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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

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Jefferson Jackson Steele


Your Vote Matters: City Paper’s Voter Guide for the 2004 General Election | Feature

President: George W. | Feature

U.S. Senate: Maria Allwine (G) Allwine's website The facts: Making her first run for elected office; a local peace activist, who, in fact, was arrested for protesting at the office of her opponent, Sen. | Feature

U.S. Representative 2nd District: Jane Brooks (R) The facts: A longtime Baltimore County Republican political activist; ran unsuccessfully for state House of Delegates in 1998 and 2002; worked in then-U.S. | Feature

U.S. Representative 3rd District: Robert P. | Feature

U.S. Representative 7th District: Tony Salazar (R) The facts: Making his first run for elected office; graduated from George Washington University Law School; active in Latino outreach for Baltimore City; works as senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Provident Bank; lives in Ellicott City; 44 years old. The read: A polished candidate and an avowed moderate in a state that could stand to benefit from more genuinely moderate Republican pols.   Elijah E. | Feature

Mayor: Elbert R. | Feature

City Council President: Sheila Dixon (D) website The facts: First-term incumbent; has served on the council since 1987 (she represented the old 4th District before being elected to her current office in 1999); defeated incumbent 4th District Councilwoman Catherine Pugh and former City Councilman and City Council President Carl Stokes in the 2003 primary (not endorsed by CP); chairs the city Board of Estimates; under federal investigation for possible ethics violations, along with other council incumbents; holds a master’s degree in education from Johns Hopkins University; former elementary-school teacher; recently left her longtime position as an international trade specialist with the state Department of Business and Economic Development; lives in Hunting Ridge; 50 years old. The read: Ever more powerful, Dixon can point to a legacy of economic development projects she has shepherded and health issues she has tackled locally, including HIV/AIDS and lead poisoning, as well as her efforts to reorganize the council and make it more effective. | Feature

City Comptroller: Joan M. | Feature

Councilmanic District Seats:   Go to District: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 City Council 1st District Roberto L. | Feature

The Fine Print: Every election season, Baltimore City voters are presented with a slate of charter amendments and bond issues at the bottom of the ballot, under the “real” elections. | Feature

Four of a Kind: Baltimore City’s Four Representatives in Congress are All Democrats—And All Likely to Sweep Away the Competition in the Nov. 2 Election | Campaign Beat by Gadi Dechter

Marching on O’Malley: Two Out of Three Mayoral Candidates Say They Could Do a Better Job of Fighting Violent Crime Than Mayor Martin O’Malley | Campaign Beat by Edward Ericson Jr.

Who’s On 1st?: A Neophyte, a Gadfly, and a Good Old Boy Run on the Waterfront | Campaign Beat by Van Smith

Farai Chideya: Multimedia journalist and political activist Farai Chideya is no stranger to Baltimore. | Q+A by Christina Royster-Hemby

The Mail



Just Do It: Enough of the lies, enough of the scandals, enough of the excuses, enough of the graft, enough of the secrecy and the denials and the senseless wasted lives chasing Bush’s demons in the desert. | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Bush for President: This year, with the nation at war, the stakes are infinitely higher, and Kerry doesn’t understand the magnitude of the threat to the very safety of his country’s citizens. | Right Field by Russ Smith

Undecided: Because really, no offense, but if you say you don’t know who you’re gonna vote for by now, you have got to be some kind of gigantic idiot. | Mr. Wrong by Joe MacLeod

Trying Too Hard—Plural: Honey, you’ve gone so far past the time to give up that you’re circling back to bite it on the ass. | Think Mink by Mink Stole



Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Sheet Comics: by The Hussey Bros.



Social Distortion: From Famous Faces to Hot-Button Issues, Political Cartoonist Steve Brodner is an Expert at Blowing Things Out of Proportion | Art by J. Bowers

Old Pols: The Roots of Today’s Political Dirty Pool Hit the Stage at Vagabonds | Stage by John Barry

Shaw: Four Starters: In the program notes accompanying Shaw: Four Starters, dramaturge Graham G. | Stage by Gadi Dechter

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth | Review by Emily Flake

Human Capital by Stephen Amidon | Review by Joab Jackson

Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops by Robert J.S. Ross | Review by Eric Allen Hatch



Howl: Angel-Headed Hipsters Wolf Eyes Drag Themselves Through the Streets at Dawn Looking for an Angry Fix | Music by Tony Ware

RaShee | Review by Bret McCabe

The Short List



Vera Drake | Review by Eric Allen Hatch

Around The Bend | Review by Violet LeVoit

Saw | Review by Ian Grey

Birth | Review by Ian Grey

Cyclo | Review by Nicole Leistikow

The Grapes of Wrath | Review by Bret McCabe

The Grudge | Review by Ian Grey

Hair Show | Review by Joe MacLeod

Primer | Review by Blake de Pastino

Surviving Christmas | Review by Joe MacLeod

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre | Review by Ian Grey



Kiss Cafe | Review by Richard Gorelick

Gyro Express | Review by Anna Ditkoff


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