Sun News Digest


May 29, 2007


Place to call her own

About 40 percent of Baltimore homebuyers last year were single females, nearly double the national average and the Baltimore County rate, according to an industry survey. No one is sure why. pg 1a

Barbecue ignites blaze

A Memorial Day barbecue ignited a blaze that severely damaged two townhouses in White Marsh and sent two firefighters to hospitals with minor injuries and heat exhaustion. pg 1b


U.S. and Iran talk

As expected, there were no major breakthroughs as U.S. and Iranian diplomats held their first formal direct talks in more than a quarter of a century to discuss security in Iraq. pg 7a

U.S. battles Afghan ambush

Taliban militants ambushed U.S.-led coalition forces in southern Afghanistan, sparking a 10-hour battle and airstrikes that killed an estimated two dozen militants, the coalition said. pg 7a


Breast cancer risk

Rsearchers say they have found six new sites of variation in the genome that increase the risk of breast cancer. Together with genes known earlier, the discovery means that a sizable fraction of the overall genetic risk of breast cancer might now have been accounted for, researchers say. pg 3a


Hopkins beats Duke for title

Johns Hopkins won its ninth men's lacrosse national championship by beating Duke, 12-11, at M&T Bank Stadium. The Blue Jays never trailed, but blew a six-goal halftime lead and were tied at 11. Kevin Huntley's third goal of the day was the game-winner. pg 1d

Body of Pats' Hill found

The body of New England Patriots player Marquise Hill has been found, a Louisiana official said, a day after he was reported missing following a jet ski accident on Lake Pontchartrain. Hill's body was discovered by searchers about a quarter mile from the accident. PG 4d


Dozier show a plus

A cynic might wonder if "Flashpoint," an hourlong documentary about the devastating effects of a single car bomb in Iraq on Memorial Day last year, was an attempt to capitalize on the injuries to correspondent Kimberly Dozier. Not so. pg 1c

Dream becomes fiction

Larry Doyle can seem a little obsessed with high school. Two years ago, the Emmy winning writer for The Simpsons imagined giving a speech at his high school graduation and declaring his love for a classmate. The dream became a book, I Love You, Beth Cooper, published this month. The book now has been optioned for a movie. pg 1c

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