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TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
File backup ultimate in safety
No matter how attractive and convenient online file storage may seem, you're never really safe unless you have backup on a disk or hard drive you can put your hands on.
Hello, Mustang Alleys
When one bowling alley closes, another opens - or at least that's going to be the case when Mustang Alleys opens in the next week or so on the edge of Little Italy.
Childs Walker on fantasy sports -- Sports
Peter Schmuck on bad news in sports -- Sports
Rashod Ollison on singer Suzanne Vega -- Live
Sam Sessa on Greene Turtle -- Live
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Earthtone -- Tonight, Annapolis-based ambient jammers Earthtone kick off a four-week residency at the 8x10, 8-10 E. Cross St., performing for four Thursdays at 8. $8. 410-625-2000 or the8x10.com.
Harford fair -- This year's features pig races, dairy shows, tractor pulls and other events. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. today through Saturday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. $3-$7, free for ages younger than 5. 608 N. Tollgate Road. farmfair.org.'Bluebird'The Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Fun Company presents a show at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. today at the Carroll Arts Center, 91 W. Main St., Westminster. $5-$7. 410-848-7272 or carr.org/arts.
Charlie Daniels Band -- The Charlie Daniels Band and the Marshall Tucker Band perform at 6 tonight at Pier Six Pavilion, President Street and Eastern Avenue. $35-$45. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
MICA exhibits -- Maryland Institute College of Art, 1300 Mount Royal Ave. 5:30 p.m. at the Fox Building, the MAAE Thesis Exhibition. 7 p.m. at the Brown Center, the MACA Thesis Exhibition. 410-225-2300.
Snagging a Nintendo Wii
A Harford County man is on the hunt for the elusive video game.
Saturday in Go Today
A respite for the soul
More people are seeking the tranquillity of a spiritual retreat, where they can collect their thoughts and renew their energy.
Sunday in Modern Life
Exploring return of the Police
Pop music critic Rashod Ollison finds out why a band like the Police reunites after the pain and harsh words.
Sunday in A&E;
5 THINSG TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Development agency to meet
The Baltimore Development Corp., the city's economic development agency, is set to meet this morning in its downtown headquarters.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Pastor to be sentenced
Gerald Fitroy Griffith, the pastor of a Baltimore County church who was convicted in May of two counts of sexually abusing a teenage boy he had been counseling, is scheduled to be sentenced in Howard County Circuit Court this afternoon. baltimoresun.com/maryland
Students to help with cleanup
Baltimore high school students and members of the Baltimore County Police Athletic League will help clean up Druid Hill Park this morning . The event is sponsored by the Baltimore Conservation Leadership Corps.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Information on the way
Boaters at the mouth of the Patapsco River will be able to get information from a talking buoy being installed today.baltimoresun.com/outdoors
Black & Decker earnings
The Towson-based toolmaker releases second-quarter report this morning.baltimoresun.com/business
SUN BLOG BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM
Weighing in -- Montgomery County politicians make their picks in Baltimore mayor's race.baltimoresun.com/electionsblog
Otakon and ATMs -- Sam Sessa shares photos from the Otakon convention and introduces a do-it-all ATM.baltimoresun.com/midnightsun
MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8 PM.
1. Cabrera a hit in Orioles win -- Make no mistake: It was Cal Ripken Jr. who brought throngs to Camden Yards to see the Orioles play the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. But Daniel Cabrera gave the largest home crowd since Opening Day something else to feel good about.
2. Uplands project picks up steam -- The vast housing development long planned for Southwest Baltimore passed a milestone as officials announced that a Philadelphia-based firm will lead the $200 million effort to reshape the Uplands community.
3. Man shot in downtown -- The Baltimore Police Department released footage from a surveillance camera that captured the shooting.
4. Last stand for pair of receivers -- Ravens' Clarence Moore and Devard Darling sat most of last year.
5. How schools get it right -- Experienced teachers and supplemental programs are two key elements to helping students thrive.