Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 07, 2006

BUSINESS

DOW

-16.48

11,850.21

NASDAQ

-6.35

2,299.99

S&P

-3.64

1,349.58

SUN INDEX

-1.36

343.77

NATIONAL

Amish bury fifth victim

Under a cold, steady drizzle, the Amish drove by horse and buggy to a farmland cemetery to bury the fifth of five girls shot to death by a school intruder. The death toll could grow, however, as one of the five girls wounded was reportedly near death. pg 3a

WORLD

U.S. in complicated war

The fighting in Iraq is not a single conflict, but an overlapping set of conflicts, fought on multiple battlegrounds, with different combatants. Increasingly, American troops are caught among the competing forces. pg 1a

U.N. warns North Korea

The U.N. Security Council unanimously urged North Korea to scrap plans for a nuclear test and return to six-party talks or face unspecified consequences. pg 10a

MARYLAND

Police failed to investigate

After Baltimore police learned that a convicted child sex offender may have choked an 11-year-old boy and threatened to kill him, the extent of their follow-up consisted of one phone call to a cell phone number that did not work, police admitted yesterday. The man is charged with killing the boy less than a month later. pg 1a

The `Stop Lying' man

A Baltimore man makes a difference in his community, helping kids see the lie behind `Stop Snitching,' columnist Gregory Kane writes. pg 1b

Courting Latino voters

Republicans and Democrats are working hard to capture Maryland's growing number of Latino voters. pg 1b

SPORTS

Bengals' Henry suspended

Bengals receiver Chris Henry received a two-game suspension yesterday from the NFL for violating its conduct and substance abuse policies, making him the second Cincinnati player suspended this season for misconduct. pg 7C

TODAY

The land of pleasant walking

The Eastern Shore is more than an obstacle to cross to get to the beach. To discover its treasures, get off the highway and get out of the car. pg 1d

Dubai Ports still trying to sell

It has been six months since a Dubai company said it would sell its stake in U.S. ports to appease lawmakers in Washington, but Dubai Ports World says it may need another month or more to identify a buyer. pg 11c

York quits GM board

General Motors Corp. director Jerome York abruptly resigned from the board yesterday while his ally, investor Kirk Kerkorian, dropped a plan to add up to 12 million GM shares to his 9.9 percent stake in the company. The moves could set the stage for a bid by Kerkorian's fourth-largest investor to run his own slate of board candidates next year. pg 11c

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