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THE SUN AT 175
A letter from the publisher: 175 years of light for all: On this date 175 years ago -- May 17, 1837 -- Arunah Shepherdson Abell published the first edition of The Sun. While much has changed in the many years since our founding, this remains the same: The Baltimore Sun brings Light for All.
Celebrating 175 years of Baltimore Sun photos: The age of photojournalism had just dawned in Baltimore in 1901. Since then, the camera has recorded and compiled a historical visual record of the events that have shaped the world, nation and Maryland, in the 20th century and now the 21st.
Top 175 Maryland athletes in Baltimore Sun history: To celebrate the 175th anniversary of The Baltimore Sun, reporter Mike Klingaman has compiled a list of the top 175 athletes who were either born or raised in the state of Maryland, or who competed here for at least three years.
What would The Baltimore Sun's website look like in 1837?: This page celebrates our 175th anniversary by presenting the first issue of The Baltimore Sun from May, 17 1837 in an online format.
FROM LAST NIGHT...
Developers unveil plans for $100 million project in Columbia: The Metropolitan Downtown Columbia will be a six-story, 380-unit development that the Howard Hughes Corp. plans to build in a joint venture with Kettler of McLean, Va., and Orchard Development of Ellicott City, on land next to The Mall in Columbia.
Boys sentenced for roles in killing of Monae Turnage: The 13-year-old who said he pulled the trigger will be committed indefinitely to a treatment facility; the 12-year-old who helped him move the body will be monitored by the Department of Juvenile Services while living with a relative in Harford County.
Balto. Co. delegate warns of 'black youth mobs': A Baltimore County delegate said Wednesday that the governor should send in the Maryland State Police to control "roving mobs of black youths" at Baltimore's Inner Harbor, prompting a colleague to label the message "race-baiting."
Jones' homer in 15th gives Orioles 4-3 win over Royals: After going without a hit in his first six at-bats, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones rocketed his team-high 12th home run of the season deep into the Missouri night. The win kept the Orioles (24-14) tied for first place in the American League East.
TODAY'S FRONT PAGE
O'Malley builds on tax-raising legacy: The General Assembly's speedy embrace of Gov. Martin O'Malley's income tax increases this week cleaned up a political mess in Annapolis, but the rate hikes could come back to haunt the Democrat if he seeks national office when his time in the governor's mansion is up.
CDC lowers lead poisoning threshold: The number of young children deemed at risk of lead poisoning in Maryland and nationwide expanded drastically Wednesday as a federal health agency declared it would effectively cut in half its threshold for diagnosing the environmental illness.
William E. Lori takes reins of Baltimore diocese: William E. Lori became the 16th archbishop of Baltimore in a solemn ceremony Wednesday that included a nod to the nation's oldest Roman Catholic diocese and a look forward to the challenges of the 21st century.
[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun