Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 09, 2007

NATIONAL

Six held in plot against troops

Six men from Yugoslavia and the Middle East were charged with plotting to slaughter scores of American soldiers at Fort Dix in New Jersey and perhaps other military installations in the Northeast. pg 1a

Meal may have tainted fish

Fish farmed for Americans' kitchens and fishing streams might have been fed meal laced with the industrial chemical from China that has caused one of the largest pet food recalls in history, federal health officials said. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Slot machine scheme admitted

A Virginia gaming company enters a surprise plea and surrenders $2.5 million in federal court on money laundering charges involving the proceeds from from illegal slot machines in Maryland. pg 1b

O'Malley to back Clinton

Gov. Martin O'Malley was expected to endorse Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton at a campaign rally in Annapolis today and has begun encouraging his supporters to back her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, sources familiar with his plans said. pg 1b

WORLD

Apology for Afghan dead

A U.S. Army commander apologized and compensation was paid to families of Afghan civilians killed by Marines after a suicide attack in March, marking the first formal acknowledgment by American authorities that the killings were unjustified. pg 10a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-3.90

13,309.07

NASDAQ -- UP

+0.80

2,571.75

S&P -- DOWN

-1.76

1,507.72

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-9.36

350.39

Southern expansion

The Baltimore-based developer the Cordish Co. is planning a $250 million mixed-use development across from the Daytona International Speedway in northeast Florida. pg 1d

High cost of business

Now high megawatt costs are threatening Maryland manufacturers, which have shed nearly 40,000 jobs since 2000, according to the Labor Department. In some cases local plants are losing business to regions with cheaper electricity or looking less competitive for winning future expansions, writes columnist Jay Hancock. pg 1d

SPORTS

Preakness gets Teuflesberg

Teuflesberg, who faded to 17th in the Kentucky Derby after challenging for the lead, is headed to Pimlico, trainer and co-owner Jamie Sanders said. Lexington winner Slew's Tizzy has been dropped from consideration, according to trainer Greg Fox. PG 1E

TODAY

Charity begins online

Web sites like the Baltimore-based RealityCharity.com are infusing age-old philanthropy with the modern social-networking techniques that have made YouTube and MySpace so popular. pg 1c

Through a lens starkly

German photographer Barbara Probst, whose work is on view at G Fine Art gallery in Washington, bends moments in time by capturing them from several angles simultaneously. pg 1c

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