Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

December 07, 2005

NATIONAL

Limiting junk food ads to kids

The nation's premier science organization urged Congress yesterday to consider restricting the marketing of junk food to children if food companies do not cut back on their own. The new report by the National Academy of Sciences is considered the most authoritative review to date of how junk food ads and marketing threaten the health of young children. pg 4a

WORLD

Mistaken abduction

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice admitted that the U.S. had mistakenly abducted a German citizen as a terror suspect, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday. But Rice, in visits yesterday to Berlin and Bucharest, Romania, avoided public apologies or explanations for security policies increasingly coming under criticism in Europe. pg 1a

Plane crash kills at least 115

A military plane loaded with Iranian journalists crashed into a 10-story apartment building yesterday as the pilot attempted an emergency landing after the plane developed engine trouble. At least 115 people died, the Tehran police chief said. pg 12a

MARYLAND

Carroll pulls book from shelves

A popular book about an overweight girl who doesn't fit in at school or with her family has been removed from the shelves of Carroll County school libraries because the district's superintendent objected to its use of profanity and sexual references. pg 1a

School board rejects reforms

The state school board rejected yesterday the Baltimore school system's updated plan for school reform - a major blow to city school officials. The state directed the school system to hire an outside monitor to come up with a revised plan. pg 1a

SPORTS

Injury ends R. Lewis' season

Ray Lewis, the Ravens' Pro Bowl middle linebacker, is scheduled to undergo season-ending surgery today to repair a torn right hamstring, a league source said. pg 1e

TODAY

An Orioles `flock'

A young Orioles fan who urged others to "Believe" in the team last year is taking his ambitions further, trying to start a hardcore following called The Flock and outfitting them with themed T-shirts. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+21.85

10,856.86

NASDAQ -- UP

+ 3.12

2,260.76

S&P -- UP

+1.61

1,263.70

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.08

328.74

Sadowski to take new post

J. Thomas Sadowski, Harford County's top economic development official, will take a new post next month directing the effort to market a region about to be transformed by the influx of workers and residents from the military base realignment and closure process known as BRAC. pg 1D

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"He spent a long time trying to become a U.S. citizen, but it took him about five minutes to become one after he died."

Elijah E. Cummings, speaking about Kendell K. Frederick, a Randallstown resident who was killed in Iraq.

Article, PG 1b

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