Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

August 09, 2006

MARYLAND

2 men convicted of murder

Two years and two trials after three young Mexican children were slashed and strangled in Northwest Baltimore, a city jury convicted the uncle and cousin - Policarpio Espinoza, 24, and Adan Canela, 19 - of murder yesterday. pg 1a

Prostitution near airport

High-priced prostitutes from out of town have been advertising their services on a popular Internet site, then coming into the area for a succession of hotel rendezvous, Anne Arundel County police said yesterday in announcing four arrests - all at hotels near BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Lieberman, McKinney lose

Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman and Georgia Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney lost Democratic primaries yesterday. Lieberman, a three-term senator, said he would continue his campaign as an independent candidate. pgs 1a, 3a

WORLD

Lebanese offer `interesting'

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said yesterday that a Lebanese offer to send troops to southern Lebanon was "interesting" and would be studied, even as the Israeli army warned that it would bomb any car moving in the region south of the Litani River. pg 10a

Darfur peace deal collapses

A peace deal that was supposed to end the conflict in Sudan's war-ravaged Darfur region has collapsed, with fresh fighting displacing 50,000 people. pg 13a

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

Nap time in the office

Some employers don't mind employees nodding off in the middle of the day if it refreshes them for later in the afternoon. Other bosses see this as nothing more than sleeping on the job. pg 1d

BWI in top 10 for delays

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport has become one of the top 10 airports in the country for departure delays, according to the air traffic controllers union. pg 1d

SPORTS

Goodell next NFL commissioner

Roger Goodell, up against Constellation Energy chief executive officer Mayo A. Shattuck III, was unanimously elected by the league's 32 owners on the fifth ballot, succeeding the man who groomed him for the job, Paul Tagliabue. pg 1e

TODAY

Stone's 9/11 film powerful

Oliver Stone's World Trade Center proves how powerful the images of 9/11 can be on the big screen, and suggests how many stories remain to be told of that day. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Right after lunch, almost every day at work, I feel the urge to sleep."

Paul Altoz, a telecommunications executive in Arlington, Va., on napping while at work

Article, PG 1D

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