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Sun Spikes City Paper April Fools' Day Issue

Sun Spikes City Paper April Fools' Day Issue

Just weeks after the Baltimore Sun Media Group (BSMG)

of

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City Paper

, the new boss asserted its authority, refusing to publish a planned April Fools' Day Special Issue which was to come out today. The Special Issue - including the new tagline, "Get It Tuesday" - was to include stories about former mayor Sheila Dixon starting her own line of gift cards, current mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake starting a national commission to promote full financial audits of city government, and members of the metal band Dokken suing Eastern Shore residents for referring to their wooden boat piers as "docks." BSMG objected, saying that less sophisticated

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Sun

readers might confuse the Special Issue with

b

, which is already planning an issue on 101 Best Mayors' Houses.

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