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Prison lockdown continues

The Metropolitan Transition Center remained locked down yesterday as authorities began interviewing more than 100 inmates who were in the Baltimore prison's exercise yard Friday, when 18 men were seriously stabbed in an apparent gang fight. pg 1b

Shore town celebration

The Eastern Shore town of Vienna yesterday welcomed a replica of a ship used to explore the Chesapeake Bay nearly four centuries ago. The 28-foot shallop made a stop as part of a three-month trek along the recently established Capt. John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Water Trail. pg 1b


Violence at G-8 protests

Sporadic violence erupted yesterday in Rostock, Germany, as radicals broke from a largely peaceful anti-globalization protest and attacked police with sticks, bottles and Molotov cocktails ahead of this week's G-8 summit of leading industrialized nations. Authorities said 146 police officers were injured, 25 of them seriously. pg 20a

N. Korea promises change

North Korea has signaled a shift in its priorities since its reported nuclear test in October. In the official New Year's message, the ruling Workers Party announced that it would devote proportionately less of the nation's scarce resources to the military and more to providing apartments, food and clothing for its 23 million long-suffering people. pg 24a


Four charged in airport plot

Four men from Guyana and Trinidad and Tobago were charged yesterday with conspiring to blow up New York's Kennedy International Airport in an alleged plot that New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said illustrated a growing concern about Muslim radicalism in Caribbean nations. pg 3a

Alternative therapies tested

Shark cartilage, a widely used alternative therapy for cancer, did not help patients with lung cancer live longer, according to one of the first rigorous studies of the approach. Smaller studies showed preliminary but encouraging evidence that two other complementary therapies, ginseng and flaxseed, might have some benefit for cancer patients. pg 3a


Job seekers' video clips

Job candidates are adding something extra to their applications to help them stand out from the crowd: video resumes. Although they've been around for years, the tool is gaining wider acceptance because of the popularity of YouTube and other video-sharing sites. pg 1c


Clemens' first start postponed

New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens was scratched from tomorrow's start against the Chicago White Sox because of a fatigued right groin. The injury is not believed to be serious. It is not clear when Clemens will make his season debut. pg 4d


A Fab Four summer

It's been nearly 40 years since the breakup of the Beatles, but this summer the music of John, Paul, George and Ringo is flooding stores and airwaves. Paul McCartney's new CD, Memory Almost Full, gets a boost from Starbucks, which will host a 24-hour "worldwide listening party" Tuesday. pg 1e


Playing to the lawn chairs

The beat goes on for boomers who will be setting up their lawn chairs for this summer's concerts. Because they're able to afford ticket prices that often exceed $75, boomers "are responsible for keeping the music industry afloat," says music retailer David Pakman. pg 1n

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