Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

February 14, 2006

NATIONAL

Chertoff denies Katrina neglect

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff rejected accusations that he had neglected preparedness for natural disasters because he was preoccupied with terrorism. pg 1a

MARYLAND

City, CSX settle tunnel fire suit

Four and a half years after a derailment and fire in the Howard Street tunnel created havoc downtown, CSX Transportation has agreed to pay Baltimore $2 million to settle the city's lawsuit against the railroad company. pg 1a

WORLD

Shouting disrupts Hussein trial

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and his co-defendants, one in pajamas, were forced to appear in court yesterday without their attorneys in a session marked by frequent shouting matches. pg 8a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-26.73

10,892.32

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-22.07

2,239.81

S&P -- DOWN

-4.13

1,262.86

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-1.44

337.78

Dubai firm has interest in port

Dubai Ports World, an international port operator, cleared its last major hurdle in acquiring a British firm that helps run several U.S. terminals, including Baltimore's, the companies said yesterday. The deal has not drawn opposition from world regulators or U.S. Homeland Security officials. pg 1d

SPORTS

Cheek captures 500 gold

U.S. speed skater Joey Cheek won the 500-meter race at the Winter Olympics. He said he will donate his $25,000 bonus to a charity to raise money for children's sports and physical fitness in developing countries. pg 1c

Terps women fall to Duke

The Maryland women, who had moved up to No. 4 in the women's Top 25 basketball poll earlier in the day, lost to No. 1 Duke, 90-80. Monique Currie led the Blue Devils with 31 points.pg 1c

TODAY

A burlesque boot camp

Burlesque has enjoyed an irony-infused comeback since the mid-1990s, when it was rediscovered in small clubs in San Francisco and New York. Here in Baltimore, Trixie Little's Burlesque Boot Camp fosters a celebration of all female body types as it teaches and inspires women to take it all (or almost all) off. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I unequivocally and strongly reject this attempt to drive a wedge between our concerns about terrorism and our concerns about natural disasters."

Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, responding to criticism of Hurricane Katrina response Article, PG 1A

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