Ed­u­ca­tion board mem­ber quits to protest cal­en­dar

Baltimore Sun - - AROUND THE REGION -

James Gates, a physi­cist and Mary­land State School Board mem­ber, is re­sign­ing his po­si­tion on the board as a protest against Gov. Larry Ho­gan’s ex­ec­u­tive or­der to be­gin school af­ter La­bor Day. Gates said he could not re­main on the board be­cause the gover­nor’s ac­tion threat­ens the board’s in­de­pen­dence. It “has made me ex­tremely un­com­fort­able,” he said. “This was in­tol­er­a­ble.” In first an­nounc­ing the or­der, Ho­gan said that pro­tect­ing “the tra­di­tional end of sum­mer” has eco­nomic, en­vi­ron­men­tal, health and public safety ben­e­fits.

Bing Street­side edits im­ages show­ing vic­tim

An on­line map­ping ser­vice that pho­tographed the body of a Bal­ti­more man mo­ments af­ter he had been shot has mod­i­fied the photo. Bing Street­side placed a white box over the im­age some­time be­fore Tues­day morn­ing. A car drove through Cur­tis Bay last year record­ing ground-level im­ages for Bing and pho­tographed the body of Ricky Cham­bers Jr. Cham­bers, 24, was found shot shortly af­ter 3:30 p.m. April 29, 2015, at Pennington Av­enue and Hazel Street. Po-

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