The Week That Was

June 24, 2007

Keeler on mend after surgery

Cardinal William Keeler underwent brain surgery to allow excess fluid to drain from his brain.

Riptide death brings warning

A Morgan State University student from Lanham apparently drowned in Ocean City after he was swept away by a rip current, bringing new warnings from officials.

Orioles fire manager

After an eight-game losing streak, the Orioles dumped manager Sam Perlozzo and began the search for a replacement. The team also named a new general manager, Andy MacPhail.

Federal jury convicts carjacker

Leeander Jerome Blake, an accused killer whose victory at the U.S. Supreme Court ended the state's case, was convicted in federal court of the murder of an Annapolis man during a carjacking.

School board defies council

A bitter feud over who controls the purse strings of Anne Arundel County's schools increased when the Board of Education voted to spend $4.6 million on a computer system in open defiance of the County Council.

Pipeline brings protest

A proposal to build a natural gas pipeline under the Chesapeake Bay has sparked alarm among some Eastern Shore residents and environmentalists who fear that it will fuel development.

Administration fires 78

Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration has fired 78 employees since he took office, and nearly 300 others have left state government through retirement or resignation since he was inaugurated, according to figures his office released.

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