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Good afternoon, Baltimore: Thursday lunchtime lowdown


Freeh report: Paterno, others protected SanduskyPenn State’s leaders, including Joe Paterno, were more concerned about bad publicity than protecting children, which investigators in a report released this morning found “saddening and sobering.”

Columbia car crash kills teenage driver: Shaquan Jamal Curtis, 17, of the 5300 block of Harpers Farm Road died in the 3:05 a.m. accident. Police said he lost control of the Audi sedan, left Columbia Road near Tarkington Place and struck a tree.

Second Linthicum sting leads to prostitution arrest: For a second time this month, the Anne Arundel County police's vice unit has arrested a woman for prostitution during an undercover operation targeting solicitation activities in Linthicum's hotels area, near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Greens descend on Baltimore for convention: It won't have the glitter of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions, but Baltimore will nevertheless get a piece of the 2012 nomination action as the national Green Party opens a three-day convention here today to pick a presidential candidate.

Another stretch of 90s in the forecast: This week was forecast as a return to the 80s, but there ended up being a one-day reprieve before what looks like another extended return to the 90s.



  • The Anne Arundel County Council is seeking power to approve the replacement for retired police Chief William Teare.
  • In Baltimore city schools, Maryland State Assessment scores show an achievement gap to those students who have been suspended.
  • Twenty years after first building student housing, the Maryland Institute College of Art is adding a $16 million housing addition that aims to help transform the North Avenue corridor.
  • A look at what the Orioles need to do to stay competitive in the second half of the baseball season.
  • This week's Live! section provides a tour of bars of the "Dundalk Riviera".
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