Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 02, 2006

MARYLAND

Court backs city charter schools

In a rebuke of Baltimore city's schools officials, Maryland's second highest court ruled that school systems must provide as much cash per pupil to charter school operators as they spend on regular public schools. pg 1b

Prisons to spend on security

State corrections officials said yesterday they will spend $7 million to buy surveillance cameras, radios, protective vests and other security equipment to make Marylands prisons safer. pg 1B

WORLD

Israeli coalition disagrees

Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz broke with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert by calling for an independent probe into their government's handling of the recent war in Lebanon - their first serious disagreement. Pg 10A

PSC delays merger hearings

Saying consumer advocates need more time, the Public Service Commission has rejected Constellation Energy Group's request to accelerate hearings on its merger with a Florida utility. pg 10c

TODAY

Cheap chic

You don't have to spend a fortune on a fashionable fall wardrobe. You can find this season's hot layered look by checking out the discount stores and even in your own closet. pg 1d

BUSINESS

DOW

+83.00

11,464.15

NASDAQ

+9.41

2,193.16

S&P

+7.19

1,311.01

SUN INDEX

+0.93

328.64

Quote Of the day

"It became clear to me that I couldn't put in the kind of work day I'd been used to."

Dr. Donald E. Wilson, retiring dean of UM medical school Article, PG 1A

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