Four players share PGA lead

Billy Andrade, Henrik Stenson, Luke Donald and Tim Herron were tied for the lead at 8-under par after two rounds of the PGA Championship in Medinah, Ill. Tiger Woods, U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy and Davis Love III were one shot back. pg 1C

Jones failed doping test

Former Olympic sprinting champion Marion Jones tested positive for a banned drug at this year's U.S. national meet and faces a two-year ban from track and field if a follow-up test also turns out to be positive. pg 1C


Preservation pioneer dies

James Clark Jr., a former state senator, civic leader and long-time Howard County farmer who was a pioneer in land preservation, died yesterday of cancer at his Ellicott City home. He was 87. pg 1B

Notices go out for housing fund

Two years after a landmark agreement with the city, advocates for the disabled joined with Baltimore officials yesterday to mail 40,000 notices to potential victims of past housing discrimination, urging them to take advantage of a $1 million compensation fund. pg 1B


The latest in school cool

This year's hot back-to-school items are about making a personal statement. pg 1D


Push for tougher terror laws

A federal court's rejection of President Bush's NSA surveillance program, on the heels of the London bomb plot, is adding momentum to the administration's push for congressional approval of tough counterterrorism proposals, including authorizing warrantless wiretapping of suspected terrorists. pg 1A

Lieberman gets GOP support

Facing Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman's independent candidacy, Republican officials at the state and national level have made the decision to abandon their official candidate, and some are actively working to help Lieberman win in November. pg 2A


Israelis react to cease-fire

The 34-day conflict with Hezbollah fighters has left Israelis bewildered by their army's performance, angry with the government's preparedness and feeling cheated by the terms of the cease-fire. pg 1A

Germans seek terror suspects

German authorities announced yesterday that they are searching for suspects in a failed plot involving propane bombs concealed in suitcases that were timed to explode simultaneously on two regional trains in western Germany. pg 7A

Quote Of the day

"I see it as very effective leadership ... unfortunately, they are just leading in precisely the wrong direction."

John D. Hutson, dean of the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H., referring to the Bush administration's stance on counterterrorism Article, PG 1A














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