occasional showers and thunderstorms, with a high temperature near 73 degrees. Tonight is expected to bring showers, and possibly thunderstorms, with a low around 63 degrees.



for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.


: A 33-year-old man was shot and killed near the intersection of North Loudon Avenue and West Franklin Street at 4:42 p.m. Sunday, according to the Baltimore Police Department. Baltimore City police reported three other shootings Sunday.

: At the fifth annual Boundary Block Party, sponsored by a coalition of five of the city's central-western neighborhoods, children frolicked near a fountain, a wooden platform served as a stage for local musicians and choirs, and dozens of people lined up for free hot dogs and potato salad.

: After 35 years, the Greater Baltimore Youth Orchestras, an educational enterprise involving multiple ensembles, will officially dissolve on Aug. 31, to reemerge on Sept. 1 as the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras.

: Baltimore rallied from a six-run, fourth-inning deficit to bring the winning run to second base in the ninth inning, but a rocky start from Jake Arrieta was too much to overcome in a 9-8 series-finale loss to the Rays in front of a boisterous announced Mother's Day crowd of 29,552 at Camden Yards.


: Kevin Plank bought Sagamore Farm five years ago with dreams of producing a Triple Crown winner. He wanted to enter his horses in the biggest races, and on Saturday, he hopes Tiger Walk will be the first horse from his Sagamore revival to start in the Preakness.

: By many mathematical measures -- dollar amounts, percentage increases and relative size -- the $247 million tax plan agreed to by Gov. Martin O'Malley and top legislative leaders is relatively small. But politically, there is no such thing as a small tax increase.

: In engineering and construction circles the project is small compared with road and bridge building jobs that run into the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars. But for city dwellers and Baltimore County residents it registers high on the lifestyle disruption meter, a fact that didn't escape transportation officials.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]