Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday


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Battles loom as Baltimore Co. changes zoning map: The Comprehensive Zoning Map Process -- in which the county may change rules governing land use -- is under way, as it has been every four years since 1971. The County Council is scheduled to vote on zoning revisions in September.

Baltimore St. Patrick's Day parade a festival of music, beads and green: Along the route -- which ran from the Washington Monument in Mount Vernon, down Charles Street and to the Inner Harbor -- spectators sported green shirts, green hats, beads, stickers and other clover-leaf items.

Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson leaves Staples Center after feeling dizzy: Robinson, 76, received unspecified medical attention at the game but did not go to a hospital and was resting comfortably in his Los Angeles-area home after leaving the game, according to a Staples Center spokesman.

Terps miss out on NIT: Turgeon says UM will get 'where we all want it to be': Maryland won't be playing in the postseason -- no surprise, right? Some fans had wondered whether the Terps could end up in the College Basketball Invitational or the CIT.


Maryland counties seek to make English official language: Last month, Frederick County became the first in Maryland to declare English its official language, though supporters of the measure acknowledge the move was largely symbolic because county business is done in English now.

Leopold hopes his record can help him overcome scandal: Facing criminal charges, the Anne Arundel County executive is sticking to a familiar formula of relentless campaigning and community outreach that has forged his decades-long career in Maryland politics.

Afghan civilian deaths could delay strategic pact with U.S.: The killing of 16 villagers by an American soldier in Afghanistan's south could hurt Washington's efforts to reach a strategic pact with Kabul to allow a long-term U.S. presence in the country, a government official said Monday.

Loyola will face second-seeded Ohio State in NCAA tournament: The Greyhounds, who qualified for the tournament by winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament over Fairfield, are scheduled to play the Buckeyes Thursday at approximately 9:50 p.m. in Pittsburgh.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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