Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 08, 2007

BUSINESS

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SUN INDEX

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MARYLAND

Craigslist sex ads lead to sting

Anne Arundel County police, who have been focused on Craigslist ads and prostitution for more than a year, announced yesterday the arrest of four women who allegedly used the free Web site Craigslist to set up paid sexual encounters with men who turned out to be undercover police. pg 1B

Women holding keys to power

In a city where African-American women represent the largest bloc of primary voters, the prospect of keeping Baltimore's top four elected offices filled by black women never strays far from the campaign conversation. pg 1B

SPORTS

Henin, Kuznetsova in final

Top-seeded Justine Henin beats Venus Williams in straight sets to advance to the women's final, while No. 4 Svetlana Kuznetsova needs three sets to defeat No. 6 Anna Chakvetadze. Henin, who eliminated Serena Williams in the quarterfinals, became only the second woman to beat both Williams sisters at the same Grand Slam tournament. pg 2C

FluMist problems addressed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said yesterday that MedImmune has addressed problems at its FluMist manufacturing plant in Europe. The move clears the way for the agency to also consider an application requesting that a new version of the influenza vaccine be approved for use in children younger than 5. pg 12C

Owners focus on Sparrows Point

Under ArcelorMittal's ownership, the Sparrows Point steel mill was put in constant competition with the company's other global plants to prove itself the lowest-cost producer. But when its new owners take over next month, the Baltimore County mill will move to first in the corporate lineup, Craig Bouchard, who will head the company, told employees yesterday. pg 12C

NATIONAL

Congress boosts financial aid

Congress sent President Bush legislation yesterday to boost financial aid for college students by cutting some $20 billion in government subsidies to banks that make student loans. pg 3A

WORLD

Missing girl's parents are suspects

In a shocking twist, the British parents who have run an international campaign to find their missing toddler were declared suspects in the case yesterday, their lawyer said, after traces of blood were found in their rental car. pg 9A

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