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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

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THE SUN AT 175

: On this date 175 years ago -- May 17, 1837 -- Arunah Shepherdson Abell published the first edition of The Sun. While much has changed in the many years since our founding, this remains the same: The Baltimore Sun brings Light for All.

: The age of photojournalism had just dawned in Baltimore in 1901. Since then, the camera has recorded and compiled a historical visual record of the events that have shaped the world, nation and Maryland, in the 20th century and now the 21st.

: To celebrate the 175th anniversary of The Baltimore Sun, reporter Mike Klingaman has compiled a list of the top 175 athletes who were either born or raised in the state of Maryland, or who competed here for at least three years.

: This page celebrates our 175th anniversary by presenting the first issue of The Baltimore Sun from May, 17 1837 in an online format.

FROM LAST NIGHT...

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: The Metropolitan

Downtown

Columbia will be a six-story, 380-unit development that the

Howard Hughes

Corp. plans to build in a joint venture with Kettler of McLean, Va., and Orchard Development of

Ellicott City

, on land next to The Mall in Columbia.

: The 13-year-old who said he pulled the trigger will be committed indefinitely to a treatment facility; the 12-year-old who helped him move the body will be monitored by the Department of Juvenile Services while living with a relative in

Harford County

.

: A

Baltimore County

delegate said Wednesday that the governor should send in the

Maryland State Police

to control "roving mobs of black youths" at Baltimore's

Inner Harbor

, prompting a colleague to label the message "race-baiting."

: After going without a hit in his first six at-bats, Orioles center fielder

Adam Jones

rocketed his team-high 12th home run of the season deep into the Missouri night. The win kept the Orioles (24-14) tied for first place in the

American League East

.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

: The General Assembly's speedy embrace of Gov.

Martin O'Malley

's income tax increases this week cleaned up a political mess in

Annapolis

, but the rate hikes could come back to haunt the Democrat if he seeks national office when his time in the governor's mansion is up.

: The number of young children deemed at risk of lead poisoning in Maryland and nationwide expanded drastically Wednesday as a federal health agency declared it would effectively cut in half its threshold for diagnosing the

environmental illness

.

: William E. Lori became the 16th archbishop of Baltimore in a solemn ceremony Wednesday that included a nod to the nation's oldest Roman Catholic diocese and a look forward to the challenges of the 21st century.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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