Bolton linked to ouster

John R. Bolton, President Bush's nominee to be U.N. ambassador, led the Bush administration's successful effort to oust the head of a global arms-control agency in 2002, officials say - a move condemned by a U.N. tribunal as an "unacceptable violation." [Page 1a]

Security upgrades proposed

Significant airport security gaps could be curtailed through an array of relatively modest screening changes, a confidential Homeland Security report has concluded. The proposals include expanding the use of devices that detect explosives and stationing more armed guards. [Page 3a]


United Europe lacks broad appeal

As shown by two failed referendums on a European constitution in France and Holland - and the almost-certain cancellation of a vote in Britain - the Dutch want to remain Dutch, the French to remain French and the British to remain British. [Page 1a]

Underground Iraqi bunkers found

U.S. Marines and Iraqi soldiers in western Iraq have stumbled upon what they suspect was a vast underground insurgent hide-out built into an old rock quarry, one so comfortable that it had air conditioning along with food and weapons caches. [Page 21a]


Votes set for Owings Mills

A plan to build a $220 million town center near the Owings Mills metro station appears to be moving ahead. The Baltimore County Council is to vote tomorrow on the project, and the Board of Public Works is to decide on settling a lawsuit that delayed construction. [Page 1b]

Columbia plan gaining support

Two years after proposals to build more homes in downtown Columbia and to enclose the open-air Merriweather Post Pavilion were criticized as an assault on the planned community's founding principles, the company that bought Rouse has embarked on a campaign to win public support. [Page 1b]

Susquehanna shad count drops

The fish elevator at Conowingo Dam is credited with helping to revive the shad, a species that played an important role in Colonial history before being nearly wiped out. Scientists are puzzled about why the number of shad hitching a ride has mysteriously fallen this spring. [Page 1b]


Grand slams power Orioles, 14-7

Rafael Palmeiro and Melvin Mora hit grand slams, leading the Orioles to a 14-7 victory in Detroit and moving them three games up in the American League East. [Page 1e]

Pistons roll, force Game 7

The Detroit Pistons routed the Miami Heat, 91-66, and tying the best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference finals at 3-3. The Heat played without injured star Dwyane Wade. [Page 1e]

Henin-Hardenne wins French

Tenth seed Justine Henin-Hardenne routed Mary Pierce, 6-1, 6-1, in the most one-sided French Open women's final since 1988. [Page 13e]


Hidden cost of energy prices

Oil and natural gas aren't just fuel for cars and furnaces; they're also key ingredients in thousands of everyday items, from plastic to pantyhose. Manufacturing anything with petrochemicals is more expensive now, with energy prices near record highs. [Page 1d]


Designing a museum of promise

In Philip Freelon and Gary Bowden, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture found the kind of achievers the museum was created to spotlight: two of the country's most successful African-American architects, who overcame obstacles in their own lives. [Page 1f]


Tourism for the intrepid

On a trip to the Amazon, eco-tourism turns interactive as a reporter learns to climb trees without branches, survive on worms that burrow in wild nuts and hunt alligators at night. [Page 1r]



See a video of Sun reporter Tom Pelton discussing the acceleration of drilling on public land under the Bush administration.


Read Dr. Gregory A. McPherson's First Person essay today in UniSun, then go online to hear a clip from his oratorio based on the 23rd Psalm.


"Someone once said the only way the Israelis and the Palestinians are going to get together is if they were attacked by someone from outer space. Well, that's what's happened out West, where the oil and gas companies have attacked all of us, and so we have formed some unusual alliances."

Treciafaye Blancett, director of Republicans for Environmental Protection (Article, Page 1A)

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