The Week That Was

January 28, 2007

O'Malley weighs in on death penalty

Gov. Martin O'Malley said he would sign a repeal of the death penalty if a bill reaches his desk, weighing in on the issue after a coalition of legislators and activists renewed their push to strike Maryland's execution law from the books.

Cancellation heats up slots fight

In a move that increases pressure for slots legislation this year, the Maryland Jockey Club announced that the Pimlico Special, a race first run 70 years ago, will be canceled because of competition from states where expanded gambling subsidizes horse tracks.

Board agrees to repay Amos

The Board of Public Works agreed to repay former state employee Stephen P. Amos nearly $200,000 he incurred for legal bills from what some considered a politically motivated investigation. He headed the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention under Parris N. Glendening.

Komen race to leave the city

The annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to benefit breast cancer treatment and research is moving to Hunt Valley from Baltimore, organizers said.

City officer acquitted of rape

A city jury acquitted Officer Jemini Jones of all charges in a rape case that brought to light broader allegations of misconduct in a specialized unit of the Baltimore Police Department.

Teenager dies at Bowling Brook

Police were investigating the death of a 17-year-old East Baltimore youth who collapsed while being restrained by staff at Bowling Brook Preparatory School, a residential program for juvenile offenders in Carroll County.

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