The Week That Was

June 15, 2008

Prosecutors want teen tried as adult

Anne Arundel County prosecutors said they will seek to move the juvenile court case against a 15-year-old Glen Burnie boy accused of killing a man with an aluminum baseball bat to adult court, where he could face stiffer penalties.

Bikers, hikers celebrate trail opening

The long-awaited Gwynns Falls Trail near Leakin Park in Southwest Baltimore has opened, giving hikers and bikers a new gateway to downtown. The trail connects more than 30 neighborhoods and 2,000 acres of parkland.

Dixon makes port proposal

Mayor Sheila Dixon's administration has amended a proposal that could affect the long-term character of the harbor, making it harder for developers to build townhouses and office towers where port-related businesses once thrived.

Carson to get Medal of Freedom

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, who became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital at age 33 and founded a scholarship fund to promote academic achievement, will receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the White House announced.

City Council gives nod to budget

After weeks of debate and posturing, the Baltimore City Council advanced a budget that is nearly identical to the one Mayor Sheila Dixon proposed in March. Baltimore's legislative branch tinkered with just a tiny fraction of Dixon's $2.94 billion proposal.

More data urged in military assault

Federal lawmakers in Maryland are pushing for a national database to catalog sexual assaults at the U.S. Naval Academy and other military colleges, months after a government agency found that incidents were inconsistently reported.

Remarks anger wife of attack victim

The wife of a man who spent months in a coma after being hit during a robbery and later died is outraged at a spokeswoman for Baltimore prosecutors who questioned whether her husband's injuries were the result of a "vicious beating" and said that he looked like a "sleeping baby" at the hospital.

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