Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

August 31, 2006

NATIONAL

Book reveals CIA leak source

A new book identifying a former high-ranking State Department official as the source who leaked the name of a CIA operative has apparently solved one of Washington's longest-running whodunits. pg 4a

WORLD

Iraq handover a year away

Iraqi security forces will need another year to 18 months before they can take over from American troops, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., said. pg 1a

Hezbollah's advanced weapons

New postwar intelligence indicates that Hezbollah had broader access to sophisticated weaponry than was publicly known, according to U.S. and Israeli government officials and military analysts. pg 16a

MARYLAND

Planning agency to stay in city

The state Board of Public Works rejected a proposal yesterday to move the Maryland Department of Planning from Baltimore to Prince George's County. Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. supported the idea, which he said would fulfill a 2002 campaign promise. But Comptroller William Donald Schaefer and Treasurer Nancy Kopp opposed it, noting that state workers would face longer commutes. pg 1b

MTBE worries school officials

A hazardous gasoline additive detected a year ago in two wells that supply drinking water to Harford County's Forest Hill Elementary School has reached alarming levels, prompting school officials to step up measures to safeguard pupils who returned this week. pg 2b

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+12.97

11,382.91

NASDAQ -- UP

+13.43

2,185.73

S&P -- DOWN

-0.01

1,304.27

SUN INDEX -- UP

+1.62

327.69

Education Station up for sale

Educate Inc., the Baltimore-based operator of Sylvan tutoring centers, has agreed to sell Education Station, which caters to troubled schools trying to improve student performance. pg 1d

Workers move to night shift

Blue-collar workers once ruled the night. But with manufacturing jobs on the decline, a growing number of white-collar professionals are taking on the physical and personal challenges of working the night shift. pg 1d

SPORTS

Gibbons propels Orioles in 10th

Jay Gibbons broke a 4-4 tie with an RBI double off Ron Mahay, and the Orioles scored three runs in the 10th inning to beat the Texas Rangers, 7-4. pg 1e

TODAY

Musical brain teaser

Think of Mamma Mia! as a pop music puzzle. The puzzle pieces are 22 songs by the '70s Swedish pop group ABBA. The solution is a script that cleverly ties the songs together with a story about a bride-to-be's search for her father's identity. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It is a dangerous business to accuse those who disagree with you of moral and intellectual confusion."

Rep. Ike Skelton, a Missouri Democrat, on Secretary Donald Rumsfeld questioning the historical grasp of those who criticize the Bush administration's handling of the Iraq war

Article, PG 10A

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