Sun News Digest


August 21, 2005


Northwest flies despite strikeA mechanics strike didn't ground Northwest Airlines jets yesterday, Day 1 of the first major walkout in seven years. [Page 3a]

Armstrong, Bush bike together

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong joined President Bush, an avid cyclist, for a biking tour of Bush's ranch yesterday. [Page 10a]


Ex-settlers' uncertain future

With most of the Jewish settlers removed from the Gaza Strip, major issues remained yesterday about their long-term future - from where the settlers will choose to relocate to whether their forced removal would further splinter them from Israeli society. [Page 1a]

Arrests in Jordan attack

Jordanian officials made arrests yesterday in connection with Friday's rocket attack in the Jordanian port city of Aqaba. [Page 16a]


Ehrlich backs sex-offender laws

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. made a push yesterday for stricter sex-offender laws in Maryland. Speaking at the Maryland Association of Counties convention in Ocean City, he said he wants to increase penalties for sexually violent criminals and encourage residents to sign up for free cell-phone alerts of missing children. [Page 1a]

Energy boom for S. Maryland

As the prices of oil and gas surge to record highs, the economy of Southern Maryland, once a sleepy landscape of tobacco farms, is booming as a center for alternative fuel and a focal point of the Bush administration's energy policies. [Page 1a]

State GOP targets Democrats

Maryland Republicans, hoping for more clout in Annapolis and an easier second term for Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., plan to target as many as 14 delegates and five senators in conservative districts for defeat in next year's election. [Page 1b]


Ravens `terrible' in 20-14 loss

"It was terrible ... terrible," Ravens coach Brian Billick said of his team's first-half performance in a 20-14 preseason loss to the visiting Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles got a 74-yard punt return from Dexter Wynn and 51-yard scoring pass from Donovan McNabb in the half, and they benefited from three turnovers by Kyle Boller. [Page 1e]

O's road woes continue, 6-1

Rodrigo Lopez gave up three runs in the first inning, two on a home run by Travis Hafner, and the Orioles lost to the Cleveland Indians, 6-1. The Orioles, who began the season 18-8 on the road, have lost 25 of their past 35 games away from Camden Yards. [Page 1e]


Teaching the eBay way

More than 100,000 people have taken classes on selling items on eBay since the online giant began its own education program in 2000. And more are expected as eBay tries to build its teaching ranks to compete in a cottage industry of independent consultants who teach about mastering the site. [Page 1d]


The `B-More' buzz

After more than 15 years of provincial popularity, the Baltimore club music known as the "B-More sound" might be busting out of the inner city and the Middle Atlantic with a little help from its friends and producers. [Page 1f]

`Six Feet Under': The end is here

Six Feet Under, Alan Ball's dark, daring story of the funeral-home-owning Fisher family, ends its run on HBO tonight. [Page 2f]


Tailored - but feminine

Among the hot looks in women's fall fashion: beautiful suits with impeccable tailoring, tweeds and glen plaids, pinstripes with feminine blouses. [Page 1n]


Minneapolis and the Mall

Minneapolis, a city with a rich cultural scene, has learned to live with its nearby neighbor, the Mall of America, which gets 40 million visitors a year. [Page 1r]



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"We were trying to come up with something to alleviate the stress of people having to live next to these abandoned homes."

Erich March, on a program in which young people painted murals on boarded-up houses on North Avenue (Article, Page 3B)

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