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Nearly 74,000 sign up for Baltimore's Section 8 wait list

baltimoresun.com — Sign ups for Baltimore's Section 8 housing voucher wait list have ended until 2020 with nearly 74,000 applicants vying for a spot on the register. The Housing Authority of Baltimore City will use a lottery to randomly select 25,000 applicants for the list. Only 6,000 to 9,000 are expected to receive a voucher.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @baltimoresun: Nearly 74,000 people signed up for 25,000 spots on Baltimore's Section 8 wait list. bsun.md/1pch1H7 via @yvonnewenger

Oct 31, 2014

RT @baltimoresun: Nearly 74,000 people signed up for 25,000 spots on Baltimore's Section 8 wait list. bsun.md/1pch1H7 via @yvonnewenger

Ravens linebacker Elvis Dumervil looking to dominate Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert again

baltimoresun.com — The last time that Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil squared off against the Pittsburgh Steelers, he bull-rushed Marcus Gilbert so violently that he launched him off his feet as the offensive tackle landed flat on his back. Dumervil sacked Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger twice during a 26-6 win at M&T Bank Stadium in the second game of the regular season.
Oct 31, 2014

Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil looking to dominate Steelers tackle Marcus Gilbert for second time this year baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/…

Hannu Lintu leads Baltimore Symphony in program featuring pianist Conrad Tao

baltimoresun.com — The way young American pianist Conrad Tao sprinted onstage at the Music Center of Strathmore to join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Thursday night raised expectations for dynamic music-making. That's just what he delivered in Shostakovich's daring, often cheeky Piano Concerto No. 1.
Oct 31, 2014

Ultra-cool @conradtao is tearing up the stage in Shostakovich's Piano Concerto No. 1 with @BaltSymphony. bsun.md/1pcaQ5X

Cook Political report declares governor's race a "toss up"

baltimoresun.com — A respected group of political analysts on Friday declared Maryland's race for governor a "toss up." The Cook Political Report said the contest between Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan was too close to predict who would win, although they gave Brown a "slight advantage" in deep blue Maryland.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @baltimoresun: The Md. gubernatorial race is "a toss-up," Cook Political Report says. bsun.md/1pc7dwX via @ErinatTheSun

Ravens reserve safety Anthony Levine cross-training at cornerback

baltimoresun.com — Short-handed at cornerback with Jimmy Smith out with a sprained left foot, the Ravens' contingency plans include having reserve safety Anthony Levine cross-train at cornerback this week. Levine played some cornerback during the preseason with decent results. The special-teams ace has been practicing as the Ravens' fourth cornerback this week heading into Sunday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
Oct 31, 2014

Ravens reserve safety Anthony Levine cross-training at cornerback: baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/…

Orioles claim left-handed reliever Patrick McCoy off waivers from the Tigers

baltimoresun.com — The Orioles claimed reliever Patrick McCoy off waivers from the Detroit Tigers on Friday afternoon, adding left-handed bullpen depth to a relief corps that could be without Andrew Miller. After spending parts of eight seasons in the minors, the 26-year-old McCoy made his major league debut this past season with the Tigers.
Oct 31, 2014

O's Insider blog: Orioles claim left-handed reliever Patrick McCoy off waivers from the Tigers: Oriol... bsun.md/1wOQEXJ #Orioles

W.R. Grace opens new headquarters building in Columbia

baltimoresun.com — W.R. Grace & Co. , an international chemicals, technology and materials company that reported $3.1 billion in sales last year, opened its new global headquarters in Columbia this week, a move company officials say is part of $100 million investment made by the company into its Columbia and Baltimore facilities over the past three years.

Maryland voting machine problems

baltimoresun.com — After the 2004 presidential election, when the pivotal state of Ohio went for Republican George W. Bush despite exit polls suggesting a victory for Democratic challenger John Kerry, conspiracy theories floated around the Internet about whether voting machines manufactured by Diebold, whose CEO was a major Bush donor had been rigged to miscount votes.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @baltimoresun: EDITORIAL: Voting machine problems are no conspiracy, but they do provide an important lesson: Check your ballot. bsun.md/1udHmGE

Owen Daniels characterized as a game-time decision

baltimoresun.com — Ravens veteran tight end Owen Daniels was characterized as a game-time decision by coach John Harbaugh for Sunday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Daniels is one week removed from undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee. He practiced Wednesday on a limited basis, and also practiced Friday after being held out Thursday.
Oct 31, 2014

Owen Daniels characterized as game-time decision, questionable on injury report: baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/…

