Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 28, 2006

NATIONAL

Congress set to OK rules

Congress is poised to approve rules for interrogating and trying suspected terrorists, a key piece of the national security agenda that Republicans aim to showcase in their fight to hold onto control of Congress. pg 1a

WORLD

2 Chinese officials disciplined

The Chinese government said it had disciplined two officials for illegally seizing farmland, two days after it removed the party chief of Shanghai on corruption charges. pg 12a

MARYLAND

East Baltimore project

Hundreds more vacant properties will be acquired - some to be rehabilitated, many to be razed - and as many as 300 additional families are likely to lose their homes in the final stage of the huge East Baltimore redevelopment project centered on a biotech park. pg 1a

SPORTS

Owens denies police report

Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrell Owens denied a police report that he attempted suicide, saying at a news conference yesterday that he had merely suffered a bad reaction to medication he has been taking as his broken hand heals. He said he is looking forward to playing Sunday. pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+19.85

11,689.24

NASDAQ -- UP

+2.05

2,263.39

S&P -- UP

+0.25

1,336.59

SUN INDEX -- UP

+1.29

339.05

Mittal plans to sell W.Va. mill

Mittal Steel Co. NV said yesterday that it plans to sell its Weirton, W.Va., mill rather than its one at Sparrows Point, if it's compelled to dispose of a U.S. property to settle antitrust issues in its merger with Arcelor SA. pg 1d

Earnings look spicy

McCormick & Co., buoyed by stronger than expected third-quarter sales, yesterday raised its earnings projection for this year in anticipation of a busy holiday season. pg 1d

TODAY

School for wrestlers

It's called The Pain Factory, but wrestlers at the Maryland wrestling school hope it's a star factory. There, they learn, success is about amplifying a mean streak or a sweet demeanor to sell the choreography of a pro wrestling match. pg 1c

War on trans fats?

As New York City and Chicago take steps to limit artificial trans fats in restaurant foods, Baltimore restaurateurs weigh in: Whose responsibility is it to police health? pg 1c

Of the day

Quote

"We were prisoners in our own homes. ... These people were terrorizing our community."

Mary Ann Campanella, president of the Little Italy Community Organization, on rowdy party at Velleggia's. Article, PG 1B

Up next

Friday

Costner back in the water

Sun movie critic Chris Kaltenbach reviews The Guardian, in which Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher star as Coast Guard swimmers. in MOVIES TODAY

Saturday

Better lawn takes work

If you want a lush, healthy lawn next spring, now is the time to get to work.

in GO TODAY

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