Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

July 03, 2005

NATIONAL

New justice may have fast impact

If Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's replacement is seated on the bench by October, as President Bush hopes, the implications could be felt immediately as the Supreme Court prepares to take up several politically charged cases. [Page 1a]

Live 8 draws global crowds

Hundreds of thousands of music fans gathered in Philadelphia, London and several other cities around the globe for free concerts aimed at fighting African poverty. Bob Geldof, the organizer of the Live 8 events, said yesterday's shows would be "the greatest concert ever." [Page 18a]

WORLD

Intelligence's long-term changes

The Bush administration's extensive planned overhaul of the nation's intelligence system could take up to 10 years, experts say. [Page 19a]

Bombing kills 20 in Baghdad

A suicide bomber killed at least 20 people at a police recruiting station in central Baghdad yesterday. [Page 21a]

MARYLAND

City's wetlands thriving

Baltimore's 63 acres of tidal wetlands are thriving among the graveyard of ships in Curtis Bay. Fishermen say that the area has become a fertile breeding ground for fish and birds and that it has benefited from the planting of marsh grasses, a cleanup of debris and pollution, and trail and beach plans. [Page 1b]

Book exchange finds new home

After five years in a rented Charles Village basement, a popular book exchange has settled into a roomy commercial building off Greenmount Avenue. There, obsessive book seekers gather Saturday mornings and truckloads of volumes change hands for free. [Page 1b]

SPORTS

V. Williams wins Wimbledon

Venus Williams rallied to defeat top-seeded Lindsay Davenport, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 9-7, in the women's Wimbledon final, winning her first major tournament title in nearly four years. Williams, the 14th seed, became the lowest-seeded woman to win Wimbledon. [Page 1e]

Cabrera, O's triumph, 4-0

Daniel Cabrera gave up four hits in seven strong innings, and Jay Gibbons capped a sixth-inning rally with a three-run homer, helping the Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians, 4-0. It was Cabrera's first victory since June 5. [Page 1e]

Armstrong starts strong

Beginning his quest for a seventh consecutive Tour de France title, Lance Armstrong finished second in the opening stage, an 11.8-mile time trial. His main rival, Jan Ullrich, was 1 minute, 6 seconds behind Armstrong. [Page 1e]

BUSINESS

Biotechnology's economics

The biotech industry's annual conference, in its 13th year, used to be led by scientists and segmented by austere and technical company displays. But now it is led by economic developers and segmented by geographic regions as governments across the world pursue biotechnology - the science of manipulating systems at the molecular level - as the next big economic catch. [Page 1d]

FEATURES

The Sahara of Colorado

All it needs is a camel, maybe a Bedouin tent or a couple of date palms. The place is that deserty. But Great Sand Dunes National Park is not the Sahara - it's in Colorado. [Page 1r]

Spielberg's secret weapon

Kathleen Kennedy has been director Steven Spielberg's secret weapon for 25 years. Beginning as an assistant on Raiders of the Lost Ark, she swiftly rose to producer of films including E.T. and Schindler's List. Under her own production company, she has led other hit films, including Signs and Seabiscuit. [Page 1f]

From `wreck' to home

How one couple's renovation turned a "wreck" of an apartment into a Federal Hill showplace. [Page 1n]

Remembering July Fourth

Sun readers share favorite Fourth of July memories. [Page 5n]

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"People say the water's dirty, but I think the fishing is better here than anywhere on the Eastern Shore."

Tom Michael of Glen Burnie, referring to Baltimore's industrial waterfront (Article, Page 1B)

TODAY ONLINE

BUYING TO SELL

Submit your questions to business writer Jamie Smith-Hopkins about her story on people buying homes in Baltimore as investments instead of places to live. www.baltimoresun.com/homesqa

HOLIDAY MEMORIES

Read Home & Family's story about Fourth of July memories, then go online to see additional holiday recollections submitted by readers. www.baltimoresun.com/fourthmemories

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