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    When numbers man, sports book, and strip club owner Julius “The Lord” Salsbury disappeared in 1970, he left behind one of Baltimore’s most abiding mysteries. His life up until then is the backdrop for Barry Levinson’sLiberty Heights, but what happened when he split town after being sentenced to 15 years on a gambling charge and losing an appeal has long been the subject of speculation among cops, denizens of the Block, and reporters. David Simon, the creator of¬†The Wire¬†andTreme, is one of the reporters who caught the Salsbury bug.
  • News Hole

    No huge news today, so let's get straight to the News Hole: One Step Closer: City Council committee votes 5-0 to support Leonard Hamm's appointment to the position of city police chief. Hamm goes before the full council March 14 for final confirmation....

    Beyond the Beltway

    Missed It: As a journalist, I'm practically required to check out Jim Romenesko's media news blog daily, but I don't, so I missed C-Span CEO Brian Lamb's Feb. 27 interview with Lt. Gov. Michael Steele. In it, Steele, says he has "no use" for The Sun due...

    Current Mood: Disgruntled

    On Sept. 26, the following letter appeared on the media blog Romenesko, a compendium of "media industry news, commentary, and memos," compiled by Jim Romenesko (view the original posting). The letter was signed by 100 Sun newsroom staffers and handed over...

    The Wire: David Simon Repeats, The Wire's Sun Is Not the Real Sun

    Cutline?: Clark Johnson stars as a metro editor in The Wire's fifth season Baltimore Sun. David Simon is an opinionated man with a big mouth. Anybody who has ever interviewed, worked with, or talked to him knows this. The Wire's fifth season debuted...