Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 07, 2006

NATIONAL

Democrats urge new Iraq plan The war in Iraq continued to dominate the battle for control of Congress yesterday. With a flurry of late national surveys differing on whether Republicans might be reducing the Democratic advantage in today's midterm election, leading Democrats urged Americans to demand a new direction in Iraq by ousting the GOP majorities in the House and Senate. pg 1A

Skin-patch flu vaccines tested A Maryland company has begun early tests of skin-patch vaccines in hundreds of volunteers. The National Institutes of Health is helping to fund research to strengthen today's imperfect flu shots and gain help if bird flu triggers a pandemic. pg 3A

WORLD

Ex-leader may reclaim power Daniel Ortega, the former Marxist leader and a lightning rod of the Cold War, moved to the brink Monday of reclaiming power in Nicaragua, 16 years after he left office. pg 12A

MARYLAND

Football game investigated

School officials in Howard County said yesterday that they are investigating the circumstances of a game Friday that was ended half-way through the third quarter after an excessive number of personal fouls were called against players. The Centennial- Oakland Mills game ended with Centennial up 44-0. pg 1A

SPORTS

Jays to play Princeton at M&T

The Johns Hopkins men's lacrosse team announced that it will face Princeton at M&T Bank Stadium on March 3, 2007, as part of a doubleheader also pitting Virginia against Syracuse. pg 4e

BUSINESS

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