Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 04, 2006

NATIONAL

Bush on 15-stop campaign tour

With control of Congress and his own influence on the line, President Bush is on a 15-stop campaign tour that has the feel of a personal crusade, his last chance before leaving office to prove that he has been underestimated. pg 1A

Pastor in sex, drug scandal

One of the nation's most influential evangelical leaders admitted yesterday that he visited a gay prostitute for a massage and bought methamphetamine for his personal use - though he said he threw the drugs away without using them. pg 3A

MARYLAND

Court rules for public review

Maryland's highest court ruled yesterday that the agency overseeing Baltimore's economic development must open its meetings and its paperwork for public review. The court rejected city arguments that the Baltimore Development Corp. was a private corporation and that its closed-door meetings were both legal and crucial to the agency's work. pg 1A

Hopkins student apologizes

The Johns Hopkins University student who wrote an inflammatory and racially charged fraternity party invitation apologized yesterday, saying it was a "satirical piece" not meant to be offensive. Justin H. Park, a Hopkins sophomore, posted the apology on Facebook.com, the same Web site he initially posted the invitation to Sigma Chi fraternity's "Halloween in the Hood" party. pg 7B

Realtors launch new ads

The National Association of Realtors, saying there's too much gloom in the media over the burst housing bubble, is taking out newspaper ads encouraging people to buy houses. pg 12C

WORLD

U.S., Iraqi officials meet

The U.S. national intelligence director met with the Iraqi Prime Minister, the second stop this week by an administration official amid signs of strain between the governments. pg 11A

SPORTS

Mussina: Mets would be fine

Former Orioles pitcher Mike Mussina has told friends the New York Mets would be a welcome option if the cross-town Yankees don't want him back, the New York Post reported. pg 10c

TODAY

Art community displays works

Western Maryland's thriving art community is on view this weekend and next. pg 1D

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