The Week That Was

February 18, 2007

Teacher faces sex charges

A 27-year-old female teacher in Columbia become the third Howard County educator since January to be charged with multiple sex offenses involving a minor. Police say she had a pair of sexual encounters with a 15-year-old boy two years ago.

Md. group protests war funds

A small group of Marylanders staged an antiwar protest in the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski to demand that she stop voting to fund the war in Iraq.

Walter Sondheim Jr., 98, dies

Walter Sondheim Jr., who led Baltimore schools through desegregation and championed the redevelopment of downtown Baltimore for more than a half-century, died of pneumonia. He was 98.

Snow leaves region in a mess

Just 1.3 inches of snow and a half-inch of ice fell in the worst winter storm to hit Central Maryland this year, according to the National Weather Service. But the aftermath - including power outages, school closings, flight cancellations and delays, and the inevitable fender-benders - was the real story.

School, city police may join forces

The city's schools police force might merge with the Baltimore department under a plan favored by Mayor Sheila Dixon to curtail crime by focusing on problem juveniles and an upsurge in gang activity.

Owens expulsion pursued

The Naval Academy is seeking to expel Lamar S. Owens Jr., a former standout quarterback who was acquitted in July of raping a female classmate, after he rejected its offers to resign.

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