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X-Content: Ten years ago in City Paper: Oct. 9, 2002

October 9, 2012
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Brennen Jensen’s feature plumbs the prospects for Oldtown Mall’s redevelopment. In Mobtown Beat, Erin Sullivan reports on ACORN’s charges of a bank’s racial discrimination and Eric Allen Hatch covers an anti-war protest in downtown Baltimore. Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life rolls by a Lansdowne skateboarding park. Christopher Myers’ How’s it Going? gets answers from Kip...
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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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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: Nov. 21, 2001

November 21, 2011
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: Nov. 21, 2001

The feature is Tom Chalkley, Andrew Reiner, and Afefe Tyehimba, profiling eleven unsung heroes they’re thankful for in 2001. In Mobtown Beat, Brennen Jensen surveys seven neighborhoods’ applications to become Baltimore’s first Arts and Entertainment District. The Nose is impressed by U.S. Rep. Robert Ehrlich’s rhetorical skills. In Media Circus, Michael Anft examines media...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 19, 2000

July 20, 2010
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: July 19, 2000

Tom Scocca’s feature gets the story of West Baltimore’s Umar Boxing Club. Mobtown Beat is Terrie Snyder’s report that manufacturing defects caused the 1998 police-helicopter crash that killed Baltimore police officer Barry Wood. Meanwhile, the Nose suspects University of Maryland Medical Center of intimidating union demonstrators, finds a possible way for public-schools activists to...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 21, 2000

June 25, 2010
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: June 21, 2000

The late Ralph Brave’s feature decodes the effort to map the human genome, with a sidebar on where to look online for DNA sequencing data. The Nose untangles discrimination flaps in the Baltimore Police Department and gives the coda on the Joyce Scott exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art. In Mobtown Beat, Tom...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 10, 2000

May 12, 2010
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 10, 2000

Due to technical problems, this week’s X-Content is a bit truncated: Only the feature, news, Charmed Life, and the columns are available at the moment. The feature, by Natalie Davis, profiles the founding of the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival by computer entrepreneur Don Hooker. In the news: The Nose shows how the Baltimore Police...
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 3, 2000

May 4, 2010
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Ten Years Ago in City Paper: May 3, 2000

Augusta Olsen’s feature explores the sustainable-living ethos of the permaculture movement while providing local contacts for how to live within the Earth’s means. In the news, the Nose catches up with D.S. Bakker and his mannequin, Bud; Brennen Jensen covers the American Visionary Art Museum’s second annual Kinetic Sculpture Race; and Eileen Murphy reports...
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