Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 01, 2006

WORLD

Attacks kill scores of Iraqis

At least 75 Iraqis were killed in a series of attacks, and the U.S. ambassador said that recent violence had pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war. pg 1a

NATIONAL

Court rules on abortion protests

The Supreme Court ended a 20-year-old lawsuit against militant anti-abortion groups, ruling that their use of physical violence outside clinics did not violate the anti-racketeering laws. pg 3a

MARYLAND

J. Tyson Tildon, 74, dies

J. Tyson Tildon, 74, whose low tolerance for mediocrity propelled him to lead the city's school board through often contentious reform, died of cancer yesterday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. pg 1a

O'Malley wins key endorsement

Baltimore Mayor Martin OMalley beat out his Democratic rival for governor for the endorsement of the Maryland State and District of Columbia AFL-CIO, the state's largest umbrella union. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-104.14

10,993.41

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-25.79

2,281.39

S&P -- DOWN

-13.46

1,280.66

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-3.08

343.83

Stocks fall amid mixed news

A mixed economic picture sent stocks tumbling yesterday, with the Dow Jones industrials falling more than 100 points after investors were unnerved by weakness in home sales, consumer confidence and Google Inc. earnings worries. pg 1d

Tuition plan changes clarified

Maryland's prepaid college tuition plan is not cutting benefits in half for students attending private or out-of-state schools, as some parents feared after reading a letter from the state program. pg 1d

SPORTS

NFL labor talks are deadlocked

Negotiations between NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue and NFL Players Association executive director Gene Upshaw on an extension of the collective bargaining agreement broke off. No new meetings are scheduled. pg 1e

Mount St. Joe wins BCL again

Top-ranked Mount St. Joseph won its third Baltimore Catholic League basketball title in four years, beating Towson Catholic, 62-52, to finish its regular season 36-0. pg 1e

TODAY

Molding future artists

With a commitment that goes beyond the typical school day, Carver Vocational-Techical High School visual arts teacher Terry McDaniel is helping mold a future generation of artists. pg 1c

Preserving musical tradition

Sholom Kalib, a 76-year-old retired college professor, is on a mission to preserve the rich tradition of Eastern European synagogue music. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The people of Iraq and their leaders must make a choice. The choice is chaos or unity."

President Bush, discussing surge in violence in Iraq Article, PG 1A

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