Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday


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Citizens condemn Ladd's use of racial slur at Arundel meeting: Anne Arundel County activists plan to publicly denounce on Monday "a climate of insensitivity and intolerance" that members of the Anne Arundel County Council have fostered, an Annapolis civil rights leader wrote Saturday.

Firefighter hurt in blaze in vacant rowhouse in Barclay: A Baltimore firefighter was injured Sunday evening battling a blaze in a vacant, two-story rowhouse at 304 E. 24th St. in north Baltimore's Barclay neighborhood. The firefighter was injured after he fell through a hole in the first floor of the building into the basement, according to a city fire department spokesman and union representatives.

Man, 47, fatally stabbed in Union Square after dispute: A 47-year-old man died Sunday after he was stabbed near the corner of West Lombard Street and South Calhoun Street in Baltimore's Union Square neighborhood, according to city police.

Kamenetz seeks savings if pension costs shift: Baltimore County Executive Kevin B. Kamenetz said he is seeking legislation that would combine some school system and county government functions, an effort to save money if teacher pension costs are transferred to counties.


Scenes from Orioles spring training: Pitchers and catchers reported to Orioles spring training this weekend in Sarasota, Fla., and Baltimore Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron was on hand to capture all the action.

Md. schools moving from zero-tolerance discipline policies: This month, the state school board is expected to propose regulations that would keep students, even those with behavior problems, in school as much as possible. The regulations would do away with more than a third of all suspensions, according to data.

Hopkins' medical students learn to use their stethoscopes: Invented nearly 200 years ago, the stethoscope has been overtaken by newer, more sophisticated imaging equipment and other changes in healthcare. Some medical schools including Johns Hopkins, however, are bringing back the lost art of cardiac auscultation.

Transgender bill stirs fear, controversy in Baltimore County: The issue of whether transgender people should use the men's or women's bathroom has become a dominant issue as Baltimore County and state lawmakers weigh bans on gender identity discrimination.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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