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Baltimore boy addresses nation

A 12-year-old Baltimore boy, whose family relied on the government-funded insurance program after he and his sister were severely injured in a 2004 car accident, came to Washington to record the Democrats' weekly radio address. pg 3A

Clinton endorses 'baby bonds'

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said that every child born in the United States should get a $5,000 "baby bond" from the government to help pay for costs of college or buying a home. pg 3A


Myanmar blocks Internet access

The military regime in Myanmar tried to shut down the Internet and cell-phone service in a bid to block news and images of the third day of its violent clampdown on dissent from being sent outside the tightly controlled country. pg 8A

Court clears way for Musharraf

The Supreme Court cleared the way for President Pervez Musharraf's election to a new term as president, dismissing challenges to the leader seeking office while serving as the military chief. pg 9A


Brewery gears up for growth

Though the Wild Goose Brewery has tried to market itself with tours, manager Ryan Fox said, "You'd be shocked how many people have lived in Frederick all their lives and have no idea there's a brewery in town." pg 1B

More AIDS in Md. prisons

Maryland has the highest percentage of confirmed prison AIDS cases in the nation, according to a new study by the U.S. Justice Department. pg 5B

CareFirst names new leader

Looking for a leader who could help it navigate an increasingly technology-centered health care world, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield yesterday tapped Chester Burrell, the head of an electronic claims-processing firm, to be its new president and chief executive officer. pg 10D

Feds shut down NetBank

NetBank Inc., an online bank with $2.5 billion in assets, was shut down by the government yesterday because of an excessive level of mortgage defaults. pg 10D


New Jersey presence

Maryland's football team has a large number of New Jersey natives. But with the success of Rutgers, which plays the Terps today, can Maryland keep up its recruiting success in the state? pg 1D


Wining and dining customers

Wineries around the region and the country have turned to movie nights, concerts, tastings and picnic dinners as a way of luring newcomers. Those offerings benefit both wine lovers and the winery owners. pg 1C

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