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August 13, 2007

INSIDE TODAY

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS

American pastime

Baseball was nice for a while, but now there's this other thing: eating. To be more specific: eating too much of all the wrong things in the Orioles new All-You-Can-Eat Left Field Club seats at Camden Yards. Somewhere, the Bambino is smiling.

Today

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OTHER VOICES

Michael Dresser on phantom buses -- MARYLAND

Edward Gunts on the Mechanic Theatre -- TODAY

5 THINGS TO DO TODAY

Fabulous Thunderbirds -- If you missed them at this weekend's Paetec Jazz Festival, you can catch the Fabulous Thunderbirds, the rockers behind "Tuff Enuff" and "Wrap It Up." 8 p.m. tonight and tomorrow. Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $39.50. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

`Double Indemnity' -- In Billy Wilder's 1944 film, a man gets drawn into a murder/insurance scheme. 7 p.m. as part of the film noir revival series at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. $8. 410-727-FILM or thecharles.com.

`Explorations' exhibit -- The Artists' Gallery in American City Building, 10227 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, presents an all-member show today through Aug. 24. 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free. 410-740-8249.

Cal photos -- Exhibit of photographs by Jerry Wachter at Sports Legends at Camden Yards, Camden Station, 301 W. Camden St. Cal Ripken Jr.: Focus on a Hall of Fame Career through January. $6.50-$10. 410-727-1539.

Chalkathon -- Visitors of all ages and artistic abilities are invited to pick up a bucket of chalk at the garden office, make their way to an assigned spot near the gardens and start drawing. Prizes will be awarded. Sidewalk Chalkathon 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today through Aug. 19 at Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Road, Solomons. 410-326-4640 or annmariegarden.org.

UP NEXT

Working lunch

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

Wednesday in Taste

Soul park

Baltimore native and R&B soul singer Devon Howard performs at the Stone Soul Picnic in Druid Hill Park.

Thursday in LIVE!

Caffeine workout

Sun science writer Dennis O'Brien investigates the risks of combining caffeine with exercise.

Thursday in Health Today

5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM

A BOX OFFICE TAKE

Congratulations are already in for Rush Hour 3 and "billion-dollar director" Brett Ratner. See what Sun movie critic Michael Sragow has to say.baltimoresun.com/criticalmass

Gardeners of the week

If, like Jim and Linda Happel, you had a tranquil, shady backyard with a running stream, koi pond, towering trees and native plants, you might have a hard time leaving home, too. Read about their garden and see more photos.baltimoresun.com/gardener

Endorsing Dixon

Gov. Martin O'Malley and former Congressman Kweisi Mfume are scheduled to announce their endorsements for Mayor Sheila Dixon today at the War Memorial Plaza in downtown Baltimore.baltimoresun.com/maryland

Cal Ripken, sports diplomat

Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken will be introduced today by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a special sports envoy for the State Department.baltimoresun.com/sports

City Council Meets

The Baltimore City Council will meet at 5 p.m. at City Hall, with the question of eviction procedures on the agenda.

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SUN BLOG BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM

All business -- Get your business week started right by reading the insights of columnist Jay Hancock.baltimoresun.com/hancockblog

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT SUNDAY @BALTIMORESUN.COM

1. Black and white TV -- After two decades of self-segregating into separate TV audiences, black and white viewers are sharing the same prime-time experiences to an extent never before documented.

2. Blake the Blazer -- Steve Blake of the Portland Trail Blazers is proof that regular guys do occasionally make it in the NBA.

3. More on Medicaid -- Gov. Martin O'Malley wants to make more people eligible for free health care through Maryland's Medicaid program.

4. Congo Health -- A Carroll County nonprofit has launched a $42 million effort to improve basic healthcare for seven million people in a war-torn African nation.

5. Pittsburgh reborn -- Susan Reimer takes you to her hometown to see how the city has re-invented itself as banking and medical hub.

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