Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

August 17, 2006

SPORTS

O's top Yanks, end 5-game skid

Rookie Adam Loewen and four relievers shut down the first-place New York Yankees for a 3-2 win, ending the Orioles' five-game losing streak. pg 1e

NATIONAL

Perils at supervised parties

One-third of teens and nearly half of 17-year-olds attend house parties where parents are present and teens are drinking, smoking marijuana or using other drugs, according to a national survey. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Ehrlich uses federal funds

The re-election campaign of Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has used more than $470,000 from a federal account created by the state Republican Party to pay for daily operations. pg 1b

DOW -- UP

+96.86

11,327.12

NASDAQ -- UP

+34.53

2,149.54

S&P -- UP

+9.85

1,295.43

SUN INDEX -- UP

+3.55

324.15

Weather-alert system

A severe-weather warning system is being rolled out this week by the Maryland weather information company AWS Convergence Technologies Inc. - better known by its WeatherBug brand. It was inspired largely by Baltimore's 2004 water taxi accident, in which five people died after a powerful gust of wind caused the boat to capsize. pg 1d

WORLD

UM helps fight HIV in Nigeria

A federally funded program run by the University of Maryland's Institute of Human Virology is offering a ray of hope in the fight against HIV in Nigeria. pg 1a

Hezbollah leads clean-up effort

Only days after guns fell silent, Hezbollah has emerged as the lead player in the cleanup in the towns and villages of southern Lebanon, offering aid, tools and manpower as the country focuses on reconstruction. pg 11a

TODAY

Too close for comfort

Snakes in the ceiling, in the kitchen and even in a gift box. Readers tell their stories of close encounters with the slithery kind. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's not going to be `On the Waterfront.' It's not going to win best picture. It has to be a little bit stupid, but it can't try to be stupid."

Brian Finkelstein, the creator of snakesonablog.com, the official fan site for `Snakes on a Plane' Article, PG 1C

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