Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 18, 2006

MARYLAND

Project at American Brewery

Hoping to set the stage for the future renewal of one of the city's most distressed areas, officials are moving to acquire about 200 abandoned properties around the historic American Brewery building in a long-neglected section of East Baltimore. pg 1a

New state police forensics lab

The new Maryland State Police crime lab was unveiled yesterday in Pikesville, a $30 million Forensic Science Laboratory described as a significant upgrade over its cramped predecessor. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Santorum's immigration focus

Lagging behind Democratic opponent Bob Casey Jr., Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum has seized on illegal immigration as a key issue in his fight for survival, promoting his hard-line stance as a top reason he deserves re-election. pg 1a

WORLD

Iraqi police leaders removed

The Iraqi government removed the two most senior police commanders from their posts in a move against the top leadership of Iraq's special-police forces. The generals commanded the special police commandos and its public order brigade, both criticized as being infiltrated by Shiite militias. pg 14a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

- 30.58

11,950.02

NASDAQ -- DOWN

- 18.89

2,344.95

S&P -- DOWN

- 5.00

1,364.05

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 0.23

348.72

Talks over superblock issue

Baltimore City officials and the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation are in talks to resolve a standoff over the long-stalled superblock, a six-block area critical to west-side redevelopment. pg 1d

Lay conviction is dismissed

A judge threw out the criminal conviction of Enron founder Kenneth L. Lay because his death prevented him from appealing. The ruling will make it tougher to go after assets of his estate. pg 1d

SPORTS

Ravens fire coordinator Fassel

Ravens coach Brian Billick fired offensive coordinator Jim Fassel and took over play-calling duties for his team's struggling attack. pg 1c

TODAY

N. Dakota lawman from Govans

A law enforcement veteran from Govans is trying to bring order to rural North Dakota. Steven L. Jones has put a big-city, crime-fighting stamp on Larimore, a farming community of 1,400. pg 1e

Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.