Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 13, 2006

MARYLAND

Building of bay islands planned

The Maryland Port Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are proposing to spend more than $1 billion to rebuild two islands in the Chesapeake Bay - the government's latest plan to use dredge spoil from shipping channels to enhance the environment. pg 1A

State to certify principals

The state education department is set to announce today that it will award full principal certification to graduates of a yearlong New Leaders for New Schools program designed to train new principals for Baltimore city schools. In addition, New Leaders will announce a $540,000 grant for its Baltimore operation, to be matched by the organization's national board and by the Broad Foundation. pg 1B

NATIONAL

Democrats plan phased exit

Democrats poised to take control of Congress said yesterday that they would press to begin a phased U.S. military withdrawal from Iraq within four to six months, part of an agenda aimed at overhauling some key aspects of American policy in the Middle East. pg 1A

Project begun for heart patients

Hundreds of hospitals around the country are joining the most ambitious project ever undertaken to give faster emergency room care to people suffering major heart attacks. pg 3A

Medicare enrollment begins

The annual barrage of TV ads, mailings and community events starts Wednesday with the new enrollment period for Medicare's prescription-drug program. pg 3A

WORLD

Israeli general steps down

An Israeli general who led troops along the border of Lebanon resigned yesterday after an army inquiry faulted him for having failed to prevent the capture of two soldiers that ignited 34 days of fighting with Hezbollah militias. pg 9A

Violence rose in Afghanistan

Insurgent activity in Afghanistan has risen fourfold this year, and militants now launch more than 600 attacks each month, a rising wave of violence that has resulted in the deaths of 3,700 people in 2006, according to a bleak new report released yesterday. pg 9A

SPORTS

Orioles get Wright from Yanks

Looking to upgrade their pitching rotation, the Orioles acquired starter Jaret Wright from the New York Yankees in exchange for reliever Chris Britton. pg 6D

GAMEDAY

Pryce saves Ravens' comeback

Defensive end Trevor Pryce blocked a 43-yard field-goal attempt by Rob Bironas with 33 seconds left in the game, preserving the Ravens' 27-26 come-from-behind victory over the Tennessee Titans. The Ravens had trailed 26-7 - it was the biggest comeback victory in the team's 11-year history. pg 1E

TODAY

In Richard Pryor's shadow

Baltimore resident Rain Pryor talks about growing up in the shadow of her famous father, comedian Richard Pryor. To read her newly released memoir, Jokes My Father Never Taught Me, is to wonder whose soul was tortured more. pg 1C

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