Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 30, 2006

WORLD

Logistics of Iraq war faulted

The American military has not properly tracked hundreds of thousands of weapons intended for Iraqi security forces and has failed to provide spare parts, maintenance personnel or even repair manuals to the Iraqis, a federal report released yesterday has concluded. pg 1a

Israeli president pressured

Israeli President Moshe Katsav, clinging defiantly to his office two weeks after police recommended his indictment on rape charges, came under pressure yesterday from the country's top law enforcement official to step down. pg 8a

MARYLAND

Cardin, Steele debate

Maryland Senate candidates Benjamin L. Cardin and Michael S. Steele presented starkly opposing positions yesterday on the Iraq war, embryonic stem cell research, abortion and judicial nominations during a nationally televised debate on NBC's Meet the Press. pg 1a

Drug zoning law due

The Baltimore City Council is poised to enact today a controversial zoning law that would make it easier to open methadone clinics and other outpatient drug treatment centers in commercial areas and densely populated neighborhoods. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Parties have own take on vote

Republicans said yesterday that a major voter turnout effort would help them stay in power after the Nov. 7 elections, while Democrats claimed momentum as they seek to tap into voter unhappiness over Iraq. pg 3a

Court to review damage awards

The question of whether juries should be allowed to award huge punitive damages is at stake when the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments this week over an $80 million verdict against tobacco giant Philip Morris. pg 3a

TODAY

Top of his profession

With his confrontational style and ability to get politicians to say things they normally wouldn't, Tim Russert has become a bigger political force than some of the subjects he interviews. pg 1c.

Buy a shirt, fight AIDS

Buying a red T-shirt at the Gap and others stores in the U.S. can help fight AIDS in Africa. pg 1c.

SPORTS

Man dies in Marine marathon

A man collapsed more than halfway through the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington and died yesterday. The man collapsed before reaching the 17-mile mark near the 14th Street Bridge and was airlifted by helicopter to Washington Hospital Center, a race spokesman said. pg 1d

GAMEDAY

Ravens defeat Saints, 35-22

The Ravens became the first team to beat the Saints in the Louisiana Superdome this season with a 35-22 victory over New Orleans. Steve McNair ran for one touchdown and threw for two as the Ravens ended a two-game losing streak. section e

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