The Week That Was

May 20, 2007

City opens new library

The Enoch Pratty Free Library opened its first new building in 35 years, showing off the 27,000-square-foot, $16.2 million facility in the Highlandtown neighborhood.

Court rules in surrogate case

The state's highest court ruled that a baby conceived from an egg donated by one woman, and implanted in another, may have no mother at all under Maryland law.

Council vote topples Icon

A key City Council committee killed the $75 million Icon project, a 23-story tower that would have risen on Canton's waterfront.

Gaumer sentenced to life

Former UMBC student John C. Gaumer was spared the death penalty when a jury sentenced him to life in prison for raping and fatally beating a woman he met online.

Smoking ban becomes law

Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law one of the most restrictive smoking bans in the nation, putting to rest four years of wrangling between public health advocates restaurateurs.

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