The Week That Was

May 27, 2007

The way the pins fall

Seidel's Bowling Center, a Northeast Baltimore landmark since 1929, closed its doors, the victim of declining interest in bowling and duckpins.

Hopkins aid officer quits

A top financial aid officer at the Johns Hopkins University has resigned after an internal investigation concluded she violated conflict-of-interest policies.

NAACP delays move to D.C.

Leaders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People say they can not afford the estimated $20 million move to Washington.

Six die in city rowhouse fire

Six people were killed and seven people severely injured when a fire raged through an East Baltimore rowhouse in one of the deadliest fires in the city in recent years.

School board decision decried

A surprise decision by the Baltimore County school board to strip domestic-partner benefits from labor contracts threatens to upend the tentative settlement.

State monitors power plants

The state's environmental agency has started enforcing air pollution rules at coal-fired power plants, settling one case with Constellation Energy.

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