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Week in review: 9/23/11

Daniels details K-8 school plan

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels launched a public campaign Tuesday outlining Hopkins’ plans for the new East Baltimore Community School, which officials hope will attract families to the city’s Middle East neighborhood being redeveloped by East Baltimore Development Inc.

Md. opposes BGE acquisition

The Maryland Energy Administration and the administration of Gov. Martin O’Malley are opposing the $7.9 billion acquisition of Constellation Energy Group by Exelon Corp. unless changes are made in the deal. Constellation is the parent company of Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.

City helps EBDI cover TIF

Baltimore finance officials have drained nearly half a million dollars from a special account to help cover the $1.4 million repayment due this month on tax increment financing bonds issued for the East Baltimore Development Inc. project.

Towson U’s next president

Maravene S. Loeschke said Monday that she plans to focus on workforce development and ensuring academic excellence once she begins work Jan. 1 as president of Towson University.

Death penalty standard upheld

The standard that Maryland jurors use in deciding whether to impose the death penalty is constitutional, the Court of Appeals held Tuesday.

Under Armour plans expansion

Residents of the Locust Point neighborhood that is home to the corporate headquarters of Under Armour Inc. are taking a cautious approach to the Baltimore apparel company’s plan for extensive long-term expansion.

Murder conviction upheld

The Court of Appeals, citing a U.S. Supreme Court decision from February, upheld a murder conviction in a case it heard nearly three years ago. The court ruled that William Langley did not have the right to confront a woman whose 911 call was replayed in his trial.

Shooting convictions overturned

Two men who were convicted in a West Baltimore fatal shooting in 2005 are entitled to a new trial because of unfair remarks by the prosecution, the Court of Appeals held Wednesday.

COPT’s CEO to retire

Randall M. Griffin, who built Corporate Office Properties Trust into a real estate investment trust that controls more than 21 million square feet, will retire as CEO next spring. Roger A. Waesche Jr. will take over as CEO of the Columbia-based firm.