Sun News Digest


September 05, 2006


Bush speaks in Southern Md.

President Bush marked Labor Day at a union-operated maritime training center in Southern Maryland, telling mariners that he was striving to keep U.S. workers competitive by enacting permanent tax cuts, pressing to end dependence on foreign oil and preparing workers for 21st-century jobs. pg 1a

Fast-food meals' many calories

Most people underestimate the number of calories in fast-food meals, a big problem as portion sizes have ballooned, a new study has found. pg 5a


Farm preservation to get boost

Maryland's reputation as one of the nation's leading states for farmland preservation is expected to get a boost today when Harford County officials announce the addition of 16 farms totaling more than 1,100 acres into a preservation program. pg 1b

River searchers fail to find man

Dive teams searched without success the murky bottom of the Susquehanna River yesterday for a powerboat that broke apart and sank with its driver aboard during a race Sunday. A passenger, the man's 15-year-old son, swam to safety. pg 3b


Violent deaths soar in Baghdad

The number of killings in Baghdad, Iraq's capital, soared last week despite a U.S.-led crackdown, with morgue workers receiving as many bodies as they had during the first three weeks of the month combined. At least 334 people, including 23 women, were killed in Baghdad from Aug. 27 through Saturday, according to morgue figures. pg 1a

EU, Iran may hold meeting

The European Union's foreign policy chief and Iran's senior nuclear negotiator tentatively agreed to meet in a last-ditch attempt to bridge differences over Tehran's atomic program, United Nations and European officials said. pg 8a


Fifth anniversary of 9/11

We are approaching the fifth anniversary of 9/11 attacks, but what does half a decade do for one's ability to grapple with an event so enormous? pg 1c

MyNetworkTV shows to begin

Programming for the new MyNetworkTV begins tonight with two prime-time telenovellas. In Baltimore, MyNetworkTV is on Channel 24. pg 1c


Woods extends streak to 5

Tiger Woods shot an 8-under 63, matching the lowest final round of his career, for a two-stroke victory over Vijay Singh at the Deutsche Bank Championship, his fifth straight win on the PGA Tour. pg 1d


A `green' Waterview Overlook

Waterview Overlook, a condominium complex to be built in Harbor West, is planned as one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in Baltimore, joining the "green" building trend. pg 8d

N.Y. addresses parking tickets

A New York City program to ease up on parking tickets for commercial delivery companies has eliminated 770,000 ticket hearings and saved $1 million in administrative costs. pg 8d


"If it becomes a cutthroat kind of program where teachers are competing against each other, it tends to be a lot less successful than if the money is available to everyone."

Ben Schaefer, National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, on incentive pay Article, PG 1a

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