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The Ghosts Hand: Maryland Law Enforcers Secretly Sit at the Online Gambling Tablenew

Mundane as they may seem, the Maryland gambler's wagers and payouts have had major repercussions in the online-gambling world. That's because, starting in 2008, the details of that person's online betting activities were included in meticulous affidavits.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Van Smith  |  03-30-2010  |  Drugs

Prosecutors Weigh In on a Bill Would Make Child Neglect a Felony in Marylandnew

Lisae Jordan can tell stories about child abuse and neglect that would make most people's stomachs churn. Children tied to chairs by parents and not allowed to get up to go to the bathroom. Kids locked in closets during the day.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Erin Sullivan  |  03-16-2010  |  Children & Families

Libertarian Party Fills Maryland's Ballot with Candidatesnew

The Libertarian Party of Maryland may not win any elections in November, but its victory is in its full complement of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives--the most of any third-party effort in Maryland in at least 30 years. The party is fielding eight candidates for eight seats.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Edward Ericson Jr.  |  11-04-2008  |  Politics

Despite Little Competition, Baltimore's Congressmen are Flush with Cashnew

The incumbents, all Democrats -- U.S. representatives Dutch Ruppersberger, John Sarbanes, and Elijah Cummings -- are household names in the Baltimore area and won easy primaries in February. Their opponents have hardly any name recognition and even less money to buy traction with voters. Nonetheless, the incumbents' formidable fundraising operations haven't missed a beat.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Van Smith  |  11-04-2008  |  Politics

The Battle for the Mid-Atlantic: Lowlights from Obama v. McCainnew

Reports from both campaigns in Maryland and Virginia.
Washington City Paper  |  Franklin Schneider and Justin Moyer  |  10-31-2008  |  Politics

Come Cold or Crowds, Ocean City Surfing is a Way of Lifenew

The surf comes quick--rides are only a few seconds long--and an upwelling of cold water has made it unseasonably chilly, but a couple of early tropical storms have been kicking up the waves along the East Coast, and the surfers of Ocean City have been taking full advantage.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Chris Landers  |  08-19-2008  |  Sports

C. Fraser Smith Chronicles the Marylanders Who Fought For Civil Rights in 'Here Lies Jim Crow'new

Having Baltimore Sun columnist and WYPR senior news analyst Smith's new book in my possession has been as interesting and eye-opening as the book itself. The book drew people's attention everywhere I went.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Petula Caesar  |  08-12-2008  |  Nonfiction

Baltimore's Bail Bonds Industry Is Huge, Complicated, and Largely Unregulatednew

Law professor Doug Colbert estimates that bail bondsmen statewide make between $100 and $150 million each year. It's a system that Colbert would like to see reformed -- with a supervised release program for nonviolent and minor offenders taking the place of the current system, where it all comes down to cash and who can pay it.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Christopher Landers  |  07-08-2008  |  Crime & Justice

Flipping Out on Real Estatenew

The housing boom in Baltimore and other hot spots is creating millionaires and drawing would-be investors into a complex and often murky business.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Edward Ericson Jr.  |  08-05-2005  |  Business & Labor

Left-Wing Coalition Tries to Hit Sinclair in Pocketbooknew

The group, led by Media Matters for America, has launched a national letter-writing campaign to Sinclair Broadcast Group's advertisers that charges the company with misusing the public airwaves.
Illinois Times  |  Todd Spivak  |  01-10-2005  |  Media

What Some Black Women Don't Know About Their Mennew

Black men who have sex with men but still identify as straight instead of gay or bisexual are known as "down low." By definition, these men do not tell their wives and girlfriends that they are sleeping around, a health risk because, studies suggest, 30 percent of such men are carriers of HIV.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Christina Royster-Hemby  |  08-11-2004  |  Sex

"Baltimore" Exhibit Comes to Baltimorenew

Isaac Julien's "Baltimore" installation brings great blacks to the Walters Museum and "Sweet Sweetback's" Melvin Van Peebles back to the streets.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Eric Allen Hatch  |  08-07-2004  |  Art

Piedmont Blues of Maryland Released on Folkway Recordsnew

Born from both country and gospel, between bluegrass and R&B, the Piedmont blues of Maryland's Warner Williams and Jay Summerour finds a home on Blues Highway.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Sam Hopkins  |  05-24-2004  |  Profiles & Interviews

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