Sun News Digest


November 19, 2005


House debate on Iraq heats up

House Republicans struck back forcefully yesterday against a senior Democrat and decorated veteran who reversed his former support for the Iraq war. They called for a vote intended to put Democrats on record as supporting continued deployment. pg 1a

New grand jury in CIA leak case

The prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA officer's identity disclosed yesterday that he will enlist a different grand jury than the one that indicted the top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney last month. pg 3a


Deadly attacks on Iraq mosques

At least 80 Shiite worshippers were killed when suicide bombers struck two Iraq mosques near the Iranian border. In Baghdad, eight Iraqis died in a bomb attack at a hotel housing Western media and contractors. pg 10a

Iran got warhead designs in '87

The International Atomic Energy Agency revealed yesterday that Iran received black market nuclear warhead designs in 1987. U.S. and European Union officials called the finding disturbing. pg 1a


Cutting-edge carving

Before you tear into your Thanksgiving turkey, says Baltimore International College chef Greg Hare, give it a rest - and keep it in the kitchen. Then bone up on our step-by-step instructions to ensure that your holiday bird makes it to the table in slices, not shreds. pg 1d

Under Armour's successful IPO

Under Armour Inc., the Baltimore maker of athletic wear, had one of the best debuts for a recent public stock offering yesterday. It closed at $25.30 a share, up 95 percent from its IPO price of $13 a share. It was the best first-day performance of a U.S. company since semiconductor company Transmeta Corp. gained 115 percent on its first day of trading in November 2000. pg 1a


New curator for museum

Irene Hoffman, a West Coast curator who organized two California biennials and a traveling exhibition of women photographers and video artists, has been named executive director of the Contemporary Museum. pg 1b

Apparent arson kills 2

A West Baltimore apartment was set ablaze yesterday, killing Thomasine Evans and her boyfriend, who had been homeless until a few months ago. The fire followed what some neighbors said was a loud argument among several people on the second floor, where the couple lived. Police are calling the fire, in the 2100 block of Garrison Blvd., an apparent arson and double homicide. pg 1b


Terps roll in season opener

Mike Jones scored 22 points off the bench to lead six Terps in double figures as No. 24 Maryland beat Fairleigh Dickinson, 111-85, in a season-opening rout. It was the first time since 1998 that Maryland reached the 100-point mark in its opener. pg 1c

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There aren't very many things out there in popular culture where a grandparent and a grandchild are loving the same thing." Book Publisher Jill Lectka, on the popularity of Harry Potter books and films. Article, pg 1A.



Chattanooga was once known as the dirtiest city in America, but now its attractions along the Tennessee River sparkle, and tourists are coming.


Thankful for friendship

For some Marylanders, Thanksgiving Day is more than a family affair. It's about getting together with friends, year after year.




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