Sun Digest


August 20, 2006


Israeli raid threatens cease-fire

Israeli commandos raided a Hezbollah stronghold deep in Lebanon yesterday, and the Lebanese government threatened to halt further troop deployments in protest as the six-day-old U.N.-brokered cease-fire was put to a critical test. pg 14a

Alleged cell leader identified

Investigators have identified the leader of an alleged terrorist cell broken up by police in London 10 days ago and have traced his contacts to Pakistan, where U.S., British and Pakistani intelligence agents are pursuing the man's suspected connections with al-Qaida. pg 18a


Democrats reset 2008 schedule

In the first major restructuring of the presidential nominating process in a generation, the Democratic National Committee agreed to insert Nevada between Iowa and New Hampshire at the start of the nominating season, closely followed by a South Carolina primary. pg 3a

Suspect's career stumbles

While he lived in a dreary boarding house in Bangkok, John Mark Karr, the suspect in JonBenet Ramsey's killing, taught schoolchildren but ran into trouble for being too harsh. pg 4a


Political donors find loopholes

Supporters of both political parties are sidestepping the contribution limits set by Maryland law through strategies that allow them to make virtually unlimited donations and to pump millions of extra dollars into the state's highest-profile races. pg 1a

Teen birth rate rising

Washington County, an increasingly suburban, working-class area in Western Maryland, is beginning to wrestle with the problem of teen pregnancy, long a familiar social issue in inner cities and isolated rural communities. It now has the highest birth rate for white teens in Maryland and ranks fourth in the state for births to girls ages 15 to 19. pg 1a

Ehrlich hopeful on 2007 slots

Speaking to the Maryland Association of Counties annual convention, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. predicted yesterday that slot machine gambling will be legalized next year if he is re-elected, with the revenue going to pay for additional school construction and renovation. pg 1b


O's Cabrera throws shutout

The Orioles became the last team in the major leagues to win four straight games as Daniel Cabrera pitched a five-hit shutout in the Orioles' 15-0 throttling of the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. pg 1d

Woods, Donald tied for lead

Tiger Woods shot a 7-under-par 65, matching the course record at Medinah (Ill.) Country Club, and tying him for the lead with Luke Donald entering the final round of the PGA Championship. pg 1d


Pop music's ears on the street

Despite the fractured nature of pop music consumption and distribution, there are still tastemakers out there, people who influence what many of us hear on TV, radio, surging satellite radio and the Internet. We profile several of them. pg 1e


Fashion bulks up for fall

Fuller looks are in this fall for women's fashions, in everything from skirts to coats. Look for flared sleeves, bubble-shaped tops, statement collars - and much less decoration. pg 1n

Quote Of the day

"The idea of somebody going away for two weeks is really becoming a thing of the past. It's kind of sad, really, that people can't seem to leave their jobs anymore."

Mike Pina, AAA spokesman, on the loss of vacation time Article, Page 9A

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