Oct 31, 2014

Ravens tight end Owen Daniels characterized as a game-time decision: baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/…

Victim becomes co-conspirator in double shooting case

baltimoresun.com — For more than a year, Dacora Ross' former boyfriend Carlos Wheeler has been held in a Baltimore jail awaiting trial for a murder conspiracy that involved two shootings. He was also charged with assaulting Ross, and later, attempting to intimidate her as a witness. But last week, prosecutors took a new position on Ross' involvement.
Oct 31, 2014

After being charged with murder conspiracy, she led police on a high-speed chase and eluded capture for 6 days baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

Oct 31, 2014

Woman goes from victim and witness to co-conspirator in Baltimore prosecutors’ case against her ex-boyfriend baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

Recognition of fellow-feeling

baltimoresun.com — As I romp through H.L. Mencken's Days Trilogy, recently published by the Library of America with notes of previously unpublished material edited by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers, I find passages of delight on every page.

Terrell Suggs, Owen Daniels returned to practice Friday for Ravens

baltimoresun.com — Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and tight end Owen Daniels returned to practice Friday in advance of Sunday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Suggs was sidelined at practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was never considered to be in doubt of playing Sunday in a pivotal AFC North showdown.

Lor Scoota releases 'Bird Flu' video featuring Shy Glizzy

baltimoresun.com — One of the fastest rising rappers in the city also has one of the catchiest mantras: "Scoota up next!" Lor Scoota's mixtape "Still N the Trenches 2" has been rattling car speakers and earbuds since its May release. Now, on Halloween, Scoota continues to make his case by releasing a video for the project's biggest song, "Bird Flu."
Oct 31, 2014

wrote about the Scoota/Glizzy "Bird Flu" clip, w/ mentions of young moose and dj angelbaby: baltimoresun.com/entertainment/…

Spooky music for Halloween from Schubert

baltimoresun.com — For chilling Halloween music, it's still hard to beat a Franz Schubert song from 1815 -- "Der Erlkonig" ("The Erl-King"). The text by Goethe is spooky enough, telling of a father's frenzied ride on horseback through a windy night, bearing his son, who sees a strange figure in the dark beckoning him.
Oct 31, 2014

To get you creeped out for #Halloween, nothing beats this ghoulish golden oldie from Franz. bsun.md/10aae4K

Don't make the election worse than it already is

baltimoresun.com — There is not much journalists can do about the unsavory choices put before the citizenry for the impending midterm elections, or about the barrage of annoying and duplicitous advertisements and robocalls. But one thing is in our power: we can shun cliches.
Oct 31, 2014

Curb your addiction to red state-blue state thinking. bsun.md/1u0RkdQ

My way or the highway

baltimoresun.com — After Nancy Mitford first popularized the U/non-U distinctions in language (upper class vs. middle class attempting to ape the upper class), she received this reflection in a letter of 1 September 1955 from Evelyn Waugh: "I wish in your Upper-class Usage you had touched on a point that has long intrigued me.

Ravens' Scariest games left on schedule

baltimoresun.com — There have been far more treats than tricks on the schedule through the first eight games of the season, with the soft NFC South providing a trio of of easy wins for the 5-3 Ravens. Here are their scariest games remaining, from most scary to least scary.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @DaveSelig: Fill up your pillowcase with Halloween puns in @JonMeoli's Five for Friday on the #Ravens' scariest games left: bsun.md/1ucXeJN

What Koji Uehara's deal means for the Baltimore Orioles and free-agent reliever Andrew Miller

baltimoresun.com — One of the more intriguing free agents this offseason, as it pertained to the Orioles, was Boston Red Sox closer Koji Uehara. Uehara and his family still live in Baltimore. He turns 40 in April and he struggled some toward the end of last season, allowing 10 earned runs in 15 2/3 innings (5.75 ERA) in August and September.
Oct 31, 2014

O's Insider blog: What Koji Uehara's deal means for the Orioles and free-agent reliever Andrew Miller... bsun.md/1sPX4kf #Orioles

"Vigilante justice" leads to prison time in fatal beating of sex offender

baltimoresun.com — A 20-year-old Reservoir Hill woman was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for what prosecutors called an act of vigilante justice when she led a group beating of a sex offender that turned fatal. Her father was also sentenced to jail time for his role.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @justin_fenton: Father, daughter headed to prison for leading fatal "vigilante" beating of sex offender in Reservoir Hill baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

Oct 31, 2014

Father, daughter headed to prison for leading fatal "vigilante" beating of sex offender in Reservoir Hill baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…