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The mysterious disappearance of 'Healthy Herbie': Where did 20,000 copies of Baltimore Mayor Pugh's books go?

The mysterious disappearance of 'Healthy Herbie': Where did 20,000 copies of Baltimore Mayor Pugh's books go?

In late March 2013, a Federal Express truck pulled up to a loading dock behind the Baltimore City Public Schools headquarters on North Avenue and unloaded 186 boxes that had been sent from a printer in Winnipeg, Canada. An operations staff member signed for the delivery.

Inside those boxes were 18,600 copies of “A Healthy Start for Herbie,” the shipping document says, fresh off the presses. The first run, some 1,500 copies, had been delivered to the author, then-Senator Catherine Pugh, just about a week before.

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