Sun News Digest


June 12, 2006


Missing publisher feared dead

Philip Merrill, a prominent publisher, philanthropist and former diplomat whose holdings include The Capital newspaper in Annapolis, was missing yesterday and feared dead after his unoccupied 41-foot sailboat was found in the Chesapeake Bay off Calvert County. Search efforts began late Saturday and continued yesterday. pg 1A

Md. court weighs broadcasts

The state's highest court, eager to increase its visibility, is studying whether to broadcast its oral arguments - online or through a cable outlet - something that would bring Maryland in line with appeals courts in 21 states that offer some recorded coverage. pg 1B


Bush seeks new view on Iraq

With the Iraq war hanging oppressively over his presidency, George W. Bush is heading to Camp David today with his top advisers in hopes of gaining fresh perspective on his most pressing problem. pg 1A

ACLU challenges surveillance

The Bush administration's domestic surveillance program will be challenged in federal court in Detroit today when lawyers from the American Civil Liberties Union argue that wiretapping without warrants is a violation of the U.S. Constitution. pg 3A


Al-Qaida pledges new attacks

Al-Qaida in Iraq vowed yesterday to carry out major attacks in Iraq to avenge the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and to demonstrate that the network remains a force to be reckoned with despite the loss of its leader. pg 10A

Grim warning for Mogadishu

One of the secular warlords who lost control of Somalia's capital to an Islamic militia vowed yesterday that the battle for Mogadishu was not over - an ominous warning for a city devastated by years of bloodshed and anarchy. pg 11A


Curtain call for Temirkanov

BSO musicians and classical music lovers bid farewell to Yuri Temirkanov. pg 1C

`Madea' mogul turns to TV

Tyler Perry, the creator of box office hits, a New York Times best-seller and stage plays performed before millions of people each year, has a new TV show. pg 1C


Pak tops Webb in LPGA playoff

Se Ri Pak hit her approach shot on the first playoff hole 3 inches from the cup, giving her a victory over Karrie Webb in the LPGA Championship at Bulle Rock in Havre de Grace. Michelle Wie finished in a tie for fifth, two strokes behind. pg 1D

O's fall to Twins, 4-0

Francisco Liriano limited the Orioles to one hit and two walks in seven innings to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-0 victory. The Orioles' Erik Bedard struck out the side in the fifth with the bases loaded but fell to 5-6. pg 1D


"When I perform my stage plays, I see 35,000 to 40,000 of my critics each week. They tell me what works. They tell me what doesn't work. ... They're the only people I count."

Playwright and best-selling author Tyler Perry, whose new TV show airs tonight

Article, PG 1C

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