Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 30, 2005

NATIONAL

Iraq toll skewed by class

A survey of troops killed in Iraq shows that the dead are frequently white, working-class young men, largely from the South or small towns, Pentagon records show. pg 1a

WORLD

U.S., Japan reshape alliance

The United States and Japan reached a sweeping defense agreement yesterday, which calls for the removal of thousands of U.S. troops from Okinawa and a larger Japanese commitment of its own defenses. pg 17a

Bombs kill 50 in India

Near simultaneous blasts in New Delhi, India, killed at least 50 people yesterday on the eve of a national Hindu holiday. Suspicion fell on Muslim separatists in the attack. pg 19a

MARYLAND

Development fight brewing

Just weeks after Baltimore's historic preservation board approved a list of Mount Vernon properties deserving of protection, a developer is asking for approval to demolish four of them and build condominiums. pg 1b

School board approves contract

The Baltimore school board has approved a $150,000 contract to pay a Washington lobbyist to secure federal grants for education programs. pg 1b

SPORTS

Fla. State rallies to top Terps

Drew Weatherford and James Coleman scored fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead No. 10 Florida State to a 35-27 come-from-behind victory over visiting Maryland. The Terps' bid for a tying drive ended with 52 seconds left when quarterback Joel Statham was sacked on fourth down. pg 1d

Rutgers handles Navy, 31-21

Navy committed three turnovers and played a lackluster first half on offense in a 31-21 loss to host Rutgers. The Midshipmen's worst defeat of the season ended their four-game winning streak. pg 9d

A&E TODAY

Hip-hop guide to success

As executive vice president of Warner Music, Baltimore's Kevin Liles is one of the highest-ranking African-Americans in the music business. He's just published Make It Happen: The Hip-Hop Generation Guide to Success. pg 1e

MODERN LIFE

Ramping up fright night

For some Halloween revelers, dressing up as a ghost, a witch or a politician just isn't costume enough. They want something more high-concept. pg 1n

TRAVEL

Royal treatment for tourists

Former convents, one-time castles, previous palaces: They're now historic hotels in Spain's parador system. This year, the paradores are celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Cervantes' Don Quixote. pg 1r

Quote

Of the day

"Don't come to me and say, `I want to be that next rapper.' How about owning the record company that you rap for? Because the funny thing is, a lot of y'all can't rap."

Warner Music Vice President Kevin Liles, speaking to students at his alma mater, Woodlawn High School Article, PG 1E

Up next

Tomorrow

RED INK

High school journalists are feeling some of the pressures of their professional counterparts.

IN TODAY

Wednesday

TASTE TESTS

It's final exam day for Baltimore International College students, and their newly renovated building in Little Italy will be filled with wonderful smells.

IN TASTE

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