Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

May 08, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


Today's forecast calls for cloudy skies, with a chance of showers this afternoon and a high temperature near 74 degrees. Tonight is expected to be cloudy, with a low temperature around 62 degrees.


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Animal advocates seek new pit bull legislation in special session: A group of animal activists is asking Gov. Martin O'Malley to quickly introduce legislation that would override a Maryland Court of Appeals decision deeming all pit bulls dangerous.

Alonso, area superintendents plead for restoration of education funding: Three Maryland superintendents whose school systems stand to take the biggest hit from Maryland's 'Doomsday' budget pleaded with state legislators Monday to reverse an estimated $129 million cut to public education that they said would have devastating effects on their districts.

Henson blames Schurick for robocall: Political consultant Julius Henson returned to the witness stand Monday and placed blame for a controversial Election Day 2010 robocall on a top campaign aide to former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.

Orioles come out flat, lose to Texas Rangers: The Orioles came out manhole-cover-flat Monday, and were run over by the Texas Rangers, 14-3, in a game which they gave up 19 hits, got only six and suffered their most lopsided defeat of the young season.


As Afghanistan drawdown looms, concerns about Pakistan: Back from a visit to Kabul, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger expressed confidence in relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan. It's Pakistan that concerns him. "A lot of terrorists are being trained and harbored in Pakistan," said Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee. "That's a serious problem."

Proposed pipeline raises concerns in Baltimore, Harford Co.: A proposal by Columbia Gas Transmission LLC would put in a new underground gas pipeline alongside the one that's been there for about 40 years. For most of the 21-mile stretch from Owings Mills to Fallston, the line would follow the existing right of way, but the swath would be wider -- growing from 50 to 75 feet wide in some spots -- and that concerns property owners.

For children of Filipino teachers, an uncertain future: For hundreds of Filipino children who made the journey to Baltimore when the city school system sent recruiters across the world to recruit their parents for teaching positions in 2006, this year marks bitter ends and uncertain beginnings.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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