WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
SO SORRY ...
Time for another edition of Who Wants to Apologize?, in which the audience gets to vote on which public figure makes the most insincere attempt to stop a deluge of career-threatening publicity.
Give the Orioles credit for one thing during the current slump: When it comes to being really, really bad, the team is remarkably good.
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Skipjack Race and Land Festival -- Today's events include a fishing tournament, the race and other contests. Festival begins at sunrise on Tangier Sound off Deal Island on the Delmarva Peninsula. $5, free for children younger than 12. 410-784-2799.
Jewish-American heritage -- Celebrate with entertainment, crafts and more at the Showcase of Nations Jewish American Festival this weekend. Noon-6 p.m. today at Pimlico Race Course at Hayward and Winner avenues. $5, free for children 13 and younger. 410-833-7485 or baltimorejewishfestival.org.
'Kyle XY' finale -- ... in which Kyle leaves his adopted family behind and teams up with Jessi to try to find out the truth about their missing belly buttons. ABC Family, 8 p.m.
Delpy Delpy Delpy -- Get a triple dip of Julie Delpy in the film 2 Days in Paris. She directed wrote and stars in this new film about a photographer and her lover making a jaunt through the City of Light.
White show -- At the Maryland Institute College of Art's Brown Center, check out Exhibition White, which examines the cultural and other meanings of "white." 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 410-225-2300.
The year in cookies
Nearly 60 years ago, a Baltimore woman started celebrating the "sweet New Year" of Rosh Hashana with a huge cookie party for her family. Today her granddaughter is carrying on the tradition by making more than 1,000 cookies for this special gathering.
Wednesday in Taste
Kasper's weekend heroics
Rob Kasper begins a new monthly column, Saturday's Hero, to teach you how to do projects around the house and in the garden.
Saturday in Today
5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Manhole cover irks resident
An ill-fitting, noisy manhole cover on Harford Road in Northeast Baltimore has aggravated a homeowner for more than a year. The city promises to fix it. baltimoresun.com/maryland
Stadium workers protest
Eleven low-wage workers at Camden Yards plan a hunger strike in search of higher pay from the state. baltimoresun.com/maryland
A woman whose son was nearly stabbed to death organizes a prayer vigil to end violence. baltimoresun.com/maryland
Gardener of the week
For many years, Dominic Rossi sold rugs and carpets, so it isn't surprising that he decided to replicate the look of a fine Oriental rug behind his Hampstead Hill rowhouse.baltimoresun.com/gardener
The annual Dundalk Labor Day parade begins at the Community College of Baltimore County Dundalk campus.baltimoresun.com/maryland
SUN BLOG -- BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM
Random Rodricks -- What's on Dan's mind? He tell you, at baltimoresun.com/randomrodricks
Photo Edge -- Chris Assaf takes you behind the scenes of his assignments as a Sun photographer, at baltimoresun.com/photoedge
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT SUNDAY @BALTIMORESUN.COM/WHAT YOU MISSED
1. Mayor's Race -- See how respondents to our Sun Poll would vote for Baltimore City mayor.
2. Trans fat's future -- Are deep-fried foods' days numbered at the Maryland State Fair? We ask fairgoers, organizers and vendors what place -- if any -- trans fatty foods have in future fairs.
3. On guard -- Some find the duty rewarding, others find it frustrating. We check in with members of the Maryland National Guard stationed in Iraq.
4. Art Obsession -- Many artists are bypassing labor-saving technology in favor of complex, hand-crafted works produced the old-fashioned way.
5. Killing hope -- Criminologists who study Baltimore say apathy, alienation and cynicism have taken root, as people lose faith that the city can curb rampant violence.