Sun News Digest


October 28, 2007


Turkey threatens rebel Kurds

Turkey's top military commander promised yesterday to make Iraq-based Kurdish rebels "grieve with an intensity that they cannot imagine," while the prime minister said his nation would fight "when needed." pg 19a

Unilateral cease-fire in Sudan

The Sudanese government committed to an immediate cease-fire in Darfur at the opening of peace talks yesterday, but the announcement was not met by similar pledges from rebels, who boycotted the U.N.-brokered negotiations. pg 20a


UAW agrees to Chrysler deal

Despite significant dissent, United Auto Workers members narrowly passed a four-year contract agreement with Chrysler LLC yesterday, leaving Ford Motor Co. as the last automaker to negotiate with in this year's round of contract talks. pg 3a

N.Y. adopts secure licenses

The Bush administration and New York cut a deal yesterday to create a new generation of super-secure driver's licenses for U.S. citizens, but also allow illegal immigrants to get a version. pg 6a


Weighing the impact of slots

Local politicians consider the impact on their communities of Gov. Martin O'Malley's fiscal plan, which would bring slots to five jurisdictions: Allegany, Anne Arundel, Cecil and Worcester counties and Baltimore City. pg 1b

Rec center contractor blamed

Hampden's recreation center, which underwent $1.3 million in renovations a year ago, is closed again after the ceiling collapsed. Some community leaders and center volunteers blame the contractor for shoddy work. pg 1b


Homes for the work force

Enterprise Community Partners, which says it has helped build 225,000 affordable homes, is recruiting private investors to the cause. And it's expanding its mission to assist middle-income people priced out of the market. pg 1c


Delaware outlasts Navy, 59-52

Quarterback Joe Flacco threw for four touchdowns and running back Omar Cuff rushed for four touchdowns to help the Blue Hens beat the host Midshipmen, who rushed for 342 yards and had 506 yards of total offense. pg 9d


Matisse: Painter as sculptor

The first major exhibition of Matisse sculpture in a generation opens today at the Baltimore Museum of Art. It shows how Matisse defied convention and dimension, often starting a thought in clay and finishing it on canvas. pg 1e


Touring in Tel Aviv

With an $11 million campaign extolling the country's historic sites and safety, Israel's tourism ministry is marketing it as "the Holy Land plus fun." Our traveler calls it louche, sexy and buzzing. pg 1R

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