Rosalind E. Heid
Correction: City Councilmember Rikki Spector (D-5th District) did not learn about a lawsuit against her until a July 15 interview with City Paper, not an Aug. 15 interview, as was erroneously reported in last week's story about the 5th District race ("Council 'Dean' Challenged," Mobtown Beat, July 20).
Editor's note: The winners of the 2011 Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) Awards were announced at organization's annual convention in New Orleans on July 22, and City Paper won two first-place honors among AAN papers with circulations greater than 50,000: Art Director Joe MacLeod won first place in the Column category for Mr. Wrong, and Staff Writer Edward Ericson Jr. won first place in Special Topics: Drug Reporting for his four-part series on the drug-rehab industry in Baltimore ("Cleaning Up," Feature, June 22, 2010; "Old Habits," Feature, July 27, 2010; "'We Are Not in the Housing Business,'" Feature, Sept. 29, 2010; "Waiting for the Plan," Feature, Nov. 10, 2010). In addition, contributing photographer Ryan "Rarah" Stevenson won third place in the Photography category. Congratulations to Joe, Ed, and Rarah.