The Week That Was

September 02, 2007

Deficit brings up old lesson

Gov. Martin O'Malley appears to have learned a lesson from his predecessor: Don't call a special session on the deficit unless you've got a solid deal in place.

Officer had used weapon before

The Baltimore police officer who shot and killed a man had previously shot four people, including one man fatally in 1994, according to department records.

E-ZPass details popping up in courts

The E-ZPass, the electronic toll payment system that records when and where vehicles traveled, is becoming a popular tool in investigations.

SUV plunges into lawyer's pool

Shot in an apparent robbery, a man drove his SUV through a concrete wall and into the pool of criminal defense lawyer Warren A. Brown in Baltimore.

Displaced residents organize

"A House for a House" was the rallying cry for the an advocacy group for homeowners displaced to make way for a biotechnology park near Johns Hopkins Hospital.

O'Malley supports living wage

Gov. Martin O'Malley backed a living wage for cleaners at Oriole Park, just days before they planned to go on strike to pressure the Maryland Stadium Authority for better pay.

School buildings show age

Broken air conditioning that kept Thomas Johnson Elementary closed all week highlights a problem in Baltimore schools: building parts that were neglected for decades.

Old species, new problem

Researchers are studying a thriving population of cow-nosed rays in the Chesapeake Bay, which may be threatening the bay's oyster population.

Man sought by Harford arrested in Vt.

A man accused of bilking elderly Harford County residents in a pyramid scheme was arrested in Vermont, according to the county state's attorney's office. Michael Phillip Luby, 48, is accused of duping 21 Harford residents.

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