Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

August 29, 2006

NATIONAL

A year after Katrina

The Uptown school that sheltered them has been repaired. But the neighbors who rode out the tempest within its walls are symbols of a different sort: New Orleans storm victims, pushed over the edge by Hurricane Katrina, who can't quite find their way back. pg 1A

Ramsey suspect abruptly freed

In another bizarre twist to an unusual murder investigation, prosecutors abruptly dropped their case against John Mark Karr, an hour before he was supposed to appear in court for the first time. pg 1A

MARYLAND

Josh Rales a big spender on ads

Josh Rales, the wealthy businessman-turned-Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, has spent more on television advertisements - $5.4 million as of yesterday - than any other Senate primary candidate in the nation this year, according to a national political media research firm. pg 1A

Ozone testing resumes in city

Prodded by complaints from city health officials, the Ehrlich administration has resumed monitoring for ozone air pollution in Baltimore after ending the testing three years ago - installing a $26,000 ozone monitor in a city recreation center in Northeast Baltimore. pg 1B

WORLD

At least 28 Iraqis killed in battle

At least 20 gunmen and eight civilians were killed when the Iraqi army battled fiercely for hours with members of a militia loyal to Muqtada al-Sadr, the radical Shiite cleric, in the southern city of Diwaniyah, Iraqi officials said. pg 12A

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+67.96

11,352.01

NASDAQ -- UP

+20.41

2,160.70

S&P -- UP

+6.69

1,301.78

SUN INDEX -- UP

+2.55

324.31

SPORTS

U.S. wins Little League title

The team from Columbus, Ga., defeated Kawaguchi City, Japan, 2-1, to win the Little League World Series championship. The team's win is the second consecutive American victory in the event. The U.S. hadn't won back-to-back titles since 1982-83. pg 4E

TODAY

Nothing can compare to Farrah

College students are again decorating their dorm rooms, but it isn't likely that any of their wall hangings can match the sensation sparked 30 years ago by the poster of a smiling Farrah Fawcett. pg 1C

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I'm not going to be out there with a tin cup when this is over."

Democratic Senate candidate Josh Rales, who has spent $5.4 million in campaign advertisements for television

Article, PG 1A

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