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Edgar Allan Poe To Finally Get Proper Funeral. For Edgar Allan Poe, 2009 has been a better year than 1849. After dozens of events in several cities to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth, he’s about to get the grand funeral that a writer of his stature should have received when he died.
More Cecil Slots Planned, Baltimore Hits Snag. Maryland’s slot location commission has voted to approve allowing 1,000 more slot machines at a site in Cecil County than previously sought by the bidder. Meanwhile, Baltimore city is given more time to get its slots plan together.
Valley View Farm Boasts 1401 Pound Pumpkin. The biggest pumpkin the state’s ever had has arrived at Valley View Farms in Hunt Valley. The pumpkin weighed in at 1,401 pounds. It will be on display at Valley View until Nov. 7, when 11 News meteorologist Tom Tasselmyer will count all the seeds inside.
Castillo’s Confession Played In Court. Baltimore prosecutors played a tape in court on which a Rockville man can be heard confessing to drowning his three young children in a hotel bathtub. Mark Castillo made the statements in an interview with police the day after his children were killed in March 2008.