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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday

The Baltimore Sun

6:41 AM EDT, April 2, 2012

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WEATHER

Today's forecast calls for sunny skies and a high temperature near 61 degrees. It is expected to be mostly clear tonight, with a low temperature around 42 degrees.

TRAFFIC

Check our traffic map for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.

FROM THE WEEKEND...

Players await word of Mega Millions winners: Maryland Lottery officials said that as of Sunday evening no one had come forth to claim the prize. Three winning tickets were sold for the multistate lottery -- in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois -- and the ticket holders will split the pot.

Baltimore Farmers' Market starts 35th season: Thousands of people dropped by on opening day to peruse the early spring offerings from Maryland farmers and to re-acquaint themselves with their favorite vendors of savory and sweet prepared foods.

Baltimore bars will likely get permission to sell growlers: The Maryland General Assembly is poised to approve a measure this week that would make Baltimore the first jurisdiction in the state where refillable containers of draft beer will be widely available.

No. 1 Johns Hopkins falls to No. 10 North Carolina: No. 10 North Carolina scored four goals in the first 10 minutes of the fourth quarter as the Tar Heels upset the No. 1 Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team, 13-9, on Sunday night in the Big City Classic in East Rutherford, N.J.

WrestleMania 28 didn't live up to hype, but The Rock vs. John Cena did: On paper, Sunday night's WrestleMania looked as if it could be one of the strongest installments in the event's 28-year history. In execution, it was anything but.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Key races, little interest as primary nears: Despite high-profile races -- including a Republican presidential contest that brought the candidates swinging through the state and a nationally significant House race in Western Maryland -- elections officials predict that turnout could fall to near-record lows in Tuesday's primary.

Counties bristle as Assembly proposals seek to expand state power: As the General Assembly session rushes to a close, many conservative lawmakers and local officials are battling to halt a series of bills, large and small, that they say would shift decision-making power from counties to the red brick buildings of Annapolis.

U.Md. grad competes for Israel in skeleton: In two years, Bradley Chalupski hopes he will honor his sport and his Jewish heritage by participating in the Winter Olympics in Russia as the first ever member of Team Israel to race skeleton.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]