Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 09, 2006

MARYLAND

Circuit judges face competition

Three sitting Baltimore circuit judges risk losing their places on the bench if voters simply check off the first three of the six names on the ballot. The candidates in the first contested city judicial election in eight years are listed alphabetically, and the incumbents are listed last. pg 1A

Rochambeau gets reprieve

The 100-year-old Rochambeau apartment building got a last-minute reprieve from the wrecking ball yesterday when the chief judge of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals put on indefinite hold the demolition planned by the Archdiocese of Baltimore to replace it with a prayer garden. pg 1B

NATIONAL

Committee finds no al-Qaida tie

The Senate Intelligence Committee said it had found no evidence that Saddam Hussein had ties to al-Qaida or provided a haven for one of its most notorious operatives, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi - conclusions that contradict claims by the Bush administration before it invaded Iraq. pg 3A

A family's test of courage

The courage of New York City firefighter Ron Bucca was tested on Sept. 11, 2001, as he tried to save people trapped in the World Trade Center. In the five years since his death, the courage of his wife and children has been equally tested. pg 1A

SPORTS

No. 2, No. 3 seeds in Open final

Third-seeded Maria Sharapova beat No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo, 6-0, 4-6, 6-0, yesterday to set up a U.S. Open final against No. 2 Justine Henin-Hardenne, who took the last 10 games against Jelena Jankovic for a 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 victory. pg 1C

S. Korean firm looks to U.S.

A South Korean stem cell company is considering expanding its operations to the United States by setting up a research and development facility near the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. pg 12C

WORLD

Bomber kills 18 in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber rammed his car into a U.S. military convoy, killing two U.S. soldiers and at least 16 Afghans in the deadliest attack in the Afghan capital, Kabul, since the fall of the Taliban in late 2001. pg 1A

Israel lifts sea blockade

Israel lifted its sea blockade of Lebanon, ending the country's two months of isolation as the task of preventing the entry of Hezbollah weapons falls to international warships patrolling offshore. pg 11A

TODAY

Adults get the blogging bug

According to the Pew Research Center, 12 million American adults blog, publishing on the Internet everything from the meals they eat to the lives of pet cats. In just a few minutes and a few clicks, you can create your own blog to tell the world what you think about anything and everything. pg 1D

All that glitters is not great

Sun pop music critic Rashod D. Ollison reviews Mariah Carey's Thursday night concert at the Verizon Center, which was punctuated by tentative singing and multiple costume changes. pg 1D

Quote of the day

"It made me cringe. It made me feel uncomfortable. And so this is why I thought I should come out and address the issue."

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, apologizing for saying Latina lawmaker Bonnie Garcia had a fiery personality because of her ethnicity Article, PG 4A

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