Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

  • President Barack Obama greets Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after the final presidential debate.
President Barack Obama greets Republican presidential candidate… (Saul Loeb, AFP/Getty Images )
October 23, 2012

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Obama, Romney trade jabs in final presidential debate: President Obama cast Mitt Romney on Monday as a defense and foreign policy amateur, while Romney accused the president of repeatedly apologizing for the country abroad and failing to stand up for its ideals.

Zurawik: Obama wins debate, but victory might not mean much: Obama won the third and final presidential debate, there is no doubt about that. But in the larger game, this victory may not give the president a long-term boost.

Officials urge more oversight over special police: City and state legislators say they will push for greater regulation of longstanding laws that allow private security guards to be granted law enforcement powers to arrest and search citizens.

Former Eastern Shore congressman listed in Scouts' 'perversion files': Former Rep. Robert E. "Bob" Bauman, who left office in 1980 amid allegations that he had solicited sex from a 16-year-old male prostitute, was flagged the same year by the Boy Scouts of America in the organization's confidential records on alleged sexual misconduct.

Judge finds age bias in Balto. Co. pension plan: In a decision that could affect thousands of active and retired Baltimore County employees, a federal judge ruled that the county's pension system violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.


RAVENS: Head coach John Harbaugh took accountability for Sunday's 44-13 loss to the Houston Texans and vowed to consider changes with the Ravens' inconsistent offense.

Mike Preston: As the Ravens' coaching staff huddles during the bye week, hopefully they will come up with a time to unplug quarterback Joe Flacco and the passing offense.

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1st Mariner Arena turns 50 amid calls for its replacement: Fifty years after it opened, Baltimore's arena is among the world's top-grossing in its class. Despite its success, 1st Mariner Arena's future is up in the air.

Maryland's Outstanding Blogs: Nominate your favorite Maryland blogs in our annual Mobbies competition.

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