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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

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Philip L. Nix

NEWS

Tragic Mountains: Local Filmmaker Catherine Pancake Hopes To Bring the Devastation of Mountaintop Removal Mining To a Theater Near You | Feature by Bret McCabe

Powering Up for a Fight: Seton Hill Association Fighting With BGE and the City Over A Proposal To Build Substation and Switching Station in Historic Area | Mobtown Beat by Christina Royster-Hemby

Time Out: Change To Patriot Act Could Shorten Death-Row Inmates’ Time To Appeal Cases | Mobtown Beat by Lawrence Hurley

Rhymes With ‘P,’ Which Stands for Pool: Benjamin Blye, 76 years old, hobbled forth to address the Maryland House of Delegates’ Ways and Means Committee on March 14. | Quick and Dirty by Edward Ericson Jr.

Port Whine: Amid the Sturm und Drang of the fading Dubai Ports World deal, the state legislature has been considering an exemption of normal procurement rules for the Port of Baltimore. | Quick and Dirty by Edward Ericson Jr.

Quick Release: Gilbert Sapperstein, the 74-year-old former city contractor who last August pled guilty to stealing more than $3.3 million from the city school system in a bribery scheme, was paroled Feb. | Quick and Dirty by Van Smith

Charitable Coverage: Baltimore’s top elected African-American official is being investigated by the state prosecutor amid mounting evidence of possible corruption. | Media Circus by Gadi Dechter

Councilmania | Murder Ink | The Mail | The News Hole

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COLUMNS

No Sex, Please: As usual, the abortion battle begins in an intolerant Midwestern state with a strong fundamentalist streak | Political Animal by Brian Morton

Foul Ball: Show me a 9-year-old who throws 65 miles an hour. | Right Field by Russ Smith

Let’s Break a Deal: I’m gonna wear this out, seriously, this Deal or No Deal thing. | Mr. Wrong by Joe MacLeod

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COMICS

Lulu Eightball: by Emily Flake

Shabby Tabby: by Valerie Crosswhite

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ARTS

Criss Cross Cultural: Writer Kim Jensen Fuses the Personal With the Political and Confronts Literary and Cultural Dogma In the Process | Books by Joab Jackson

The Squid and the Tale: How Two Friends Turned an Idea And Some Cash Into a Burgeoning Design and Manufacturing Company | Style by Jason Torres

In a Jar: Peggy Diggs’ Witty, Obsessive Installation Is Best In Show | Art by J. Bowers

Out of Beach: Five Characters Look For Something In the Emptiness In This Inventive Production | Stage by John Barry

Jeff Cohen: Take it on faith: Playwrights who want to write about Baltimore are few and far between. | Q+A by John Barry

The Poem That Changed America: Howl Fifty Years Later by Jason Shinder, editor | Review by Geoffrey Himes

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MUSIC

I’m Gonna Love the Hell Out of You: Silver Jews, March 22, Ottobar | Feedback by Raymond Cummings

Putting it on Ax: Emmanuel Ax with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, March 16 | Feedback by Jens F. Laurson

Destroyer: Destroyer’s Rubies | Review by Robbie Whelan

DJ Drama and Young Jeezy: Can’t Ban the Snowman | Review by Ethan Padgett

DJ Five and Pizzo: DJ Five and Pizzo | Review by Michaelangelo Matos

Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid: The Exchange Session Vol. 1 | Review by Raymond Cummings

Dem Franchize Boyz: On Top of Our Game | Review by Al Shipley

The Short List

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FILM

Waterworlds: Doug Sadler Mines His Own Life Around the Bay For His Second Feature | Film by Wendy Ward

Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood: Music Video Director Chris Robinson Brings His Feature Debut to His Charm City Home | Film by Jason Torres

Slither | Review by Cole Haddon

ATL | Review by Jason Torres

Ice Age: The Meltdown | Review by Joe MacLeod

Isn't This a Time! | Review by Bret McCabe

Swimmers | Review by Wendy Ward

Inside Man | Review by Al Shipley

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector | Review by Jess Harvell

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EAT

Maggie Moore's | Review by Richard Gorelick

Shaking Duck Butt | Review by Christopher Skokna

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