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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 5, 2002

June 5, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 5, 2002

Afefe Tyehimba’s feature chronicles parents’ struggles to keep Baltimore City Public Schools’ Edgewood Elementary from closing. In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith observes the juxtaposition of a newly dedicated bike trail next to the sewage-contaminated Gwynns Falls, and Afefe Tyehimba examines the future of the newspaper published by Baltimore’s queer community center. Tom Chalkley’s Charmed...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 29, 2002

May 29, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 29, 2002

George Cerny’s feature covers the tempest brewed by historian Vernon Pedersen’s The Communist Party in Maryland, 1919-1957. In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith shows how the Leonie Barnes arson-murder trial exposed the Baltimore City Fire Department’s investigative frailties. The Nose wonders about a Hollins Market shooting in front of the after-hours club Enterlude, and finds...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 15, 2002

May 15, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 15, 2002

Michael Anft’s feature handicaps Maryland horse-racing’s prospects for salvation from slots revenues, and Phyllis Orrick reflects on City Paper’s first decade. In Mobtown Beat, Ericka Blount Danois looks at BGE’s decision to send customers to ACE Cash Express to make utility payments. The Nose shines the lights on Gia Blatterman and the Little Italy...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 8, 2002

May 8, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 8, 2002

Mike Godwin’s feature explores future scenarios for the consumption of copyrighted digital entertainment. In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith goes to the annual Intertribal Powwow at Ferry Bar Park and Brennen Jensen examines how arts districts are turning old factories into new studios. Michael Anft’s Media Circus offers constructive criticism of City Paper. Tom Chalkley’s...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 1, 2002

May 1, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 1, 2002

Lee Gardner’s feature examines the new documentary boom. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen hits the stands to watch Baltimore’s female football team in action. Brennen Jensen’s Charmed Life visits Baltimore County’s Agriculture Building, an erstwhile almshouse. The Mail has letters from Dave Sessoms, Stacey Freedman, Cheryl Hemmeter DeLuca, Mitch Mirkin, Amy Weitzel, the Link...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 24, 2002

April 24, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 24, 2002

The 2002 Film Fest Frenzy issue, hyping the Maryland Film Festival, has an introduction, a guide to panel discussions, and reviews of feature films and shorts. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on the Patterson Park Pagoda’s renovations. The Nose gets the skinny on a new Giant supermarket in Waverly and Mayor Martin O’Malley’s...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 17, 2002

April 17, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 17, 2002

Van Smith’s feature profiles Henrietta Lacks, whose immortal cancer cells fueled the advancement of modern medical research. In Mobtown Beat, Van Smith sizes up the Citizens Planning and Housing Association. The Nose sniffs out homophobia in Baltimore’s public schools. Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life plumbs a local rock’s origins. The Mail has letters from Scott...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 10, 2002

April 10, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 10, 2002

Tom Chalkley’s illustrated feature has fun with the Baltimore City Council. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba gauges controversy surrounding the newly passed bill to restore ex-felons’ voting rights and Van Smith reports that the state legislature enacted a law to shield the Maryland Port Administration from public scrutiny. The Nose flames state Del. Dana...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 3, 2002

April 3, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: April 3, 2002

The feature, by Andy Markowitz and Tom Scocca, conjures a baseball team comprised of the Baltimore Orioles’ most profoundly bad players of all time. In Mobtown Beat: Afefe Tyehimba profiles Fusion Partnership, Inc.’s race-relations efforts; Brennen Jensen gauges the potential for Camden Station; and Van Smith reports on Arundel Engineering’s legal dispute with Maryland...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 27, 2002

March 27, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 27, 2002

Joab Jackson’s feature tracks how medical marijuana entered mainstream debate. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba looks at the “proliferation of rabbit-buying” during Easter season. The Nose reports that Mayor Martin O’Malley reversed course on a drinking-water standards bill and echoes a rumor that Baltimore police commissioner Ed Norris was interviewed to be top cop...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 13, 2002

March 13, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 13, 2002

Van Smith’s feature explores ”Baltimore’s parallel Russian universe.” In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on a program that pays people to use contraceptives and Michael Yockel remembers Baltimore photographer Joseph Kohl. The Nose catches a bit of Orioles’ spring training and reads between the lines of Frank Conaway’s Innocence Project. Michael Anft’s Media Circus...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 6, 2002

March 7, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: March 6, 2002

Joyce Lombardi’s feature examines the potential of microbicides to prevent the spread of HIV. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba reports on a tax-rights campaign aimed at low-income workers. The Nose goes to Annapolis for a bill hearing about ending tax credits for rehabbing historic buildings. Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life visits Muriel Heineman’s house in...
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