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August 21, 2007

INSIDE TODAY

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS

The spell has ended

"Wild" Bill Hagy gave Orioles fans a second show for the price of one when Section 34 was the place to be at Memorial Stadium.

Sports

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An unhealthy problem

A computer glitch at CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, the state's largest health insurer, blew Sharon Noble's life into disarray. And she might not be the only one affected.

Business

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OTHER VOICES

Jean Marbella on new library -- Maryland

Rashod Ollison on R. Kelly's epic -- Today

Rick Maese on Michael Vick -- Sports

Eileen Ambrose on mortgages -- Business

5 THINGS TO DO TODAY

Project Natale jazz show -- Soak up the jazz sounds of Project Natale at the Outdoor Summer Concert Series at Carroll Park, Washington Boulevard and Bayard Street. Brothers Joe and Lou Natale play. The free concert runs 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 410-396-7900.

Minnie Driver sings -- Minnie Driver is known mostly as an actress (think Good Will Hunting and The Riches), but lately she has been promoting her latest album, Seastories. She performs tonight at 8 at Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St., Annapolis. $28.50. 410-268-4545 or ramsheadtavern.com.

AVAM's `Home & Beast' -- Catch the American Visionary Art Museum's Home & Beast exhibit before it closes Sept. 2. The exhibit features installations, animated film and more. $8-$12. AVAM is at 800 Key Highway. 410-244-1900.

`The Lives of Others' on DVD -- This year's Oscar winner for best foreign film makes its debut on DVD today. The film is set in 1984 and examines the East German secret police.

Pat Benatar at Rams Head Live -- Pat Benatar, known for such hits as "Heartbreaker," "Love is a Battlefield" and more, performs at 8 p.m. at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Tickets are $39.50. 410-244-8854 or ramsheadlive.com.

UP NEXT

Trip the light gallop

Nestled in the rolling hills of Mount Airy is a 14-acre farm that is home to an equestrian theater.

Tomorrow, in Today

Spam! Lovely Spam!

To mark the 70th anniversary of SPAM, we offer dueling essays on this polarizing mystery meat.

Tomorrow in Taste

5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM

Post-dining treat

Elizabeth Large celebrates Sugar Week with a Top 10 list of places to go for dessert and coffee. baltimoresun.com/diningatlarge

Will Bel Air's Irwin win?

Tonight, Bel Air's Julienne Irwin, a 14-year-old country singer, learns whether she's won the $1 million prize on America's Got Talent. Check out a recap at baltimoresun.com/realitycheck

O, by the way

Childs Walker continues to pinch hit for sports blogger Bill Ordine.baltimoresun.com/ sports/obytheway

Sanctuary auction

The Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore will auction the former Navy ship M/V Sanctuary at 9:30 a.m. at the federal courthouse in Baltimore. baltimoresun.com/business

Candidates debate

The candidates for Baltimore City Council president face off tonight at 7 o'clock at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. baltimoresun.com/baltimore

SUN BLOG BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM

The mad mixologist -- Sam Sessa gets a tip on a chemistry major doubling as a mixologist using liquid nitrogen and cotton candy in his libation creations atbaltimoresun.com/midnightsun

The eye on high -- Frank Roylance finds that even astronauts on the International Space Station are wowed by the size of Hurricane Dean. marylandweather.com

MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8 PM

1. Ravens turn in limp effort -- Poor play and injuries stagger Ravens in preseason game.

2. Wild Bill Hagy dies at 68 -- Longtime Orioles fan was known for leading raucous cheers at Memorial Stadium.

3. Curfew curtails hip-hop headliner -- Fans at Clarence H. Du Burns Arena were disappointed as the show ended before star attractions could perform together.

4. Thieves find their way to your GPS -- Vehicle break-ins increasingly leave drivers feeling lost.

5. Elkton's homeless fighting back -- ACLU alleges that "pattern of conduct" is meant to drive out the poor.

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