Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 06, 2006

NATIONAL

Bush defends policies

Invoking the words of terrorists as a reminder of lingering threats, President Bush launched a pre-Sept. 11 push yesterday to defend his national security policies, which are under increasing attack from Democrats in the 2006 election campaign. pg 1a

WORLD

Calderon is declared victor

Mexico's top electoral court declared conservative candidate Felipe Calderon president-elect yesterday, but the decision is unlikely to resolve a political crisis sparked by the muddled outcome of the July 2 contest. pg 11a

MARYLAND

Rochambeau decision backed

A hearing officer for Baltimore's housing department ruled yesterday that city officials were justified in their decision to permit the Archdiocese of Baltimore to tear down the 100-year-old Rochambeau apartment building. pg 1B

TODAY

Muslims face growing hostility

Muslim-Americans, long accustomed to dealing with cultural misunderstandings in the United States, have had to cope with greater hostility and suspicion since the Sept. 11 attacks. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+5.13

11,469.28

NASDAQ -- UP

+12.54

2,205.70

S&P -- UP

+2.24

1,313.25

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.27

328.91

Dealing with office divas

Office divas or high-maintenance employees can be found in almost every workplace. When they're top performers, managers and colleagues tolerate such behavior and perhaps even encourage it. But producing is key, since these workers could take up the attention of managers and sometimes alienate co-workers or even clients with their behavior. pg 1d

Bill Ford steps down

Bill Ford, after struggling for five years to steer Ford Motor Co. toward financial stability, stepped down yesterday as chief executive of the company founded by his great-grandfather and is being replaced by top Boeing executive Alan Mulally. pg 1d

SPORTS

Jankovic hits Open semifinals

No. 19 Jelena Jankovic advanced to her first Grand Slam semifinal by taking away No. 4 Elena Dementieva's serve and coasting, 6-2, 6-1, at the U.S. Open in New York. pg 4e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"In minor league baseball, many times the mascot is more valuable than the shortstop."

Former Oriole Cal RipKen Jr., who has bought a minor league baseball team - the Augusta GreenJackets - in Augusta, Ga., and has been adopted as a local hero. Article, PG 1A

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