Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

July 14, 2006

WORLD

Israeli assault on Lebanon

Israel blockaded Lebanon's coastline, bombarded its international airport and staged hundreds of air raids in a wide-ranging assault aimed at forcing the Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah to free two captured Israeli soldiers. pg 1a

Russia struggles with TB

Critics have raised doubts about Russia's fitness for membership in the G-8, noting that Russia is neither one of the world's leading industrialized economies nor committed to democratic reforms, criticisms that Russia has vigorously challenged. But one measure highlighting how unlike the nation is to its G-8 partners Russia does not dispute: the high rate of tuberculosis. pg 12a

MARYLAND

Navy judge chides prosecutors

The Navy judge supervising the rape court-martial of former Naval Academy quarterback Lamar Owens chided military prosecutors yesterday for having "weak facts" and "anemic witnesses." Cmdr. John Maksym also refused to allow testimony from one expert witness for the prosecution and limited the testimony of another, a friend of the alleged victim who testified that Owens admitted to the rape. pg 1b

Club to end `college nights'

The owners of Iguana Cantina, a popular downtown Baltimore nightclub, told the city liquor board yesterday that they will stop hosting college nights, alcohol-fueled events that are open to those 18 and older, because it became too difficult to police crowds for illegal alcohol consumption. pg 1b

BUSINESS

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NATIONAL

Bush's wartime powers

President Bush made two reluctant bows this week to the limits of his wartime powers in the latest examples, analysts said, of his administration's practice of asserting the broadest possible executive authority until forced to reverse course. pg 1a

Prosecuting detainees

White House officials have agreed that Congress can use existing military law as the basis for developing a system for prosecuting war detainees in U.S. custody, key senators said yesterday - a position that differs from testimony this week from Pentagon and administration lawyers. pg 3a

SPORTS

Arbitration possible for Nats TV

The FCC gave the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which holds television rights to the Nationals, the opportunity to pursue binding arbitration to become part of Comcast's lineup. pg 1f

TODAY

Animated, but not visionary

A Scanner Darkly offers an unsettling, changeable new form of animated live action, but not much filmmaking vision. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"As long as the horse is not suffering, we're going to continue to try. It's worth the effort. ... I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's a long shot."

Dr. Dean Richardson, the chief of surgery for the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, on Kentucky Derby champion Barbaro. Article, PG 1A

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