Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

July 28, 2006

NATIONAL

Boston's Big Dig chief resigns

The chief of the agency overseeing Boston's Big Dig resigned Thursday under pressure from the governor, two weeks after falling concrete crushed a woman to death in her car. pg 3a

Bolton fights for approval

America's combative United Nations ambassador John Bolton launched a second campaign to win full congressional approval yesterday, insisting that he had done his best to work with others to advance our national interests during his year at the world body. pg 3a

WORLD

Baghdad attack kills dozens

A multipronged attack on one of the Baghdad's most well-heeled quarters yesterday killed at least 32 Iraqi civilians and left behind scores of wounded, most of them moderate, middle-class Shiite Muslims. pg 10a

MARYLAND

Jail hearing demanded

Maryland lawmakers called yesterday for an emergency hearing next month to air concerns about the escalation of violent incidents in the Maryland House of Correction that culminated with the fatal attack on an officer this week. It was the fourth slaying in the Jessup prison this year. pg 1a

Charter captain charged

Levin Buddy Harrison III, a flamboyant Chesapeake Bay charter captain and Eastern Shore entrepreneur who already has three fishing-law violations on his record, has been charged with another offense against Maryland's state fish - possession of undersize striped bass at his seafood processing plant last Friday. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-2.08

11,100.43

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-15.99

2,054.47

S&P -- DOWN

-5.20

1,263.20

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-2.42

323.27

TEDCO pushed into spotlight

A little-known but respected state agency known for helping start-up technology companies has been thrust into a high-visibility role administering grants for stem cell research. Will that give TEDCO more sizzle or bog down its core mission? pg 1e

Extending Restaurant Week?

The toughest ticket in town this week may be a table at a Baltimore restaurant. A multi-restaurant promotion based on events in Washington and other cities has been so successful that the restaurants are looking to extend it. The promotion was supposed to end today. pg 1e

SPORTS

Champion Landis tests positive

Tour de France winner Floyd Landis tested positive for a high level of testosterone and was suspended by his Phonak cycling team. Landis, of Farmersville, Pa., denied doing anything improper. pgs 1a, 1f

TODAY

Updating "Miami Vice"

Miami Vice, the new movie version of the seminal '80s TV hit, packs hard-grained texture into a bullet-riddled scenario. It sheds the series' famous and influential pastel look and plunges its cast of villains and warriors into the 21st century. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I don't think anybody in America wants people to starve to death. But if you want to help somebody, people can go to McDonald's ... and give them a meal."

Gary Reese, the mayor pro tem of Las Vegas, where an ordinance makes it illegal to offer food to a poor person in a city park Article, Pg 7a

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