As the clouds broke briefly above Baltimore on Saturday afternoon, a small but welcome patch of sunlight warmed the small nook not far from City Hall where Albert L. Kennedy Jr. had gathered his belongings around him.
He was waiting for a ride to a city shelter amid the weekend's deep freeze. Anything would be better than Friday night, Kennedy said, when he slept outside, pulling a cardboard box around him to break the wind and burrowing beneath some blankets.
"I've been handling it the best way I can," Kennedy said, as midday temperatures fell well below freezing. "You get to a destination, a little corner or something, and bundle up."