Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 27, 2007

MARYLAND

Slow going for statue

Plans to erect a statue of abolitionist Frederick Douglass in Easton have hit a lull because of slow fundraising. pg 1b

His own golf course

An Anne Arundel County man has bought up 335 acres of farmland in Harwood to create his own 18-hole golf course. pg 1a

SPORTS

Delaware doesn't fear Navy

The Blue Hens, ranked eighth in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll, feel they match up very well with the Midshipmen. pg 6c

NATION

Fire battles continue

Weary firefighters continued to try to contain the California fires that have plagued seven counties since last weekend. pg 3a

WORLD

Turkey holds off

Turkey's top military commander says offensive into northern Iraq is on hold until after his prime minister meets President Bush next month. pg 8a

Putin raises missile talk

Russian President Vladimir V. Putin likens U.S. plans for a missile shield in Eastern Europe to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. pg 8A

Countywide reports loss

Countrywide Financial Corp. reported yesterday a third-quarter loss of $1.2 billion, recording huge costs for dud loans, losses on mortgage sales and markdowns on the value of loans the lender had intended to sell but that no one will buy. But shares soared after the nation's largest mortgage lender said it expects to be profitable this quarter and next year. pg 10c

Homeownership drops

Homeownership in the U.S. dropped for a fourth consecutive quarter, the longest decline in more than 25 years, suggesting more Americans will miss their best chance of building wealth. pg 10c

TODAY

What's that knock on the door?

If you're trying to get psyched up for Halloween, Sun movie critic Chris Kaltenbach has a dozen movies that can get you creeped-out, grouped into four levels of dread-inducing potential. pg 1d

She's done it again

For all the tabloid sensations of Britney Spears, it is sometime easy to forget that she is one the best-selling female vocalists of all time. Her new CD contains some glimpses of her past successes. pg 3d

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