In the feature, Terrie Snyder talks,

, with former Baltimore Police Commissioner

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. 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

and longtime

CP

writer

eulogize

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'

in

The Sun

. More appreciations can be found at

and the

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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

in

The Sun

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

Washington Times

'

and

's Dan Furmansky's

Sun

provide some contrast. Oh, and Kevin Naff's

in

Washington Blade

--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

.

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