Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

August 11, 2006

NATIONAL

Terrorist airplane plot

If successful, plans to blow airplanes out of the skies between Britain and the United States would have been the deadliest since the hijackings of Sept. 11, 2001. pg 1a

Soldier fears retaliation

The soldier who triggered the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal by sending incriminating photos to military investigators says he feared deadly retaliation by other soldiers and was shocked when Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld mentioned his name at a Senate hearing. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Killer may plead guilty

Raymont Hopewell, accused of being serial killer who preyed mostly on the elderly, appears ready to plead guilty today in Baltimore Circuit Court to five murders, four rapes and other crimes, defense and prosecution sources confirmed last night. pg 1a

WORLD

Hezbollah's military hardware

Hezbollah continues to surprise the Israeli army with some of the most sophisticated military hardware available in the world that allows its fighters to monitor Israeli forces in the dark, launch rockets by remote control and destroy Israel's tanks. pg 13a

Suicide bomber kills 35 in Iraq

A suicide bomber struck at a checkpoint to a revered Shiite mosque yesterday, killing 35 people and threatening to further agitate sectarian violence as U.S. and Iraqi troops intensified operations in Baghdad. pg 15a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+48.19

11,124.37

NASDAQ -- UP

+11.46

2,071.74

S&P -- UP

+5.86

1,271.81

SUN INDEX -- UP

+2.14

319.01

Area home sales slump

Baltimore area home sales skidded more than 23 percent last month from July 2005 levels, and price appreciation slowed, as a shift from a seller's market to a buyer's market took hold. pg 1e

Advancis shares skyrocket

Advancis Pharmaceutical Corp. announced that its once-a-day, strep-throat antibiotic had succeeded in a revamped clinical trial, and its shares topped the Nasdaq stock market, soaring 46 percent. pg 1e

SPORTS

Tejada is fined by MLB

Major League Baseball fined Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada, who was caught by television cameras apparently making an obscene gesture to a fan during a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre Wednesday. The amount of the fine was undisclosed. pg 5f

TODAY

On the right beat

The plot line of good girl saves bad boy is almost as old as drama itself, but the choreography makes Step Up a toe-tapping good time. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"This is obviously more real for a number of reasons. The main reason is this is a British operation, and they don't tend to make announcements like this unless they're sure of what they're dealing with."

Georgetown University terrorism expert William Daddio on the disrupted terror plot in London

Article, PG 1a

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FOILED PLOT

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STATE POLITICS

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