Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

June 30, 2006

NATIONAL

Cervical cancer vaccine

A committee of health experts recommended to state and federal health officials yesterday that girls ages 11 and 12 routinely receive a new vaccine that protects against cervical cancer. pg 1a

WORLD

Russia seeks image makeover

New York-based Ketchum, a unit of the Omnicom Group and a firm whose clients include FedEx, Pepsi and other companies with well-known brands, is leading a multi-agency team advising Russia on how to polish and present its message to the press and the world. pg 1a

Nations press Iran

The United States, Russia and other key industrialized countries yesterday increased the pressure on Iran over its nuclear program, declaring that Tehran's intentions will be judged based on its response next week to a proposal intended to put the effort under international control. pg 12a

MARYLAND

Alternative Artscape car show

Artscape organizers are allowing submissions of gasoline-electric hybrid or electric-powered cars only. The theme for its car display, "Autoternatives-Human Mobility and Alternative Transportation Concept," excludes several long-time exhibitors' traditional gasoline-powered cars. The three-day event begins July 21. pg 1b

Schisler appeals to court

With hours to go before his term expires, Public Service Commission Chairman Kenneth D. Schisler yesterday asked the state's highest court to block a law that would replace him and the four other members of the embattled regulatory body. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+217.24

11,190.80

NASDAQ -- UP

+62.54

2,174.38

S&P -- UP

+26.87

1,272.87

SUN INDEX -- UP

+7.14

336.55

A guide to Md. hospitals

The state's new consumer guide to hospitals includes more information on prices of common medical procedures, part of a transparency trend linked to the growth of so-called consumer-driven health plans. pg 1F

Rain drives insurance claims

Insurance claims stemming from this week's rain will likely top $25 million in the Baltimore-Washington region. The actual price from days of downpours that damaged thousands of homes, however, is likely to be a lot higher since much of it isn't covered by standard homeowners' insurance policies. pg 1F

TODAY

`Devil' is a hellish movie

The Devil Wears Prada, a story about wickedness at a fashion magazine, isn't such a hot movie. pg 1c

SPORTS

Phillies stop Orioles, 4-0

The Phillies prevented the Orioles from sweeping their three-game series at Camden Yards by winning, 4-0. Philadelphia pitcher Ryan Madson came within an out of his first complete game in the major leagues. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I don't read about it because I saw it live for myself."

James Hamilton, who served in the all-black 784th Tank Battalion, which helped liberate the Venlo concentration camp during World War II Article, PG 1B

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