WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODDAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
Primer in math?
Martin O'Malley said on the campaign trail that he was "fighting for hard-working Maryland families." And now that he's in office, O'Malley wants to jack up the sales tax.
The Johnson impact
Replacing Adalius Thomas, Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson is making an impact in his first season as a starter.
Jean Marbella on state deficit -- Maryland
Chris Kaltenbach on "Sydney White" -- Today
Rick Maese on retired NFL players -- Sports
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Movie -- Sydney White (starring Amanda Bynes) is a good-hearted fish-out-of-water comedy about a girl who refuses to simply go along with the popular flow. In theaters today.
Underground hip-hop -- See Blockhead at the Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St., at 10 tonight. $18. missiontix.com or 410-662-0069.
Electro-jammers -- Sound Tribe Sector 9 comes to Washington's 9:30 Club. 8 p.m. 815 V St. N.W. $20. 800-955-5566 or tickets.com.
"Anna in the Tropics" -- A Pulitzer Prize-winning tale about a new lector at a cigar-rolling factory, opens tonight at Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 S. Ann St. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. There will be no show Oct. 7. $15-$17. 410-276-7837.
Free bash -- Homewood Museum turns 20, and the Johns Hopkins University is throwing a free party from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Guests can enjoy tours of the museum and birthday cake and other refreshments on the lawn, 3400 N. Charles St. 410-516-5589 or www.museums.jhu.edu/homewood.
Some sole searching
The days are getting cooler, the Baltimore marathon is coming up and the time has come to find the perfect pair of running shoes.
Saturday in Go Today
Root of comfort
Gardeners relish the simple act of planting a tree or creating a quiet spot outdoors in memory of their loved ones who have died.
Sunday in Arts & Life
A spicy treat
Biryani is found in dozens of variations across India and throughout the Muslim world.
Wednesday in Taste
5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Fab Five Fridays
Local entertainment reporter Sam Sessa examines five great places to go for blind dates.baltimoresun.com/ midnightsun
Anna Deavere Smith show
Theater critic Mary Carole McCauley weighs in on Anna Deavere Smith's one-woman show.baltimoresun.com/criticalmass
Counting the votes
Baltimore officials are expected to finish counting the provisional ballots in one City Council district that remains too close to call.baltimoresun.com/maryland
More state budget news
Gov. Martin O'Malley will join Mayor Sheila Dixon this morning to release more details of his state budget plans.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Ravens injury report
The Ravens announce their injury report for Sunday's home game against the Arizona Cardinals.baltimoresun.com/ravenscentral
SUN BLO9G BLOGS.BALTIMORESUN.COM
Your money -- Be part of a discussion on Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed tax changes.baltimoresun.com/hancockblog
Winter blues -- Frank Roylance previews predictions for snow this winter.marylandweather.com
MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8 PM.
1. Dwan Edwards gets in new stance -- After struggling to crack Ravens' lineup for three years, defensive lineman will get his shot in the starting lineup.
2. Man fatally beaten in Baltimore -- Police discovered the victim dead on his birthday.
3. Steve McNair decides to pass on issue of race, QBs -- The Ravens quarterback started his weekly news conference with a request: "No Donovan McNabb questions, please."
4. O's swept up in frustration -- Lack of timely hitting spoiled starter Brian Burres' effort.
5. Take a number, Southwest fliers -- Airline plans to keep open seating but assign places in line.