The payback in Pittsburgh

January 13, 2009

The Baltimore Ravens get their chance to avenge two teeth-grinding losses and advance to an improbable Super Bowl berth in one fell swoop this Sunday when they visit the Steelers for the AFC championship game. Their regular-season meetings, which the Ravens lost by a total of seven points, have only heated an already sweltering rivalry. Ravens linebacker Bart Scott summed up Sunday, saying, "Somebody is going to be happy, somebody is going to be hurt." sports

Housing slump delays condos in Four Seasons waterfront high-rise

The hotel portion of the Harbor East tower is still scheduled to open in late 2010, but residences, which were initially designed to take up the top half of the planned 44-story structure, will be built in keeping with demand and the health of the housing market. The tower would become Baltimore's tallest building if it reaches its planned height. business maryland, pg 10

Obama will soon order closing of Guantanamo prison, aides say

President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to issue an executive order, perhaps on his first day in office, to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison, two aides said. The order would start a process of deciding what to do with the estimated 250 al-Qaida and Taliban suspects and potential witnesses, most of whom aren't charged with a crime. nation, pg 12

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