Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

July 21, 2006

MARYLAND

Lebanon evacuees arrive in Md.

Hundreds of Americans, evacuated from war-torn Lebanon, arrived yesterday and this morning at BWI, some with accounts of bombs lighting the sky and shaking buildings miles away - and of fears of leaving relatives behind. pg 1A

Owens acquitted in rape case

Former Naval Academy quarterback Lamar S. Owens was acquitted last night of rape but convicted of two lesser charges stemming from a late-night encounter with a fellow midshipman in her dormitory room earlier this year. pg 1A

NATIONAL

Studying Neanderthals' genes

U.S. and German scientists launched a two-year project yesterday to decipher the genetic code of the Neanderthal, a feat they hope will help deepen understanding of how modern human brains evolved. pg 4A

WORLD

Israel hints at Lebanon invasion

U.S. Marines landed in Beirut yesterday for the first time in more than 20 years to help evacuate Americans, as Israel hinted at launching a full-scale invasion even as more world leaders criticized Israel's use of force in Lebanon. pg 1A

Calls for halt in Iraqi violence

Continuing sectarian violence across Iraq prompted Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the nation's highest-ranking Shiite Muslim cleric, to issue a rare public statement yesterday urging Iraqis to halt attacks on civilians. pg 9A

BUSINESS

DOW

-83.32

10,928.10

NASDAQ

-41.29

2,039.42

S&P

-10.68

1,249.13

SUN INDEX

-3.92

327.77

Developers buy harbor parcel

UrbanAmerica LP, a New York-based real estate private equity firm, and Baltimore developer Doracon LLC have acquired the former site of the News American newspaper at 300 E. Pratt Street for $28 million. They plan to build a 50-story condominium and hotel skyscraper. pg 1E

TODAY

`Lady' explains too much

M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water has a lot of explaining to do and never stops doing it - although to no one's satisfaction. pg 1C

Effects make `Monster' movie

Technological wizardry is the biggest draw in the animated Monster House, a movie about a boy and his pals who confront a haunted house that eats people. pg 1C

SPORTS

Woods 1 back at British Open

Tiger Woods shot a 5-under-par 67 to leave him one shot behind leader Graeme McDowell after the first round of the British Open at Royal Liverpool in Hoylake, England. pg 1F

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I thought what he was going to say (was), 'It's about time you showed up.'"

President Bush after being introduced by NAACP Chairman Bruce S. Gordon at the group's annual convention. Yesterday was the firt time Bush addressed the convention as President.

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