Baltimore City Paper

X-Content: Ten Years Ago in City Paper: August 7, 2002

Ralph Brave's feature makes the case for law-enforcement use of

. In Mobtown Beat, Augusta Olsen profiles


, a medical herbalist specializing in menopause treatment. The Nose sniffs out controversies over a

and a


. In Campaign Beat, Van Smith reports on


; and Ericka Blount Danois scores the performance of


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

, national GOP fundraising for the gubernatorial candidacy of

, and church-group endorsements for 43rd District delegate

, who is gay. Michael Anft's


frets over the upcoming Sept. 11 anniversary and local crime coverage, and announces the impending departure of


editor Andy Markowitz. Tom Chalkley's Charmed Life celebrates the work of

, cartoonist extraordinaire. Christopher Myers

gets answers from Nolan Rollins, Carrie Trausneck, and Matt Czapanskiy.

has letters from police commissioner Edward Norris, Bob Jacobson, Barb Smith, and Larnell Custis Butler. The columns are: Suz Redfearn's Germ Bag, on


; Joe MacLeod's Mr. Wrong, on

; Mink Stole's Think Mink, on

; and Wiley Hall III's Urban Rhythms, on

. Scocca & MacLeod's proto-blog,

, reads the comics so you don't have to. In Books, Scott Carlson gets fired up about Peter M. Leschak's

and David J. Strohmaier's


The Seasons of Fire.

Mike Giuliano's Art checks out the

exhibit at Fleckenstein Gallery & Archival Framing. In The Arts, Josephine Yun scratches her head over what's happening in

. Anna Ditkoff's Stage mops up Fells Point Corner Theatre's production of Gene Gately's