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July 23 03 coverThe feature is a guide to the 2003 Baltimore City primary elections.

In Mobtown Beat, Laura Lewis notes the departure for federal prison of two Jonah House activists, Sisters Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte.

Campaign Beat is Van Smith, recapping a feisty race for the Baltimore City Council seat representing the 11th District.

Ballot Stuffing goes to the AFL-CIO city-elections endorsements spectacular and chats with 10th District City Council candidate Charlie Metz.

The Mail has letters from Erik Kestler, Tanya Evans, Jim Valis, Barbara and Rick Gilmour, Alix Tobey-Southwick, Marc-Oliver Wright, A. Robert Kaufman, J. Newport, and Jim Emberger.

The columns are: Brian Morton’s Political Animal, on the so-called “liberal media”; Eddie Matz’ Shirts and Skins, on pro baseball’s All-Star Game; Afefe Tyehimba’s Third Eye, on George W. Bush in Africa; and Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on the Brady Bunch syndrome and womanizing.

Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.

Emily Flake’s Lulu Eightball goes dancing.

Art is Mike Giuliano, wading into Artscape’s exhibitions.

In Stage, John Barry profiles PS Lorio and praises the Baltimore Playwright Festival’s production of Anne Lefter’s Turtle Soup, while Brennen Jensen soaks in the malice of Richard Dresser’s Below the Belt.

In No Cover, Bob Massey swims with Lungfish.

In Film: Blake de Pastino wishes Sea Biscuit had stuck to the “perfect truth” and calls Stone Reader a stand-out doc; Lee Gardner compliments the gore of Nifty Fifty and says Roman Holiday “still works”; Tom Siebert pans Johnny English and is sensory-overloaded by Spy Kids 3D: Game Over; and Bret McCabe endures How to Deal.

Richard Gorelick’s Omnivore bemoans Blu’s “identity crisis.”

In Cheap Eats, Christopher Skokna is underwhelmed by Chicken Caliente.