Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 30, 2007

WORLD

Karzai seeks Taliban meeting

President Hamid Karzai, expressing horror at a suicide bombing in Kabul that killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens more, offered yesterday to meet with Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar to stop the carnage. pg 15a

Iran pledges to cut arms supply

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has secured a pledge from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to help cut off weapons, funding and other support to militiamen in Iraq, U.S. officials said yesterday. pg 19a

NATIONAL

Thomas opens up on hearings

Breaking his 16-year public silence on his bitter confirmation hearings, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says in his new autobiography, My Grandfather's Son, that Anita Hill was a mediocre employee who was used by political opponents to claim that she had been sexually harassed. pg 3a

Slavery brought into the light

While the homes of the first presidents receive as much attention as any historic sites, until recently there was little focus on a painful reality of the Founding Fathers: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison all owned slaves. pg 11a

MARYLAND

Public housing mission derailed

Baltimore's housing authority has abandoned its mission to house the poor, focusing instead on demolition of blighted property, a highly critical report from the Abell Foundation states. pg 1b

Backyard sewer project

The sewer line Baltimore County is building through the yard of an Essex family will eventually carry the sewage of about half the county's population - about 72 million gallons of waste each day. But meanwhile, the family says, the crews have bulldozed the kids' pool and the brick outdoor grill, and built a 20-foot mountain of sludge. pg 1b

BUSINESS

Bill Miller changes strategy

Legg Mason's renowned money manager Bill Miller, faced with a second year of subpar returns, is changing some investments to boost the returns of his record-setting mutual fund, Value Trust. pg 1c

SPORTS

Navy rallies to beat Air Force

The Midshipmen gained more than 300 yards rushing in their 31-20 victory. pg 17d

A&E TODAY

Relationship deal-breakers

Picky, picky. When it comes to finding a mate, there's no pleasing some people. But there's a point at which deal-breakers become a fear of intimacy, a get-out-of-every-relationship-free card. pg 1e

REAL ESTATE

House-hunting in tandem

House-hunting men generally are interested in big clubrooms and big garages - modern caves. Women tend to like closets big enough to drive a tractor through. But couples have to learn the art of compromise, at least in the initial stages. pg 1L

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