The Week That Was

April 09, 2006

Terps win women's basketball title

The University of Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team came from behind to win the NCAA championship, defeating the Duke Blue Devils, 78-75, in overtime.

Two city police officers convicted

A U.S. District Court jury convicted two Baltimore police officers on charges of carrying a gun in multiple robberies and conspiracy to sell drugs.

Ehrlich makes decisions on bills

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. vetoed a bill that would block the state's plans to take over 11 Baltimore schools, and he signed the Healthy Air Act, which will make Maryland one of a handful of states taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

`Stop Snitching' star arrested

City police arrested a star of the Stop Snitching underground DVD and said that they have found evidence that he was working on a sequel to the DVD that glamorized witness intimidation.

Examiner newspaper makes debut

With the launch of a free daily tabloid The Examiner, Baltimore became a two-newspaper town again.

Ban on fliers proposed for city

A proposal to prohibit the placement of commercial fliers in doorways and fences in Baltimore advanced in the City Council as part of an effort to reduce clutter on the streets.

Visicu IPO is year's second-best

Visicu Inc., a Baltimore company that develops remote monitoring systems for intensive care units, began life as a public company with the year's second-most-successful debut, as its shares rose 54.9 percent from their opening price.

USOC honors swimmer Hoff

The U.S. Olympic Committee named swimmer Katie Hoff, 16, of Towson its SportsWoman of the Year. Hoff won three gold medals at the 2005 FINA World Championships in Montreal.

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