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November 24, 2006

Jazz singer dies at 87

Anita O'Day, who shot to fame as a singer with drummer Gene Krupa's swing band in the 1940s and became one of the most distinctive voices in the history of jazz, died yesterday. She was 87. pg 22A

Former Times editor dies at 56

Gerald M. Boyd, who became the first black managing editor of The New York Times and was forced to resign two years later amid a reporter's plagiarism scandal, died yesterday. He was 56. Mr. Boyd had been diagnosed with lung cancer in February and died yesterday at his home. pg 3A

MARYLAND

`Antiques capital,' new debate

New Market, the self-proclaimed "antiques capital of Maryland," is embroiled in a very modern debate - about how much and how fast to grow. Residents are divided over plans to annex 1,200 acres of former fields and pasture outside the Frederick County town to build more than 3,000 new homes - enough to add about 8,000 residents to the current population of 460. pg 1A

Schools, partner back on track

Officials of the California-based Stupski Foundation, which in 2005 announced a partnership with the Baltimore school system, say that under interim schools Chief Executive Officer Charlene Cooper Boston their plans are back on track. When former CEO Bonnie S. Copeland and several other senior staff members stepped down this past summer, Stupski officials began to rethink their commitment to help the city improve education for poor and minority children. pg 1B

WORLD

At least 150 killed in Iraq

Sunni insurgents use car bombs and mortars to kill at least 150 people in a Shiite Muslim slum, the deadliest single attack on a sectarian enclave since the war in Iraq began. pg 1A

Ex-Russian spy dies

A former Russian spy who said he had been poisoned died last night at a London hospital after a mysterious and rapid decline that left doctors puzzled over its cause, officials said. pg 27A

Rally erupts at official's funeral

Hundreds of thousands of people poured into Lebanon's Martyrs Square, transforming the funeral service of the slain government minister, Pierre Gemayel, into a political rally exposing the hatreds and schisms that have paralyzed the state and threatened an increasing cycle of violence. pg 26A

At least six die in Gaza Strip

Fighting in the Gaza Strip yesterday killed at least six Palestinians, including a militant commander, as Israeli forces continued a drive to stop cross-border rocket attacks into southern Israel. pg 26A

SPORTS

No. 3 Loyola blanks Calvert Hall

Leon Kinnard scored three touchdowns to lift Loyola to a 26-0 win over Calvert Hall in the 87th Turkey Bowl as the Dons earned a share of the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference title. PG 5E

Romo lifts Cowboys

Quarterback Tony Romo tied a Cowboys record with five touchdown passes as Dallas rolled past Tampa Bay, 38-10. The Cowboys had more than 400 yards of offense, while the Buccaneers managed about 200 yards in Dallas' victory yesterday. PG 6E

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