The Week That Was

May 28, 2006

Sniper master plan detailed

Had they not been arrested, Lee Boyd Malvo and John Allen Muhammad would have claimed another sniper victim and begun a frightening master plan with Baltimore as the hub of a murderous campaign using explosives, Malvo testified at Muhammad's Montgomery County murder trial.

Marketing campaign for Baltimore

The Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association officially launched a new marketing campaign designed to lure tourists and conventions. The new slogan is "Baltimore - Get in on it."

City police look to Puerto Rico

In a push to hire more bilingual officers who can communicate with the city's growing Hispanic community, the Baltimore Police Department is planning a weeklong recruiting mission to Puerto Rico next month.

Personnel hearings end

The legislative committee investigating Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s personnel practices concluded its hearings. Lawmakers disagreed on whether the governor's staff violated state employment laws or simply acted callously in forcing out hundreds of longtime workers.

6 hours of surgery for Barbaro

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, who was pulled up in the Preakness Stakes with a broken leg, had six hours of surgery at the George D. Widener Hospital for Large Animals at the New Bolton Center near Kennett Square, Pa.

County leaders want new PSC

Saying the Public Service Commission failed to follow state law in approving a BGE rate increase deferral plan, the county executives of Anne Arundel, Howard and Baltimore counties demanded that the governor and top General Assembly officers immediately convene a special legislative session to reconstitute the embattled regulatory body.

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