Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 18, 2006

WORLD

TB strain defies treatment

Doctors at several hospitals in a South African province are battling a frightening strain of tuberculosis that has defied all known drug regimens with deadly results. Health experts locally and abroad are scrambling to figure out whether this could grow into a far-reaching epidemic. pg 1A

Pope apologizes

Pope Benedict XVI is hoping to cool the rage and protests by issuing an extraordinary personal apology for having caused offense with a speech last week that cited a reference to Islam as evil and inhuman. "I am deeply sorry for the reactions in some countries ...," the pope said yesterday. pg 1A

MARYLAND

City to preserve parkland

Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley is set to announce today a $6.2 million plan to lease 48 acres of undeveloped land in Mount Washington now used for recreation. pg 1B

Birds return to Annapolis

This week, the Baltimore oriole and raven return to their perches in the Maryland State Law Library in Annapolis, part of a rare collection of Audubon prints restored to their 19th century glory. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Congress tackles spying

Congress is expected to approve the most sweeping changes to government spying in years. Congress is scheduled to consider a measure that would strengthen the president's power to conduct domestic spying. pg 1A

Storm slams Minn. city

A severe storm ripped through Rogers, Minn., over the weekend, killing a 10-year-old girl and damaging hundreds of homes. The National Weather service is trying to determine if the devastation was caused by a tornado. pg 3A

SPORTS

Gilder wins Constellation again

Bob Gilder took the Constellation Energy Classic at Hayfields Country Club, earning his first victory since he won at Hayfields last year. pg 1d

O's prevail against Tigers

The Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers, 12-8, in 10 innings. Chris Ray blew a save try in the eighth inning but received credit for the victory. pg 1d

BUSINESS

Help with home buying

Live Near Your Work Plus, a home-buying assistance program that was once part of Maryland's anti-sprawl Smart Growth initiative has been revived by the Ehrlich administration, but some critics say changes may contribute to suburban sprawl. pg 1A

TODAY

You need CliffsNotes for TV

You may need a flow chart to keep track of the complicated TV shows premiering this week. pg 1c

Come to the `Cabaret,' old chum

At Arena Stage in Washington, director Molly Smith has staged a divinely re-envisioned production of Cabaret. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"If you have a jersey on, there's a camaraderie. Everyone's happy. unless we're losing."

ERIN CULLISON, RAVENS FANS

ARTICLE, PG 1A

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