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October 31, 2007

INSIDE TODAY

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS

BRAC IS NO PANACEA

People are overestimating the economic impact base realignment and closure would have on Maryland to bolster a sagging economy.

Business

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Turn the other chic

Maybe Baltimore should lighten up a little and take a cue from Scranton, Pa., which, as the setting for NBC's The Office, takes a beating but keeps laughing about it.

Today

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OTHER VOICES

Gregory Kane on pet ownership -- Maryland

Laura Vozzella on governor's mansion -- Maryland

5 THINGS TO DO TODAY

Musical poet -- Morrissey, the lead singer of the British 1980s indie group the Smiths, comes to Rams Head Live. Poetic and witty in style, his music also expresses anguish in a theatrical way. 20 Market Place. $65. Doors open at 8 p.m.; Morrissey starts at 9:30 p.m. 410-244-1131 or www.ramsheadlive.com.

Krypt tonight -- The long-running haunted house Kim's Krypt relocated to Dundalk this year. Check it out from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at 1748 Merritt Blvd., Dundalk. $6-$10. Call 410-391-7726 or go to www. kimskrypt.com.

Alsop at Peabody -- Marin Alsop will lead the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. The program features John Adams' Short Ride on a Fast Machine, Symphony No. 2 (The Age of Anxiety) by Leonard Bernstein, with piano soloist Benjamin Pasternack; and the searing Symphony No. 5 by Shostakovich. 8 p.m. Peabody Institute, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place. $5 to $15. 410-659-8100, ext. 2.

Bruisers Ball -- Check out a costume contest, live music and mayhem from the Charm City Roller Girls. 9 p.m. at the Bruisers Ball. Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Free. Call 410-662-0069 or go to www.theottobar.com.

Arbutus nightmare -- Nightmares from Elmridge, an indoor haunted house, is open 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 5400 East Drive, Arbutus. Admission is $5-$7; free for ages 4 and younger. 443-865-1445 or www. nightmaresfromelmridge.com.

UP NEXT

On the move

Walking is more than putting one foot in front of the other. For walkers, it's a way to meet others.

Saturday in Go Today

Green with enmity

Concern over the environment has given rise to a new breed of nag: the eco-scold.

Sunday in Arts & Life Today

The turkey test

The turkey novice tries three turkey recipes from current sources and submits the results to our staff panel of tasters. First in our series on Thanksgiving Made Easy.

Wednesday in Taste

5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM

Calling all baby pumpkins

Submit photos of your children's Halloween costumes before the big night out.baltimoresun.com/costumes

Hollywood writers on strike?

Sun television critic David Zurawik looks at the issues and implications of a potential Hollywood writers' strike.baltimoresun.com/criticalmass

Westboro jury deliberations

A federal jury continues deliberations over a lawsuit filed by a slain Marine's father against protesters at his son's funeral.baltimoresun.com/maryland

Lawmakers meet in Annapolis

The General Assembly continues holding hearings in its special session to consider Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to fix a projected budget shortfall. baltimoresun.com/maryland

Testimony in dragging death

Police officers who investigated the death of 3-year-old are expected to take the stand in the Towson manslaughter trial.baltimoresun.com/maryland

SUN BLOG -- BLOGS. BALTIMORESUN.COM

The indignity of dog costumes -- John Woestendiek writes about Halloween tips for pets.baltimoresun.com/mutts

MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8 PM

1. Teen charged with murder in death of woman responding to Craigslist ad -- The body of the woman, 24, is found in the trunk of her car near the suspect's home in Minnesota.

2. After bye, Ravens bid farewell to criticism -- Players dismiss spat; coach Brian Billick says he and Ray Lewis are ready to move on.

3. Was Ehrlich right about multiculturalism? -- It's time to re-examine the former governor's comments with the main advocacy group for multiculturalism holding its convention in town.

4. High school results and schedule -- How local teams fared.

5. Teen shot by officer dies at Sinai Hospital -- A boy who pulled a gun from his waistband is fatally shot by a city police officer.

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