In the feature, Terrie Snyder talks,
, with former Baltimore Police Commissioner
. Linked to this
St. Petersburg Times
--Norris now lives in the Tampa area--some days ago, but it's worth another look.
Both Political Animal
veteran newsman/commentator Bob Lopez, who died of lung cancer May 22 at the age of 52. For more on Lopez, check out Kevin Cowherd's
and Dan Rodricks'
. More appreciations can be found at
Also in Mobtown Beat, The Nose
with a report on the fate of the gay-rights legislation passed in the General Assembly earlier this year: two vetoes from the
, one signature. For more details, check out Andrew A. Green's
and . The daily follows up with Green's
on the future of gay-rights legislation in Maryland (Gov. Bob Ehrlich claims he's seeking a compromise on medical decisions), and
, in which
and other enlightened souls say they've abandoned their quest for a referendum to kill the aforementioned bills.
For reaction, the
's Dan Furmansky's
provide some contrast. Oh, and Kevin Naff's
--predictably calling for voters to get rid of Ehrlich next year--is nonetheless a good read.
Finally, in the A&E section, J. Bowers
with local shock-rock band