September 9, 2007 |
The Rev. Ann Gordon stood in front of her United Methodist congregation last fall and announced that she was now he. Surgery and testosterone had transformed Ann into the Rev. Drew Phoenix -- still as liberal and laid-back as always, but now legally male. Most in the small congregation accepted their pastor's transition; they even threw him a renaming party, complete with birthday cake.
April 11, 2008 |
The painter, prepping to apply a couple of coats of linen white, didn't know who was about to move in. A neighbor had no clue either. Even the seller didn't realize who had bought his South Baltimore row house.
December 22, 2005 |
Two off-duty Baltimore police officers were shot to death at a suburban town house, and another law enforcement officer turned himself in a short time later, authorities said. The suspect and the victims knew one another, Baltimore County police spokesman Bill Toohey said. But he said he did not know their exact relationship. The slain officers, a man and a woman, were both assigned to the midnight shift. Police did not cite a motive.
October 24, 2002 |
A man critically burned in an arson fire died Wednesday, a week after his wife and five children were killed in the blaze. Police say the fire was set in retaliation for the family's efforts to rid the neighborhood of drug dealing. A suspect has been arrested. Carnell Dawson Sr., 43, was burned over 80% of his body in the fire that gutted the family's row house in East Baltimore. Funeral services were held today for Angela Dawson, 36, and the five children, aged 9 to 14.
October 20, 2002 |
Darrell Brooks, accused of starting a fire that killed an anti-drug crusading mother and her five children, was on probation at the time of the arson, but officers never made contact with him, an official said. Besides arson, Brooks, 21, faces six counts of first-degree murder in the blaze that engulfed Angela Dawson's three-story Baltimore row house.
November 14, 2003 |
The newly installed chief executive of Baltimore schools announced major reforms for the financially strapped district, including as many as 1,000 layoffs. The layoffs, effective in January, will come from all areas of the system, with the last cuts being teachers, Bonnie S. Copeland said. As of June 30, the system had about $51 million in cumulative deficit. School officials said they were hoping to get the system in the black by June 30, 2005.