Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

March 06, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

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FROM LAST NIGHT...

JHU alum establishes charitable trust with $10 million gift: Leslie C. Norins, a 1958 Johns Hopkins University graduate, has established a charitable trust to fund an exchange program for students and young science faculty between Hopkins and an Australian research center, the university announced Monday.

Two robberies, two attempted robberies at Columbia mall: Two robberies and two attempted robberies were reported at the Columbia mall within the span of 43 hours, and Howard County police are investigating whether some or all of the incidents are related.

'Doomsday' budget would slash education, police aid: State aid to public schools and universities could be slashed, 500 state jobs abolished and local law enforcement grants eliminated under a "doomsday" budget prepared for the Maryland Senate to show the impact of a budget balanced without tax increases.

Balto. Co. Council approves plans for three residential developments: Baltimore County Council members on Monday approved preliminary plans for three residential developments: two senior-housing projects in the county's southwestern corner and a townhouse project in North Point.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

State gun-carry law unconstitutional, federal judge rules: A federal judge has declared unconstitutional a provision in Maryland law regulating who can carry a handgun, effectively loosening the restrictions governing firearm possession on the state's streets.

Case offers look into drug ring involving 'Snoop' of 'The Wire': For authorities describing an alleged criminal enterprise in more than 300 pages of recently filed court documents, Apartment 1207 was a storehouse for heroin and its proceeds -- one stop on a drug trail that wound through premier city addresses as well as desolate dope corners in East Baltimore.

2 former Orioles batboys say they were abused by former Red Sox clubhouse manager: The Boston Globe reported that a total of 21 individuals have come forward to make claims spanning decades, and the newspaper called it the "worst sexual abuse scandal in Major League Baseball history."

50 years ago, Ocean City was washing away: Without today's 24-7 cable news frenzy and high-tech storm forecasting, no one thought much of it when blustery winds arrived on Tuesday, March 6, 1962. But the storm's surge and high tides quickly escalated, overwhelming what was then a town of about 1,500 over the next three days.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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