In those days, the three members of each council district shared a single office. There were no partitions or physical separations of any kind — just three desks occupying three corners of a room. There could hardly be any secrets, as most conversations and phone discussions were easily overheard. And, at regular intervals, a hurricane would enter the room; it was Barbara Mikulski, the former social worker fresh from her fight to stop to the insanity of tearing out the heart of Fells Point and Canton with the proposed route for the I-95 highway. When Barbara came into the office, the energy level palpably increased. Her determination and hard-working nature were constantly on display.