Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday


mostly cloudy skies in the Baltimore area, with showers and a high near 81 degrees. Tuesday night is expected to be mostly cloudy, with a low around 60 degrees.


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


: Political consultant Julius Henson plans to suggest in court this week that he is being prosecuted by the state's Democratic establishment only because he dared to work for


, his attorney said Monday.

: Record-high water temperatures and a March sewage leak are contributing to a large algae bloom in the Baltimore harbor, bringing what is known as a "mahogany tide" of reddish-brown algae to the Middle Branch of the



: Free circulator bus service will be extended to Fort McHenry in

Locust Point

, city officials said Monday. Called the Banner Route, the new service will provide a free bus link to the historic site beginning in June, in time for bicentennial celebrations of the War of 1812.

: On Monday, in their first trip to new

Yankee Stadium

this season, the red-hot Orioles once again received an outstanding pitching performance from

Jason Hammel

, but couldn't score for him in a 2-1 defeat.


: Just four months before high-speed cars are scheduled to race through downtown streets, the IndyCar Series is seeking a new team to take over the beleaguered race. Downforce Racing LLC has not begun marketing the event or selling tickets.

: About 100 U.S. Secret Service agents will take part in a two-day ethics training this week to be overseen by professors at the

Johns Hopkins University

-- a response to the widening prostitution scandal that began in Colombia, agency and university officials said Monday.

: Eleven city schools have introduced salad bars -- part of a larger trend in Baltimore and statewide to provide students with more healthful meals. On Tuesday, the city will announce the installation of the salad bars in 10 more schools.

: Drug-addiction specialists who say methadone is one of the most effective ways to treat opiate dependency are hoping a new study led by a

University of Maryland

School of Medicine assistant professor debunks concerns that the clinics breed crime and drag down neighborhoods.

[Compiled by

Dean Jones