Sun News Digest


October 23, 2006


Concern over plan for condos

Though hundreds of residents of Federal Hill are alarmed by plans to build modern-looking condominiums in the neighborhood, there might not be much they can do to stop it. More than 200 have signed a petition opposing plans to replace two storefronts with the five-story project. pg 1B

Campaign of cheers, checks

Baltimore's Bethel AME Church showered Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. with ovations and donations yesterday while Mayor Martin O'Malley was at B'nai Israel Congregation. O'Malley was joined by Rep. Ben Cardin; Deptarment of Disabilities Secretary Kristen Cox, also spoke. pg 1B


Obama may run for president

Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois is considering a run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008, he said yesterday, backing away from previous statements that he would serve out his full six-year term before considering the White House. pg 3A

Classroom success earns bonus

The Bush administration is handing out money for teachers who raise student test scores, the first federal effort to reward classroom performance with bonuses. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings planned to announce the first of 16 grants, worth $42 million, including $5.5 million for Ohio, today. pg 5A


Sudan expels U.N. envoy

The Sudanese government ordered the top United Nations envoy out of the country yesterday, the most recent sign of deteriorating relations over how to stop violence in Darfur. pg 16A

Panama Canal growth planned

Voters overwhelmingly approved the largest modernization plan in the 92-year history of the Panama Canal yesterday, backing a multi-billion dollar expansion that will allow the world's largest ships to squeeze through the shortcut between the seas. pg 9A


Talk of labor accord in baseball

Baseball players and owners reportedly have reached a tentative agreement on a five-year labor contract. The current deal was set to expire Dec. 19. pg 1d

Unbeaten Colts beat Redskins

The Indianapolis Colts (6-0) remained the AFC's only unbeaten team by defeating the Washington Redskins, 36-22. It was the third straight loss for the Redskins (2-5). pg 1d


Park, play honor Marvin Gaye

A new park in Washington and a play in Baltimore pay homage to singer Marvin Gaye, more than 20 years after his death. pg 1c.

One way to entertain mom

If you're looking for a way to add some guilt and stress to your life, columnist Kevin Cowherd suggests taking your 85-year-old mother to a movie that's totally inappropriate for her, even though it might be better to go to the mall next time. pg 1c.

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