The Week That Was

February 05, 2006

Same-sex marriage ban rejected

A House of Delegates committee voted to reject a bill that would have placed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the November ballot. A move to revive the bill was defeated by the full House of Delegates.

City's tallest building planned

A Philadelphia developer plans to build what would be the tallest tower in Baltimore on Light Street, where the McCormick & Co. Inc. spice plant once stood.

Bloomberg is Hopkins donor

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was the anonymous donor of $100 million to the Johns Hopkins Institutions, sources said. In announcing the donation, Hopkins said that the money would be used for a broad range of projects at the medical and undergraduate campuses.

Plans for former GM plant site

Duke Realty Corp., the buyer of the closed General Motors Corp. van assembly plant in Southeast Baltimore, plans to build more than a dozen warehouses and possibly an office complex that will employ at least 3,000 people. Meanwhile, GM said it will invest $118 million and add up to 87 jobs at its White Marsh plant to build the industry's first hybrid light-truck transmission.

Evidence not saved in Iko case

A top internal investigator for the state prison system acknowledged that he did not preserve possibly crucial evidence in investigating the death of inmate Ifeanyi A. Iko after a violent encounter with correctional officers nearly two years ago, a court filing shows.

Maryland's Lotto game ends

After more than two decades of drawings that produced (before taxes) 623 millionaires, Maryland's Lotto game has ended, falling victim to multistate games with far bigger jackpots. It was replaced with a similar six-number game called Multi-Match.

Five Farms gets Senior Players tourney

The golf course widely known as Five Farms at the Baltimore Country Club will be the site of the 2007 Senior Players Championship, one of five majors on the Champions Tour.

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