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Final Stretch

February 23, 2005
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The fate of slots in Maryland depends much on today’s House Ways and Means Committee vote–with a full House vote scheduled for Friday–though Speaker Michael E. Busch hardly sounds upbeat. (“Whatever we are going to do, we will do this week,” he told The Sun. “We’re giving it every possibility for people to have...
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News Hole

February 23, 2005
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Leftovers: Judge’s ruling on gun residue evidence fucks up bunches of other cases, prosecutors say. Appealing: Attorney for defrocked priest Maurice Blackwell, found guilty of child sexual abuse last Friday, seeks new trial. (Minisite.) Oh, and missed this Afro-American story on Blackwell’s trial from last week. Glen Burnie Earthquake!: A little, itty, bitty one....
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Feature Hole

February 23, 2005
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Story of the Day: Sort of a yawner, but how many Boys on the Bus, in this case the Sun‘s Jules Witcover, are still around to remember Hunter S. Thompson. Catching: The Post‘s David Snyder makes a House committee meeting on hospital rules regarding infections darn near riveting. Justification: “I don’t trust someone with...
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Beyond the Beltway

February 23, 2005
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Ouch: In The Christian Science Monitor, Brad Rourke very meticulously but completely unfairly, as a good columnist should, tears Mayor O’Malley to pieces. Four’s a Crowd: Suzanne Goldenberg, writing for London’s Guardian, steps up to the plate with the fourth, that I’ve counted, (inter)national story on Baltimore’s super-high homicide rate.
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Out Sick

February 22, 2005
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Sorry, The Third Floor’s been out sick the past few days. Instead of playing catch up, I’m just going to forge ahead and pretend like the last few days never happened. Except, I did leave you hanging Thursday morning on the Maurice Blackwell trial, with the jury looking like it was going to hang...
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News Hole

February 22, 2005
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Well, not too many other big local stories today–besides the arrest of two Eastern Baltimore County 18-year-old boys for Friday’s shooting at Towson Town Center of St. Paul’s School faculty member William Bassett–so straight to the news roundup. Two Percent Savings: Despite saying earlier that it would, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield says it’s not passing...
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Feature Hole

February 22, 2005
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Small Potatoes: Interesting, but despite this story’s length, this is by no means an Armstrong Williams-sized story. The Sun‘s Andrew A. Green on WBAL host Chip Franklin, who comments on state politics, gets paid by Maryland Lottery. Third Time’s the Harm (Story of the Day): The Washington Post‘s David Snyder on Rosecroft Raceway getting...
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Beyond the Beltway

February 22, 2005
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Watch the Schadenfreude: With regards to Maryland-based conservative commentator Alan Keye’s daughter Maya coming out at the aforementioned V-Day gay-rights rally, CP sex columnist Dan Savage warns gay folks not to get too smug when the children of conservative demagogues come out. Famed USC scientist William French Anderson, the “father of gene therapy,” accused...
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Alternatives

February 22, 2005
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Iraq War Syndrome: Boulder Weekly‘s Joel Warner examines returning war veterans, possibly hurt by military-prescribed sleeping pills. Waves of Grain: The Missoula Independent‘s Chris Bryant pumps ethanol. Also from the MI, Mike Keefe-Feldman on Columbia-based W.R. Grace’s Montana problems. Bush Disliker: Finally, LA Weekly‘s Judith Lewis pushes Collapse author Jared Diamond a little too...
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Blackwell trial: Final Day

February 17, 2005
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The trial of defrocked priest Maurice Blackwell–accused of molesting Dontee Stokes, who shot the priest in 2002 (he served 18 months of house arrest on handgun charges, but was acquitted of attempted murder), from ’89-’92 at a West Baltimore church–closed quietly yesterday afternoon. But it looks like the jury, after not reaching a verdict...
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All Bets Off

February 17, 2005
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I’m confused with what went on with slots yesterday. The Sun leads with the state Senate killing the attempts by some lawmakers to limit where slots may go (namely not in Prince George’s Co., Timonium, or downtown Baltimore). The Post, however, leads with House members compromising on a bill that would keep slots out...
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News Hole

February 17, 2005
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In the General Assembly: Group of Baltimoreans, led by ACORN, demand tougher anti-lead-paint law at House committee meeting. And Harford County residents demand tougher clean-groundwater laws at, I think, the same House Environmental Matters Committee meeting. Same committee to hold live where you work legislation hearing today. Harford delegate introduces anti-Segway bill. Legislators push...
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