The Week That Was

September 30, 2007

Frederick debates immigration

Frederick County Commissioner Charles Jenkins proposed a law that would deny county services, including schooling, to immigrants who entered the country illegally.

Response to attack criticized

Relatives of a 9-year-old Baltimore girl attacked by a pit bull are angry about what they describe as an excessive delay between when they called 911 and when paramedics arrived.

Manslaughter conviction overturned

The Court of Special Appeals overturned the conviction of a Columbia woman in the choking death of a fellow Loyola College doctoral student in 2005, ruling that detectives waited too long to advise her of her Miranda rights.

Residents withdraw landfill challenge

A group of residents has dropped its challenge to the expansion of Harford County's landfill, meaning the $3 million project can proceed, county officials said.

School fund plans emerge

Gov. Martin O'Malley is renewing his push to funnel tens of millions more in state dollars a year to schools in Baltimore City and suburban districts, a move aimed at helping counties with higher costs of living.

Non-Democratic hopefuls gear up

Seven Republicans and two Green Party candidates running in the Nov. 6 election mount campaigns in overwhelmingly Democratic Baltimore as the political hangover from this month's primary begins to lift at City Hall.

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