More on the Paramours:

After getting

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by the

Post

on the problems at

HQ in Baltimore when it was led by Senate candidate

, the

Sun

's Kelly Brewington, Ivan Penn, and Greg Barrett

yesterday with a longish, but kinda weak look at the "culture" inside the NAACP. While their story is certainly full of interesting tidbits--sexual harrassment, favoritism, etc.--it doesn't really move the larger story forward. Still, worth a read.

Speaking of the Senate race, David Nitkin reports in

The Sun

today that

are

, and winning, on

to get him to run as the Republican candidate. "Maryland is about to experience Republican politics as you've never seen," Scott W. Reed, a past executive director of the Republican National Committee, tells Nitkin.

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And speaking of

The Sun

getting

--in this case, in the plummeting circulation department--ombudsman Paul Moore attempts, in his Sunday column, to

the double-digit dip on weekdays. It's a nuanced explication, involving the elimination of "low-revenue-producing programs." Letter-writers, of course, enjoy some schadenfraude, because that's what letter-writers do: "Not to wish you ill, but I was certainly happy to learn The Sun's circulation in down," one wrote.

Horse Race:

In the other big race shaping up for 2006--that is, for governor--the

Washington Times

' S.A. Miller gets assumed gubernatorial candidate

's fellow Dems to

for his statement last week

.

Closing Time:

As the Broening Highway

plant prepares to shut down later this week, the

Sun

' Stacey Hirsh

with workers, the company, and the U.S. automotive industry in general.

Maybe some of the laid-off GM workers can find a job at the new

. Soon, the Surveillance Sector of the economy will employ dozens.

In brighter surveillance news, the

Sun

's Arthur Hirsch

the

's self-proclaimed "Riverkeeper," Fred Tutman.

Movement to Montgomery:

After the semi-surprise court-ordered

of Montgomery County's new sex-ed program, the

Post

' Lori Aratani and Daniel de Vise

how it happened.

No Fun:

City

chief Kimberle Flowers

to take a similar job in D.C.

Fo-Shizzle:

Sun

pop music critic Rashod D. Ollison on Sunday

's inexplicable everlasting success. Also in Sunday's A&E section, film critic Michael Sragow

with

.

All Bets Off:

In last week's

BBJ

, Alan Zibel

on the city's crack-down on illegal charity "casino" nights. And Julekha Dash

that

's

at Pier V will become yet another

.

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