The bankrupt publishing company is reportedly interviewing bankers about selling its papers.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
State delegate says he wants a program that protects people and instills public confidence.
A state delegate from Baltimore County says public confidence in speed cameras has deteriorated to the point that a state audit and possible reboot are needed. Del. Jon Cardin said Monday he plans to sponsor a bill calling for an audit of state and local speed camera tickets with an eye on rooting out bogus citations. "Maybe it's time to go back to the drawing board," Cardin said. The Baltimore County Democrat said he is in the process of drawing up a bill that would create an audit due to legislators by October 2013. Instances of bogus tickets issued to drivers would result in a $1,000 per incident penalty, though it is not clear if the jurisdiction or the speed camera vendor would be responsible for the fine, Cardin said. "I'm not trying…
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Dave Cluster of Pikesville journals about homeless life on the streets of Baltimore.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Gene Raynor was one of the deceased governor's closest friends. He shares a touching story of Schaefer's generosity when the cameras weren't rolling. Raynor also discusses where Schaefer loved to eat and travel, and the people in his inner circle.
William Donald Schaefer and Gene Raynor first met in 1955 when Schaefer was running for Baltimore City Council for the first time and Raynor was working in Baltimore's Board of Elections. At the time, Schaefer wanted to purchase the list of voters, but he didn't have the $200 to pay for it. So Raynor gave him his copy, asking only that Schaefer return it after the election. Schaefer won and returned the list, dog-eared and doodled. A friendship was born. Raynor and Schaefer remained friends ever since. In these videos, Raynor shares some of his best stories about his friend.
Monday, April 18, 2011
The former governor, Baltimore mayor and state comptroller who died Monday will lie in state at the State House in Annapolis and in the rotunda of Baltimore City Hall.
UPDATE (8:30 a.m.)—William Donald Schaefer—Baltimore's legendary former mayor, Maryland governor and state comptroller—died Monday about 6:30 p.m. in his bed at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville, according to longtime friend Lainy M. LeBow-Sachs. "I was with him holding his hand," LeBow-Sachs told Patch. "He couldn't speak." Schaefer, 89, was released from the hospital earlier this month after a five-day stay for pneumonia and returned to Charlestown, where Maryland's 58th governor had lived for three years. LeBow-Sachs said she did not know the official cause of death but said it was likely multiple "organ shutdown." "There will never be another William Donald Schaefer," LeBow-Sachs said. "I think everyone will be so …