and Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley have confirmed that they will attend. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has been invited, organizers said. Candidates will discuss their stances on issues such as reproductive rights, sexuality education and family planning.
Cardin to discuss Medicare drugs bill
Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin will hold a town hall meeting at the 10th District Democratic Club on at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss the new Medicare prescription drug bill. The meeting will be held at Lochearn Presbyterian Church, 3800 Patterson Ave.
Man in hospital after shooting
A 20-year-old man was shot in the stomach just after 2 p.m. yesterday near Lombard Street and Fulton Avenue in Southwest Baltimore, police said. The unidentified victim, whose condition was unknown, was taken to Maryland Shock Trauma Center, said Officer Nicole Monroe, a police spokeswoman. Police said they knew of no motive and had no suspect in the case.
Lawsuit seeks wider wine distribution
A Wilmington attorney is a plaintiff in a lawsuit seeking to force Delaware to allow out-of-state wineries to sell and ship directly to consumers. Joseph Hurley filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Wilmington, along with Barto, Pa.-based Wright Wine Works. It claims that the state's laws against direct selling and shipping by out-of-state wineries violate the Constitution.