Bush details L.A. terror plot
President Bush offered new details of an alleged plot against downtown Los Angeles as evidence of success in foiling attacks. pg 3a
Egyptian diplomat kidnapped
Violence erupted in the Gaza Strip as Palestinian gunmen kidnapped an Egyptian diplomat. pg 9a
Rivals bid high for city complex
Rivals vying to buy Town & Country Trust drove the price for the Baltimore apartment complex owner higher in a middle-of-the-night round of bidding, pushing its shares to an all-time high yesterday.
DOW -- UP
NASDAQ -- DOWN
S&P; -- DOWN
SUN INDEX -- UP
'The Boys of Baraka'
The Boys of Baraka lets you walk across Kenya and Maryland inside the sneakers of four kids who demonstrate varying degrees of resourcefulness, foolishness and courage as they stumble toward maturity. For 84 minutes, you become children separated from family for the first time, finding new existential footing under the big skies of Kenya, confronted with exotic wildlife and, for urban Americans, the exotic beauty of black unity. pg 1c
Curse of 'Pink Panther' lives
Steve Martin ties himself into a Gordian knot trying to play Inspector Clouseau in Shawn Levy's The Pink Panther. He's the latest gifted comic actor to pale to near-invisibility before the memory of Peter Sellers, who created the French detective whose only genius is for idiocy. pg 1c
Terps women upset No. 1 UNC
Ashleigh Newman hit a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer to force overtime, and Marissa Coleman scored five straight points afterward to help No. 6 Maryland hand top-ranked North Carolina its first loss of the season, 98-95, in Chapel Hill. pg 1f
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"We're devastated. Who in a thousand years? All we try to do is work with people and love people. I guess evil has no conscience."
Bishop Richard C. Lawson of New Life the Apostolic Church on the burning of his church, Article, PG 1a
Countdown to Valentine's
If you don't have a date for Valentine's Day, don't panic. There's still plenty of time to find romance.
in Go Today
Couples who live and work in different cities explain how they sustain long-distance relationships.
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