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The Day In Print And Online @baltimoresun.com

June 18, 2007

INSIDE TODAY

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS

Taking a belated stand

It shouldn't have taken until now, but players in the Orioles' clubhouse are finally deflecting some heat from their manager by accepting the blame for the club's poor start this season.

Sports

baltimoresun.com/steele

Dealing with baggage

If you plan to fly this summer, you're already steeling yourself for long lines, security hassles and endless delays, But that's nothing compared to the baggage carousel.

Today

baltimoresun.com/cowherd

OTHER VOICES

Michael Dresser on banning DWT -- Maryland

Rick Maese on the U.S. Open -- Sports

5 THINGS TO DO TODAY

BARRAGE `HIGH STRUNG' -- The fiddling group performs at 7:30 p.m. at Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road, as part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts. $25-$45. 410-715-3044 or 410-997-1317.

`AGE OF LOVE' -- Women in their 20s and 40s vie for the hand of 30-year-old Australian tennis star Mark Philippoussis in this new reality show. Airs 9 p.m.- 10 p.m. on WBAL, Channel 11.`NANCY DREW'Emma Roberts gives a fresh take on the classic kids' mystery series in this new film, in theaters now.

LISTENING PARTY -- Hit Fletchers, 701 S. Bond St., for a listening party for Era Vulgaris, the new album from metal band Queens of the Stone age. 8 p.m. Free. 410-558-1889.

CHARM CITY SWING -- Take an hourlong swing class, then hit the floor with your new moves at 7:30 p.m. at Austin Grill, 2400 Boston St. Lesson is $5-$10, and open dancing is free with the lesson or $5 otherwise. For more, go to charmcityswing.com.

UP NEXT

Mulberry harvest

A homeowner harvests the mulberries that grow in his front yard this time of year - and learns that this free fruit is good for much more than just topping cereal.

Wednesday in Taste

Emcee life, explained

We offer a how-to guide for up-and-coming emcees looking to get a foothold in the city's scene.

Thursday in Live!

How Aspirin helps

Looking at a study published in Circulation on the role of aspirin in preventing heart attacks, and six ways to make the drug work for you.

Thursday in Health

5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM

1. Backing dental services

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings is set to hold a news conference this morning at the Park West Medical Center to push for legislation seeking expanding dental services.baltimoresun.com/maryland

2. Classical high points

Classical music critic Tim Smith details the best moments of the classical music season, which is drawing to a close.

baltimoresun.com/music

3. Of `kittens' and `cougars'

In "Age of Love," tennis pro Mark Philippoussis explores the romantic prospects with women in their 20s ("kittens") and 40s ("cougars").

baltimoresun.com/realitycheck

4. Arundel spending fight

County Executive John R. Leopold, who has been butting heads with school officials over their spending, is setting up another showdown at tomorrow's County Council meeting by reworking their request for a fund transfer.baltimoresun.com/news/local/annearundel

5. Crime meeting planned

City Council President Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake is to hold a meeting tonight with Baltimore police officers on fighting crime. Tomorrow , Mayor Sheila Dixon is having her own meeting with officers at police headquarters.

baltimoresun.com/maryland

SUN BLOG -- BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM

Image-conscious? -- What determines which photographs get into the paper and which don't? Chris Assaf gives you the inside story in his Photo Edge blog. baltimoresun.com/photoedge

All business -- Get your Monday business fix from columnist Jay Hancock's blog. baltimoresun.com/hancockblog

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT SUNDAY @BALTIMORESUN.COM/WHATYOUMISSED

The value of coupons -- Coupons are still a force for sales, and companies looking to end the practice risk stirring up the wrath of their customers.

Medicaid paperwork -- Advocates and health officials say hundreds of thousands of poor people who may be eligible for Medicaid are going without because of difficulties with paperwork to prove where they were born and live.

Re-enlistment bonuses -- Despite stresses of war and repeated long deployments, financial incentives are helping the military re-enlist more than enough soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines to keep ranks filled with experienced hands.

Street fighter -- Life has been hard for James Berry III. But discipline, training and talent may have the 19- year-old Baltimore boxer on the road to the Olympics.

Real life-and-death drama -- TV critic David Zurawik says camera crews are back in Baltimore, producing a sequel to the documentary series, "Hopkins 24/7."

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