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A race too close to call

Walking the streets in the too-close-to-call race between Michael Sarbanes and Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for City Council president.


Only if the price is right

If the Ravens want to bring in Byron Leftwich, recently released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, as the No. 3 quarterback, they should do it only at the right price.


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Ottobar moviesSpice up the evening with a couple of awesomely cheesy flicks at the Ottobar: Mysterious Monsters is a 1970s documentary about strange creatures such as Bigfoot, and Troll 2 is a horror flick from 1990 about man-eating beasts. Free. Doors open at 8 p.m. Mysterious Monsters starts at 8:30 p.m., and Troll 2 is at 10 p.m. The club is at 2549 N. Howard St. 410-662-0069 or

Neo-punk musiciansSee Editors -- the neo-punk quartet whose latest album is An End Has a Start -- at the 9:30 Club, 815 V St. N.W. in Washington. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available through or 800-955-5566.

Bodine picturesSee photographs by Baltimorean A. Aubrey Bodine from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the University of Baltimore Student Center, 21 W. Mount Royal Ave. Most of the works in the exhibit are from The Sunday Sun Magazine, which debuted in 1946. Free. 410-837-4200.

Brass quintetThe Towson Brass Quintet performs John Stevens' Seasons: A Symphony for Brass Quintet at 8:15 p.m. at Towson University's Center for the Arts Recital Hall, 8000 York Road. $5 to $13. 410-704-2787.

Ravens on handMatt Stover, Todd Heap and others will appear at the new Ravens Team Store at the Sports Legends Museum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Ravens Pep Band and cheerleaders will perform. An autograph session will run from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., but is limited to fans with autograph tickets. Tickets will be given to the first 200 people to buy from the store starting at 10 a.m. The museum is at 301 W. Camden St. 410-727-1587.


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. Her granddaughter is carrying on the tradition started by her grandmother and making more than 1,000 cookies for this special family gathering.

Tomorrow in Taste


Vote on Middle River plan

The Baltimore County Council is to vote tonight on a community plan for Middle River. The proposal would allow more homes to be built there than now allowed, but the county councilman for the area has said he would introduce an amendment to retain the current zoning for much of the

Top 10 Tuesday

Sun restaurant critic Elizabeth Large reveals her Top 10 list of romantic

'Between the Lions' visit

The PBS Kids series Between the Lions is set to visit the Baltimore area for two days as it begins its seventh

Tim Gunn on his show, book

The design guru from Project Runway talks about his new show and his new book.

Ravens prepare for opener

Check for updates as the Ravens prepare for Monday night's season-opening game at Cincinnati against the


Classroom ConnectionStay up on important school developments in the area by reading our education blog.

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1Ravens give Leftwich a lookRavens general manager Ozzie Newsome told The Sun that the team has had "a couple of small conversations" with the agent for quarterback Byron Leftwich, recently released by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

2A vanishing breed Sisters Nellie Flowers and Edythe Thomas have been "picking crabs" at the same Eastern Shore processing plant for more than a half-century.

34th down for Colts hauntThe owners of Club 4100 in Brooklyn Park, once a Colts' hangout , are retiring and their restaurant and bar will be auctioned on Thursday.

4Ngata is tackling growthAt 6 feet 4 and 340 pounds, Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is a big man facing big expectations in his second year in the National Football League.

5Terps can't dig deep for QB answersSix quarterbacks were listed on Maryland's roster at the start of spring, but only three remain present and eligible. Two quarterbacks transferred, and one was declared ineligible last week.

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