Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

May 10, 2012|The Baltimore Sun

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FROM LAST NIGHT...

Md.'s economic mobility is among the best in U.S.: The state is one of the best in the country for moving on up, what the study calls positive economic mobility, a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts concludes. States doing better than average are largely in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, according to the report, released Wednesday.

Panel of experts to aid search for Baltimore's top cop: Officials said Wednesday that they plan to bring together a panel of experts and hire an outside firm in their search for the city's next police commissioner, even as two potential candidates got an audition of sorts before the City Council.

Dance will work as a consultant in Balto. Co. schools for June: Dallas Dance, Baltimore County's soon-to-be superintendent of schools, won't officially take the job until July 1, but the school board approved a contract Tuesday night that will allow him to begin working as a consultant for the month of June.

Orioles-Rangers game postponed; doubleheader Thursday: Also, the Orioles have announced that right-hander Tommy Hunter, sent to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, will be recalled and pitch in the second game of the doubleheader at Camden Yards.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Daredevil Wallenda puts on a high-wire show: Daredevil Nik Wallenda made it nearly all the way across a wire over the Inner Harbor, stepping steadily and deliberately, when he stopped to kneel and pump his fist in the air. He was walking 300 feet across, up to 82 feet in the air, in a stunt for the new Ripley's Believe It or Not museum.

Agreement reached on plan to increase taxes: Gov. Martin O'Malley and legislative leaders announced Wednesday an agreement to raise taxes on 16 percent of the state's earners and reverse a series of so-called "Doomsday" cuts the General Assembly enacted last month when a budget deal collapsed.

Dulaney graduate's mother will accept his college diploma from Temple: Last August, Roswell Friend -- Dulaney High graduate, college athlete, selfless friend, soon-to-be Temple alum -- went for a run over a Philadelphia bridge and never came back.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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