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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday


Today's forecast calls for clouds then sun, with a high near 54 degrees. It is expected to be cloudy tonight with a slight chance of rain after 1 a.m., and a low temperature around 36 degrees.


Check our updates for this morning's issues as you plan your commute.


City proposes one school closure, scaling back grade levels at three others: Baltimore school officials proposed Tuesday night to close one school, Southside Academy, a Cherry Hill high school with about 274 students. In addition, they would like to drop middle school grades from three schools.

Owings Mills High alum accused of trying to kill Musharraf: U.S. prosecutors in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals filed charges on Tuesday against a Pakistani man who grew up outside Baltimore, alleging he plotted with al Qaeda to attack U.S. targets and assassinate former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.

Annapolis weighing up to $400,000 in fixes to Market House: Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen has asked the City Council to consider spending up to $400,000 on renovations to the long-troubled Market House, a request that has drawn sharp criticism from several members of the council.

Second place for Goucher's Sarah Bart means $50,000 on 'Jeopardy!': Sarah Bart's run at the college championship on 'Jeopardy!' ended Tuesday with the senior history major finishing second. But as runner-up, Bart left with $50,000 for her effort.


Baltimore to unveil new Grand Prix contract: Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration has struck a five-year deal with a new team to manage the Baltimore Grand Prix race, including new safeguards designed to insulate the city from losses -- a provision crafted after last year's financial debacle left millions of dollars in unpaid taxes and vendor bills.

Navy moving hospital ship Comfort to Virginia: The white-hulled hospital ship that has been a fixture of the Baltimore waterfront for a quarter-century is moving next year to Norfolk, Va., the Navy announced Tuesday. Maryland officials had fought the move of the ship.

Prosecution to rest Wednesday in Huguely trial: Prosecutors in the Charlottesville, Va., murder trial of George Huguely V plan to rest their case Wednesday, on the sixth day of testimony, against the former University of Virginia student, having portrayed him -- largely through his own words -- as an abusive, alcoholic brute.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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