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April 5, 2005
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Deja Vu: Gerry from Pikesville won’t stop talking to the Sun‘s Stephen Kiehl. Music critic Tim Smith sings the praises of recently departed La Scala principal conductorRiccardo Muti. Oh yeah, Opening Day! Old Line Lies: The Capital‘s Eric Hartley helps debunk some Maryland Day (that was March 25, for those who missed it) myths.
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Chicken Out

April 4, 2005
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Correction: Frederick N. Rasmussen’s Perdue obituary also went over Frank’s, um, creative driving. Frank Perdue picked the wrong weekend to die if he wanted to go out with all eyes on him. Not many chances for in-depth coverage when you’re competing with a pontiff and a political football. But I managed to round up...
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News Hole

April 4, 2005
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UB Undergrads? I’m not sure if this is a big story–I haven’t seen it picked up elsewhere, the BBJ didn’t put it on the front page–but I think it might be. According to Alan Zibel’s story, University of Baltimore, which has served only upperclassmen and grads since becoming public in 1976, is likely to...
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Feature Hole

April 4, 2005
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Stretching the Law: Those interested in campaign finance laws could do a lot worse than read Michael Dresser and Alec MacGillis’ Sunday Sun story Catonsville-based developer Edward A. St. John‘s (and other business owners’) ability to skirt the law and make many donations through multitudes of entities. This sidebar takes a look at what...
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Beyond the Beltway

April 4, 2005
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New Montgomery: The Boston Globe‘s Joshua Glenn decamps with Johns Hopkins political economist Francis Fukuyama, who with his realpolitik colleagues are leaving the ever-more-neocon National Interest to form rival journal The American Interest. This has been heavily blogged, so look around if you’re interested.
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News Hole

April 1, 2005
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Post Lost: Not sure what happened, but it was a really good post . . . seriously.
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Feature Hole

April 1, 2005
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Ghost Town: The Diamondback‘s Matt Santoni takes a very short pub crawl in College Park, discovering it’s not so easy to create a college-town atmosphere there, thanks to limited liquor licenses and such. Also in the Diamondback, Emily Yahr goes on location with others hoping to renew UM’s film-major program. Evolutionary War: The Jewish...
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Alternatives

April 1, 2005
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The Amazing Race: I want a T-shirt, or maybe a poster.
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News Hole

March 31, 2005
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In the Black: City sees rising revenues. Sci-Biz Merger: Maryland Science Center to name former Beth Steel exec Van Reiner (the MSC’s interim director since September was president of the Sparrows Point mill) CEO today. I’m not sure if I have any real thoughts on this trend of hiring businesspeople to run cultural institutions,...
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Feature Hole

March 31, 2005
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Name Games: Finally, besides for just various legislators and business leaders spouting off half-baked opinions about it, a serious look, from the Sun‘s Meredith Cohn, about how a name-change might affect business at BWI Airport. The answer: probably not much, but who knows? Why anyone would want to be named after an airport, I...
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News Hole

March 30, 2005
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Again: More trouble for Maryland’s Dept. of Juvenile Services, this time a guard punching naked kids in the groin at the Alfred D. Noyes Children’s Center in Rockville as part of an initiation ritual. Metoric Meters: If cabbies get their way (ever-increasing gas prices are to blame), prices of taxi rides likely to rise...
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Feature Hole

March 30, 2005
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Shades of Schiavo: The Post‘s Eric Rich combs the files and finds a 1991 case that led to Maryland’s landmark living will law. Missed it: A similarly themed story from the Sunday Sun by Michael Hill. Jackpot: The Sun‘s Lorraine Mirabella cashes in at the Baltimore-based Cordish Co.‘s successful retail development The Walk in...
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