Sun News Digest


August 28, 2006


One survivor in jet crash

A commuter jet mistakenly trying to take off on a runway that was too short crashed into a field in Lexington, Ky., yesterday and burst into flames, killing 49 people and leaving the lone survivor - a co-pilot - in critical condition, federal investigators said. pg 1A

Atlantis launch unlikely

The chances that the space shuttle Atlantis would be launched into orbit this week diminished by the hour yesterday as NASA prepared for Tropical Storm Ernesto and the possibility of moving the spacecraft into shelter. pg 3A


Focus on middle school scores

As many of the 870,000 students in Maryland school systems are scheduled to return to class today, more districts are focusing attention on the middle grades, where pupil performance on standardized tests has lagged behind their younger and older counterparts. pg 1A

APG study faulty, activists say

A commission studying how major growth at Aberdeen Proving Ground will affect Harford County land use was top-heavy with development-related members and did not have sufficient community input, an activist group contended after the panel released its first report. pg 1B

Civil rights memorial unveiled

One day shy of 43 years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered some of his most famous words before a sprawling crowd at the Lincoln Memorial, his 9-foot, 6-inch bronze likeness was revealed yesterday in front of a crowd of nearly 1,000 at Anne Arundel Community College. pg 1A


Kidnapped journalists freed

Two Fox News journalists were freed in good condition yesterday after being held by kidnappers in the Gaza Strip for nearly two weeks, the longest abduction of foreigners in the chaotic Palestinian enclave in recent years. pg 1A

Bomber hits Iraqi newspaper

A suicide car bomber attacked Iraq's largest newspaper on Sunday, detonating his vehicle inside its fortified compound in downtown Baghdad and killing two people and injuring 20 others, the executive editor and government officials said. At least 52 people, including a U.S. soldier, were also killed in Iraq yesterday. pg 7A


Conine dealt to Phillies

The Orioles traded Jeff Conine and cash considerations to the Philadelphia Phillies for a player to be named. Conine had two RBIs, including the game-tying double in the eighth inning, in the Orioles' 5-4 victory over the Devil Rays. pg 1D

Woods wins fourth in row

Tiger Woods made an 8-foot birdie putt on the fourth playoff hole against Stewart Cink to take the Bridgestone Invitational. pg 1D


Canceled shows get the gold

Absence seemed to have worked its magic on the hearts of Emmy voters last night, as actors from more than one canceled show picked up honors at the 58th annual Emmy Awards. Alan Alda's win for his work on The West Wing made the show one of the two most honored dramas in TV history. pg 1C

Purple meets the red carpet

The styles at last night's Emmy Awards seemed fresh and even fashion-forward. The newest trend unveiled was the color purple. From lavenders and lilacs to eggplant and deep violet, purple was the "It" color to wear. pg 1C


"I'm emotional because I'm so happy to be out. There were times when I thought that, you know, `I'm dead.' And now I'm not. And so, thank God."

Fox correspondent Steve Centanni, who was freed after being held by kidnappers in the Gaza Strip for two weeks

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