The Week That Was

April 08, 2007

Brushed by dispute

An assistant secretary of the Department of Natural Resources answered questions about a program that landscaped public land adjacent to his Severn house.

Case dropped against officer

Baltimore prosecutors abruptly dropped a rape case against city police Officer Jemini Jones, who said afterward he was relieved it was over. Other investigations are continuing.

The Sun's parent is sold

The proposed $8.2 billion sale of the Tribune Co., which owns The Sun, to a Chicago real estate magnate will take the company private and allow it to keep its newspaper and broadcast properties intact, executives said.

Court OKs development

Maryland's second-highest court gave the go-ahead to a 4,300-home development in Allegany County.

1,300 in Md. Guard to go to Iraq

The Maryland National Guard will send about 1,300 of its part-time soldiers to Iraq in the largest call-up of combat troops from the state since World War II.

Steelworkers' input sought

Realizing it's better to forge good relations up front, potential buyers of the Sparrows Point steel mill are reaching out to the United Steelworkers union in advance of a deal.

False imprisonment charged

A Carroll County man with a long history of violence against women faces several charges after being accused of holding a woman against her will in a Finksburg home.

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