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Police Union Cries “Lynch Mob,” and Other Protest News

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 23, 2015 9:35am

Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray

Protests over the death of Freddie Gray are growing in Baltimore.

In a prepared statement, which I can only assume was never proofread, the Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 3 compared those protesting the suspicious death of a black man from injuries sustained in police custody to a “lynch mob.” Read More →

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Baltimore County Prosecutors are Latest Anti-Animal Cruelty Poster Children

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 3:14pm

April Doherty and Adam Lippe get a look at their poster.

April Doherty and Adam Lippe get a look at their poster.

The Show Your Soft Side campaign is lawyering up. Read More →

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Earth Day 2015: Fix the Roof While the Sun is Shining

2 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 1:02pm

Stanford University's Solutions Project predicts that our world can convert to sustainable energy.

Stanford’s Solutions Project predicts that our world can convert to sustainable energy.

Earth Day 2015 is all about climate change. Since you may not pour over the latest global warming news, we’ve highlighted recent local and global stats in the “skimmer” below. Though global warming is sobering, don’t expect just a “bummersville” read. Have you heard of the Solutions Project? According to this Stanford University think tank, a fossil-free modern world is possible and it is cost-effective. It’s good that someone smart is developing a sustainable plan because scientists say we don’t have much time; we need to cut fossil fuels by 40 to 70 percent in thirty-five short years. Last I looked, there’s no planet B.

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Bloomberg Can’t Stop Funding New Centers at Johns Hopkins

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 10:12am

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a problem: He can’t seem to stop giving Johns Hopkins money. By 2013, Bloomberg had already given or promised more than $1 billion (yes, billion with a “b”) to his alma mater… and he hasn’t slowed down. Read More →

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Baltimore’s Water Wheel Sets a New Record

5 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 9:51am

Before/after Harbor photo via @MrTrashWheel

Before/after Harbor photo via @MrTrashWheel

Baltimore’s much-admired water wheel, which traps trash in the Inner Harbor, captured 19 tons (TONS!!!) of trash and debris this Monday. That’s enough garbage to fill 6.5 dumpsters– the most it’s ever captured in one day. Read More →

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Italian Doctor to Launch Head Transplant Project in Maryland

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 8:45am

Head Transplant

The martyrdom of St. Denis.

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero just found a volunteer for an experimental head transplant (well, more like a body transplant) procedure he expects to perform in 2017. Valery Spiridonov, a 30-year-old Russian man whose muscles are deteriorating under a rare genetic disorder, has agreed to undergo the 36-hour ordeal for the chance at a new body. Read More →

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Maryland Trooper Charged with Assault Was Once a Hero at Camden Yards

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 8:15am

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Maryland state trooper Nathan Steelman, 28, was charged Tuesday with assaulting a man who flicked a cigarette at him, after Steelman had the man in custody. As the Baltimore Sun pointed out, this is the same state trooper he came to the aid of an injured Yankees fan at Camden Yards in 2013. Read More →

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Esquire Says Baltimore “Looks Like a Movie Set”

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015 7:22am

Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray’s fatal injury while in police custody and the ensuing protests have been getting national attention.

In a blog post at Esquire Tuesday evening, John Hendrickson points out that a photo (from Justin Fenton) of mounted police in front of utterly dilapidated rowhomes makes Baltimore look like a movie set. He waxes poetic: Read More →

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Baltimore is Getting its Own Talk Show

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 3:26pm

oprahWe may have lost Oprah long ago, but there’s plenty of people in Baltimore who would make for interesting interviews, and we already know the performing arts has plenty of variety. Hosts Jake Lazovick and Lucas “That’s Nice!” Haroldson are set to take advantage of the opportunity.  Read More →

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Thank God Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Coming to Baltimore

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 21, 2015 9:30am

2011 Aspen Ideas Festival - Day 5

Writer, thinker, native Baltimorean, and all-around genius Ta-Nehisi Coates is speaking in Baltimore one week from today, and boy do we ever need to hear from him.

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