Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 24, 2005

Quote Of the day

"If anybody can handle this trajectory, [Tracie Thoms] can. I'm really very comfortable with her ability to withstand all the craziness that is associated with fame."

Donald Hicken, head of the drama department at the Rent star's alma mater, the Baltimore School for the Arts Article, PG 1E

BUSINESS

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+SUN INDEX

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NATIONAL

Avoiding Supreme Court fight

Legal analysts say the Bush administration is trying to avoid a Supreme Court showdown by transferring al-Qaida sympathizer Jose Padilla out of military custody and into the criminal justice system. Should that strategy fail, analysts say, the Padilla case could finally determine how terrorism suspects are treated inside and outside the United States. pg 1a

Court upholds abortion limit

The Indiana Supreme Court upheld yesterday the state's abortion waiting-period law, which requires women seeking an abortion to receive in-person counseling about medical risks and alternatives. pg 3a

WORLD

Trying to restrict nonprofits

In the latest sign of Russia's backslide on democracy, the lower house of parliament approved yesterday a draft bill that would severely restrict the way domestic and foreign nongovernmental organizations operate. pg 1a

Sunni leader, sons killed in Iraq

Dozens of gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms killed a prominent Sunni Arab tribal leader and three of his sons in their beds early yesterday morning in Baghdad, according to witnesses and government officials. pg 22a

MARYLAND

Man wounds 2, kills self

An Anne Arundel County man who'd been fired recently as a driver for a Glen Burnie restaurant supply company returned to the business yesterday afternoon and shot and wounded two supervisors, then stepped outside and fatally shot himself in the head, police said. The attack at H&M Wagner and Sons occurred hours before workers were to leave for the Thanksgiving holiday. Police identified the former employee as Joseph Allen Cobb, 54, of the Glen Burnie area. pg 1b

SPORTS

Maryland defeats Arkansas

Ekene Ibekwe's team-high 16 points led Maryland to a 75-62 victory over Arkansas in the final round of the Maui Invitational. pg 1d

Arbitrator sides with Eagles

An arbitrator ruled that the Philadelphia Eagles were justified in suspending wide receiver Terrell Owens for four games and are within their rights to deactivate him for the rest of the year. pg 1d

Hopes for a robust season

With gas prices coming down and the harrowing hurricanes that shook the moods and wallets of consumers having faded from the headlines, analysts are predicting a more robust season than they once expected. pg 1c

Constellation's plan hits snag

Constellation Energy Group Inc.'s bid to export its business model to Britain suffered a setback this week after shareholders in Europe's largest coal-fired power plant rejected a nearly $4 billion buyout offer. pg 1c

TODAY

A starring role in `Rent'

For Baltimore-born actress Tracie Thoms, a starring role in the new film version of the Broadway hit Rent is a dream come true. It also could turn out to be the Baltimore School for the Arts grad's biggest break. pg 1e

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