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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday


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Mega Millions jackpot soars to record $476M: The winning numbers for last night's Mega Millions jackpot were 9, 19, 34, 44, 51 and the Mega Ball was 24. No one matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball, so Friday night's drawing will be worth an estimated $476 million.

Suspect sought in Balto. Co. burglaries: Baltimore County Police have released a composite sketch of a man they believe burglarized several homes in the eastern part of the county between Thursday and Saturday.

City school board votes to delay Southside closing: The Baltimore school board voted Tuesday to delay the closing of a struggling Cherry Hill high school and proceeded with district recommendations to eliminate middle grades from three elementary programs.

Arundel Councilman Jones to appeal removal from his seat: An attorney for former Anne Arundel County Councilman Daryl D. Jones has filed a notice of appeal in county Circuit Court, in an effort to overturn a judge's recent ruling that the County Council acted properly when it removed Jones from his seat.

Aquille Carr transfers from Patterson to St. Patrick (N.J.): Recently named the All-Metro Boys Basketball Player of the Year for the second straight season, the 5-foot-7 junior guard left the East Baltimore school and is now enrolled at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J.


Gingrich brings presidential campaign to Maryland: For Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, campaigning in Maryland on Tuesday represented something of a political homecoming. It was nearly 20 years ago that Gingrich hatched the outlines of the "Contract with America" during a GOP retreat in Salisbury.

Howard, Balto. Co. schools were vying for same superintendent finalists: The school boards in the adjoining districts knew they were in an intense and unusual fight for the same finalists -- S. Dallas Dance, a middle schools chief from Houston, and Renee Foose, the deputy superintendent in Baltimore County -- and that they might have the same first choice.

Virginia man receives face transplant at Maryland Shock Trauma: When Richard Lee Norris opened his eyes after a marathon 36-hour surgery to give him a new face, he immediately wanted a mirror. A natural reaction for a man who had been practically living as a recluse since a 1997 gun accident took off his nose, chin, lips and teeth.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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