Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 13, 2006

NATIONAL

Bush speech sparks furor

Republicans and Democrats tore into each other over war policy yesterday, set off by a presidential speech commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks that the White House insisted was nonpolitical. pg 3a

No death penalty for Marine

The government will not seek the death penalty for a Marine Corps lance corporal who is among eight troops charged with murder and other crimes in the shooting of a civilian Iraqi man, a military prosecutor told a hearing officer yesterday. pg 4a

MARYLAND

Bid to save Rochambeau fails

Maryland's highest court refused yesterday to hear a sharply worded appeal aimed at stopping the Archdiocese of Baltimore from demolishing the Rochambeau, a 100-year-old Mount Vernon-area apartment building. The Court of Appeals order effectively ends any chance preservationists had of saving the building. pg 1b

City police unit disbanded

For the second time this year, the Baltimore Police Department has disbanded a specialized unit and launched an internal investigation into its officers' activities, forcing prosecutors to consider dismissing dozens of criminal cases, authorities said. pg 1b

WORLD

Gunmen attack U.S. Embassy

Gunmen stormed the American Embassy in Damascus, Syria, yesterday, the fifth major terrorist attack on the U.S. government outside of Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+101.25

11,498.09

NASDAQ -- UP

+42.57

2,215.82

S&P -- UP

+13.57

1,313.11

SUN INDEX -- UP

+4.67

331.11

AT&T to acquire USi

AT&T Corp. said it plans to buy Annapolis-based USinternetworking Inc. for about $300 million. The deal pairs the national telecommunications giant with a local company that rode the tech wave from its status as Wall Street darling to bankruptcy and back to profitability. pg 1d

250 jobs coming to White Marsh

CoStar Group Inc., a commercial real estate research firm based in Bethesda, said yesterday that it plans to bring 250 jobs to White Marsh in the next year to meet growing demand for commercial property information. pg 1d

SPORTS

O's Gibbons out with stiff neck

Outfielder Jay Gibbons missed another game last night because of spasms in his right trapezius muscle. The injury surfaced three weeks ago, and Gibbons aggravated it Sunday while taking batting practice. pg 7e

TODAY

Kneessi photographs on display

Despite the death last week of Maryland landscape photographer Marion E. Warren, pictorialism lives on in the work of Annapolis photographer Don Kneessi, whose art is on display at the University of Maryland University College in Adelphi. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul."

Pope Benedict XVI, in an address at the University of Regensberg in Germany, where he addressed religious violence and warned that fanaticism is contrary to God's nature. Article, PG 20A

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