Sun News Digest

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

July 19, 2006

WORLD

Little progress on cease-fire

Efforts by United Nations envoys to arrange a Middle East cease-fire made little progress yesterday, as Israel bombed new targets in Lebanon, Hezbollah fired more than 100 rockets into Israel, and the civilian death toll continued to climb. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Tough fight ahead for Schaefer?

Comptroller William Donald Schaefer's comments about women and minorities could affect his re-election, a Sun poll shows. The poll indicates he would receive support of less than a third of voters in the primary with many voters undecided. pg 1a

Day planner in Bromwell case

A day planner kept by the wife of former state Sen. Thomas L. Bromwell Sr. included entries that show she knew little about a construction company job for which she received $80,000 a year, federal prosecutors alleged in court papers unveiled yesterday. The prosecutors claim that the job was arranged by the company's president as a bribe. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+ 51.87

10,799.23

NASDAQ -- UP

+ 5.50

2,043.22

S&P -- UP

+ 2.37

1,236.86

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 0.21

324.63

PJM holds up in power demand

The PJM Interconnection power grid, which operates the electric grid for 51 million people in 13 states, held up despite record demand for electricity along the East Coast yesterday. pg 1d

NATIONAL

Medical-ethics concerns in La.

The arrest of a doctor and two nurses on charges of administering lethal drug doses to severely ill New Orleans hospital patients after Hurricane Katrina raised ethical questions about what medical personnel can do in life-threatening emergencies. pg 3a

New contraceptive is approved

Adding to women's options for birth control, drug regulators announced approval of a long-acting contraceptive implanted in the upper arm. pg 4a

SPORTS

Error costs O's in loss to A's

The Oakland A's scored two runs without a hit in the fourth inning to take the lead for good in a 5-4 win over the Orioles. Oakland managed only five hits, two after the third inning, but took advantage of an error by reliever Eddy Rodriguez. pg 1c

TODAY

Music to please the O's fans

Whether the Orioles win or lose, the men who make the music at Camden Yards hope to play songs that will make everybody happy. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"As [President Bush] gets weaker, he's going to have to rely on things like the veto more."

Nolan McCarty, Princeton University political scientist

Article, PG 1a

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