Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

February 08, 2006

NATIONAL

10,000 at King funeral

Ten thousand mourners - including four U.S. presidents, numerous members of Congress and many gray-haired veterans of the civil rights movement - said goodbye yesterday to Coretta Scott King at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atlanta. pg 1a

Spray sickens dozens

A water-repellant spray for leather products has sent dozens of people to hospitals in the Midwest with severe respiratory problems and appears to be made of a similar mix of chemicals that prompted a recall 14 years ago, authorities said. pg 3a

WORLD

Housing crisis in S. Africa

Since the end of apartheid in South Africa, the explosive growth of shantytowns - many within urban townships, has made a mockery of the government's promise of adequate housing for all. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Lawsuit targets Wal-Mart law

A retail trade group filed suit yesterday, asking that the Maryland law requiring Wal-Mart to pay more for employee health care be struck down. pg 1a

Maryland students rank high

Twenty-one percent of Maryland high school graduates in 2005 who took Advance Placement tests scored well-enough to earn college credit, the second-highest success rate in the nation. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-48.51

10,749.76

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-13,84

2,244.96

S&P -- DOWN

-10.24

1,254.78

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-3.26

337.29

More sour news from GM

As Toyota Motor Corp. posted a record third-quarter profit yesterday, General Motors Corp. introduced a new round of cost-cutting to help halt its mounting losses. GM slashed its annual dividend in half to $1, told retirees they would pay more for health care, warned white-collar workers to expect smaller pensions and cut compensation for corporate leaders and directors. pg 1d

A chink in the Under Armour

Under Armour Inc. got its first taste of Wall Street reality yesterday - a sour one - as it watched its stock suffer the day's largest drop on the Nasdaq. After the Baltimore sports apparel company released its first earnings report as a publicly traded company, its shares tumbled 21 percent. pg 1d

TODAY

From Baltimore to Africa

The "Boys of Baraka," four youngsters whose journey from Baltimore to a boarding school in Africa is chronicled in a new documentary, enjoy the limelight of the movie's Baltimore premiere. pg 1c

The art of Louise Bourgeois

At 94, Louise Bourgeois is no nice little old lady. About 40 of the New York artist's strange and scary works will go on display at the Walters and Contemporary art museums starting Saturday. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"He took a city and gave it heart and he gave it courage and he brought it to life."

State Sen. George W. Della Jr., paying tribute to William Donald Schaefer's 50 years of public service.

Article, PG 1B

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KING FUNERAL

For full multlimedia coverage of Coretta Scott King's funeral, go to: baltimoresun.com/king

WEATHER WATCH

For the latest forecasts and to keep up with Frank Roylance's weather blog, go to: marylandweather.com

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