The Week That Was

June 17, 2007

Teen dies defending friends

Michael Simms, 18, a reservist fresh out of Marine boot camp, was fatally stabbed in East Baltimore when he came to the aid of two friends.

Student-loan code pushed

Maryland's attorney general asked colleges in Maryland to adopt within two weeks a student-loan code of conduct.

Council president joins the race

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the Baltimore Council president, announced her intention to run for a full term.

A pain in the leg for O'Malley

Gov. Martin O'Malley decided to exercise on a treadmill, but the painful result was a stress fracture in his left tibia. He will be on crutches for a month or so.

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's super runway

Carroll County commissioners adopted a contentious $56 million plan to build a new, expanded runway at the Carroll County Regional Airport in Westminster.

The beat does not go on

Baltimore police officials ended a controversial but short-lived initiative that had homicide detectives walking beats.

City pushes affordable housing

The City Council has approved legislation requiring developers to include affordable housing, if their projects receive city aid.

Remains found in vacant house

A contractor hired by the new owners to empty a long-abandoned house in Northeast Baltimore, made a gruesome discovery, bones of a male in an upstairs bedroom.

Baltimore gets new school boss

Baltimore school board members named Andres Alonso, New York City's No. 2 education official, as their next chief executive officer.

Tainted toothpaste found

Discount stores in Maryland and three other states sold toothpaste falsely packaged as Colgate and spiked with a poisonous chemical.

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