Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

December 12, 2005

NATIONAL

Democrats split on Iraq

Two powerful House members with deep roots in Maryland, Nancy Pelosi and Steny H. Hoyer, illustrate how the Iraq war is dividing congressional Democrats. He voted for the war, while she argued vehemently against it. pg 1a

Reporter talks about leak case

A Time magazine correspondent acknowledged yesterday that she may have unwittingly aided the defense of Karl Rove in the CIA leak investigation by telling the White House aide's lawyer about a conversation Rove had with one of her colleagues about CIA officer Valerie Plame. pg 2a

WORLD

Voting begins today in Iraq

As voting was set to begin today in Iraqi prisons, military camps and hospitals, election officials turned down yesterday a government request to disqualify nearly 100 candidates suspected of having held midlevel leadership posts in Saddam Hussein's Baath Party. Iraq's government announced that it will close its borders, extend the nighttime curfew and restrict domestic travel starting tomorrow, two days before the main election day, to prevent insurgents from disrupting the vote. pg 8a

Blasts injure 40 in England

A series of huge explosions at a fuel depot north of London rocked southern England early yesterday, injuring 40 people, sending flames 300 feet into the sky and spreading a dense column of smoke over the countryside. Police said the incident appeared to be an accident. Four days earlier, an al-Qaida videotape appeared on the Internet calling for attacks on facilities carrying oil stolen from Muslims in the Middle East, the Associated Press reported. pg 8a

MARYLAND

More funds go to renovations

With new state requirements for matching funds and increased costs for building materials, Baltimore County school officials are putting more money into school renovations. pg 1b

Activists protest in Cuba

Two dozen Christian activists, including several with ties to Baltimore, set up camp outside the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, yesterday to begin protesting the detention there of foreign terrorism suspects. pg 1b

TODAY

Holiday tribute to Baltimore

The Charm City Warblers, three Baltimore natives working as musicians in Los Angeles, have recorded a pair of Christmas carols in the thickest Bawlmerese this side of a John Waters movie. pg 1c

SPORTS

Terps win men's soccer title

Maryland defeated New Mexico, 1-0, on Mark Burch's first-half deflected goal for the NCAA men's soccer championship. pg 1d

GAMEDAY

Broncos hold off Ravens, 12-10

Kyle Boller turned the ball over three times as the Ravens came up short against the Denver Broncos, 12-10. Mark Clayton caught a touchdown pass with 1:52 left to bring the Ravens within two points.

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Quote

Of the day

"The truth of the matter is, whether Democrats agree or not is irrelevant. There's only one man in this country who can withdraw the troops, and that's George W. Bush."

Rep. Ellen O. Tauscher, California Democrat Article, PG 1A

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