The Week That Was

February 11, 2007

Ground rent reform proposed

Lawmakers and Gov. Martin O'Malley unveiled a ground rent reform package that would make sweeping changes to the arcane system by preventing home seizures, tightening notification requirements and expanding homeowners' options for buying out ground leases.

City rowhouse battle ends

Baltimore Heritage has dropped its battle to save a row of historic downtown houses, clearing the way for Mercy Medical Center's $292 million expansion.

Senator Theatre to be sold

The Senator Theatre, one of the last of the nation's once-numerous art deco movie palaces and the only one still showing films in Baltimore, is scheduled to be sold at a foreclosure auction Feb. 21.

Medical coverage for uninsured

Maryland House of Delegates leaders unveiled a $600 million proposal that would extend medical coverage to nearly 250,000 uninsured residents. The plan aims to provide coverage for every child in the state by expanding Medicaid.

Hopkins information missing

Johns Hopkins began notifying thousands of university employees and hospital patients that backup computer tapes containing personal information about them - some of it sensitive - have been missing for seven weeks.

Two Marylanders killed in Iraq

Two Marylanders - a 20-year-old Marine from Harford County and a 21-year-old sailor from the Eastern Shore - died in separate incidents Wednesday in Iraq.

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