The Week That Was

November 18, 2007

Gunfire shatters shooting victim's vigil

The prayer vigil for a slain teenager was interrupted by a gunshot as another Baltimore resident was killed.

Papal visit will bypass Baltimore

Pope Benedict XVI will visit New York and Washington next year but does not plan to stop in Baltimore.

Fire chief to leave in December

Embattled Baltimore Fire Chief William J. Goodwin Jr. plans to retire at the end of the year. Mayor Sheila Dixon says a national search will be made to find his successor.

Artist of public works dies

Stan Edmister, an artist of public works who graced Baltimore with a parrot-green bridge and fanciful playground equipment, died at age 69.

Ship in troubled waters

The Sanctuary, a World War II vessel moored in Baltimore's harbor, contains high levels of toxins, according to a report obtained by The Sun.

Bromwell gets 7 years behind bars

Former state Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell was sentenced to seven years in prison on public corruption charges involving a local construction-firm executive. Bromwell's wife received one year and one day.

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