Archive for April, 2013

Baltimore Mailbag: Swimmers Gone Wild at Out-of-Town Meet. Or As They Call It at the Club Made Famous By Michael Phelps … April.

Published April 18th, 2013, Uncategorized

This post has been deleted, consistent with a July 15, 2013, consent order in U.S. District Court in Maryland. The full text of the consent order is viewable at For new developments, follow Concussion Inc.’s coverage on July 15, 2013, and thereafter.

Baltimore Health Department: Mark Your Calendars

Published April 17th, 2013, Uncategorized

“We have received your request, dated April 11, 2013,” Baltimore Health Department chief public information officer Tiffany Thomas Smith just emailed, “and will respond in a timely fashion” to Concussion Inc.’s application for copies of Meadowbrook Aquatic Center public pool license applications.   Irv Muchnick

Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Health Commissioner Barbot Join Doomed Game of Running Out Clock on Interest in Teen Swimmer Louis Lowenthal’s Wrongful Death at Michael Phelps Swim Club

Published April 17th, 2013, Uncategorized

by Irvin Muchnick Baltimore’s commissioner of health, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, has been as quiet as a mouse in the October 2012 lifeguard-free drowning death of 14-year-old Louis Lowenthal at the Meadowbrook Aquatic Center, home of Michael Phelps’ North Baltimore Aquatic Club. “Yeah — a deaf and dumb mouse,” as Curly of the Three Stooges once […]

‘Audrie Pott’s Parents Ask For Classmates Who Saw Photo of Alleged Sexual Assault to Come Forward’

Published April 16th, 2013, Uncategorized

Paging Baltimore’s Health Commissioner, Dr. Oxiris Barbot, on Response to Louis Lowenthal Death and Public Information Request for Meadowbrook Aquatic Center’s Public Pool License Applications

Published April 15th, 2013, Uncategorized

Commissioner Barbot: Please get back to me on the following questions, for a story that will be published around noon Eastern time Monday. 1. I have received no response regarding my Maryland Public Information Act request for Meadowbrook Aquatic Club public pool license applications (see last Thursday’s email, below). Please acknowledge receipt of my request […]