clouds then sun, with a high near 54 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight with a slight chance of rain after 1 a.m., and a low temperature around 36 degrees.



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


: Baltimore school officials proposed Tuesday night to close one school, Southside Academy, a Cherry Hill high school with about 274 students. In addition, they would like to drop middle school grades from three schools.

: U.S. prosecutors in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals filed charges on Tuesday against a Pakistani man who grew up outside Baltimore, alleging he plotted with al Qaeda to attack U.S. targets and assassinate former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

: Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen has asked the City Council to consider spending up to $400,000 on renovations to the long-troubled Market House, a request that has drawn sharp criticism from several members of the council.

: Sarah Bart's run at the college championship on 'Jeopardy!' ended Tuesday with the senior history major finishing second. But as runner-up, Bart left with $50,000 for her effort.


: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration has struck a five-year deal with a new team to manage the Baltimore Grand Prix race, including new safeguards designed to insulate the city from losses -- a provision crafted after last year's financial debacle left millions of dollars in unpaid taxes and vendor bills.

: The white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday. Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship.

: Prosecutors in the Charlottesville, Va., murder trial of George Huguely V plan to rest their case Wednesday, on the sixth day of testimony, against the former University of Virginia student, having portrayed him -- largely through his own words -- as an abusive, alcoholic brute.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]