The Week That Was

January 06, 2008

Ravens coach fired

Coach Brian Billick is fired, just days after the team finished the season 5-11. Owner Steven Bisciotti said it was one of the toughest decisions of his life.

Ohio crash kills five in family

A Parkville woman and four children died in a collision south of Toledo, Ohio, when the driver of a truck drove the wrong way on an interstate.

Public schools show changing face

Over several years, the composition of the state's public schools has changed, with minorities now outnumbering white students.

Inmate dies after escape

An inmate serving a life sentence escaped from a Laurel hospital and hijacked two vehicles before being killed in a shootout with police at a Prince George's County cemetery.

Principal's resignation protested

Parents and students at the Maritime Industries Academy in Baltimore marched to school headquarters to protest the resignation of the principal and dismissal of the vice principal.

City's roll of the dice

A mayoral task force reported that the best way to reduce Baltimore's tax rate is to legalize casino gambling.

Poultry oversight proposed

The O'Malley administration is proposing, for the first time, rules to allow the state environmental agency to police pollution from the Eastern Shore poultry industry.

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