WEATHER

Today's forecast calls for partly sunny skies, a chance of rain and thunderstorms, and a high temperature near 75 degrees. Tonight is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low temperature around 59 degrees.

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FROM LAST NIGHT...

City Council president to unveil spending plan: Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young plans to unveil a plan Monday that he says will prevent fire companies and recreation centers from closing, double funding for youth summer jobs and after-school programs and lessen the cost of planned cuts to health benefits for employees and retirees.

Nine tornadoes tore through Maryland in Friday's storms: Tornadoes touched down in six counties -- including one that left a four-mile path of destruction in Carroll County, according to the Weather Service. Two were injured in a separate tornado that tore through Pleasant Hills in Harford County.

Maryland woman finishes second in Miss USA pageant: Miss Maryland USA Nana Meriwether, a 27-year-old from Potomac, was the runner-up to Rhode Island's Olivia Culpo at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Orioles' Jones feels discomfort in right wrist, will have MRI Monday: Jones, the team's best player this season and the recipient of a six-year, $85.5 million contract extension a week ago, felt soreness in his wrist during Sunday's 8-4 loss to Tampa Bay. X-rays following the game were negative, but Jones will remain in Tampa Bay overnight for an MRI on Monday.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

Ex-Orioles executive Jim Duquette to donate kidney to daughter: A year ago, a rare kidney disorder with no known cure had destroyed Lindsey Duquette's kidneys and seemed to have taken her soul. She entered end-stage renal failure and her parents made the painful decision to have both of Lindsey's kidneys removed.

Fish kills fade, troublesome algae remain: The fish kills that have plagued Baltimore's Inner Harbor and nearby creeks over the past two weeks may have eased with the dip in temperatures, but scientists caution that's not the last we've seen of potentially toxic and even deadly algae blooms in area waters.

E. Baltimore church supports family of cannibalism suspect: A day after his housemate was reported missing in Harford County, Alexander Kinyua went to church with his family and asked the pastor if he could borrow a Bible. "I said, 'Sure, take it, but bring it back,' " Pastor Eric T. Campbell recounted Sunday.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]