Sun News Digest


October 06, 2006










House committee opens probe

The House ethics committee opened a broad investigation into the sex scandal surrounding the congressional page system, a furor that has ended the political career of one lawmaker and jeopardized the leadership position of House Speaker Dennis Hastert. pg 1a


South Korea warns Pyongyang

The president of South Korea reportedly ordered his government to send a grave warning to North Korea about the consequences of a proposed nuclear test, and Russia said it was trying to dissuade Pyongyang from conducting it. pg 12a


Boy's mother faces charges

A Baltimore mother who allowed her 11-year-old son to associate with a registered sex offender - a man charged this summer with killing the boy - was arrested and accused of putting her children in harm's way. Shanda R. Harris, 41, is being charged with reckless endangerment and four counts of a charge similar to contributing to delinquency of a minor. pg 1a

Electronic voter check-in OK'd

State elections officials announced yesterday that Maryland's $18 million electronic voter check-in system will be used during the November general election, saying that the manufacturer has successfully addressed the flaws that snarled last month's primary. pg 1b

Southwest seating plan

Southwest Airlines' chief executive isn't sold on the idea of giving up the airline's first-come, first-served seating system and says more study on assigned seating is needed. pg 1e

Old Army base purchased

A Columbia developer completes the long-delayed purchase of the former Fort Ritchie Army base in Western Maryland. Redevelopment could create 4,500 jobs in the region. pg 1e


Bonds' trainer released

A federal judge in San Francisco ordered Barry Bonds' personal trainer Greg Anderson released from prison because a federal appeals court hadn't affirmed the contempt order within the required 30 days after Anderson was imprisoned. pg 4f


Scorsese on the Boston Irish

Martin Scorsese's The Departed tells a tale of the bad luck of the Boston Irish with black humor and zest. pg 1c

Film sparks religious debate

Religious leaders debate the controversial movie Jesus Camp. pg 1c

Quote Of the day

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Where do TV writers come from?

Some of the best TV writers today began their careers as playwrights, David Zurawik writes.




Mother arrested

For archived coverage of the murder of 11-year-old Irvin Harris, go to:

Rodricks quiz

To take Dan Rodricks' weekly quiz on Maryland politics, go to:

"I like having the aisle seat. ... I'd pay a little more to know I'm getting it. It's not so much price with me as value."

Tony Comer of Montgomery County, on Southwest Airlines considering offering assigned seating. Article, PG 1E

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