Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

May 18, 2012|The Baltimore Sun


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Trayvon Martin's mother to speak at Baltimore mega-church Sunday: Sybrina Fulton's appearance at Empowerment Temple Church in Northwest Baltimore will be her first in the city, and an opportunity for local parishioners to hear from "a mother who has grieved but still has strength," according to the Rev. Jamal-Harrison Bryant, who founded the 8,000-member church in 2000.

Baltimore County cuts back on school leadership positions: Baltimore County school officials told middle and high school principals last week that they must limit the number of leadership positions next year to save $814,000, a move teachers say means schools have again been targeted for cuts.

Passenger traffic hits first-quarter record at BWI: More than 4.9 million commercial passengers flew through Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport in the first three months of the year, a first-quarter record, the airport said Thursday. The number of passengers increased 2.6 percent compared with a year earlier.

Under Armour to build Dunbar a new football field: Under Armour announced Thursday that it will fund the construction of a new football field at the Baltimore City school, which has developed into a state powerhouse despite having to play most of its "home" games at Poly.


Preakness saddle cloths on their way to Pimlico: As the draw for Preakness post positions came to an end Wednesday evening, Donna Peiffer's work was just beginning. Into the night she worked, turning a dozen colorful cloths into identification badges that will help millions of racing fans follow a favorite horse from starting gate to finish line.

Feds, police in spat over G-8 summit costs: In a standoff that might require delicate diplomacy to resolve, officials in Western Maryland are pressing the federal government to reconsider its refusal to help pay for local security costs for this week's G-8 summit at Camp David.

New Grand Prix chief has been a big city contractor, campaign donor: Despite financing more than $140 million city contracts in the past 12 years, donating tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and being a member of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's inner circle, J.P. Grant III has largely avoided the limelight.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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