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Holiday Guide Feature

Dear Santa

Our Christmas Wish List For the City

Illustrations By Tom Chalkley
Three-quarters or more of Baltimore City voters actually voting on the coming year’s election days.
A New Year’s Eve without a hail of bullets fired into and falling from the sky.
A place in Baltimore City for The Wire to shoot.
Fifty fewer murders (we’re not asking for anything crazy here).
Housing and health inspections for “recovery houses.” It’s all about getting healthier and safer, right?
Hutzler’s department store open again, so we don’t have to go out to the county to buy underwear or a frying pan.
Five hundred new drug treatment beds.
Conventioneers lining up to book rooms in advance at the convention hotel.
Dollar houses--but not for flippers.
OK, so we promised we weren’t gonna write about it again, but maybe just a teeny little act of God to blast the “Man/Woman” sculpture at Penn Station into unusable scrap so that it’s hauled off and forgotten. Now we’re done.

Holiday Guide 2005

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Posted 11/16/2005

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