Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 30, 2006

NATIONAL

Bomb hits CBS crew in Baghdad

CBS television correspondent Kimberly Dozier and her two-man crew became part of the Memorial Day story they had set out to report when a car bomb exploded near them in central Baghdad, killing the two British crew members, an American soldier and an Iraqi translator. Dozier, 39, was critically injured. pg 1a

Coal production pushed

With coal prices at record highs, mining companies have been pushing to increase production, adding overnight and weekend shifts and generating more overtime hours for miners who have some of the most physically grueling jobs in the country. pg 3a

WORLD

Running battles in Kabul

In Kabul's worst unrest since the fall of the Taliban five years ago, Afghan mobs fought running battles with troops and police trying to quell riots sparked when U.S. military vehicles fled the scene of a fatal accident after hitting civilians. pg 9a

MARYLAND

A new principal, again

Baltimore County is making another leadership change at Woodlawn High School, which has had four principals in less than a decade. The school, which has lagging test scores, will open in the fall with a new principal and several new assistant principals. pg 1b

Drug treatment in Carroll

Carroll County officials say they will hire a private vendor to run a planned $3.3 million drug treatment center in Sykesville because the state has refused help cover operating costs. The change may mean shorter stays for patients. pg 1b

SPORTS

Virginia wins lacrosse title

Top-seeded Virginia defeated unseeded Massachusetts, 15-7, to capture the NCAA Division I men's lacrosse championship. Attackman Matt Ward and midfielder Matt Poskay each scored five goals for the Cavaliers, who finished the season 17-0. pg 1d

Nadal sets tennis record

Rafael Nadal broke Guillermo Vilas' record for consecutive tennis victories on clay courts with his 54th straight. Nadal beat Robin Soderling of Sweden, 6-2, 7-5, 6-1, in the French Open. pg 4d

BUSINESS

Tax credits help retirees

Federal tax credits significantly helped many retired steel workers, including Bethlehem Steel's Maryland retirees, get health insurance when their former employers cut off benefits, according to a study released today. pg 8d

Big boxes, bright colors

As if their huge signs weren't enough, big-box retailers are turning to colorful graphics on their buildings - visual cues for shoppers - to increase their visibility in the commercial jumble. pg 8d

TODAY

Old quarry becoming a lake

It's a real-life makeover as an old quarry becomes the deepest body of water in the state and the focal point for a new waterfront community. pg 1c

Couric bidding adieu to `Today'

Get out the hankies. Katie Couric says good-bye to Today show audiences tomorrow. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We get kids who have never seen a sheet of ice before and, within an hour, they're skating, stick-handling and shooting."

Mark Conner, coach of a group of poor children that he has molded into a youth hockey team.

Article, PG 1B

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Beverage preferences

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Soul Position has a hit

Soul Position's latest album, Things Go Better With RJ and Al, is a party on plastic, and they'll bring it to Sonar on Saturday.

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