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Callers give O'Malley an earful

There's no politician in the state as deft in handling the media as Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley. Yesterday, O'Malley settled into his new role as rookie radio talk show host. He got a polite earful. On one line, Robert from Canton was complaining about a water leak. On another, Dorie from Northeast Baltimore described troubles with late property tax bills, while Fran from Phoenix vented because she couldn't get drug-dealing tenants evicted at a property she owns in the city. "Have you been a good landlord, or a bad landlord?" O'Malley puckishly asked Fran, while taking notes. "I would urge you to call the local [police] district. If you...