WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
Product of 'farm system'
A jaw-dropping number
What number of killings in a year will engender outrage in Baltimore? The columnist answers.
Laura Vozzella on cellist, demolition -- Maryland
Rob Kasper on the bounty of basil -- Taste
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Poetry meeting -- At 7 p.m., check out Poet's Ink, a monthly meeting sponsored by the Maryland State Poetry and Literary Society. It's at Barnes & Noble, 1819 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville. Call 410-415-5758.
Sierra Leone concert -- The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars perform at 8 p.m. Rams Head Tavern, 33 West St. in Annapolis. Tickets are $35. Call 410-268-4545 or go to ramsheadtavern.com.
'Narwhal' exhibit -- The Narwhal: A Whale of a Tooth examines the strange background of the "unicorn of the sea," which has tusks that are many feet long. The National Museum of Dentistry, 31 S. Greene St., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is $3 to $6 and free for ages younger than 6. Call 410-706-0600.
Rodin and his influences -- Rodin: Expression & Influence runs through April 6 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, and features about 30 works by French sculptor Auguste Rodin and his sculpting contemporaries. Open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. 443-573-1700 or artbma.org.
'Science of Dogs' -- This Explorer edition on the National Geographic Channel examines dogs and how much they vary in size despite the fact that most breeds are 99.8 percent alike. Airs 8 p.m.-9 p.m.
Mediating in a garden
Soothe your mind and soul in a mediation garden.
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The mustache seems to be making a comeback.
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5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
AYP answers for schools due
Administrators, teachers and parents waiting to find out if their schools made "adequate yearly progress" on this year's round of state exams will have answers today. The State Department of Education is scheduled to release AYP results for elementary and middle schools. baltimoresun.com/maryland
Deadline looms for O's
The Orioles had until midnight to sign top draft pick Matt Wieters, but word could come earlier.baltimoresun.com/orioles
Ravens back in camp
After Monday's win of the Philadelphia, the Ravens will return to training camp with an afternoon session at McDaniel College.baltimoresun.com/ravenscentral
Final 'Dance' performances
After So You Think You Can Dance airs, check out a recap of the final four performances and our view of their chances to win the title.baltimoresun.com/realitycheck
Leeander Jerome Blake, 22, convicted in the 2002 carjacking-killing of an Annapolis businessman in a case that went to the Supreme Court, faces a possible life term when he is sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.baltimoresun.com/news/local/annearundel
MOST VIEWED SOTIRES YESTERDAY AS OF 8PM
1. Ravens come out firing -- In their first preseason game, the Ravens won, 29-3, over the Philadelphia Eagles at M&T; Bank Stadium.
2. O's, Wieters not close -- The Orioles were losing confidence that they could sign Georgia Tech catcher Matt Wieters by the deadline.
3. Activist loses son to violence -- Samuel David Horne, 25, was fatally shot in Edgewood, where his mother once called for an end to violence.
4. Teen arrested in killing -- A youth, 18, was arrested in the homicide of Jordan Brown in Baltimore.
5. Fatal accident -- A man was arrested on hit-and-run charges after a crash that killed two Baltimore-area men and injured three other highway construction workers on U.S. 29 in Montgomery County.