Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

July 06, 2004

NATIONAL

FBI yet to begin terrorism plan More than a month ago, the FBI announced it would launch interviews across the country as part of an urgent effort to root out a suspected terror attack planned for the United States this summer. But the bureau is weeks away from starting the initiative, law enforcement officials confirmed. [Page 1a]

Kerry close on a running mate?

Sen. John Kerry huddled with top advisers at the Heinz family estate near Pittsburgh and appeared close to announcing his choice for a running mate as the Democratic Party's nominee for vice president, possibly today. [Page 3a]

Wider drug-card program resisted

The Bush administration is resisting calls from across the political spectrum to broaden the automatic enrollment of poor people in the Medicare discount drug card program. [Page 7a]

WORLD

U.S. strikes suspected safe house

U.S. forces dropped two tons of bombs on a purported militant safe house in Fallujah, Iraq, killing at least 10 people, according to officials, and turning the building into a 30-foot-deep pit of sand and rubble. It was the fifth airstrike there in the past two weeks. [Page 1a]

Questions raised on West Bank

Israeli opposition lawmaker and former Gen. Ephraim Sneh showed photos of four West Bank outposts that he said prove the government is deceiving Washington by expanding the enclaves instead of taking them down. [Page 8a]

Indonesian leader may face runoff

Indonesian voters frustrated by persistent corruption and poverty dealt a harsh blow to President Megawati Sukarnoputri, with a private poll yesterday showing former Gen. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, pulling ahead to force a runoff. [Page 8a]

MARYLAND

Baltimore prosecutors bailing out

Baltimore prosecutors are quitting at the fastest rate in recent memory as low salaries and high stress take their toll on the agency that for years has been criticized as a weak link in the city's criminal justice system. [Page 1a]

Cutbacks hurt youth jobs program

Hurt by a budget shortfall, a city jobs program for young people has been unable to offer summer employment to more than 4,000 applicants. A record 7,000 people ages 14 to 21 had sought jobs through Baltimore's YouthWorks program. [Page 1b]

Intelligence unit leaves for Kosovo

Teary-eyed soldiers and their families said goodbye yesterday as a military intelligence battalion of the Maryland Army National Guard left Laurel for a nine-month deployment in Kosovo. The battalion is to join the United Nations peacekeeping force. [Page 1b]

SPORTS

Young pitchers give O's sweep

The Orioles swept a doubleheader from Tampa Bay, winning the first game, 4-2, on a four-hitter by Daniel Cabrera, 23, and two relievers and taking the second game, 8-2, when Dave Borkowski, 27, took a shutout bid into the ninth inning in his first major league appearance since 2001. [Page 1c]

Krzyzewski stays at Duke

Rejecting a reported five-year, $40 million offer from the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, Mike Krzyzewski said he will remain men's basketball coach at Duke. His Blue Devils teams have made 10 Final Four appearances and won three NCAA championships. [Page 1c]

Gagne's save streak ends at 84

Dodgers reliever Eric Gagne blew a 5-3 lead against Arizona, ending his major league-record streak of consecutive saves at 84. He had not blow a save chance since Aug. 26, 2002, also against the Diamondbacks. His record was 30 more than the previous mark. [Page 5c]

BUSINESS@SUBHEDMany U.S. workers are fed up

Nearly half of U.S. workers are fed up with their jobs and are looking for other work or planning to look within the next 12 months, a recent poll shows. The survey was conducted by the Web portal Yahoo. [Page 7c]

TODAY

Wayans brothers sued over movie

Four men filed a federal lawsuit in Stamford, Conn., claiming that Shawn and Marlon Wayans stole the idea behind the movie White Chicks from them. Mario Pittore and brothers Jason, Jon and James Coppola are seeking $15 million in damages. [Page 2d]

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

"You have to follow your heart and lead with it, and Duke has always taken up my whole heart."

Mike Krzyzewski, explaining why he turned down an offer to coach the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers to continue as men's basketball coach at Duke (Article, Page 1C)

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