The Week That Was

July 02, 2006

Ehrlich selects a running mate

As he formally announced his bid for re-election, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. selected Kristen Cox, the secretary of the state Department of Disabilities, to be his lieutenant governor nominee.

Heavy rains drench state, kill 6

At least six Maryland deaths were blamed on flooding that followed nearly a week of rain, including up to 13 inches in some areas.

Simms joins race for attorney general

Stuart O. Simms jumped into the race for Maryland attorney general, seeking to replace J. Joseph Curran Jr. Simms, a former Baltimore prosecutor, had been running for lieutenant governor with Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan. That bid ended when Duncan withdrew from the race last month.

Juvenile facility records faked

An independent monitor reported that officials at the state-run Cheltenham Youth Facility in Prince George's County falsified records for more than a year to make it appear that workers were receiving required training. The training coordinator at the facility has been dismissed.

PSC nominees submitted

House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller submitted 10 names for Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to select from for a new Public Service Commission.

City seeks to seize superblock

Baltimore officials moved to take control of properties owned by the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to try to boost west-side redevelopment efforts.

Trial opens in children's killings

The retrial of two Mexican immigrants accused of slashing the throats of their three young relatives began in Baltimore Circuit Court. Jurors could not reach a verdict during last summer's trial.

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