Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 23, 2006

MARYLAND

3 Md. cases linked to spinach

Health officials have linked three cases of potentially fatal E. coli in Maryland to the nationwide outbreak caused by tainted spinach. They're also investigating a possible link in several other cases, including one death. pg 1A

Gun found in luggage at BWI

Two Southwest Airlines concourses at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport were evacuated and shut down yesterday morning after a loaded handgun was detected in a passenger's carry-on luggage. pg 1B

SPORTS

Europe leads Ryder Cup

Europe took a 5-3 lead on the United States after the first day of the Ryder Cup at the K Club in Straffan, Ireland. Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk defeated Colin Montgomerie and Padraig Harrington, 1 up, in the day's opening four-ball match. Luke Donald and Sergio Garcia beat Woods and Furyk, 2 up, in their foursome match. pg 1C

NATION

Hezbollah head appears at rally

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah defied the international community in his first major appearance since the war with Israel, telling hundreds of thousands of supporters at a victory rally that no army could disarm his militia. pg 10A

23 killed in German train wreck

A high-speed train crashed into a maintenance cart on a test run yesterday in northwestern Germany, killing at least 23 people and scattering wreckage over the elevated tracks. pg 10A

Martin plant auction ends

The historic Martin aircraft plant in Baltimore County finally sells for $37.5 million, far above what was expected, after a three-month-long online auction that drew international attention. The winner was identifiable only by the screen name believe1, leading to speculation it may be a local buyer. pg 11C

Court rejects class-action bid

The Peter Angelos law firm has been brushed back in its bid to open up a new avenue of class-action law, as a judge dismisses its suit claiming that Provident Bankshares charged prepayment fees for mortgages in violation of Maryland law. pg 11C

NATION

Study criticizes FDA oversight

The Food and Drug Administration's ability to assure the safety of prescription drugs is seriously compromised by internal squabbling, insufficient resources and inadequate authority, according to a long-awaited report released yesterday by the Institute of Medicine. pg 3A

TODAY

Children's shows come alive

Live performances become lively performances at area children's theaters. pg 1D

Quote Of the day

"A Coors Light advertisement ... gets me to have a feeling, an emotional feeling about the brand. That's essentially what Michael Steele is doing."

Marketing consultant Clifford Scott on Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele's Senate campaign ad that features a puppy Article, PG 1B

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