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August 7, 2012

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 the 40th District and the re-election efforts of the ancients: Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. and Maryland Comptroller William Donald Schaefer; and Ericka Blount Danois scores the performance of Baltimore’s five rookie state delegates.

I, Investigative Reporter shows how to find out who’s giving how much to politicians’ campaigns.

Ballot Stuffing gives the skinny on the 44th District senate race between state Sen. Clarence Mitchell IV and state Del. Verna Jones, national GOP fundraising for the gubernatorial candidacy of Robert Ehrlich, and church-group endorsements for 43rd District delegate Maggie McIntosh, who is gay.

Michael Anft’s Media Circus frets over the upcoming Sept. 11 anniversary and local crime coverage, and announces the impending departure of CP editor Andy Markowitz.

Tom Chalkley’s Charmed Life celebrates the work of Richard Q. “Moco” Yardley, cartoonist extraordinaire.

Christopher Myers How’s it Going? gets answers from Nolan Rollins, Carrie Trausneck, and Matt Czapanskiy.

The Mail has letters from police commissioner Edward Norris, Bob Jacobson, Barb Smith, and Larnell Custis Butler.

The columns are: Suz Redfearn’s Germ Bag, on being priced out of the housing market; Joe MacLeod’s Mr. Wrong, on Shiny Disco Ball; Mink Stole’s Think Mink, on mean mornings and tolerating exes; and Wiley Hall III’s Urban Rhythms, on Gore v. Lieberman.

Scocca & MacLeod’s proto-blog, Funny Paper, reads the comics so you don’t have to.

In Books, Scott Carlson gets fired up about Peter M. Leschak’s Ghosts of the Fireground and David J. Strohmaier’s The Seasons of Fire.

Mike Giuliano’s Art checks out the Everybody Draws exhibit at Fleckenstein Gallery & Archival Framing.

In The Arts, Josephine Yun scratches her head over what’s happening in Japanese rock.

Anna Ditkoff’s Stage mops up Fells Point Corner Theatre’s production of Gene Gately’s OK, OK.

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