The Week That Was

September 09, 2007

Man caught in Dundalk boy's bedroom

Richard Lewis Marks, 49, was charged with an attempted first-degree sex offense, five counts of assault, burglary and resisting arrest after he was caught hiding in a Dundalk boy's bedroom.

Suburban black students failing exams

Test results showed that suburban minority students, especially African-Americans, are struggling to pass Maryland's High School Assessment exams.

YWCA to shut shelter in city

The Baltimore YWCA plans to shut its downtown shelter for women because of a reduction in funds from the United Way of Central Maryland and other sources, including money provided by the city.

New look planned for Fort McHenry

Architects unveiled plans for a new visitors center for Fort McHenry, the birthplace of the national anthem. The new center will comprise 17,200 square feet - three times the size of the current visitors facility. Construction is to begin in 2009, with completion expected in 2010.

Baltimore County begins rezoning

As it does every four years, Baltimore County has begun the process of comprehensive rezoning, during which citizens can ask elected officials to change the rules governing what may be built on a particular piece of property. The process is expected to last about a year.

Selling Maryland to BRAC families

State officials, trying to persuade military families to move to Maryland when their jobs are transferred here in the base realignment and closure process, plan to open an office near Fort Monmouth, N.J., that will offer information on real estate, attractions and other vital facts about the Free State.

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