Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

July 11, 2006

WORLD

Chechen separatist killed

Russia's most wanted man, a leader of Chechen separatists and the purported architect of some of the boldest and deadliest attacks on Russian soil in recent years, was killed in southern Russia, federal security officials reported. pg 1A

Sanctions delayed for N. Korea

Supporters of a resolution that would impose sanctions on North Korea agreed to delay a vote in the hope that China can pressure Pyongyang to return to six-party talks on its nuclear program and halt missile tests, U.S. Ambassador John Bolton said. pg 9A

MARYLAND

Panel calls for cheaper housing

A task force warns that while Baltimore's building surge has been good for the city's tax coffers, experts fear that Baltimore could sabotage its own momentum by backing housing projects that are pricing many longtime residents out of their homes. The group is recommending a series of steps that City Hall should take to guarantee that new housing projects make room for rental and for-sale properties that are affordable. pg 1A

NATIONAL

Lawyers challenge NSA suit

A courtroom challenge to the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program would expose sensitive state secrets and should be thrown out, government lawyers told a judge in Detroit. pg 1A

SPORTS

`Tough days ahead' for Barbaro

Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro was on his feet after veterinarians put a new cast on his broken right hind leg for a sixth time. Barbaro's surgeon said the horse faces "some tough days ahead," but his temperature had returned to normal after he developed an infection over the weekend. pg 1C

TODAY

The origins of the headbutt

Zinedine Zidane, captain of the French soccer team, headbutted the chest of Italian defender Marco Materazzi during the World Cup finals, causing Zidane to get ejected and leaving Materazzi writhing on the ground before Italy won 5-3 in a shootout. But before we harshly judge Zidane, we explore the anthropological and cultural origins of the headbutt. pg 1E

BUSINESS

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QUOTE OF THE DAY

'We can't be a city of haves and have-nots. We have to be a city that is inclusive of everyone who lives and works here."

City councilman Bernard C. "Jack" Young Jr., on Baltimore's need for affordable housing

Article, PG 1A

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