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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

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  • Showing Some Muscle

    Since Gov. Robert Ehrlich has turned out to be a less-than-terrific salesman for slots, Pimlico/Laurel Park owner Magna Entertainment Corp. is resorting to, basically, extortion to get slot-machine palaces at its horse-race tracks. Last Friday, as...
  • Won’t Stop

    The Stop Snitching DVD story just won't go away. Yesterday it caught up two city police officers mentioned by name in the DVD—William A. King and Antonio L. Murray—who were arrested by feds and charged with robbing drug dealers and selling...
  • Feature Hole

    Ghost Town: The Diamondback's Matt Santoni takes a very short pub crawl in College Park, discovering it's not so easy to create a college-town atmosphere there, thanks to limited liquor licenses and such. Also in the Diamondback, Emily Yahr goes on...
  • Two men want detectives made famous by David Simon to pay after flawed murder convictions put them in prison for decades

    James Owens is angry. "I get pissed off every time I think about this," the 53-year-old from Southeast Baltimore declares, sitting at a conference table in his lawyer's office. "I don't trust the cops," he says, his glasses only slightly shielding the...
  • The GOP, has created programs in an attempt to make it as difficult as possible for voters who are inclined to cast a ballot for the Democrats to do so.

    I remember looking at the piece of paper in my hand and thinking, "I can't believe it." It was 20 years ago on the 3rd of November. I was standing outside a polling place near Park Heights Avenue in Northwest Baltimore. Trash blew around my feet; I...
  • Maryland GOP leader to answer to federal charges for impersonating Secret Service agent

    After three unsuccessful runs for the Howard County Board of Education, most recently last year, the electoral fortunes of 47-year-old Robert D. Ballinger II were already in doubt. But on June 26, they got decidedly worse. That's when Ballinger, an...
  • Alleged violations of state and federal minimum-wage laws

    Strippers work for tips-sometimes premium tips for premium, personalized services. This, the Nose knows. But though they work set shifts, are penalized for showing up late or otherwise failing to abide by club rules, and generally strip for only one...
  • Robert D. Ballinger II

    The perennial Howard County Board of Education candidate, supposed former staffer to Governor Robert Ehrlich, and former director of opposition research for the Maryland Republican Party "pretended to be a United States Secret Service special agent in...
  • "Rain Tax"

    Just when it seemed like the Maryland Republican Party had no reason to even bother putting up a fight, the state came along and approved a "stormwater fee," tacked onto Maryland homeowners' property-tax bills to help the state pay for pollution-control...
  • The rise and fall--and rise?--of Baltimore's community schools movement

    If a child has to squint to see the blackboard, she may have trouble learning the multiplication tables. If she is often absent to stay home and babysit her brother, her understanding of history will be patchy. If her mother is a drug addict,...
  • On the agenda for Jan. 10

    Monday’s short agenda was prolonged by the swearing-in of the Council’s newest member, William “Pete” Welch Jr. (D-9th District), son of recently retired Councilmember Agnes Welch. Early in the meeting, a smattering of supporters...
  • Saint or Sinner?

    Saint or Sinner?
    One summer in the early 1990s, as I settled into my job as a reporter for the Hartford, Conn., Advocate, the Hartford City Council took a junket to Baltimore to observe the wonders of the Inner Harbor. All returned pleased by the spectacle, and...