The Week That Was

June 08, 2008

Families fight for Rosewood Center

Families of residents of the Rosewood Center, a state-run home for the severely disabled that opened in 1888, teamed up to stop a plan to close the facility in Owings Mills.

Celebrating life after cancer

About 300 cancer survivors - "winners," one person preferred to call them - attended the annual National Cancer Survivors Day festivities in Baltimore, far more than the 50 who attended the first event 11 years ago.

Pipe bombs safely destroyed

Several pipe bombs were safely detonated by Baltimore County police after being found in a swampy area near White Marsh by two men using metal detectors. There were no injuries or property damage.

City judge sentenced

A Baltimore judge accused of dumping building materials along his waterfront property in Anne Arundel County was sentenced to one year of unsupervised probation and ordered to pay a fine and remove the debris.

Toddler drowns in family pool

A Pasadena toddler drowned after climbing out of his parents' bed and wandering outside to the family's pool, authorities said. Dayden Alexander Dunn was 20 months old.

Woman guilty of Harford assault

A 32-year-old Edgewood woman was convicted of first-degree assault for the beating of a man in November that left the victim paralyzed. Prosecutors said Natasha Terresa Fowlkes was a ringleader in the brawl on an Edgewood street.

Midshipman won't face rape trial

A Naval Academy midshipman has been cleared of charges that he raped a female student in her dorm room in October, the military college announced, pointing to a Navy investigative report that found an "almost complete lack of physical evidence."

Help in sight for city's poor

Two nonprofits, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield and Davis Vision, a managed vision care organization, announced a plan to donate glasses and lenses each month to help the homeless and the uninsured in Baltimore.

Assault at youth center probed

A resident at the Thomas O'Farrell Youth Center in Carroll County was flown to Maryland Shock Trauma Center with a brain injury after an assault that workers first reported as an accident.

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