Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

August 08, 2006

NATIONAL

Ney ends re-election effort

Rep. Bob Ney, an Ohio Republican whose links to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff put him at the center of a wide-ranging federal corruption investigation, announced that he was ending his campaign for re-election. pg 3a

WORLD

Israeli attack kills at least 61

In one of the deadliest days of nearly a month of warfare, Israeli bombardment killed at least 61 people in strikes on south Beirut, the eastern Bekaa Valley and southern Lebanon. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Victims of summer heat

Baltimore Health Commissioner Dr. Joshua Sharfstein says that he believes the names of people who have died in the heat should be made public. State agencies, including the medical examiner's office, have refused to identify those who succumbed to this summer's high temperatures. pg 14A

TODAY

Signings of the times

Given the thriving, unseemly business of sports memorabilia, it's tempting to mythologize the good old days of the former Baltimore Colts training camps. But the autograph often still possesses an emotional value beyond any market value. pg 1d

`Consumer Reports' debuts mag

To woo busy women 30 and older, the founders of Consumer Reports have introduced the new 96-page ShopSmart quarterly magazine this month. pg 1d

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-20.97

11.219.38

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-12.55

2,072.50

S&P -- DOWN

-3.59

1,275.77

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-3.28

319.32

Under Armour gets NFL deal

Under Armour strikes a deal with the NFL to become an authorized supplier of football cleats. It guarantees the Baltimore company's logo plenty of air time on NFL telecasts and lets it compete head on with Nike and Reebok. pg 1c

Bill Miller stays the course

Bill Miller, the Legg Mason mutual fund manager, admits his mistakes and stays true to his philosophy - something that can't always be said for his competitors, columnist Chuck Jaffe says. pg 1c

SPORTS

Blue Jays trounce O's, 8-1

Starting pitcher Russ Ortiz was pounded for six runs, including two home runs, in three innings as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Orioles, 8-1, at Rogers Centre. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We still don't know if the population is established here. We are very keen to hear of any other sightings of the crab."

Gregory Ruiz, biologist, on the Chinese mitten crab found in the Patapsco River. Article, PG 1B

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