Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday


mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid 60s. Some clouds will be moving in tonight, with a low temperature in the upper 40s.


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


: Tens of thousands of Maryland homeowners who haven't already applied for the Homestead Property Tax Credit have until the end of the year to do so or lose the often-valuable break.

: Maryland lottery officials were inundated Monday with nonstop calls fueled by rumors about the identity of the

Baltimore County

shopper who will share in the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot.


Laurel Park


Pimlico Race Course

in Baltimore lost a combined $5.3 million in 2011, according to financial statements submitted to the Maryland Racing Commission. That's down from a $20 million loss in 2010.

: Arrieta wasn't necessarily aiming for his return to be on Opening Day, but eight months after he had a

bone spur

removed from his throwing elbow, he will be on the mound when the Orioles open the season Friday.


: Republican and Democratic candidates made a final push for support across the state Monday, hours before Marylanders were set to head to the polls to help choose a GOP presidential candidate and settle a handful of highly competitive congressional contests.

: The

Anne Arundel County

Police Department's second in command said Monday night that he has asked the

U.S. Justice Department

to investigate alleged police misconduct related to a criminal indictment against County Executive John R. Leopold.

: A rare King James edition -- there are about 175 in the world -- resides in the library at Stevenson University, part of a collection of 300 Bibles and related documents from the nonprofit Maryland Bible Society.

: The General Assembly on Monday night put the final touch on a measure that delays Baltimore's next local election by a year -- aligning the city's voting cycle with the presidential schedule and allowing a one-time, five-year term for Mayor

Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

and other city officials.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]