Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

February 02, 2006

NATIONAL

Probe puts blame on Chertoff

For the first time, a nonpartisan government investigation has put principal blame on Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, not lower-level officials, for the fumbled response to Hurricane Katrina. pg 1a

2 more W.Va. miners killed

Gov. Joe Manchin III called for all coal companies in West Virginia to halt production and perform safety checks after two more mine workers were killed in separate accidents. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Evidence not saved in Iko case

A top internal investigator for the state prison system acknowledged that he did not preserve possibly crucial evidence -- including video footage and clothing wet with pepper spray -- in investigating the death of inmate Ifeanyi A. Iko after a violent encounter with correctional officers nearly two years ago, a court filing shows. pg 1a

Hopkins receives $100 million

The Johns Hopkins Institutions are announcing today an anonymous $100 million donation to support a broad range of projects at the medical and undergraduate campuses. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+89.09

10,953.95

NASDAQ -- UP

+4.74

2,310.56

S&P -- UP

+2.38

1,282.46

SUN INDEX -- UP

+2.74

342.68

GM to expand local plant

General Motors Corp. said yesterday it will invest $118 million and add up to 87 jobs at its White Marsh plant to build the industry's first hybrid light-truck transmission -- a move that offers fresh hope to some of the 500 autoworkers still looking for work since the troubled car maker closed its van assembly plant in Southeast Baltimore in May. pg 1a

WORLD

Future under Hamas unclear

Although a spokesman for Hamas says things are beginning to come together, people on the streets are not so sure. pg 1a

Iran's nuclear showdown

After months of fruitless negotiations, European nations set the stage for reporting Iran to the United Nations Security Council by the end of the week because of concerns that the Islamic country's nuclear program is not exclusively for peaceful purposes. pg 9a

SPORTS

Doron leads Terps to 88-77 win

Shay Doron scored 26 points and capped a late run that enabled the No. 6 Maryland women's basketball team to beat visiting Miami, 88-77, for its sixth straight victory. pg 7e

TODAY

MICA student exhibition opens

An exhibition of works by Maryland Institute College of Art students, drawing from their experiences with nonprofit organizations around the city, opens today. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I had something between a heart attack and a stroke when I heard the amount. ... It is something every college president would die for."

Hopkins president William R. Brody, on an anonymous $100 million donation to the Johns Hopkins Institutions

Article, PG 1B

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