WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
TODAY'S SUN COLUMNISTS
BRAC IS NO PANACEA
People are overestimating the economic impact base realignment and closure would have on Maryland to bolster a sagging economy.
Turn the other chic
Maybe Baltimore should lighten up a little and take a cue from Scranton, Pa., which, as the setting for NBC's The Office, takes a beating but keeps laughing about it.
Gregory Kane on pet ownership -- Maryland
Laura Vozzella on governor's mansion -- Maryland
5 THINGS TO DO TODAY
Musical poet -- Morrissey, the lead singer of the British 1980s indie group the Smiths, comes to Rams Head Live. Poetic and witty in style, his music also expresses anguish in a theatrical way. 20 Market Place. $65. Doors open at 8 p.m.; Morrissey starts at 9:30 p.m. 410-244-1131 or www.ramsheadlive.com.
Krypt tonight -- The long-running haunted house Kim's Krypt relocated to Dundalk this year. Check it out from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at 1748 Merritt Blvd., Dundalk. $6-$10. Call 410-391-7726 or go to www. kimskrypt.com.
Alsop at Peabody -- Marin Alsop will lead the Peabody Symphony Orchestra. The program features John Adams' Short Ride on a Fast Machine, Symphony No. 2 (The Age of Anxiety) by Leonard Bernstein, with piano soloist Benjamin Pasternack; and the searing Symphony No. 5 by Shostakovich. 8 p.m. Peabody Institute, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place. $5 to $15. 410-659-8100, ext. 2.
Bruisers Ball -- Check out a costume contest, live music and mayhem from the Charm City Roller Girls. 9 p.m. at the Bruisers Ball. Ottobar, 2549 N. Howard St. Free. Call 410-662-0069 or go to www.theottobar.com.
Arbutus nightmare -- Nightmares from Elmridge, an indoor haunted house, is open 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 5400 East Drive, Arbutus. Admission is $5-$7; free for ages 4 and younger. 443-865-1445 or www. nightmaresfromelmridge.com.
On the move
Walking is more than putting one foot in front of the other. For walkers, it's a way to meet others.
Saturday in Go Today
Green with enmity
Concern over the environment has given rise to a new breed of nag: the eco-scold.
Sunday in Arts & Life Today
The turkey test
The turkey novice tries three turkey recipes from current sources and submits the results to our staff panel of tasters. First in our series on Thanksgiving Made Easy.
Wednesday in Taste
5 THINGS TO LOOK FOR @BALTIMORESUN.COM
Calling all baby pumpkins
Submit photos of your children's Halloween costumes before the big night out.baltimoresun.com/costumes
Hollywood writers on strike?
Sun television critic David Zurawik looks at the issues and implications of a potential Hollywood writers' strike.baltimoresun.com/criticalmass
Westboro jury deliberations
A federal jury continues deliberations over a lawsuit filed by a slain Marine's father against protesters at his son's funeral.baltimoresun.com/maryland
Lawmakers meet in Annapolis
The General Assembly continues holding hearings in its special session to consider Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposal to fix a projected budget shortfall. baltimoresun.com/maryland
Testimony in dragging death
Police officers who investigated the death of 3-year-old are expected to take the stand in the Towson manslaughter trial.baltimoresun.com/maryland
SUN BLOG -- BLOGS. BALTIMORESUN.COM
The indignity of dog costumes -- John Woestendiek writes about Halloween tips for pets.baltimoresun.com/mutts
MOST VIEWED STORIES YESTERDAY AS OF 8 PM
1. Teen charged with murder in death of woman responding to Craigslist ad -- The body of the woman, 24, is found in the trunk of her car near the suspect's home in Minnesota.
2. After bye, Ravens bid farewell to criticism -- Players dismiss spat; coach Brian Billick says he and Ray Lewis are ready to move on.
3. Was Ehrlich right about multiculturalism? -- It's time to re-examine the former governor's comments with the main advocacy group for multiculturalism holding its convention in town.
4. High school results and schedule -- How local teams fared.
5. Teen shot by officer dies at Sinai Hospital -- A boy who pulled a gun from his waistband is fatally shot by a city police officer.