Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 15, 2006

WORLD

Scores kidnapped in Baghdad

Gunmen wearing Iraqi police commando uniforms and masks kidnapped scores of people from a Higher Education Ministry office in Baghdad in a highly coordinated raid yesterday morning, witnesses said. pg 1a

Iran busy with uranium

Iran has slowly but steadily increased its ability to enrich uranium despite international calls to halt its nuclear activities, experts at the International Atomic Energy Agency say in a report released yesterday. pg 14a

MARYLAND

Man admits killing JHU student

The man accused of strangling Johns Hopkins University senior Linda Trinh pleaded guilty to the killing yesterday. As part of a plea deal, defendant Donta Maurice Allen, 28, will be sentenced to life in prison -- with the possibility of parole. pg 1a

Late ballots aid GOP in Arundel

Maryland Republicans, soundly defeated at the polls last week, received a measure of good news yesterday as three legislative candidates emerged from absentee and provisional ballot counts with victories or leads in Anne Arundel County. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Hoyer fights for post

Maryland Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, insisting he still has the votes to become the next House Democratic leader, fought to hang on to his support yesterday amid an intense bid by likely Speaker Nancy Pelosi to sway Democrats to back her ally. pg 3a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+86.13

12,218.01

NASDAQ -- UP

+24.28

2,430.66

S&P -- UP

+8.80

1,393.22

SUN INDEX -- UP

+2.26

357.25

Avoiding airport jams

Concerned TSA officials are conducting a series of public events around the country to advertise the rules about the liquid ban to avoid confusion at airports during the holiday season. Yesterday, they were at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. pg 1e

Another light on Point

Even though Sparrows Point has had three owners in four years, it may not be a bad thing for the storied steel mill to be sold one more time, writes columnist Jay Hancock. pg 1e

SPORTS

Orioles looking for relief

The Orioles, who are trying to improve their bullpen, have made offers to free-agent relievers Justin Speier, Jamie Walker and Mike Stanton. pg 1d

More controversy for Knight

Texas Tech men's basketball coach Bob Knight, who forcefully pushed the chin upward of player Michael Prince during Monday's win, says that he did nothing wrong. pg 4d

TODAY

Make me laugh

A Baltimore company faces the challenge of designing a Web site to raise money -- and laughs -- for the Comic Relief 2006 fundraiser. pg 1c

One feat left

Whether its Emmitt or Mario who takes home the trophy tonight, Dancing with the Stars is the real winner this TV season. pg 1c

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