The Week That Was

May 07, 2006

NAACP considers move to Washington

The chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says he wants to move the organization's headquarters from Northwest Baltimore to Washington. But Baltimore officials pledged that they would try to create an economic incentive package to keep the nation's oldest civil rights organization in the city.

Text message leads to teen's arrest

Police have charged a 17-year-old boy in the killings of a Carroll County man and pregnant woman in West Baltimore last month. Charging documents say the youth sent a text message admitting the killings.

City rules skirted for Dixon ally

Baltimore City Council President Sheila Dixon's top aide discussed a plan in 2001 that for the past five years circumvented city rules and paid Dixon's former campaign chairman $500,000 without a contract, according to documents obtained by The Sun.

Owens to run for state comptroller

Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens has scrapped plans for a congressional campaign and will run in the Democratic primary for state comptroller.

Cable battle in Baltimore County

Ratcheting up the battle between the two media companies, Verizon Communications has struck a deal that positions the company to go head to head with Comcast to provide cable television in Baltimore County.

Anne Arundel schools chief chosen

Impressed by his local ties, the Anne Arundel County Board of Education named Kevin Maxwell, a Montgomery County administrator, to lead the school system.

Officer accused of second rape

Jemini Jones, a Baltimore police officer in the Southwestern District's troubled former "flex squad" who had been charged earlier with raping a woman, surrendered to authorities after a city grand jury indicted him in a second rape.

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