War's unintended fallout
Israel meant to break Hezbollah with its month-long offensive, but instead, the militant organization appears to have been strengthened politically in Lebanon, analysts say. pg 1a
Recruiters battle for troops
U.S. military recruiters have increasingly resorted to overly aggressive tactics and even criminal activity to attract young troops to the battlefield, congressional investigators say. pg 3A
Where have the males gone?
Maryland has one of the lowest ratios of men to women in the nation. Some experts blame it on the economy, other say the numbers need to be studied for the long-range implications. pg 1a
More money for O'Malley
Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley pulls in more campaign funds, cutting into the financial advantage of incumbent Gov. Robert Ehrlich Jr., according to the lastest campaign financial statements. pg 1b
Barbaro's recovery stays in step
Nearly three months after shattering his right rear leg in the Preakness, Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro took his first steps outside late last week and grazed in the grassy area at the New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. pg 1e
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Laptop batteries recalled
Citing fire hazards, Dell computer announces it will recall 4.1 million laptop computer batteries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has counted 339 instances of overheating since 2003. pg 1a
The Web's seedier side
The schemes of the four alleged prostitutes busted in Anne Arundel County last week for soliciting sex on Craigslist.org represent only one strand in the vast web of desire that is the online classified site. pg 1c
Under watchful eye
Regardless of what the CBS ads say, Katie Couric says the public shouldn't expect too much when she takes over as anchor of the CBS Evening News next month. pg 1c
QUOTE OF THE DAY
"The fact that we keep finding lead in these products ... is a clear sign that the federal regulation has failed."
Baltimore health chief Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, announcing a ban on the sale of jewelry containing lead.
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Dressed up or dressed down, vinaigrette is an essential finishing touch for summer's edible bounty.
Hilary Mwela, better known as Hil St. Soul, talks about her new album, the laid-back, heatedly sensual Soulidified.
Look into his eyes
Edward Norton stars as a magician who uses his skills to make a woman fall in love with him in The Illusionist.
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