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Board approves changing Baltimore Arena's name to Royal Farms Arena

baltimoresun.com — Baltimore's spending panel voted unanimously Wednesday morning to change the Baltimore Arena's name to the Royal Farms Arena in exchange for about $1.2 million over five years. Under the terms of the agreement, the Baltimore-based convenience store - which is perhaps best known for its western fries and fried chicken - would pay $250,000 annually to the city annually for five years.
Sep 17, 2014

RT @BaltSunBrk: Board approves changing Baltimore Arena's name to Royal Farms Arena bsun.md/1tfM18D

Sep 17, 2014

RT @pwoodreporter: This will take some getting used to. The Baltimore Arena is now the "Royal Farms Arena," reports @lukebroadwater: baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

Sep 17, 2014

Baltimore Arena to be renamed Royal Farms Arena, after Bmore's version of WaWa, famous for its mediocre fried chicken baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

Baltimore Sun front pages after Orioles' division titles

Rough Cut: Orioles clinch the American League East title

darkroom.baltimoresun.com — "Rough Cut" is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Karl Merton Ferron coverage of the Baltimore Orioles 8-2 win against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in which the Orioles clinched the American League East title.

Lawyers for officer accused of killing dog ask Bernstein to reconsider case

baltimoresun.com — Attorneys for a Baltimore police officer accused of slitting the throat of a shar-pei in June took the rare step Wednesday of writing an outside-the-court letter directly to Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein, asking him to drop the case.
Sep 17, 2014

Officer's lawyers: He said he would "cut" the dog, not "gut" the dog. bsun.md/XEi7yq via @RectorSun

Sep 17, 2014

RT @RectorSun: Lawyers for officer accused of killing dog ask @BaltStAttorney Bernstein to drop or reconsider case: baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/…

Lawyer helping to revamp public defender's office among MacArthur grant winners

baltimoresun.com — Criminal Lawyer Jonathan Rapping, 2014 MacArthur Fellow A law professor whose organization is helping Maryland's public defender system revamp itself is among 21 winners of $625,000 MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants announced Tuesday. Jonathan Rapping is the founder of Atlanta-based Gideon's Promise, an organization that works to train public defenders and help reform what he considers civil rights abuses in the criminal justice system.
Sep 17, 2014

A law professor helping Maryland improve its public defender system among #MacArthurGeniusGrant winners bsun.md/1wqn5ei

Great Baltimore cocktails: The Lonesome George at Bad Decisions

baltimoresun.com — Fells Point's self-appointed cocktail-nerd bar Bad Decisions recently rewrote its "Booze Bible" -- a rather sizable tome of original alcoholic creations that is constantly being added to and revised. From sophisticated blends to twists on the classics, all entries in the Booze Bible have one thing in common: an exceedingly zany (or in some cases outright offensive) name.
Sep 17, 2014

The Lonesome George at @bad_decisions: Baltimore's best new cocktail named in honor of a dead tortoise. bsun.md/1uHKdVj

Introducing Ellen Fishel, b's Baltimore living columnist

baltimoresun.com — Related Photos My story isn't all that groundbreaking. I'm 23, officially a year removed from the University of Maryland-College Park and walking that ever-shaky line between being a functional adult and an irresponsible mess. It's a story you've heard many times before (probably in some form of Internet listicle).

Five Ravens stats that stand out ahead of Sunday's game against Cleveland

baltimoresun.com — Every Wednesday, I'll serve up five stats you should know heading into that week's Ravens game. This week's stats, pertaining to Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, are based on just two games and could be misleading, but either way, here they are.
Sep 17, 2014

Five Ravens stats that stand out ahead of Sunday's game against Cleveland bsun.md/1uHuvdG

Clementine hosts a cider dinner with Millstone Cellars

baltimoresun.com — Clementine is hosting a fall harvest festival dinner, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., on Sept. 23. The evening will feature a five-course dinner paired with ciders from Monkton's Millstone Cellars. On the menu are hearty game dishes like granola-crusted venison, bacon-wrapped rabbit loin and roast pheasant breast with cornbread dressing and cinnamon honey tomato jam.
Sep 17, 2014

And, yes, that's Bill Buszinski of Mr. Rain's Fun House, now the head chef at Clementine bsun.md/1s6RoZl

Sep 17, 2014

Next Tuesday, a @MillstoneCellar dinner at Clementine, with a great game menu bsun.md/1s6RoZl from Winston Blick & Bill Buszinski

Joe Flacco, Eugene Monroe, Timmy Jernigan not practicing

baltimoresun.com — Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco isn't practicing today for undisclosed reasons. Flacco didn't appear to get hurt during the Ravens' 26-6 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, but a source emphasized that it's nothing serious. Meanwhile, offensive tackle Eugene Monroe (undisclosed) and rookie defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (knee) aren't practicing.
Sep 17, 2014

Sources: Timmy Jernigan has meniscus knee injury, could miss a game or two, hope is to avoid surgery, keep playing: baltimoresun.com/sports/ravens/…

Take Five with Hilary Hahn, musician

baltimoresun.com — When we talk about music, we tend to place our experiences into one of two categories: making the music and listening to it. Delineating the two seems practical and obvious. In reality, though, there are a lot of opportunities for overlap, and it doesn't matter how you get into the music as long as you connect with it.
Sep 17, 2014

Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, trained in Baltimore, gives us her five favorite ways to experience music bsun.md/1yhZYHl

More than 50 players participating in Instructional League

baltimoresun.com — Instructional League games began on Monday and the Orioles will be playing a 17-game schedule that runs until Oct. 7. Here's a complete list of the players who will be participating in instructional league down in Sarasota. The list includes 27 pitchers, four catchers, 10 infielder and 10 outfielders.
Sep 17, 2014

O's Insider blog: More than 50 players participating in Instructional League: Instructional League ga... bsun.md/1tgdFSU #Orioles

Orioles first base prospect Christian Walker to join expanded roster

baltimoresun.com — The Orioles didn't initially expect to add one of their top position player prospects, first baseman Christian Walker, to their expanded roster this month. But with American League East wrapped up -- and 11 games remaining in the regular season - the Orioles are expected to purchase Walker's contract from Triple-A Norfolk, according to a club source.
Sep 17, 2014

O's Insider blog: Orioles first base prospect Christian Walker to join expanded roster: The Orioles d... bsun.md/1soCSGl #Orioles

City to announce immigrant-friendly recommendations

baltimoresun.com — Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to unveil dozens of recommendations Wednesdayintended to lure immigrant families to Baltimore and retain them. The proposals, from increasing the availability of translators at city agencies to making it easier for the undocumented to buy homes,offer insight into the mayor's pledge to attract 10,000 new families over the next decade - an effort that is focused in part on the city's burgeoning immigrant neighborhoods.

'Dancing With the Stars' recap: Lolo told to Gogo

baltimoresun.com — Thanks to a DVR issue, I missed the first 13 minutes of the recording. The first thing I find out is that Betsey Johnson and Tony Dovolani are the first couple in jeopardy. Then we get a montage of the female contestants explaining why they came on the show.
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