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August 10, 2007

INSIDE TODAY

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS

C-MAC IS ALL GROWN UP

Maybe it is because he just turned 30, but Ravens cornerback Chris McAlister is showing signs of growing up. The player referred to as C-Mac has changed for the better -- and has selective amnesia on past mischief.

Sports

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Verizon in hot seat

For once, Verizon couldn't hide in the dark corners of its press-one-for-this, automated answering maze. It couldn't say, oh, someone will be there by 4 p.m. Best of all, it had to show up.

Maryland

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OTHER VOICES

Rashod D. Ollison on Beyonce -- Movies Today

Michael Sragow on Rush Hour 3 -- Movies Today

Rick Maese on the Orioles -- Sports`Stardust'This film follows a bedraggled traveling sorceress, two royal witch-sisters and a host of princely rivals. Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro.

Wiggles at 1st Mariner -- Popular kids' act the Wiggles brings its new show, "Racing to the Rainbow Live," to 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. $18-$35. 410-547-SEAT or baltimorearena.com.`Night at the Museum'The annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival kicks off tonight with an 8:30 screening of Night at the Museum. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. Free. 301-816-6958 or filmfestnih.org.

New Africa Festival -- The fifth annual New Africa Festival. 3:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and noon to 9 p.m. tomorrow. 3401 W. North Ave. 410-566-4434 or asmib.com.

Motorcycles -- Races by the Cockeysville Optimist Club and the Baltimore County Trail Riders Association. Practice at 4:30 p.m., racing at 7 p.m. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Timonium. $10; $5 for ages 6-11. 410-661-MOTO or bctra.com.

UP NEXT

Lunch on the go

In the latest installment of Make Over My Meal, our nutrition expert designs a lunch that travels well on the bus to a Baltimore woman's new job.

Wednesday in Taste

$500 getaway to steel city

Pittsburgh, once a gritty, grimy, blue-collar steel town, is now the darling of travel writers. They have discovered Pittsburgh's glittering reinvention as a banking and medical hub, with the shiny new skyscrapers to prove it. The skyscrapers cluster at the junction of the Ohio, Allegheny and Monongahela rivers -- making a breathtaking sight.

Sunday in Travel

5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM

Party game plan

Sam Sessa reveals five great places to party before the game.baltimoresun.com/midnightsun

Baltimore BRAC meeting

Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown will come to Baltimore to hold a regional BRAC subcommittee meeting and discuss the city's needs.baltimoresun.com/maryland

Ravens back at practice

After a day off, the Ravens resume training camp with practices from 8:15 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.baltimoresun.com/ravens

Freshmen, parents to reunite

After the grueling six-week training and initiation into Naval Academy life known as Plebe Summer, the about 1,000 freshmen will have the chance to reunite with their parents.baltimoresun.com/news/local/annearundel

Ollison, Sessa all Jazzed up

Rashod D. Ollison and Sam Sessa report live from this weekend's Paetec Jazz Fest events.baltimoresun.com/criticalmass

SUN BLOG -- BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM

Words' origin -- John McIntyre explains the history of the terms "A-rab" and "Arabber," Baltimore's street peddlers who operate horse-drawn carts of fresh produce.baltimoresun.com/youdontsay

Love formula -- Maryann James calculates the odds of finding her soul mate, using a mathematical formula, and finds a mind-boggling number. baltimoresun/baltamour

MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OD 8 PM

1. Kyle Boller -- The Ravens backup quarterback never knows when he will take over the offense.

2. O's deal -- The Orioles sent utility infielder Chris Gomez to the Cleveland Indians and reliever John Parrish to the Seattle Mariners.

3. Bush was treated for Lyme disease -- Action taken in 2006 after finding of a rash.

4. Teen, 17, arrested in slaying -- Possible link to another fatal shooting investigated, police say.

5. Fitness day and night -- Some gyms are open 24 hours a day to accommodate busy lifestyles.

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