The Baltimore's ethics board's call for more transparency in the mayor's use of free tickets to the city's arena and sports stadiums is welcome, but Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed policy includes a glaring loophole.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office turned over numerous documents Monday about her use of free 1st Mariner Arena tickets — but too late for the city's ethics board to consider them at its meeting Tuesday.
With the start of school less than a week away, the students in the Centennial High School marching band were clustered in groups in the school's parking lot, instruments in hand. They had been practicing since 3 p.m., and it was nearly 9. The sun had set, and a crescent moon glowed orange above them
Baltimore's ethics board launched an inquiry Tuesday into Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office's use of free tickets to 1st Mariner Arena, citing concerns about distribution of tickets to the mayor's family and staff members.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's top aides and relatives routinely received free tickets to performances at Baltimore's First Mariner Arena, including popular concerts such as Rihanna, Sade and Jay-Z, public records show.
Allison Schmitt, who already has won medals in each of the three colors at the Summer Games, caught Australian Alicia Coutts in the final leg to lead the U.S. to victory in the 4x200 freestyle relay with a new Olympic record.
UMBC has staked much of its reputation on encouraging undergraduates to participate in research often reserved for graduate students at other universities. This culminates every year in the university's undergraduate research day, which is kind of like a science fair for college kids.
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.