The Week That Was

May 13, 2007

Maryland poet honored

Lucille Clifton of Columbia became the first African-American woman to win the 2007 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, among the most prestigious awards for an American poet.

Panel to study Swann Park

Mayor Sheila Dixon is forming a task force to investigate why Swann Park in South Baltimore stayed open for 30 years despite studies showing high levels of arsenic.

Slot machine scheme admitted

A Virginia gaming company entered a plea and surrendered $2.5 million in federal court on money laundering charges involving illegal slot machines in Maryland.

O'Malley endorses Clinton

Gov. Martin O'Malley endorsed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton at an Annapolis rally and began encouraging his supporters to back her campaign for president.

Student convicted of murder, rape

A Baltimore County jury convicted former University of Maryland, Baltimore County student John C. Gaumer of murder and rape in the beating death and sexual assault of a woman he had met online.

Probes follow school arrests

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and state attorney general's office are investigating the arrests of students at Crisfield High School for what some critics contend was simple misbehavior.

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