Sun News Digest


August 25, 2007















Floods threaten Illinois

Floodwaters in Illinois have already left hundreds of thousands without electricity. pg 3A


No rush for McGahee

Offseason pickup Willis McGahee hasn't yet clicked with the offense, but the Ravens say there's no cause for concern. pg 1C


Iraq withdrawal criticized

Setting the stage for a political battle next month, a top U.S. commander in Iraq strongly criticized proposals for an early start to troop withdrawals from Iraq, saying that would jeopardize the hard battlefield gains for which 71 of his soldiers have died. pg 3A


Hacker opens iPhone access

Armed with a soldering iron and a large supply of energy drinks, a slight, curly-haired teenager has developed a way to make the iPhone, arguably the gadget of the year, available to a much wider audience. George Hotz of Glen Rock, N.J., spent his last summer before college figuring out how to unlock the iPhone, freeing it from being restricted to a single carrier, AT&T Inc. pg 9C

GM to introduce hybrid truck

General Motors Corp. announced yesterday that it will introduce more than a dozen new and redesigned engines and transmissions in its 2008 car and truck lineup, including the industry's first hybrid light-truck transmission, which is being built at its plant in Baltimore County. pg 9C


From prosecutor to educator

The barracuda is back. Jane F. Barrett, who earned the piscine predator's nickname in 21 years as a prosecutor of environmental and white-collar criminals in Maryland, has returned to the state after a decade in private law practice in Washington. She's taking over as director of the environmental law clinic at the University of Maryland School of Law. pg 1B

Murder suspect arrested in Conn.

A Harford County man suspected as a gunman in the Aug. 11 shooting death of a man in Edgewood has been arrested in Connecticut, police said yesterday. Police in Stamford, Conn., arrested Sean Nelson Ski Smith, 28, Thursday night. pg 7B

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