Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday


more cool weather, with highs expected in the low 50s and gusty winds. There's a chance of showers tonight, with lows in the mid 30s.



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


: A three-alarm fire tore through a church in the 4300 block of North Point Blvd. in Sparrows Point on Tuesday night, causing parts of the roof to collapse, according to a

Baltimore County

fire official. There were no injuries reported, officials said.

: There were at least as many police officers as protesters in front of City Hall on Tuesday evening after a group of about 40 people walked there from the site of a planned youth jail in downtown Baltimore.

: The Baltimore County school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve S. Dallas Dance, a Houston school administrator, as the next superintendent of its 105,000-student system.

: Just 30 minutes before midnight, New York's

Raul Ibanez

hit a two-out, run-scoring, ground-rule double to right-center field in the 12th off

Pedro Strop

that ultimately handed the Orioles a 5-4 loss.


: Democratic lawmakers limped out of


having enacted a "doomsday" budget that slashes spending for education and other services they do not want to cut -- and with no clear plan on how to fix a political mess of their own making.

: City officials say the case of a rowhouse with illegal renovations shows that when safety is at stake and other enforcement measures fall short, they aren't afraid to throw you behind bars for breaking the rules.

: If Gov.

Martin O'Malley

signs the bill, it would make Maryland the first state in the nation to set such a restriction into law. Other states are considering similar legislation, including Illinois and California.

: For now, "The Three Amigos," as they call themselves, have allowed lottery officials to reveal only the barest details about their identities: a woman in her 20s, a man in his 40s, and a woman in her 50s. They work at three different public schools.

[Compiled by Dean Jones Jr.]