The Week That Was

December 09, 2007

Public works director dies

George L. Winfield, director of Baltimore's Department of Public Works and a veteran city employee, died after suffering a stroke.

Pianist Leon Fleisher honored

Peabody Conservatory faculty member and renowned pianist Leon Fleisher was given the Kennedy Center Honors, one of the nation's highest awards for the arts.

Long and short of utilities

The Public Service Commission predicted shortages and rising electric rates unless partial re-regulation is imposed.

Dixon sworn in as mayor

Sheila Dixon dropped the "interim" from her title as she became the first woman to be sworn in as elected mayor of Baltimore.

Woman hurt in bus beating

A woman and her boyfriend were beaten on a bus in North Baltimore after a confrontation with middle school students.

Former chaplain pleads guilty

An HIV-positive former chaplain at the Naval Academy admitted to forcing himself on a midshipman, pleaded guilty to 11 charges - including aggravated assault and forcible sodomy - and was sentenced to 12 years, with 10 of those suspended.

Teenage killer is sentenced

A girl was sentenced to life in prison, all but 25 years suspended, for killing another girl for her cell phone at the North Avenue light rail station.

Teens admit roles in beating

Three teens reached a plea agreement and agreed to testify in a Patterson Park-area beating that put a man in a coma.

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