Sun News Digest


December 03, 2006


Baghdad bombs kill 51

A triple car bombing struck a food market in a predominantly Shiite area in central Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 51 people one day after a U.S.-Iraqi raid against Sunni insurgents in a nearby neighborhood. pg 21a

Ordination angers Vatican

The Vatican criticized China yesterday for again ordaining a bishop without papal approval, calling it an extremely grave act that caused Pope Benedict XVI "great sorrow." It was the third known ordination in China this year, aggravating tensions between Beijing and the Holy See. pg 23a


Woman charged in accident

A 40-year-old Anneslie woman was charged yesterday in the death of a 3-year-old boy who was dragged for three-quarters of a mile through Baltimore County after being hit by a pickup truck. The boy was struck Friday afternoon as his grandmother was pushing his stroller across Goucher Boulevard near his Glenmont home. pg 1a

Gay marriage case in court

More than two years after nine gay and lesbian couples challenged local clerks of courts to issue them marriage licenses, Maryland's battle over same-sex marriages moves to the state's highest court tomorrow - an emotionally charged case expected to reverberate across the legislature. pg 1b


High court takes on diversity

The Supreme Court is to hear arguments tomorrow on lawsuits by parents in Louisville and Seattle who are challenging policies that use race to help determine where children go to school. The school policies are designed to keep schools from segregating along the same lines as neighborhoods. pg 3a

Rumsfeld called for changes

Two days before he resigned as defense secretary, Donald H. Rumsfeld submitted a classified memo to the White House that acknowledged that the Bush administrations strategy in Iraq was not working and called for a major course correction. pg 4a


Luxury toys raise the bar

Manufacturers this year are selling more toys that cost upward of $100 after watching consumers spend big bucks for iPods and game consoles during past seasons. Toy makers are betting that a blend of high-tech wizardry with lifelike horses, Jeeps and robots will persuade young shoppers to put such extravagant items on their Christmas lists. pg 1a


Navy defeats Army, 26-14

The Navy football team never got into a rhythm on offense, but it still did enough by rushing for 264 yards in a 26-14 victory over Army in Philadelphia. The senior class is the first ever at Navy to go a perfect 8-0 against Army and Air Force. pg 1d


Making room underfoot

The underground orientation center at George Washington's Mount Vernon is part of architecture's recent embrace of underground design. Seeking to utilize space without altering the existing structures, architects are going below grade to create works of art that provide functional space. pg 1e

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