WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
Isn't he lovely?
Sometimes a mayoral proclamation isnt enough. Not when you, Sheila Dixon, have declared it "Stevie Wonder Day," and the man is playing at the Pier Six Pavilion. Then only a dance will do.
O'Malley's revenue plan
There are far worse ways to raise taxes in Maryland than what Gov. Martin O'Malley seems to have in mind in his revenue proposal.
Rick Maese on a golfer's pursuit -- Sports
Rashod D. Ollison on Lakisha Jones -- Today
Gregory Kane on art in school -- Maryland
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
'Idols' on tour -- Check out the American Idol finalists -including Fort Meade's LaKisha Jones and winner Jordin Sparks - when American Idols Live stops at 1st Mariner Arena, 201 W. Baltimore St. 7 p.m. $37.50-$70.50. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
Gossip chronicles -- Based on the novels of Cecily von Ziegesar, the new series Gossip Girl tells the lives of a group of private-school kids and the anonymous Gossip Girl blog that snarkily documents their misdeeds. 9 p.m.-10 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54.
Recital in song -- Hear French and Spanish songs by Hahn, Debussy, Poulenc and more when soprano Sandra Ferrandez and pianist Laila Barnat perform at An die Musik, 409 N. Charles St. 7:30 p.m. $10-$13. 410-385-2638.
One Doobie -- Former Doobie Brother Michael McDonald brings his soulful sound to Pier Six Concert Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave. 7:30 p.m. $25-$49.50. 410-547-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.
India's painting -- Contemporary paintings from India at the exhibit Out of India, Towson University's Asian Arts and Culture Center, 8000 York Road, through Oct. 13. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 410-704-2807.
Making memory last
New research shows that when people stay physically active and socially connected as they age, they can help keep their memory sharp as well.
Tomorrow in Health & Science
Anthony Simon, also known as Blockhead, brings his unique mix of sounds to the Ottobar on Friday night.
Tomorrow in Live!
5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Governor to talk budget
Gov. Martin O'Malley is set to hold a Kitchen Table Talk and news conference in Baltimore County's Anneslie neighborhood on his budget plan.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Stadium Authority meeting
The MSA is expected to discuss the possible removal of executive director Alison Asti. baltimoresun.com/sports
'Kid Nation' review
Reality TV blogger Sarah Kickler Kelber weighs in on the controversial new show after it airs. baltimoresun.com/realitytv
For stronger families
Mayor Sheila Dixon is set to hold a news conference this morning on strategies to strengthen families. baltimoresun.com/maryland
Classical music critic Tim Smith reviews the Washington National Opera's production of La Boheme, which runs through Sept. 30.baltimoresun.com/today
SUN BLOG BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM
Mediterranean diet -- Elizabeth Large keeps up a steady string of posts from her foodie vacation in Italy at baltimoresun.com/diningatlarge
MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8PM
1. Five causes for concern -- From injuries to play-calling to penalties, two games into the season the Ravens give fans reason to wonder about their Super Bowl readiness.
2. Tales of domestic turmoil mark 2 shootings -- Killings in Timonium and Essex were preceded by protective orders.
3. Brisk pace of killings resumes -- Officials are once again scrambling to respond to mounting city homicides as eight more die in three days.
4. Court upholds gay marriage ban -- In a split decision Tuesday, the Maryland Court of Appeals upheld a state law declaring that marriage must be between a man and a woman.
5. Deterring underage drinkers -- In a campaign to crack down on underage drinking, Baltimore County officials are pushing bars and liquor stores to use electronic card readers that can detect bogus or doctored driver's licenses.