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  • O'Rumors: Round 52

    Thanks much to the O'Mayor himself, the O'Rumors just aren't going away. At a press conference yesterday, Mayor O'Malley blasted Gov. Ehrlich for continuing to spread the O'Rumors via his pals at WBAL Radio. "I'm calling upon the governor to end this...
  • Nyet!

    As expected, late last week Gov. Ehrlich traveled to the Eastern Shore to veto the so-called Wal-Mart bill. (AP story, Heritage Foundation fellow pleads state to leave poor little Wal-Mart alone via a Sun op-ed, Washington Times story, Salisbury Daily...
  • Feature Hole

    Time to play catch-up again. Most of these links are from Monday and over the weekend. Town and Gown: City Paper freelance music critic Robbie Whelan, writing for The Johns Hopkins News-Letter, investigates community involvement, among both students...
  • In This Week's City Paper

    In the feature, Terrie Snyder talks, at length, with former Baltimore Police Commissioner Ed Norris. Linked to this St. Petersburg Times story --Norris now lives in the Tampa area--some days ago, but it's worth another look. Both Political Animal Brian...
  • What a Wonderful World

    The sexual enslavement of women in brothels is enough of a problem in the United Kingdom that the British government has announced plans to open a special Human Trafficking Centre to coordinate crackdown efforts. A recent task force charged with...
  • News roundup

    As you've probably heard by now, thanks to the Sun's Jill Rosen, among others, the convention center HQ hotel is pretty much a done deal. Well, there goes our $305 million. To find out how it happened, dig deep in the Sun's "Hilton Proposal" mini-site ,...
  • The Morgue

    Blazing Good Times, 160 Years Ago This Week Source: The Baltimore Sun, Aug. 14, 1846 Fire Balloons--The reprehensible practice of sending up fire balloons, is again becoming fashionable, and if persisted in, we may look for a conflagration speedily....
  • Newshole Isn't "Friends" With Anybody

    Among the hip politicians, getting a MySpace profile is de rigueur. Howard "Screamin'" Dean, the Democratic National Committee Chair, has one, as does California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (818 friends) and two rivals--Steve Westly (171 friends) and...
  • News Roundup

    In The Sun, Jennifer Skalka does the wide reveal of an unexpected, though not surprising, political comeback: that of former state senator Larry Young (as hinted at earlier in these pages), who was kicked out of the state Senate in January 1998 for a...
  • No Brain, No Gain?: Here's a short history of the Gov's brain-optional priorities, as defined by the term that won't die.

    | Image by http://www.govpics.maryland.gov Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich unveiled his $29 billion-plus state budget proposal Jan. 17 and took questions afterward. During the event, he dubbed two separate policy initiatives "no-brainers." But what,...
  • The Count: Sheila Dixon

    Incumbent mayors run for re-election in Baltimore the same way they do everywhere else: by using friends' money and resources to try to make magic happen. And it usually works. William Donald Schaefer in the 1970s and '80s had an unstoppable electoral...
  • Two for Two: One Democrat Steps Up To Challenge 2nd District's Self-Proclaimed "Old School" Councilman Nick D'Adamo

    Nicholas D'Adamo Jr. is still doing things the old way--answering constituent calls (up to 60 each day, he says), fighting for money for his district, trying to get a handle on crime. "I'm a nuts and bolts councilperson from the old school," says D'...