The Week That Was

October 14, 2007

Land bank to fight blight

Five years after Baltimore began a major effort to take control of thousands of abandoned properties, city officials announce a new program that would make it easier to sell them for redevelopment.

Repeat rapist held in attack

A twice-convicted rapist was arrested after being accused of attacking a woman at a Linthicum light rail station, raping her and leading police on a chase in the Patapsco River.

Wind farm idea is floated

A New Jersey-based company wants to build about 150 wind turbines, each more than 40 stories tall, in the Atlantic Ocean 12 miles from the tourist-packed beaches of Ocean City.

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