Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

University of Maryland president Wallace Loh explains the school's decision to join the Big Ten conference.

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Mayor calls for zero-error speed camera program: Criticism of Baltimore's speed camera system mounted for a second day Monday, following an investigation by The Baltimore Sun that found the $40 citations issued to motorists can be inaccurate and the process unfair.

UM to leave ACC for Big Ten: Setting aside almost 60 years of athletic tradition in a quest for greater financial stability, the University of Maryland will join the Big Ten Conference, school and league officials announced Monday after a weekend of whirlwind negotiations.
State lawmakers who backed gambling now look to collect: Call it casino capital. The state senators and delegates who stuck out their necks for Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly's presiding officers would like to bring home something to show for it.
Police release new photos related to Vi Ripken kidnapping: The suspect in the abduction of Violet R. Ripken stopped at a Middle River Walmart the day after the July incident and may have had a brief encounter with the driver of a dark green minivan, a police official said Monday.

World pressure for Gaza truce intensifies: Israeli air strikes and Palestinian rocket fire continued for a seventh day as the U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to the region.



TERPS: Maryland's decision to move from the Atlantic Coast Conference to the Big Ten not only caught its fans and students — and possibly ACC officials — by surprise. The stunning announcement also came as a shock to many of the school's coaches.

Kevin Cowherd: Dollar signs blind UM officials in Big Ten move: What we learned when Maryland bolted the ACC were some sad, ugly truths about big-time college athletics. We learned tradition doesn't matter anymore. Loyalty doesn't matter anymore.


RAVENS: Ed Reed's tackling has been scrutinized all season and now the NFL has weighed in. The Ravens' veteran free safety was suspended one game by the league Monday.

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