Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

February 04, 2006

NATIONAL

FDA leader still has `acting' title

Four months after the White House appointed Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach to be acting commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, he remains just that - temporary head of an agency that has become accustomed to fill-in leaders under the Bush administration. pg 1a

WORLD

Search for survivors in sinking

Rescue teams scoured the Red Sea for survivors after an Egyptian ferry carrying more than 1,400 people sank in stormy weather. Nearly 24 hours after the sinking, 314 survivors had been found, along with nearly 200 bodies. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Two sentenced in firebombing

Two Baltimore men convicted of firebombing a community activist's home will likely spend the rest of their lives behind bars after a federal judge imposed lengthy prison sentences yesterday for trying to kill a witness. pg 1b

Nation's jobless rate drops

The nation's unemployment rate dropped to a 4 1/2 -year low as businesses increased hiring last month, an encouraging sign that the economy started the year right. pg 8c

SPORTS

14 quarantined horses entered

In anticipation of a quarantine at Pimlico Race Course being lifted next week, 14 horses there were entered for Wednesday's card at Laurel Park. pg 1c

TODAY

That big TV for the Super Bowl

There's still time to buy the big television in time for tomorrow's big Super Bowl game. pg 1d

BUSINESS

DOW

-58.36

10,793.62

NASDAQ

- 18.99

2,262.28

S&P

- 6.81

1,264.03

SUN INDEX

- 1.15

339.98

Quote Of the day

"He in essence came up with our slogan - `Saving lives, millions at a time.'"

Dr. Alfred Sommer, Johns Hopkins dean emeritus, of donor Michael R. Bloomberg

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