Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 20, 2007

WORLD

Two soldiers may be alive

Two of the three U.S. soldiers missing since a May 12 ambush south of Baghdad are believed to have been alive as recently as Friday morning, but the third might be dead, the U.S. military said. pg 17a

Israeli army kills three

Israel's army struck a three-member Palestinian rocket-launching cell near Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip yesterday, first with tank shells and then from the air, an army spokesman said. Residents said that the three were shepherds and three other people were wounded. pg 17a

MARYLAND

Environmentalists seek allies

Seeking to bridge a recent history of suspicion, environmentalists and Smart Growth activists are reaching out to hunters and anglers in Western Maryland, trying to enlist them in public debates about the development of the mountainous, mostly rural region. It's an unusual overture. pg 1b

Ruling favors condo resident

The Maryland Commission on Human Relations has ruled that a condominium board's decision to prevent residents from using a rear door as a shortcut to an adjacent synagogue discriminates against a disabled resident. The decision stems from a complaint filed by a 90-year-old resident of the Imperial Condominium. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Ex-presidents address students

Former Presidents George Bush and Bill Clinton put politics aside yesterday, urging University of New Hampshire graduates to focus on helping others in their community and around the world. pg 3a

U.S. largess questioned

The United States continues to pay roughly $1 billion a year to Pakistan for what it calls reimbursements to the country's military for its counterterrorism efforts along the Afghanistan border, even though Pakistan's president decided eight months ago to slash patrols in areas where al-Qaida and Taliban are most active. pg 3a

BUSINESS

Research riches elude Hopkins

While the Johns Hopkins University is known for its research breakthroughs, it's also known for extraordinary independence among its faculty and departments. Those responsible for Hopkins' technology transfer say that independence slows commercialization. pg 1c

SPORTS

Hopkins men advance

Johns Hopkins defeated Georgetown, 14-6, in an NCAA men's lacrosse quarterfinal before 8,123 at Princeton Stadium. On Saturday, the Blue Jays will face the winner of today's UMBC-Delaware quarterfinal. pg 1d

A&E TODAY

No quarter given

What's behind the fascination with pirates? We interview John "Ol' Chumbucket" Baur, co-founder of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19), starting with the Five A's: Aye, aye-aye, avast, ahoy and arrr. pg 1e

MODERN LIFE

Name that breed

After two months of searching, John Woestendiek finally learns the answer to: "Hey, mister, what kind of dog is that?" Call Ace a "chow-weiler." pg 1n

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