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June 27, 2007

INSIDE TODAY

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS

Dying each day

Baltimore's homicide toll is on pace to hit 300 by year's end. The city's top cop, Leonard Hamm, is so dismayed by the mostly black-on-black violence that he says a part of him dies with each killing.

Maryland

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Something fishy

Buying seafood used to be simple. But now concerns about our health and the environment have made buying fresh seafood complex and confusing.

Taste

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OTHER VOICES

Laura Vozzella on guv's road show -- Maryland

Kevin Cowherd on the lure of gadgets -- Today

Jay Hancock on state tax increases -- Business

5 THINGS TO DO TODAY

`LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD' -- Bruce Willis returns as John McClane for a fourth go-round, this time with Baltimore standing in for Washington. In theaters today.

`MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL' -- Four women sing amusing musical numbers about "the change" at 7:30 p.m. at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St. $45-$65. 410-837-7400.

GUITAR HERO COMPETITION -- Be a rock god - albeit on a plastic guitar - at the Downtown Sports Exchange, 200 W. Pratt St. 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Free. Call 410-528-1119.

SONDHEIM PRIZE FINALISTS -- As part of this year's Artscape, see works from finalists of the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Call 443-573-1700.

`FOOTBALLERS' WIVES' -- The naughty British soap opera continues its fifth and final season with occasional guest-star appearances from Dynasty's Joan Collins. 9 p.m.-10 p.m., BBC America.

UP NEXT

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Thursday in Live!

Aids to diagnoses

Advances in screening procedures are giving doctors an edge in treating even the most serious illnesses.

Thursday in Health Today

An animated treat

Sun movie critic Michael Sragow reviews the Pixar animated comedy Ratatouille.

Friday in Movies Today

5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM

McCormick earnings report

Spice maker McCormick & Co. reports sales and profit for its second quarter.baltimoresun.com/business

Camden Yards invasion

Columnist Peter Schmuck presents a video report on how New York fans take over Oriole Park when the Yankees come to town. Available this afternoon.baltimoresun.com/osvideo

`Surf Dog' in Baltimore

Mutts blogger John Woestendiek catches up with Rex Dubiel and "surf dog" - kind of a four-legged Flat Stanley - who are making their way around the country, including a stop in Baltimore. baltimoresun.com/mutts

Plans for Full Moon Saloon

Midnight Sun blogger Sam Sessa talks to John Saki of the restaurant Louisiana, who recently bought the neighboring Full Moon Saloon and plans to turn it into a live jazz/blues club.baltimoresun.com/midnightsun

Charter school vote

Two days after postponing a vote for procedural reasons, the board of KIPP Harbor Academy in Edgewater will vote to formally close after a failed search to find a bigger home.baltimoresun.com/news/local/annearundel

SUN BLOGG -- BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM

Educator Spotlight -- Meet Natalie Woodson, education chair for the Maryland chapter of the NAACP. baltimoresun.com/classroom

Maryland Weather -- Frank Roylance offers his take on our weather.baltimoresun.com/weatherblog

Apple a day -- Dave Zeiler writes about this week's hysteria over the imminent arrival of the iPhone.baltimoresun.com/apple

Ring posts -- Kevin Eck talks about the wrestling world's shock over the apparent murder-suicide of star Chris Benoit, his wife and son.baltimoresun.com/ringposts

MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8 PM

1. Trembley gets his big chance -- The Orioles appointee has many pulling for him.

2. Worker death in '02 spurs lawsuit -- A store clerk died after an escalator accident at a mall.

3. Commander's pension pact spurs inquiry -- City police official who took the state job was granted city retirement.

4. Report: Lakers eye Garnett -- Timberwolves are in trade talks that could send 10-time All-Star to Los Angeles.

5. A Die Hard locale you ll know well: -- Charm City makes several appearances in the new Bruce Willis movie.

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