Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 08, 2006

MARYLAND

Curran will not seek re-election

Ending months of speculation, Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. said yesterday that he will not seek re-election, bringing to a close a political career spanning the last half century. A former lieutenant governor and state senator, the Democrat has served as attorney general since 1987. pg 1a

Volvo race sets sail for New York

The Volvo Ocean Race resumed yesterday as seven yachts set off from Thomas Point Light in Anne Arundel County on the Chesapeake Bay en route to New York on the next leg of an around-the-world sailing competition. pg 1a

New Baltimore County precinct

For the first time in more than a half-century, Baltimore County has a new police precinct. The Precinct 4 station on Milford Mill Road will open today to cover the Pikesville area, which had been part of the fast-growing Franklin police district. pg 1b

TODAY

Turning girls onto technology

Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley promotes technology for girls at UMBC's Computer Mania Day. pg 1c

Slower speeds could cost you

Signs on the highway are urging people to slow down to save gas, but Kevin Cowherd says driving 55 will make everyone hate you. pg 1c

WORLD

Iraq bombs kill at least 16

Car bombs killed at least 16 people and injured dozens yesterday in Baghdad and a Shiite holy city, casting doubt on U.S. hopes that formation of a new government alone would provide a quick end to the country's violence. pg 10a

U.N. debates Iran sanctions

As the U.N. Security Council discusses Iran this week, Russia and China are expected to oppose the possibility of sanctions. Yesterday, Iran's parliament threatened to pass legislation forcing its government to withdraw from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty if the U.N. took unfavorable action. pg 10a

NATIONAL

Bush's CIA pick draws criticism

President Bush's choice of Gen. Michael V. Hayden as the next CIA director drew bipartisan criticism yesterday, including from the Republican head of the House Intelligence Committee, who said a military man should not run the intelligence agency. pg 1a

Last U.S. "Titanic" survivor dies

Lillian Gertrud Asplund, the last American survivor of the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, has died. She was 99. Asplund was 5 years old when she lost her father and three brothers when the ship went down in the North Atlantic. pg 3a

SPORTS

Red Sox cap sweep of O's

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Orioles, 10-3, to cap a three-game series sweep at Fenway Park. The loss was the fifth straight for the Orioles, who also have lost their past 11 meetings with the Red Sox. pg 1d

Four state teams reach NCAAs

Maryland, Johns Hopkins, Navy and UMBC made the field for this year's NCAA Division I men's lacrosse tournament, with the Terps seeded No. 2 and the defending champion Blue Jays seeded No. 4. Unbeaten Virginia is the top seed. pg 1d

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"When I saw a barbecue pit, lots of smoke and a long line, I knew I had to be at the end of that line."

Tom Towles of Fells Point at the downtown Baltimore farmers' market

Article, PG 1b

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