Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 25, 2006

MARYLAND

Mid dies in car accident

A Naval Academy midshipman was killed yesterday morning when the car he was riding in lost control and crashed near Davidsonville in an accident that police suspect might have involved alcohol, authorities said. Second class Midshipman Charles B. Carr, 20, was declared dead at the scene. pg 1B

Methadone clinic plans opening

As the Baltimore County government appeals a ruling preventing it from enforcing a law designed to keep drug treatment centers out of neighborhoods, a methadone clinic might open in Dundalk. pg 1B

NATIONAL

U.S. troops shift to train Iraqis

Tens of thousands of American troops are shifting from combat operations against insurgents to training, advising and supporting Iraqi security forces in what military officials say will require a long-term U.S. military presence in Iraq. pg 1A

Dumping in Nev. suffers a blow

When Congress targeted Nevada as the nation's nuclear waste dumping ground, the state did not have the political power to say no. Nevada Democratic Sen. Harry Reid's new job could deal a crippling blow to the already stumbling project. pg 3A

WORLD

Civil war worsens in Iraq

Iraq's civil war worsened yesterday as Shiite and Sunni Arabs engaged in retaliatory attacks after coordinated car-bombings that killed more than 200 people the day before - even as a Shiite political faction threatened a walkout. pg 1A

Shopping season kicks off

The holiday shopping season kicked off in typical frenzied fashion yesterday with pre-dawn bargains, midnight store openings, clogged Internet sites and long lines, fueling a cultural tradition that helps set the tone for how retailers finish out the year. pg 1A

Holding out for holiday hope

Department stores like Macy's, JC Penney and Boscov's face important tests during the next month to attract customers and maintain what has so far been strong sales this year. After losing steady market share to popular chains, department stores hope this is the year that consumers give them another look as a destination shopping spot. pg 1A

SPORTS

Terps handle High Point, 81-63

After a sloppy first half, the Maryland men's basketball team surged to an 81-63 win over High Point before a spotty Comcast Center crowd. The Terps, who never trailed in the game, are 7-0 for the first time since the 1998-99 season. pg 1c

TODAY

Hampden holiday lighting

A Hampden homeowner looks for one more item to add to her Christmas display before tonight's lighting ceremony on 34th Street. pg 1D

American dream meets stress

Life is good. Or is it? We work hard, we play hard and we have more stuff. But we're stressed out, swimming in debt and spending more time working than with family and friends. And we know we're doing it, according to a survey released by the Center for a New American Dream in Takoma Park. pg 1D

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