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Influence of a father
It's almost impossible to imagine the late Earl Woods letting son Tiger get into the predicament facing confused golfer Michelle Wie.
Countdown for bargains
Thanks to a Supreme Court ruling, those bargains you have enjoyed for years from the falling prices of electronics will come to an end by this time next year.
Peter Schmuck on the All-Star GameSports
Childs Walker on fantasy sports Sports
Rashod Ollison on a heritage festivalLive!
Sam Sessa on nightlifeLive!
5 Things to do Today
BINDLESTIFF FAMILY CIRKUSThe Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performs at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. The show mixes adult humor with traditional circus acts, featuring fire eating, sword swallowing, burlesque, tightrope walking, juggling and more. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Show starts at 8. 410-276-1651 or creativealliance.org.
ARETHA FRANKLINThe Queen of Soul performs at 8 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, Va. Tickets are $25-$40. 410-481-6500.
'BIG BROTHER 8'The voyeuristic reality show, featuring a group of people in a house monitored by cameras 24 hours a day, premieres for its eighth season at 8 p.m. on CBS. This year's twist is that "sworn enemies" will be forced to live together.
MAYSA LEAKEThe Jazzy Summer Nights series continues with a performance by Maysa Leake at Hopkins Plaza, 2 Hopkins Place, 6 p.m. The show is free. 410-235-4427.
FURNITURE IN MARYLAND LIFELearn all about the function and creation of furniture in the state from 1634 to 2000 in this exhibit at the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St. $3-$4. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-685-3750.
We announce the winners of our first garden contest.
Sunday in Modern Life
Danger to a Shangri-La?
With its turquoise waters, lush scenery and pampering, Bora-Bora is a Shangri-La for the rich and famous. Will development spoil this French Polynesian outpost?
Sunday in Travel
Dogumentary Redux // Revisit John Woestendiek's quest for his mutt's ancestry in the dogumentary "Hey Mister, What kind of Dog is That?" baltimoresun.com/mutt
5 Things to Look for
Jesse Harris in West Vernon
Grammy-winning songwriter Jesse Harris performs at 5:30 p.m. today in West Mount Vernon Park.baltimoresun.com/midnightsun
Police staffing shortage
At noon today, a City Council committee will discuss ways to relieve the Police Department's staffing shortage..baltimoresun.com/maryland
Charter amendment hearing
A hearing on a charter amendment proposed by Mayor Sheila Dixon on procurement rules is set for noon today at City Hall.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Sparrows Point deadline
Justice Department has a deadline for Mittal Steel to sell the Baltimore County steel mill.baltimoresun.com/business
Westport project review
Baltimore's Urban Design and Architectural Review Panel will review the master plan for Middle Branch redevelopment in Westport.baltimoresun.com/business
Sun Blog Blogs Baltimoresun.com
Quotes or italics?John E. McIntyre weighs whether to italicize video game titles in print.baltimoresun.com/youdontsay
Puppy loveSarah Kickler Kelber says the puppy is stealing the show on NBC's Age of Love. baltimoresun.com/realitycheck
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2Slain murder witnessA Rosedale man killed near his home was to testify next week in the trial of a man charged with murder in a shooting last year.
3MLB debutThe Orioles manager said rookie pitcher Garrett Olson would start against Chicago.
4No control for CabreraPitcher Daniel Cabrera gave up five runs and walked five in a 5-1 loss to the White Sox.
5Iraq contractors outnumber troopsU.S-paid private contractors now exceed the number of American combat troops in Iraq.