Good afternoon, Baltimore: Friday lunchtime lowdown

May 11, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


Maryland abortion protest target takes fight to protesters: The owner of a Germantown office rented to a doctor who performs abortions has responded to protesters with an offensive of his own, gathering volunteers to call abortion protesters at home.

Obama could boost same-sex marriage cause in MarylandAdvocates trying to uphold Maryland's same-sex marriage law hope President Barack Obama's new stance will boost their efforts. Opponents played down the significance of the president's position backing same-sex marriage.

Toddler nearly drowns in bathtub in Laurel, fire officials say: A toddler is in critical condition after nearly drowning in a bathtub of a home in Laurel, Prince George's County fire officials said.

The Top 175: No. 6, Cal Ripken Jr.: Home-grown Oriole star ranks among region's best athletes for his Hall of Fame plaque, World Series ring and the hardware he won for Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player (twice) and countless other accomplishments.

Howard County man dies after fall in Ocean CityPolice found Eric Austin Allen, 26, of Dayton, unresponsive at the Holiday Inn Hotel in the 1700 block of Atlantic Avenue at about 4 p.m., after receiving reports a man had fallen onto the hotel's pool deck, police said.


  • Political consultant Julius Henson was acquitted of the most serious charges against him, but was found guilty of one count of conspiracy in connection with Election Day 2010 robocalls.
  • Baltimore County's only charter school is at risk because its charter expires soon, and there is currently no means to renew it.
  • The Orioles begin a series tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays, and it will be a battle for American League East dominance, as the teams are currently tied for first place.
  • The men's NCAA lacrosse tournament begins this weekend, and the Loyola men are the top seed.
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