Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 15, 2005

NATIONAL

FDA officials to reject sale of pill

Top officials at the Food and Drug Administration told staff members they would reject over-the-counter sales of the morning-after pill months before agency scientists finished safety reviews. pg 1a

Bush under fire over 9/11 report

The Bush administration came under fire yesterday from members of the former 9/11 Commission for failing to respond adequately to the threat of nuclear terrorism. pg 1a

WORLD

Israelis, Palestinians criticized

A senior Mideast envoy expressed disappointment and frustration at what he described as Israeli and Palestinian foot-dragging in negotiating an agreement on border crossings. Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn said he could give up and go home if both sides refuse to cooperate. pg 9a

Chirac plans to fight `malaise'

French President Jacques Chirac said yesterday that more than two weeks of violence in the poor suburbs of France is the sign of a "profound malaise," and he ordered new measures to fight the discrimination believed to be at the root of it. pg 9a

MARYLAND

High court rules against state

An Annapolis youth accused of killing a businessman just blocks from the State House will not face state charges after the Supreme Court threw out the prosecutors' appeal. pg 1a

City's `emerging' downtown

A Brookings Institution study of 45 downtowns in the nation says that Baltimore's downtown is "emerging," or on the brink of becoming a full-fledged urban powerhouse. pg 1b

TODAY

Stewart's `Apprentice' to end

Martha Stewart's version of The Apprentice, the NBC reality series which started in September, will end Dec. 21 after one cycle. Donald Trump's The Apprentice is in production for its fifth edition. pg 1c

SPORTS

Cowboys overtake Eagles, 21-20

Drew Bledsoe threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Terry Glenn with 3:08 remaining, and then safety Roy Williams returned an interception of Donovan McNabb 46 yards for the go-ahead score to lift the Dallas Cowboys over the Philadelphia Eagles, 21-20. pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+ 11.13

10,697.17

NASDAQ -- DOWN

- 1.52

2,200.95

S&P -- DOWN

- 0.96

1,233.76

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 0.26

321.73

State, Finnish firm make deal

The state planned to announce today a deal with a Finnish company that would cement the port of Baltimore's status as one of the nation's top handlers of imported forest products. pg 1d

Md. foundations increase assets

Buoyed by an improving economy, Maryland foundations increased their assets by 15 percent in 2003, according to a study released yesterday by a local philanthropic association. pg 1d

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Basically it's going in the right direction. It's on the way."

Eugenie L. Birch, author of a Brookings Institution study of downtowns in 45 cities, on Baltimore's downtown Article, PG 1b

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