Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

July 27, 2006

WORLD

Israeli soldiers killed in fighting

In ferocious house-to-house fighting, at least nine Israeli soldiers were killed and more than two dozen wounded yesterday battling Hezbollah guerrillas for control of a strategic Lebanese border town. The day's casualties, Israel's highest one-day military death toll during its 15-day-old offensive, fueled debate in Israel over the army's tactics against a determined, heavily armed and deeply entrenched guerrilla force. pg 1a

Hussein appears in court

Gaunt and pale, but distinctively impertinent, Saddam Hussein emerged from a hunger strike for closing defense arguments yesterday in the trial examining alleged crimes against the Shiite population during his regime. pg 13a

MARYLAND

Union reacts to officer's death

The killing of a Maryland correctional officer - the second this year - sent shock waves yesterday through the state's troubled and violence-plagued prison system and prompted calls by union officials for replacement of its top managers. pg 1a

Steele calls Bush his `homeboy'

Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, describing President Bush as his "homeboy," said yesterday that "if the president wants to come and help me in Maryland he is more than welcome." Steele, who anonymously criticized the Bush administration earlier in the week, also played down as joking his comment at the time that running as a Republican this year was akin to wearing "a scarlet letter." pg 1a

SPORTS

Orioles' Benson has sore arm

The team sent Kris Benson back to Baltimore to have his right elbow examined today, leaving the pitcher's start Sunday against the White Sox at Camden Yards in doubt. pg 5c

TODAY

Dewey Beach's image

Despite efforts by elected officials to promote Dewey Beach, Del., as a family-oriented vacation spot, its reputation as a wild party town persists. pg 1e

TV trendsetter

Call it the Miami Vice mystique. The 1980s TV show set trends in fashion and music - some of which are in style today. pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-1.20

11,102.51

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-3.44

2,070.46

S&P -- DOWN

-0.48

1,268.40

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-5.40

325.69

Stock falls for 2 local firms

Stocks of Under Armour and Black & Decker fell after the companies issued earnings reports that disappointed in very different ways. pg 1d

Safenet to restate earnings

Safenet Inc., under investigation for how it awarded stock options to executives, says it improperly accounted for some option awards and will have to restate at least one quarter's earnings. pg 1d

NATIONAL

Chicago votes to raise wages

The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance requiring "big box" stores such as Wal-Mart to pay a minimum wage of $10 an hour by 2010. pg 3a

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Those who suffered from the Holocaust will welcome access to these archives as they hope to answer long-standing and agonizing questions about the fate of family members and family property."

U.S. Ambassador William Timken Jr., on an agreement by Germany and other countries to give researchers access to Nazi files. Article, PG 13A

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