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Good afternoon, Baltimore: Tuesday lunchtime lowdown


Baltimore County schools, Howard County schools name superintendents: Two finalists were considered for both jobs, with a Houston school administrator getting hired in Baltimore County and a Baltimore County deputy superintendent hired in Howard County.

Knife-wielding man shot by city police: A man threatening to harm his mother was shot by an officer in Northwest Baltimore early this morning, critically wounding him, Baltimore police said.

Ravens coach acknowledges offensive line weaknesses: John Harbaugh told reporters this morning the team has to "upgrade" its offensive line. You can also read Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti's comments on the team's future in a Q&A from today's paper.

University of Maryland offers more details on face transplant surgery: The Virginia man who underwent a face transplant at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center had lost his lips, nose and movement in his mouth in a gun accident.

Photos: Showering with Michael Phelps: The Olympic swimmer and Towson native washed his hair with Head and Shoulders in front of reporters as part of an endorsement deal ahead of the 2012 Summer Olympics.


  • The Maryland Lottery Commission may vote this afternoon on a license for a slot machine parlor at Rocky Gap Resort in Western Maryland.
  • Baltimore's parks department is planning to close seven of 13 neighborhood "walk-to" pools.
  • The city school board is expected to vote tonight on whether to close Cherry Hill high school Southside Academy.
  • The Maryland Terrapins women's basketball team plays Notre Dame at 9 p.m. tonight for a trip to the Final Four.
  • Sun food critic Richard Gorelick's weekly Table Talk column takes a look at a new chef at b bistro in Bolton Hill.
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