Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

July 04, 2006

WORLD

Mexican election stalls

Mexicans braced for a protracted vote-counting battle yesterday in their deadlocked presidential contest. Conservative Felipe Calderon maintained a thin lead, but leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador demanded to see all the ballots. pg 7A

U.N. sanctions possible for Iran

Western powers will reactivate efforts to punish Iran through possible U.N. Security Council sanctions unless it suspends uranium enrichment and agrees to talks on its nuclear program by July 12, diplomats said yesterday. pg 7A

MARYLAND

Police camera spurs debate

Federal Hill residents agree on this: They're tired of a recent spike in petty crimes, holdups and burglaries. They're more divided about the new police camera, put there to help catch the miscreants. pg 1B

More Md. workers getting hurt

Maryland corrections officers, juvenile services counselors and other public workers are getting hurt on the job in record numbers, documents show, straining state finances at a time when a savings fund to pay for workplace injuries has been depleted to help balance the budget. pg 1A

NATIONAL

Soldier charged in Iraqi deaths

A recently discharged U.S. Army private appeared in federal court in Charlotte, N.C., yesterday, where he was charged with raping and killing an Iraqi woman after killing three members of her family in the central Iraqi town of Mahmoudiya. pg 3A

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+77.80

11,228.02

NASDAQ -- UP

+18.34

2,190.43

S&P -- UP

+9.99

1,280.19

SUN INDEX -- UP

+1.98

340.49

The key to snowball success

A snowball stand's success depends on hot weather and lots of hard work, in addition to crushed ice and sweet syrup, according to Baltimore-area purveyors of the summer treat. pg 1D

SPORTS

Orioles rout White Sox, 8-1

The Orioles drubbed the World Champion Chicago White Sox, 8-1, behind Erik Bedard's fourth straight win. In eight innings of work, Bedard held the White Sox to a second-inning homer by Jermaine Dye, and two hits, both by Dye. pg 1C

Sorenstam wins Open

Annika Sorenstam captured the U.S. Women's Open golf tournament by defeating Pat Hurst in an 18-hole playoff at Newport Country Club in Rhode Island. Sorenstam shot a 1-under 70 to beat Hurst by four strokes and win her third Open title. pg 1C

TODAY

Personal tributes to the flag

Old Glory has meant many things to many people at home and abroad. On America's 230th birthday, six Marylanders extend the conversation. pg 1e

BSO's spin on summer hits

At its regular home, Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has long held a Summer MusicFest, but the event has had trouble developing into a consistent attraction with a clear-cut character. This year, the BSO Summer MusicFest takes a box-office-proof greatest-hits approach. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I don't buy it. You think they put these cameras in to catch chardonnay drinkers?"

Federal Hill resident Mark Swimmer on neighbors' concerns about the area's newly installed police camera Article, PG 1B

Up next

Tomorrow

Reunited band gets a brand new start

After a decade apart, the original members of the jazzy funk band Brand New Heavies are back together, with an album and a performance this Sunday in Baltimore.

in LIVE

Friday

A return voyage for Johnny Depp

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest sails into theaters this Friday.

in MOVIES TODAY

ONLINE

TODAY

SNOWBALL VIDEO

Learn how to cure brain freeze from the operator of a local snowball stand. www.baltimoresun .com/snowballs

HOMETOWN HOOPSTER

Download David Steele's podcast about the successful NBA career of Baltimore's Sam Cassell. www.baltimoresun .com/steelepodcast

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