Permanent moon base ahead?
An international team of astronauts will be living and working at a permanent moon base to be built at one of the resource-rich lunar poles within two decades, NASA announced. pg 1a
Bolton will leave U.N. post
Ending weeks of speculation about the future of one of the Bush administration's most polarizing figures, the White House said yesterday that United Nations ambassador John Bolton would leave that post in the coming weeks. pg 3a
Shiite leader against panel plan
With a blue-ribbon commission about to urge President Bush to seek help from Iran and Syria in Iraq, an Iraqi Shiite leader with ties to Tehran said yesterday in the Oval Office that his country's problems could not be solved through such regional or international efforts. pg 14a
Feeding bodies and souls
The Samaritan Community in Bolton Hill feeds bodies and souls. pg 1c
Stewart book here just in time
Just in time for the holidays, comes a new book from Martha Stewart on how to avoid problems with decorating and entertaining. pg 1c
BGE less positive on fuel costs
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. delivered yesterday a slightly less optimistic forecast for its customers' winter heating bills as a blast of arctic air blanketed the region and gave the Mid-Atlantic a taste of cold weather. pg 1d
Orioles in big-screen dispute
The Orioles and the Maryland Stadium Authority are in disagreement over the size and payment specifics of a new DiamondVision board at Oriole Park to replace the existing JumboTron. pg 1a
Government scientist charged
A senior government scientist working in Alzheimer's disease research was charged by federal prosecutors yesterday with accepting $285,000 in consulting fees and travel expenses from the world's largest drug manufacturer without proper approval from his bosses. pg 1a
Move against housing bill
The leaders of some city agencies are pushing to significantly restrict legislation that would require developers to include affordable units in all Baltimore residential projects, but the City Council sponsors of the bill are sticking by their original plan. pg 1b
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Quote Of the day
"Ten years ago you really had to look to see a deer. You thought it was a big deal to see one. Now you see them everywhere."
Tom Wiles Jr., farm manager in Montgomery County Article, PG 1a
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