Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 11, 2006

NATIONAL

McCain looks to 2008

Sen. John McCain, considered the front-runner for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination, intends to launch an exploratory committee next week, GOP officials said yesterday. pg 3a

House races undecided

House races in eight states - Ohio, Connecticut, Georgia, Wyoming, Washington, North Carolina, New Mexico and Florida - remain without winners after Tuesday's election, with Republican incumbents in tight contests to keep their seats and state officials not rushing to end the dispute. pg 6a

MARYLAND

Absentee votes lift Leopold

John R. Leopold, a Republican veteran of 25 years of Anne Arundel County politics, appeared to win the race for county executive last night after a tally of absentee ballots gave him a margin of nearly 4,000 votes over Democrat George F. Johnson IV. pg 1b

Coppin president leaving

After just four years as head of Coppin State University, President Stanley F. Battle will leave Baltimore to become chancellor of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, a school regarded as one of the most prestigious historically black universities in the country. pg 1a

WORLD

Hamas makes concession

Hamas committed yesterday to folding its eight-month government if that would restore the international assistance that was cut off after it won national elections earlier this year. pg 11a

Ad agency closes shop

Eisner Communications, a local institution since 1938 and one of Baltimore's most successful advertising agencies, closed its doors yesterday, saying it ran out of money. pg 11c

Home sales dip

The number of homes sold in the Baltimore area in October fell by more than 22 percent. pg 11c

SPORTS

R. Lewis game-time decision

The Ravens won't decide until game time whether middle linebacker Ray Lewis, who is recovering from a bruised back, will be available to play tomorrow against the Tennessee Titans, coach Brian Billick said. pg 10c

TODAY

Rescue a pet today

If you're looking for a pet, there may be one at a local animal shelter who's looking for you. pg 1D

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