Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

February 15, 2006

NATIONAL

Cheney shooting

Harry M. Whittington, the 78-year-old hunter shot by Vice President Dick Cheney, was back in intensive care yesterday after suffering a mild heart attack, as questions continued to swirl around the White House's handling of the incident. pg 1a

Moussaoui banned

A federal judge permanently banned Zacarias Moussaoui from the remainder of jury selection proceedings in his penalty trial after Moussaoui again lashed out at his defense lawyers and the judge and said, "God curse you and America." pg 3a

MARYLAND

Eastern Shore fishing debate

The Ehrlich administration is proposing to end a 17-year moratorium on the commercial fishing of yellow perch in two Eastern Shore rivers - a proposal that is drawing fire from environmentalists and recreational anglers who claim the species is still scarce in Maryland waterways. pg 1b

TODAY

BSO focuses on contemporary

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's 2006-2007 season will focus on contemporary music. pg 1c

SPORTS

Terps lose at Clemson, 89-77

Maryland's hopes for a spot in the NCAA men's basketball tournament grew dimmer as the Terps were defeated for the fifth time in their last six games, falling at Clemson, 89-77. pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+136.07

11,028.39

NASDAQ -- UP

+22.36

2,262.17

S&P -- UP

+12.67

1,275.53

SUN INDEX -- UP

+2.02

339.80

Mondawmin looks to expand

The owners of Mondawmin Mall are to present a plan to the city Design Advisory Council tomorrow that would add two anchors and a big-box retailer to Baltimore's oldest shopping mall. pg 1d

WORLD

Hussein on hunger strike

Saddam Hussein and his co-defendants declared in court they had begun a jailhouse hunger strike to protest the trial on human rights charges. pg 10a

Hamas to meet with Putin

Hamas confirmed plans to travel to Moscow this month for talks with President Vladimir V. Putin, a trip that has enraged Israeli leaders, who fear that the international community's resolve to shun the militant group is weakening. pg 11a

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"No board ever wants to remove any president of the lodge. It just reached a point where the board had to act."

Paul M. Blair Jr., new president of the city police union, on Lt. Frederick V. Roussey's ouster

Article, PG 3b

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