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Program introduces teaching

Even with recruits from other states, career-changers and retired educators returning to fill vacancies, many districts are looking for teachers. They have adopted the budding Teacher Academy of Maryland, a career and technology education program that introduces classes about teaching into high schools. pg 1B

Youths admit to robbery

Two 17-year-old youths admitted in Baltimore juvenile court yesterday that they were involved with an attempt to rob an off-duty police officer in Federal Hill last November. pg B3


Officer speaks on Guantanamo

An Army officer with a key role in the U.S. military hearings at Guantanamo Bay says they relied on vague and incomplete intelligence and were pressured to declare detainees "enemy combatants," often without any specific evidence. pg 3A

Korea to halt nuclear reactor

The chief U.S. nuclear envoy, returning from the first visit to North Korea by a ranking U.S. official in five years, said that Pyongyang had assured him it was ready to shut down its main nuclear reactor and would ultimately disable it. pg 7A

U.S. to begin Baghdad offensive

The Army general in charge of day-to-day operations in Iraq said that with all combat troops now in place, the U.S. military will more forcefully push a new offensive to root out insurgents in and around Baghdad. pg 8A


O's place Tejada on DL

Orioles shortstop Miguel Tejada is placed on the 15-day disabled list with a nondisplaced fracture of his left wrist, ending his streak of consecutive games played at 1,152, the fifth-longest in big league history. pg 1C


Jos. A. Bank goes abroad

The chief executive officer of Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said at its annual meeting yesterday that the company will begin to explore opening stores overseas since it expects to fully tap U.S. growth opportunities during the next several years. pg 8C

PNC announces layoffs

PNC Financial Services Group has notified several hundred employees of Mercantile Bankshares Corp., the Baltimore bank it acquired this year, that their jobs are being eliminated as the financial institutions merge back-office and administrative operations. pg 8C


Catching the Ultimate fever

Ultimate, a soccer-basketball-football hybrid, is drawing athletes who want a good workout - without unnecessary roughness. pg 1D

Sondheim show grows

With more than 100 pieces on display, this year's finalists' exhibition feels considerably more expansive than the one held last year at Maryland Institute College of Art, critic Glenn McNatt finds. pg 2D

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