Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's for real! Loopy septuagenarian Frank "Papa Bear" Conaway is running for mayor a 3rd time. Comment: "I can see lots of bear cubs getting no-bid contracts in Baltimore's future."

Enhancing skills to get an edge

Suspects and victim in the stabbing at Security Square Mall are students at the North American Trade School there. Wonder what they were studying?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Quality reading

If you haven't read Antero Pietila's Not in My Neighborhood, you really must. Finally got my copy on Saturday and couldn't put it down all weekend. Full of fascinating facts, not just about how housing segregation and blockbusting, but crazy tidbits, like before 1904, Baltimore didn't have an underground sewage system, just massive cesspools. Also MLK Jr. apparently actively avoided Baltimore, for reasons unknown. And apparently Pennsylvania Ave used to be main street!

Charges dropped againt helmet cam man

Judge tossed wire tap charges against the motorcyclist who caught a State Trooper behaving oddly, then posted it on Youtube.
White supremacist Calvin E. Lockner received a 31-year prison sentence today for assaulting an elderly black fisherman at Fort Armistead.

Lots of shootings this weekend. The current tally is five wounded and one dead.

The family of Sarah Foxwell have asked that outgoing Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis Ruark stay on as lead prosecutor in Thomas Leggs's capital murder trial.


"Piece of tongue key evidence against killer" at the Perkins hospital