Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

WEATHER:  Cloudy early in the day, then mostly sunny with a high near 71. Wednesday night is expected to be mostly clear, with a low around 48.

TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues.


No charges against city officer in death of 13-year-old girl: Prosecutors have declined to press charges against a Baltimore police officer after an investigation into his conduct following the accidental shooting death of a 13-year-old girl.

Angelos resists spotlight despite Orioles' turnaround: With his team winning playoff games, Orioles owner Peter Angelos is encountering more public good will than he has in 15 years. Nonetheless, he has mostly chosen to remain cloistered.

Casino referendum breaks spending record: Casino interest groups' combined spending of $35.7 million — with four weeks to go before Election Day — exceeds the total spent by Democrat Martin O'Malley and Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in 2006.

Md. pharmacies seek distance from meningitis outbreak: Federal officials have linked a compounding pharmacy in New England to a multistate outbreak of meningitis that has infected 119 people, calling for stronger regulation of compounding pharmacies.

V.P. debate could be a tale of two Ryans: Since Mitt Romney asked Paul Ryan to join his campaign, the vice presidential candidate has become more prudent, avoiding detailed discussion of his budget plan and displaying a cautious streak like Romney's.


ORIOLES: The O's are getting ready to resume their playoff run Wednesday night in the glamorous new Yankee Stadium against the most expensive baseball team on earth

Jeffrey Maier, the most despised child in the history of Baltimore sports, is all grown up. And, if his beloved New York Yankees falter, he'd like to see the Orioles win the 2012 World Series.


TERPS: Mark Turgeon wants to forget last season and focus instead on a freshman class with youthful arrogance, frontcourt bulk and plenty of promise.

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Connie Britton, Callie Khouri make 'Nashville' network TV's best new drama: Drama is not exactly something the networks do well any more -- especially drama that has any kind of cultural resonance. But "Nashville," which debuts tonight on ABC, pretty much has it all.


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