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X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Sept. 11, 2002

September 11, 2012
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The first annual City Paper Comics Contest’s introduction asks, “Where did we go wrong?” First place goes to C. Kang and S. Kang’s Taste Like Chicken, winning the strip a place in the paper every week for a year. Coming in second is Dwayne Johnson’s Maximum Man. Tied for third are Robert T. Balder’s /Partially...
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X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: August 7, 2002

August 7, 2012
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X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: August 7, 2002

Ralph Brave’s feature makes the case for law-enforcement use of DNA profiling. In Mobtown Beat, Augusta Olsen profiles Claudia Joy Wingo, a medical herbalist specializing in menopause treatment. The Nose sniffs out controversies over a beer-drinking Jesus billboard and a water-taxi merger. In Campaign Beat, Van Smith reports on an Al Sharpton-allied uprising in...
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X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 26, 2002

June 26, 2012
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X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 26, 2002

Ned Oldham’s feature profiles Paul Darmafall, better known as outsider artist The Baltimore Glassman. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on opposition to a new supermarket in Waverly. The Nose finds former Baltimore City Council President Lawrence Bell working as a talk-radio host in Atlanta. In Campaign Beat, Erika Blount Danois reports on the...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 19, 2002

June 19, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 19, 2002

Tom Chalkley’s feature profiles the Baltimore GOP, explaining its dogged optimism in the face of crippling irrelevance, along with its strong civil-rights history. In Mobtown Beat, Afefe Tyehimba reports on the Baraka School’s ongoing alternative-education efforts. Brennen Jensen’s Charmed Life goes to the Loading Dock, a surplus building-supplies distributor. The Mail has letters from...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 12, 2002

June 12, 2012
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 12, 2002

The feature is Brennen Jensen, reporting from the 75th annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee, with a the list of words competitors spelled. Afefe Tyehimba’s Mobtown Beat profiles I Can’t We Can, a Baltimore addiction-recovery program. The Nose examines reports that local grass-roots groups are being surveilled and infiltrated by law enforcers. Michael Anft’s...
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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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EAT: The Back Story

March 8, 2012
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EAT: The Back Story

EXCLUSIVE! Photos showing the construction of the EAT sculpture used for City Paper's 2012 EAT cover.
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Single Carrot Theatre Stages Its Annual Murder Ink Reading

January 3, 2011
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Single Carrot Theatre Stages Its Annual Murder Ink Reading

Murders may have been down in 2010, but a final toll of 223 homicides for the year is still an unconscionable statistic. Station North’s Single Carrot Theatre does its part to raise awareness about/commemorate each of Baltimore’s murder victims with its annual reading of City Paper’s Murder Ink column on Wednesday, Jan. 5. Beginning...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Oct. 11, 2000

October 12, 2010
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Oct. 11, 2000

The feature is Michael Corbin on Baltimore’s life-saving, little-discussed needle-exchange program. Mobtown Beat is: Brennen Jensen on confusion over the city’s policy of demolishing old buildings; Tom Scocca on confusion over who can prescribe the abortion drug RU-486; and Terrie Snyder on litigation over the city’s police helicopters. The Nose puts West Nile virus...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Aug. 2, 2000

August 3, 2010
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Aug. 2, 2000

The feature is Michael Anft, on then-Mayor Martin O’Malley’s seeming preference for the business community over neighborhood groups. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen reports on the possible closing of an addiction-rehab house in West Baltimore. Charles Cohen, in Charmed Life, tells of suffragist Edith Houghton Hooker, publisher and editor of Maryland Suffrage News. The...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 26, 2000

July 27, 2010
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 26, 2000

Eileen Murphy’s feature considers the perplexing lack of racial diversity in Baltimore’s visual-arts scene. In Mobtown Beat, Michael Anft reports on community misgivings about where to build a new west-side fire station, and Brennen Jensen announces the birthday of Brickhill’s oldest resident, Mamie Spicer. The Nose updates the union situation at University of Maryland...
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Dec. 1, 1999

December 2, 2009
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Dec. 1, 1999

The feature is Michael Anft and Molly Rath assessing the three terms of outgoing Baltimore mayor Kurt L. Schmoke, known as “a thinker in a doer’s job.” In the Mail, editor Andy Markowitz bemoans the lack of letters from readers, and, with hopes of getting some reaction, says that City Paper backs animal testing...
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