Stories of the Day: Two good nondaily paper stories on the House slots bill from the Gazette papers: one on the aforementioned slots opponent Del. Simmons (a regular old lawyer-turned-pol, but interesting guy), the other an analysis on how this all affects Gov. Ehrlich (either way, he wins).
Religious Relations: Neil Rubin, of the Jewish Times, as the pope ails, looks at the state of Catholic-Jewish relations. Also in the JT, Adam Stone profiles National Medal of Science honoree, and JHU neuroscience researcher, Dr. Solomon H. Snyder.
No Shit: Sun TV critic David Zurawik joins the herd and writes about Oscar host Chris Rock’s edginess. Better reading in the daily from Molly Knight, who writes about a Naval Academy prof’s controversial article about flawed admissions process to the Annapolis school.
No Fun II: The Annapolis Capital‘s Pamela Wood, looking toward a possible future in Anne Arundel Co., doesn’t smoke in Montgomery Co. bars.