WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
The legacy of Elmer Dize
During his long tenure as a football and wrestling coach, the late Elmer Dize instilled class and sportsmanship in generations of local high school athletes.
Forget the bottled stuff - making your own ketchup takes time, but the reward is worth the work.
Cowherd on Delaware tolls -- Today
Zurawick on "Pushing Daisies" -- Today
Hancock on Bob Lawless -- Business
Maese on Michael Phelps -- Sports
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Rappers perform -- Rappers Common and Q-Tip perform tonight at 8 at Sonar Lounge, 407 E. Saratoga St. Tickets are $34 and are available by calling 410-547-SEAT or going to ticketmaster.com.
Hitchcock in 3-D -- The 3-D version of Hitchcock's killingly droll Dial M for Murder tonight at 7 at the Charles. The Maryland Film Festival and Free Fall Baltimore will present the film in the way Hitch intended. Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. Free. E-mail for tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-752-8083.
Holocaust aftermath -- Rep Stage presents A Shayna Maidel tonight at 7:30. Set in 1946, the play tells the story of a family dealing with the aftermath of the Holocaust. Rep Stage is at 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets are $15-$25. Call 410-772-4750.
Hear the sculptor -- New York-based sculptor Jimbo Blachly speaks about his solo works as well as his collaboration with poet Lytle Shaw tonight at 7 at Maryland Institute College of Art's Falvey Hall in Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave. Admission free. Call 410-225-2300 for information.
Rock at Rams Head -- Southern rockers (and brothers) Kings of Leon play at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, tonight at 7. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club is also scheduled to perform. Tickets are $29.50. Call 410-244-1131 or go to ramsheadlive.com.
Leaf peepers aloud
Fear not, leaf peepers of Maryland. Though there was less rain than usual across the state this summer, the drought conditions will take only the slightest edge off the glories of your favorite time of year.
Saturday in Go Today
5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Baseball playoffs begin
The major leagues' Division Series get underway today with the Colorado Rockies at the Philadelphia Phillies at 3 p.m. baltimoresun.com/baseball
Ravens try to bounce back
After a disappointing loss in Cleveland, the Ravens prepare to take on the San Francisco 49ers Sunday. A report from practice in Owings Mills. baltimoresun.com/ravens
All Time Low concert
See more photos from the concert by All Time Low, a Baltimore County-based band on a home stop during its first national tour. baltimoresun.com/today
Big finish for 'Top Chef'
Reality TV blogger Sarah Kickler Kelber live-blogs the finale of the third season of Top Chef. baltimoresun.com/realitycheck
Walk to School Day
Local officials will gather at William Paca Elementary School this afternoon to mark the 10th Annual Walk to School Day. baltimoresun.com/maryland
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Blind horses -- John Woestendiek writes about a haven for blind horses at baltimoresun.com/mutts
Tim Gunn -- Tanika White meets Tim Gunn, again. baltimoresun.com/criticalmass
MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8PM
1. Red zone problems -- Despite quarterback Steve McNair's struggles inside the opponents' 20, Ravens coach Brian Billick said he is not considering benching him.
2. Nothing ripening on O's farm -- Unlike the Red Sox and Yankees, the Orioles seem to bring up young players too soon.
3. Duke-Rutgers connection -- The Atlantic Coast Conference acknowledged yesterday that the Duke football program violated league policy by giving Rutgers film of Maryland's game against Wake Forest.
4. Ravens to face Dilfer -- The Ravens will face, Trent Dilfer, their Super Bowl-winning quarterback when they play the San Francisco 49ers Sunday.
5. Prospecting for Orioles -- We rate the Orioles' best and worst prospects in the farm system.