Having the All-Star Game in Baltimore would give the Orioles a chance to tout the team's turnaround from years of dismal results, as well as give an incentive with season-ticket packages for 2015 and 2016 if the club ties access to the event to longer season plans. And it would pump millions into the local economy, while giving Peter G. Angelos one of his biggest moments as Orioles owner on a national stage.
Capt. Jay Landsman Jr., the Towson precinct's fourth commander in 22 months, hopes to bring the communication skills gleaned in two decades on the job and the policing background of a third-generation officer to his new role as Towson's top cop.
For years, Nathan ¿Bodie¿ Barksdale engaged in a public spat with The Wire creator David Simon over just how much of his criminal past was an inspiration for the series¿ drug boss Avon Barksdale, all the while vowing that he was long out of the game.
A new gay film premiering in the Baltimore region on Friday features the actor Wendell Pierce -- of "The Wire" fame -- as a conflicted husband and father who has an affair with a teenage boy he meets online.