WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
Reflections on the birth of "Oriole Magic" and fire deaths that might have been prevented by smoke detectors.
CDs sparked a revolution
Twenty-five years ago this month, the first compact disk rolled off a German production line, paving the way for a generation of devices.
David Steele on the Orioles -- Sports
Karen Nitkin on Silver Moon Diner -- Live!
'Mrs. Farnsworth' -- Columbia's Rep Stage presents the political drama Mrs. Farnsworth through Sept. 23. 7:30 tonight. Room N220 at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway. 410-772-4900 or repstage.org.
PLAY -- Playwright and singer/songwriter Niki Lee will bring legendary writer Dorothy Parker to life in Here Lies Dorothy Parker. Free. 6 tonight at Daedalus Books and Music in Belvedere Square, 5911 York Road. 410-464-2701 or e-mail email@example.com.
Ridemania -- From 5 to 11 tonight, get a preview of the Maryland State Fair. Ridemania costs $15. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road in Timonium. 410-252-0200 or marylandstatefair.com.
Hard Rock -- Lamb of God performs at 6:30 tonight at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place. Also joining them are Hatebreed, Behemoth and 3 Inches of Blood. $26-$29. 410-244-1131 or ramsheadllive.com.
Arresting comedy -- Tim Hall, a Baltimore police officer and comedian, will perform at 8 tonight at the Baltimore Comedy Factory, Light and Lombard streets. $17. 410-547-7798 or baltimorecomedy.com.
On prowl for school outfit
Fashion writer Tanika White joins a high school student on the hunt for the perfect back-to-school outfit.
Saturday in Go Today
A peek into fall trends
Even those who aren't privy to the new designs coming down the runways of New York, Paris and Milan can look around and see the trends that will be big this fall.
Sunday in Arts & Life
Dishing out on scallops
Whether you serve them with fruit or wrapped in pork, scallops should be the center of attention.
Wednesday in Taste
5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Hot weekend tips
Local entertainment reporter Sam Sessa reveals his best bets for this weekend.baltimoresun.com/midnightsun
Tracking the Terps
Catch the latest on the Maryland football team in Heather Dinich's blog.baltimoresun.com/dinich
Mitchell offers reform plan
City Councilman and mayoral candidate Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. announces an ethics reform plan for Baltimore government this afternoon in front of City Hall.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Fire department's coverage
Continuous coverage of the death of a recruit in the Baltimore fire department. baltimoresun.com/maryland
Development Corp. to meet
The Baltimore Development Corp. plans to hold a meeting today.baltimoresun.com/maryland
SUN BLOG BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM
Revelers with a cause -- A group of pals kayaked from Cooperstown to Baltimore in celebration of Cal Ripken's Hall of Fame induction, and along the way were inspired to help the Susquehanna River. baltimoresun.com/bay
Classic sculpture -- Candidates for City Council president weigh in on a quintessential Baltimore issue: the "Male/Female" sculpture at Penn Station.baltimoresun.com/electionsblog
MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8 PM.
1. Successful audition -- Dave Trembley was named the Orioles manager for 2008.
2. Sparks likely over gas tax -- Gov. Martin O'Malley is expected to ask for increase, other changes, to boost highway funding.
3. Pittman's surprise start -- The Ravens have decided to start David Pittman at cornerback, the team's most surprising move this preseason.
4. Making a mark -- Erik Bedard struck out 11 to tie the Orioles' single-season record.
5. O's manager for '08 -- The Orioles announced that they have extended Trembley's contract through next season, with a club option for 2009.