Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

February 03, 2006

NATIONAL

Intelligence officials criticized

In the first direct confrontation between Congress and the Bush administration over the National Security Agency's eavesdropping program, Democratic senators assailed intelligence officials for failing to keep them informed about the program. pg 1a

$70 billion wanted for wars

The White House said it will seek an additional $70 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. pg 4a

WORLD

Iran resists nuclear cooperation

Iran informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that it will stop voluntary nuclear cooperation with the agency if Iran's nuclear activities are referred to the U.N. Security Council. pg 1a

Iraqi petroleum plant attacked

A mortar attack set ablaze a major petroleum facility in Kirkuk, stopping refining processes at the plant and further damaging Iraq's oil industry. pg 10a

MARYLAND

Same-sex marriage bill rejected

A House of Delegates committee voted yesterday to reject a bill that would have placed a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage on the November ballot. pg 1a

Bloomberg the Hopkins donor

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was the anonymous donor of $100 million to the Johns Hopkins Institutions, two sources said. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

- 101.97

10,851.98

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-28.99

2,281.57

S&P -- DOWN

-11.62

1,270.84

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-1.55

341.13

Big plans at old GM plant site

Duke Realty Corp., the buyer of the closed General Motors Corp. plant in Southeast Baltimore, plans to build more than a dozen warehouses and possibly an office complex that will eventually employ at least 3,000 people. pg 1a

Black & Decker tax case back on

A tax dispute between Black & Decker and the Internal Revenue Service is heading back to court. An appeals court reversed a lower court ruling and sent the case back to U.S. District Court in Baltimore. pg 1e

SPORTS

Terps fall to N. Carolina, 77-62

Maryland shot just 35 percent from the field and 3-for-16 from three-point range in losing to visiting North Carolina, 77-62, in men's basketball. pg 1c

TODAY

More money for local films

Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. proposed yesterday doubling - to $8 million - the Film Wage Rebate Grant Program, in which production companies get a rebate on employee wages. pg 6f

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Violence and poverty go hand in hand. When poverty is on the increase, so is violence."

Brian Wiersema, University of Maryland researcher

Article, PG 6b

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