Most talked about Baltimore Sun stories

University system regents keeping an open mind in search for next chancellor

baltimoresun.com — In the search for the next leader of the University System of Maryland, stakeholders are looking at a range of candidates, possibly a household name, a well-known CEO, a top government official - someone with star power. Someone like Freeman A.
Aug 21, 2014

RT @cwellssun: Some officials approached UMBC president Freeman Hrabowski early on, but he's adamant he's not interested in the job bsun.md/1rnU1FM

Aug 21, 2014

RT @cwellssun: Our story on the search for a new university system chancellor, which is just beginning bsun.md/1rnU1FM w @aliknez

Aug 21, 2014

With Hrabowski on the sidelines, some regents are expressing interest in a "non-traditional" candidate bsun.md/1rnU1FM

Aug 21, 2014

Some officials approached UMBC president Freeman Hrabowski early on, but he's adamant he's not interested in the job bsun.md/1rnU1FM

Aug 21, 2014

Our story on the search for a new university system chancellor, which is just beginning bsun.md/1rnU1FM w @aliknez

Dining Out for Life date announced

baltimoresun.com — Baltimore will hold its 21st annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser on Sept. 18. Once again, participating restaurants will donate between 25 percent and 50 percent of their daily take to Moveable Feast, an organization that prepares and delivers meals to homebound men and women.

Orioles utilizing bullpen pieces to perfection in late-innings

baltimoresun.com — CHICAGO - The first half of the Orioles' six-game, week-long trip to Chicago was a success in more ways than one. They beat up on floundering White Sox teams, sweeping their three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. Fate shined down on the Orioles, but that seems to happen when you're playing as well as this team's playing.
Aug 21, 2014

O's Insider blog: With rotation continuing to go deep in games, Orioles utilizing bullpen pieces to p... bsun.md/1v0Vtyg #Orioles

The Baltimore Sun

Aug 21, 2014

RT @pwoodreporter: Owings Mills man killed in love triangle-fueled shooting in Md City. Suspect shot himself, now in hospital: touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/822/a…

Largest Major League Baseball division victories in recent years [Pictures]

baltimoresun.com — The Orioles head into Thursday's day off with a nine-game lead in the American League East division, the largest in baseball. Look through pictures of teams who won their division by the most games in each season from 2002 to the present.
Aug 21, 2014

The Orioles are up 9 games in the AL East. Here's some of the biggest recent division winners in MLB: bsun.md/1tky8pe

Steve Smith says defenses will have to 'pick their poison' against Ravens

baltimoresun.com — The arrival of veteran wide receiver Steve Smith is expected to inject toughness and productivity into the Ravens' offense. The five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver is also providing confidence, predicting that the Ravens will be difficult for opposing defenses to game-plan against considering the amount of options new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak has to choose from.
Aug 21, 2014

Steve Smith says defenses will have to 'pick their poison' against Ravens' offense: baltimoresun.com/bal-steve-smit…

Man Tased by deputies dies in custody in Baltimore County

baltimoresun.com — A man who allegedly fled from Harford County sheriff's deputies died Wednesday after being struck with a Taser and placed under arrest, Baltimore County police said. Baltimore County police said Harford County deputies were "investigating suspicious activity" near the intersection of Philadelphia Road and Mountain Road in Joppa around 8 p.m.
Aug 21, 2014

Story: Man Tased by Harford deputies dies in custody in Baltimore County. bsun.md/1pT5Tg6

More harm than good from Maryland crab ban, experts say

baltimoresun.com — Angus Phillips, an inveterate Annapolis -area crabber, joined my call for a moratorium on the harvest of blue crabs from the Chesapeake Bay. "The time has come," he wrote in The Washington Post last month, "to stop pussyfooting around and shut down crabbing for a few years, to give the delectable crustaceans a chance to recover the way geese, yellow perch and rockfish did."
Aug 21, 2014

When it comes to Chesapeake blue crabs, I think I'll just eat more vegetables: baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

Thornton looking at money-saving measures

baltimoresun.com — In a meeting with The Sun Editorial Board, new Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Gregory Thornton discusses the system's expenses in the past for catered meetings and private drivers. Baltimore schools CEO Gregory Thornton said Wednesday that he is in the early stages of assessing where the central office can be more efficient and already cut back on two expenditures criticized during the previous administration.

As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet

baltimoresun.com — NASA's Messenger probe, which headed out for mercury in 2004, spotted what looks like Han Solo trapped in carbonite. NASA's Messenger spacecraft has swung around its namesake planet for three years, beaming observations of Mercury back to Earth, but next March it will smash into the cratered surface it has been studying from afar.
Aug 21, 2014

Space craft observing Mercury will crash-land soon in mission overseen by Johns Hopkins scientists bsun.md/YDIFk9 @ssdance

Ravens making the red zone a focus this preseason

baltimoresun.com — The Ravens are banking on an encouraging start against the San Francisco 49ers in the preseason opener to set an aggressive tone for their red-zone offense under the direction of new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. Last season, they were one of the worst red-zone outfits in the NFL, ranking 31st in the league in red-zone efficiency.
Aug 21, 2014

Ravens upgrading red-zone offense with Kubiak after ranking 31st last year: baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/…

One dead in suspected murder-suicide attempt in Laurel Wednesday night

baltimoresun.com — One man is dead and another is in custody after an apparent attempted murder-suicide in Anne Arundel County, police said. The incident took place around 10:40 p.m. Thursday on Sudlersville Street in the Laurel area, according to police. The victim, who was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma, was pronounced dead.

Orioles to face Jake Arrieta, Tsuyoshi Wada in series vs. Chicago Cubs

baltimoresun.com — CHICAGO -- The Orioles will play against two familiar faces in their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this weekend. Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta is scheduled to start Friday's series opener, and left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada is set to start Sunday.
Aug 20, 2014

O's Insider blog: Orioles to face Jake Arrieta, Tsuyoshi Wada in series vs. Chicago Cubs: CHICAGO -- ... bsun.md/1pQkusD #Orioles