Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

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Williams forced out as BCCC president: The president of Baltimore City Community College, Carolane Williams, was forced out this week, following a tumultuous two years and a recent dramatic drop in enrollment.

O'Malley: Counties shouldn't pay speed camera contractors per ticket: Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday that state law bars speed camera contractors from being paid based on the number of citations issued or paid — a so-called bounty system approach used by Baltimore City, Baltimore County and elsewhere in Maryland.

Franchot says he won't run for governor: Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, considered one of the leading prospective Democratic candidates for governor in 2014, said Tuesday that he will instead seek a third term in his current post.

Howard Co. bans sale of sugary drinks on county property: Howard County moved Tuesday to ban the sale of high-sugar drinks such as soda in parks, libraries and other county properties and at county-sponsored events — a ban which mirrors efforts nationally and that may be adopted by Baltimore City.

Three dead, including gunman, in Oregon mall shooting: A gunman opened fire inside an Oregon shopping mall on Tuesday, killing at least two people, critically wounding a young woman and terrorizing holiday shoppers before fatally shooting himself, police said.


RAVENS: The elevation of Jim Caldwell from quarterbacks coach to offensive coordinator is already proving to be a popular move among the Ravens' players.

Peter Schmuck: After the surprising in-season dismissal of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, we're finally going to find out whether it was Cameron who was holding Joe Flacco back or the other way around.

ORIOLES: Every offseason comes with its share of hopefulness. But this one, coming off the Orioles' first winning season and postseason berth in 15 years, bears actual fruit.

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12/12/12: On Wednesday, Leah Crisco turns 12. Specifically, the Ellicott City resident is turning 12 years old on Dec. 12, 2012 — the twelfth day of the twelfth month of the twelfth year of her life.

From b: Now back in Baltimore, author, TV host and veteran Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown.

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