Sun News Digest


October 29, 2006


Hopkins moves fundraising goal

After zooming past its $2 billion fundraising target two years ahead of schedule, the Johns Hopkins University is expanding its goal to $3.2 billion by the end of 2008, President William R. Brody told 700 major donors at a dinner last night. pg 1b

Ehrlich addresses subpoenas

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. acknowledged yesterday that a top aide received subpoenas from federal prosecutors investigating in 2004 what published reports said was the influence of slot-machine gambling interests in Annapolis. His Democratic opponent demanded that the administration release full details of the probe. pg 1b


Al-Maliki seeks more autonomy

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki pressed President Bush yesterday to give his government a freer hand to fight Sunni Arab insurgents and neutralize the Shiite militias, in a conversation meant to smooth tensions that have flared over security disagreements and election-year rhetoric. pg 24a

Mexico moves to end protest

Hundreds of federal riot police officers and soldiers took up positions yesterday outside Oaxaca, Mexico, poised to end an increasingly violent protest that has shut the downtown for five months and left a dozen people dead. pg 24a


Ethics rules anger NIH staff

Nearly 40 percent of the scientists conducting research at the National Institutes of Health say they are looking for other jobs or are considering doing so to escape new ethics rules that have curtailed their opportunity to earn outside income, according to a survey commissioned by the government's leading medical research agency. pg 3a

Bishops draft gay policy

Catholic bishops have drafted new guidelines for ministry to gay people that affirm church teaching against same-sex relationships, marriages and adoptions by gay couples, yet encourage parishes to reach out to gay Catholics who feel alienated by their church. pg 12a


BWI completes renovation

Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport put the finishing touches on a $1.6 billion, five-year expansion and improvement last week that doubles retail space and adds a new terminal for the largest carrier, Southwest Airlines. The goal is to make BWI more appealing to travelers, airport officials say. pg 1c


Navy falls to Notre Dame

Led by quarterback Brady Quinn's three touchdown passes, No. 11 Notre Dame defeated Navy for the 43rd consecutive time, 38-14, before a crowd of 71,851 at M&T Bank Stadium. pg 1d

Meissner 2nd at Skate America

Kimmie Meissner performs well in the free skate but is outdone by Japan's Miko Ando, who captures the Skate America title in Hartford, Conn. Meissner, 17, from Bel Air, finished second. pg 5d


30 years of dance innovation

The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange, a contemporary dance company based in Takoma Park, marks its 30th anniversary. Lerman breaches the barrier between artist and audience by mixing professional dancers with community volunteers, some in wheelchairs. pg 1e


Tippler's tour of Philly

On a $500 beer-lover's weekend getaway to Philadelphia, Kevin Cowherd samples the city's breweries, alehouses and cheese-steak subs. pg 1r

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