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October 23, 2007

INSIDE TODAY

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS

Tough sailing from Ga. to Md.

After a fishing vacation, Mark Everett found a crack in the hull of his nearly new 23-foot skiff. The manufacturer agreed to repair it. But getting the boat back home from Georgia proved to be anything but smooth sailing.

Business

baltimoresun.com/consuming

Billick's recurring theme

It's a recurring theme with Brian Billick's Ravens - when expectations are high, returns end up being low. It seems to work out better when his team is viewed as an underdog.

Sports

baltimoresun.com/preston

OTHER VOICES

David Steele on Kevin Millar -- Sports

Eileen Ambrose on junk faxes -- Business

Rashod D. Ollison on Ruby Glover -- Today

5 THINGS TO DO TODAY

Film -- Director Jens Meurer's 1999 documentary Public Enemy, a visit with original Black Panthers Kathleen Cleaver, Bobby Seale, Jamal Joseph and Nile Rodgers as they struggle to remain true to their revolutionary ideals, will be shown free at 7:30 p.m. at Falvey Hall at Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. 410-752-8083 or md-filmfest.com.

Rock band -- Illinois indie rock band The Academy Is performs at Sonar, 407 E. Saratoga St. Doors for the all-ages show, also featuring Armor for Sleep and The Rocket Summer, open at 7 p.m. $19.99. 410-327-8333 or ticketmaster.com.

Games, movies -- Put on your game faces and head to the Ottobar for free movies and video game competition. Featured movies will be The Wizard, a 1989 film about kids who try to win a video game championship, and Fistful of Quarters: The King of Kong, a documentary about breaking the Donkey Kong high score. There also will be a competition of the 1980s game Galaga. 8 p.m. The Wizard starts at 9 p.m., The King of Kong at 11 p.m. 2549 N. Howard St. 410-662-0069 or theottobar.com.

The dirtiest -- Dirty Jobs - featuring Baltimore native and WJZ-TV alumnus Mike Rowe - celebrates its 150th episode with a two-hour special revisiting some of the grossest gigs. 9 p.m.-11 p.m. on Discovery.

Tracy's back -- Actress and former talk-show host Ricki Lake, the original Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray, will be at the Senator Theatre to host a 7:30 p.m. benefit showing of The Business of Being Born, a documentary about maternity care in the United States. Lake, the executive producer, will join director Abby Epstein for a pre-film reception and post-film discussion. $20 general admission or $100 for VIP seating that includes the reception. 5904 York Road. baltimorebirthnet.org or 410-435-4338.

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5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM

The Terp coach speaks

Maryland football coach Ralph Friedgen meets the press, and Heather A. Dinich reports on what he has to say in the wake of Saturday's loss to Virginia.baltimoresun.com/terpsblog

Reflections on Ruby Glover

Assistant features editor Karlayne Parker remembers jazz artist Ruby Glover, who served as a judge for the UniSun Gospel celebration two weeks ago at the Murphy Fine Arts Center.baltimoresun.com/criticalmass

Top 10 Tuesdays

Elizabeth Large reveals her list of best Italian restaurants outside Little Italy. baltimoresun.com/diningatlarge

Governor on special session

Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to hold a press conference this morning at Lawyer's Mall in Annapolis to discuss the budget and next week's special session of the General Assembly. baltimoresun.com/maryland

Operation Orange Cone

Mayor Sheila Dixon and Transportation Director Al Foxx will discuss progress in the city's Operation Orange Cone road construction program.baltimoresun.com/maryland

SUN BLOG -- BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM

Ravens Quick Take -- Photographer Christopher T. Assaf shows you the shots and tells you what it took to get them during the Ravens-Bills game.baltimoresun.com/photoedge

MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8 PM

1. Ravens can't run from errors -- The Ravens had 11 penalties and other mistakes, including a questionable call near the end of a 19-14 loss to Buffalo.

2. Singer dies after stroke -- Vocalist Ruby Glover, a link to Baltimore's jazz heritage, died a day after collapsing on stage during a performance.

3. Mike Preston's report card -- A "B+" went to running back Willis McGahee and a "B-" to the receivers. The other grades were "C's" and "D's."

4. Church on trial -- A fundamentalist church that protests at soldiers' funerals faced its first lawsuit from the family of a Westminster Marine killed in Iraq.

5. McGahee hears talk, answers -- Former Bills back Willis McGahee silenced most of the Buffalo fans booing him by gaining 114 yards on 19 carries.

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