Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 14, 2006

MARYLAND

Headstart on campaign

Baltimore City Council President Sheila Dixon, soon to succeed Gov.-elect Marton O'Malley as mayor, has more money on hand for a 2007 mayoral campaign than nearly a dozen other potential candidates combined. pg 1b

Right to counsel

Maryland is violating the rights of the poor by not providing them with taxpayer-funder lawyers at bail hearings, according to a suit filed yesterday by a Baltimore law firm. The case has broad ramifications for jails throughout Maryland. pg 1b

WORLD

Bush meets Iraq panel

As pressure mounted for direct talks with Iran and Syria on the crisis in Iraq, President Bush held a much-anticipated session with members of a blue-ribbon panel that is expected to propose major changes in U.S. policy toward Iraq. pg 1A

Bagdhad bomber kills 20

A suicide bomber boarded a minibus and blew himself up in a Shiite-dominated neighborhood of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, killing 20 people and injuring 18, police and hospital officials said. pg 19A

NATIONAL

Flu drug warning

Patients who take Tamiflu should be closely monitored for signs of abnormal behavior, health officials said in announcing an updated label for the flu drug. pg 3A

Mill's fate may be cast

The chances that the Sparrows Point steel mill could be sold to satisfy antitrust issues increased yesterday when a Dutch foundation refused to allow its owner, steel giant Arcelor Mittal, to sell a Canadian subsidiary. pg 1e

Being a tough consumer

Sometimes there's a fine line between being persistent and being dismissed as a pest or crank. The story of how one consumer tried for two years to get her defective refrigerator fixed offers lessons in staying on the right side of the line, Consuming Interests columnist Dan Thanh Dang writes. pg 1e

SPORTS

Improved Ravens

The Ravens (7-2), who were 2-7 at this point last season, have made the biggest turnaround in the NFL this season. pg 1d

TODAY

Jewel reset

After selling more than 25 million albums , pop singer Jewel is creating a more rock-tinged music than she did a decade ago. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+23.45

12,131.88

NASDAQ -- UP

+16.66

2,406.38

S&P -- UP

+3.52

1,384.42

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.55

354.99

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