Personally, I can't eulogize
, as I grew up listening to
on the radio (and didn't pay much attention to the Colts at all), thinking Thompson was just a guy who did commercials. But obviously the guy was huge in Baltimore, and his death is today's
. Besides Ed Waldman's just-linked obituary, there's at least five other stories/columns in
, so just look around. Matt Schude does the
. (Hate to be catty at a moment like this, but Page B04? C'mon, the Nationals are only, like, 5 days old.) And the
Like argument over control of the city's schools, I am woefully ignorant about the
, what it means for the state's schools, and whether or not any of it got implemented. There are just too many twists and turns for anyone not following schools full-time to follow. Anyway, part of Thornton
starting today; the state's high court is supposed to figure out whether the state shortchanged city schools by $400 to $800 million over the past few years. Like I said, it's confusing.
Instead of going with first-choice
, city to
construction of $290 million publicly financed convention headquarters hotel.
to get two new buildings thanks to
Anne Arundel Co. bingo-hall operators, in order to compete with slots they say, ask state for
. Am I the only one who feels dirty following this whole effort by our elected officials to separate old and poor folks from even more of their money?
"Stop Slots Sabbath." This is interesting, because Gov. Ehrlich was hoping to use churches to his advantage on the anti-same-sex marriage bill, which just
in a House committee. So, that's a nonstarter + churches pretty much united against him on slots = not looking good for Bobby. In other slots news, racetrack developer William Rickman says he'll gladly
, Montgomery Co. Council member says--shock!!--that campaign contributions influenced Gov. Ehrlich's decision to
. More interesting is the ways
boosters went around campaign-finance laws to give the gov somewhere in the neighborhood of $130,000.
on Joe Steffen's e-mails story.
Is This "News"?
Due to crowded downtown hotels, poor Miss USAs
in Columbia. Is anyone else embarassed that Baltimore is hosting this year's
Construction turns up town founder's grave