Good afternoon, Baltimore: Tuesday lunchtime lowdown

March 27, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

ON THE SITE...

Baltimore County schools, Howard County schools name superintendents: Two finalists were considered for both jobs, with a Houston school administrator getting hired in Baltimore County and a Baltimore County deputy superintendent hired in Howard County.

Knife-wielding man shot by city police: A man threatening to harm his mother was shot by an officer in Northwest Baltimore early this morning, critically wounding him, Baltimore police said.

Ravens coach acknowledges offensive line weaknesses: John Harbaugh told reporters this morning the team has to "upgrade" its offensive line. You can also read Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti's comments on the team's future in a Q&A from today's paper.

University of Maryland offers more details on face transplant surgery: The Virginia man who underwent a face transplant at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center had lost his lips, nose and movement in his mouth in a gun accident.

Photos: Showering with Michael Phelps: The Olympic swimmer and Towson native washed his hair with Head and Shoulders in front of reporters as part of an endorsement deal ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

COMING LATER TODAY...

  • Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is visiting Maryland today. Follow Sun reporter Annie Linskey's tweets about the visit. Ron Paul visits Wednesday, following Mitt Romney's visit last week.
  • The Maryland Lottery Commission may vote this afternoon on a license for a slot machine parlor at Rocky Gap Resort in Western Maryland.
  • Baltimore's parks department is planning to close seven of 13 neighborhood "walk-to" pools.
  • The city school board is expected to vote tonight on whether to close Cherry Hill high school Southside Academy.
  • The Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team plays Notre Dame at 9 p.m. tonight for a trip to the Final Four.
  • Sun food critic Richard Gorelick's weekly Table Talk column takes a look at a new chef at b bistro in Bolton Hill.
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