Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

June 10, 2006

NATIONAL

Jefferson case causes tension

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi juggled competing political goals, seeking to drain racial tension from her attempt to strip embattled Rep. William J. Jefferson of his committee seat. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Rochambeau demolition

Mayor Martin O'Malley said yesterday that the Archdiocese of Baltimore will be allowed to demolish the Rochambeau, a 100-year-old apartment building that shares a Mount Vernon block with the church's prized Basilica of the Assumption. The church hopes to build a prayer garden on the site. pg 1a

SPORTS

Hurst leads at delayed LPGA

Pat Hurst, at 8-under par, was the leader on the course when play was suspended because of darkness after a five-hour weather delay at the LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace. At 6-under par, Dorothy Delasin was the leader among those who had finished 36 holes. pg 1c

BUSINESS

-DOW

-46.90

10,891.92

-NASDAQ

-10.26

2,135.06

-S&P

-5.63

1,252.30

-SUN INDEX

-0.63

334.35

Housing slowdown continues

The slowdown in Baltimore's housing market continued into May, with sales dropping as homes lingered longer on the market and listings piled up. Sellers often found themselves resorting to price reductions to snag buyers. Still, statistics released yesterday showed average prices continued to rise, led by double-digit gains in the city and Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties, even as the volume of sales fell. pg 11c

WORLD

Hamas pledges retaliation

The military wing of Hamas vowed to resume attacks against Israel after Palestinian officials blamed Israel for killing at least 10 Palestinians during a day of back-and-forth violence. pg 1a

More raids against al-Qaida

The U.S. military pressed its offensive against al-Qaida in Iraq, staging an additional 38 raids based mostly on information uncovered during the hunt that led to the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a U.S. air strike. pg 9a

TODAY

Motorcycle diaries

Those with a taste for adventure can find fun and friends when they set out on a motorcycle. pg 1d

A conductor's farewell

The BSO gives a moving performance of Mahler's Resurrection Symphony in its last program under the direction of Yuri Temirkanov. pg 1d

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I walked up those steps a thousand times. The club is closing? What's happening to my roots?"

Timonium ad executive and former NFL tight end David Pevec, an alumnus of the Highlandtown Boys and Girls Club

Article, PG 1B

UP NEXT

TOMORROW

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in A&E Today

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Designer Darryl Savage transforms his home on the Severn River into a compelling combination of theater, art gallery and rustic waterside getaway.

IN MODERN LIFE

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AL-ZARQAWI

For recent developments on the Al-Zarqawi strike and more on the Iraq war, go to: www.baltimoresun .com/iraq

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