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Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

WEATHER

mostly cloudy skies and a high temperature around 33 degrees. It is expected to be mostly cloudy with scattered flurries and a low temperature around 31 degrees tonight.

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FROM LAST NIGHT...

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Baltimore County

Council members unanimously signed off Tuesday on accepting the $110,000 property, which consists of 11 acres on Maple Avenue near Frederick and Rolling roads.

: A 62-year-old man was standing in the median strip of the 3500 block of Park Heights Ave. just before 3:30 p.m. when he was struck by a passing vehicle, according to a Baltimore Police spokeswoman. He was pronounced dead at Sinai Hospital.

: County Executive

Kevin Kamenetz

proposed the buyouts in September, hoping to cut about 200 positions from the county payroll, but more than three times that number sought the opportunity.

: Three men have been charged with armed robbery after what a prosecutor said started as a drug deal early Friday in the outskirts of Whiteford that left two brothers in just their underwear and socks knocking on doors seeking help in the middle of the night.

TODAY'S FRONT PAGE

: In order to pay $2.59 million in damages awarded by a jury for a

lead poisoning

judgment, the Baltimore sheriff's office plans to begin the process Wednesday of seizing 20 vehicles owned by the city's housing authority.

: Alumni and students from Maryland's four historically black universities took their long-held view that the state perpetuates racial segregation to court Tuesday, arguing that their institutions are underfunded.

: The six vessels, each worth more than $5 million, are the first ocean-going tugs built in Maryland in nearly a half-century.

: Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney edged out

Rick Santorum

by only eight votes, winning by 30,015 to 30,007, the state

Republican Party

announced.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]

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