Week in Review

Compiled by the Retriever Weekly News Staff

Nov. 12 The O’Malley administration withdrew its bid to lease a Kent County farm to the political nonprofit Eastern Shore Food Hup Corporation for $1 per year. The proposal had been criticized by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who had questioned the underlying political ties concerning the bid; the owner of the Eastern Shore Food Hub Corp. has contributed large sums to Maryland Democratic candidates in past years.

Nov. 13 A Maryland state panel approved a draft of proposed regulations for a future state medical marijuana industry. The regulations in question involve fees for potential medical marijuana growers to obtain licenses, as well as rules for patients to obtain medical marijuana.

Nov. 14 Baltimore detectives began investigating multiple shootings early Friday morning. One took place at the 3800 block of Frankford Rd., while the other occurred at the 1000 block of Orleans St.

Nov. 15 Data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealed Baltimore to have had the fifth-highest murder rate of all major U.S. cities in 2013, with 37.4 per 100,000 people. Detroit, New Orleans, Newark and St. Louis ranked ahead of Baltimore.

Nov. 16 The DEA surprised the San Francisco 49ers with an investigation into their medical and training staff following their 16-10 victory at the New York Giants. The investigation comes as allegations of illegal painkiller use and dangerous medical practices to keep players on the field surfaced.

Nov. 17 After a poor performance in the third fiscal quarter, the Japanese economy has slipped into a recession. Japan’s GDP declined by 0.4% per quarter as investment in business dropped. Economies are commonly described as being in a technical recession after two straight quarterly contractions.