The Week That Was

August 19, 2007

Slots debate heats up

The O'Malley administration released a report concluding that slot machines are necessary to protect Maryland's racing industry. But officials attending the Maryland Association of Counties meeting last week found an Ocean City business community urging the state not to expand legalized gambling.

Home sales drop

Homeowners in Maryland sold 21.1 percent fewer homes during the second quarter than they did a year earlier, one of the biggest drops in sales in the nation.

County issues order on migrants

Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold issued an executive order barring the county from doing business with government contractors that employ illegal immigrants.

Mechanic Theatre protected

Baltimore's preservation commission acted to protect the 40-year-old Morris A. Mechanic Theatre and began the process of adding the building to the city's landmark list.

Governor endorses Mayor Dixon

Gov. Martin O'Malley endorsed Mayor Sheila Dixon's campaign, joining with former Rep. Kweisi Mfume in a rally at War Memorial Plaza.

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