Maryland

Sun News Digest

May 30, 2007

Parking enforcers go high-tech

Officials with Baltimore's Department of Transportation have begun equipping parking enforcers with hand-held computers to issue parking tickets. They also have vans equipped with license-plate-reading cameras that identify stolen cars, scores of multi-space E-Z park meters that have replaced old-fashioned meters and two tiny, electric-motor cars that allow parking agents greater freedom in navigating downtown streets. pg 1a

Michael Sarbanes to run

Michael Sarbanes, executive director of one of Baltimore's leading neighborhood and regional advocacy groups, will announce today that he is running for City Council president - a move that will likely draw significant attention to the city's second-most prominent political race this year. pg 1b

WORLD

May a deadly month in Iraq

The aggressive new tactics spearheading President Bush's "surge" of troops into Iraq have contributed to one of the largest U.S. monthly combat losses since the war began, with the toll rising to 117 dead in May. pg 1a

Russia tests missiles, warns U.S.

Russia tested new missiles that a Kremlin official boasted could penetrate any defense system, and President Vladimir V. Putin warned that U.S. plans for an anti-missile shield in Europe would turn the region into a "powder keg." pg 10a

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FDA warns MedImmune

A warning letter released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration yesterday says that MedImmune Inc. failed to address multiple problems - including bacterial contamination - identified last year at a FluMist manufacturing plant in Europe, increasing the risk of product failures. pg 1d

NATIONAL

Zoellick named to World Bank

President Bush has chosen Robert B. Zoellick, a former U.S. trade representative and deputy secretary of State, to replace Paul D. Wolfowitz as president of the World Bank, a senior administration official said. pg 3a

SPORTS

U.S. aced at French Open

Third-seeded Andy Roddick is ousted in the first round of the French Open for the fourth time in six years, as American men go 0-8 on the day in Paris. pg 3e

TODAY

Nancy Drew goes to Washington

In a visit to Washington, young actress Emma Roberts uncovers clues that explain the continuing appeal of the fictional teenage sleuth Nancy Drew - with a little help from first lady Laura Bush. pg 1c

Paparazzi photo agency

A bad evening for a starlet such as Lindsay Lohan can make for a great day for the paparazzi photo agency X17. pg 1c

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