Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 08, 2006

WORLD

Russian journalist assassinated

A well-known Russian journalist who reported on everything from the Kremlin's policy in Chechnya to corruption in the military was fatally shot yesterday, the latest in a string of killings of reporters in recent years. pg 14a

79 killed in Iraq attacks

The daytime abduction of Baghdad shopkeeper Abu Ammar yesterday was part of a day of savage violence in Iraq, where at least 79 people were killed in bomb, rocket and gunfire attacks around the country. pg 19a

MARYLAND

Election judges still hard to find

Maryland elections officials are scrambling to find and train the thousands of poll workers needed to avoid a repeat of last month's disastrous primary, but find themselves facing serious shortages -- particularly of Republican judges -- with just a month to go before Election Day. pg 1a

Cordish funds in campaign

A political novice trying to unseat a longtime state senator representing Baltimore's booming waterfront neighborhoods has received 60 percent of his campaign cash from relatives and companies linked to city developer David S. Cordish. pg 1b

NATIONAL

More labs handling pathogens

After the anthrax letter attacks of 2001, federal officials poured billions of dollars into increasing the nation's biodefense system, but some experts worry about a new potential threat: The number of laboratories actively working with dangerous substances has skyrocketed, and there are questions about the security at many of those facilities. pg 8a

Ship christened for G.H.W. Bush

During a time of vexing troubles for the Bush administration, President Bush joined his father, mother and sister, and a group of longtime advisers for the christening of the USS George H.W. Bush, named in honor of the first President Bush. pg 10a

BUSINESS

A haven in blue-chip stocks

Investors piled into large blue-chip stocks in the third quarter's "flight to quality." Three-fourths of 220 Maryland-based stock funds and all but one of 55 bond funds were in the black for the third quarter, according to a Bloomberg Funds review. pg 1c

SPORTS

Tigers oust Yankees

The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees, 8-3, and captured their American League Division Series, three games to one. Detroit pitcher Jeremy Bonderman was perfect for five innings. pg 1d

Ga. Tech holds off Terps

The No. 18 Georgia Tech football team rallied from a 9-point deficit and survived a last-minute scare to beat Maryland, 27-23. The Terps had a first-and-goal at the Yellow Jackets' 7-yard line in the final minute, but could not score. pg 1d

A&E TODAY

Writing dominates TV dramas

Television dramas this season are more complex, with multilayered dialogue. Perhaps that's because the networks have figured out that to compete with great dramas like HBO's The Sopranos, they had better hire playwrights. pg 1e

MODERN LIFE

Scarlet lips for fall

After years of pale glosses and nearly-nude lips, a bold, red Hollywood-style mouth is back in style. Think of it as a chic accessory, one of the easiest ways to turn up the heat on any look. pg 1n

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