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Myopic NBA nostalgia

By constantly being compared with how things were during Michael Jordan's career, today's NBA can't seem to be viewed as anything but inferior. But that ignores the way things really are.



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Night Strike Unlimited Bowling -- Enjoy unlimited glow-in-the-dark bowling and DJ music at Strike Bethesda. Unlimited bowling is 8 p.m.-2 a.m. $15. Shoe rental is included. 5353 Wesbard Ave., Bethesda. 301-652-0955.

Animal Grossology -- The Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., brings gross to life in this interactive exhibit. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5.50 for adults and $4 for children 3-12. 410-685-5225 or

30 Years of Star Wars -- The exhibit includes light-saber toys, records, tapes, electronic games, T-shirts and more. At Geppi's Entertainment Museum, 301 W. Camden St. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $7-$10 and free for ages 4 and younger. 410-625-7060 or geppismuseum. com.

Metal Monday -- Rock out to the sounds of hair and metal bands at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Opens at 9 p.m.; bar is open until 2 a.m. Admission is free. 410-662-0069.

'Big Love' -- Bill (Bill Paxton) and wife No. 2, Nicki (Chloe Sevigny), travel to a family reunion on the critically acclaimed HBO show. Airs at 9 p.m.


'Live Free and Die Hard'

Sun movie critic Chris Kaltenbach reviews the Bruce Willis action flick, which was partially filmed in Baltimore.

Tuesday in Today

Seafood ethics

Rob Kasper looks into the confusing array of advice on eating seafood, finding that eating what's good for your health may be bad for the environment.

Wednesday in Taste

Total Fourth

A roundup of Independence Day activities, including fireworks displays and more.

Thursday in Live!

Screening progress

Advances in screening procedures are giving doctors an edge in treating even the most serious of illnesses.

Thursday in Health Today


Charter school shutdown?

Without an 11th-hour rescue, the board of the Knowledge is Power Program, or KIPP, Harbor Academy in Edgewater will vote to formally close its doors after a fruitless search for more space. The founder of the charter school notified parents of the closure last week.

Trial to open in teen's murder

Michael McFadden, 17, and Anthony Dickson, 21, are set to go on trial this morning in Baltimore Circuit Court for the New Year's Day 2006 slaying of 16-year-old Ronny Martin.

New actors join Everyman

Three actors are appointed to the Everyman Theatre's resident company. We examine the implications.

AT&T;'s Lacrosse largess

AT&T; is set to donate new and gently used lacrosse equipment to help expand the sport in the city's public school system.

Slavery unearthed

Archaeologists digging in Cockeysville discovered artifacts of 19th-century slave life, including the remains of what is believed to be slave quarters, which will be displayed for the first


Charity vs. capitalism -- Jay Hancock takes issue with the notion that billionaire philanthropists are wasting their time and money.

Love and games -- Do board games kill relationships? Can a spirited game of Apples to Apples lead to divorce?

Skewed system -- A Sun investigation shows that the U.S. Coast Guard's administrative court system appears to be heavily weighted against the mariners facing charges lodged by the agency.

Power failure -- Administrators have known about the problem for years, yet the National Security Agency continues to struggle to keep up with electricity demands.

Baltimore Roots -- Andy MacPhail's hiring represents a homecoming for the Orioles' new president of baseball operations. Get to know the new man running the organization.

Killing TBA foundation picks up the slack in the development of drugs to stem the spread of tuberculosis in developing countries.

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