Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

January 19, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

WEATHER

Today's forecast calls for increasing clouds and a high temperature around 43 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy, with scattered flurries before midnight. Tonight's low temperature will be around 31 degrees.

TRAFFIC

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FROM LAST NIGHT...

Arundel officials probe allegations related to Chesapeake High wrestling trip: More than 50 people attended Wednesday's Anne Arundel County school board meeting in apparent solidarity to request the reinstatement of Chesapeake High School Athletic Director Chip Snyder and wrestling coach Paul Tolle.

Man detained in I-95 shooting incident: A 34-year-old Joppa man was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment after allegedly firing shots at another vehicle while driving north on Interstate 95 near the exit for Route 152.

Congressional Republicans to meet in Baltimore: Republicans in the House of Representatives, still reeling from last month's fight over extending a popular payroll tax cut, will converge on Baltimore Thursday for a retreat intended to map out a new political strategy that can bind their unwieldy caucus together.

Dew Tour set to return to Ocean City in August: The Dew Tour is ready to let it rip again this summer in Ocean City. The mayor and town council voted to approve the request for the action sports tour to return to the resort city Aug. 16-19.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Budget brings storm of criticism: Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed budget was assailed on many fronts Wednesday as county executives, education advocates, Maryland hospitals and Republican leaders began making their case against the $36 billion spending plan.

City orders historic carousel out of Inner Harbor: The Inner Harbor's carousel, which has delighted children for three decades and drawn attention as an historic artifact, has been ordered to move by the end of March, a victim of sagging sales and unpaid bills.

Young pledges that he'll pay for his playoff seats in Lewis' skybox: City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young promised Wednesday to pay Ray Lewis for tickets to the Ravens linebacker's private skybox at Sunday's sold-out playoff game, saying he wanted to follow an ethics law approved just four months ago to ban such gifts.

What does the Ravens' lunch look like? Kind of like yours: The Ravens may be A-list athletes, but the lunch menu at their Owings Mills training facility is made up of familiar foods served in cafeterias across the country. Well, maybe slightly better.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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