Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 20, 2006

MARYLAND

Schools to discuss security

Anne Arundel County school officials plan to meet today to discuss increased security at Annapolis High School following a series of fights and the shooting of a student at the Westfield Annapolis mall Saturday. pg 1b

Rhodes scholars named

Two college seniors with ties to Maryland were among 32 Americans selected to be 2007 Rhodes scholars, it was announced yesterday. pg 3b

NATIONAL

Warning at risk

The OSHA warning to auto mechanics about asbestos in brake linings is being disputed by a former agency official who wants the warnings changed, according to documents obtained by The Sun.pg 1a

Not driving drunk

Deterrence, the tactic of choice against drunken drivers for two decades, is no longer working in the struggle to reduce deaths, say private and government experts, and today they will propose moving toward alcohol detection in every vehicle. pg 3a

Presidential coins

A series of dollar coins will honor U.S. presidents, and the U.S. mint hopes the series will help win public acceptance for the dollar coins. The coins will depict four presidents per year, in the order they served in office. pg 3a

WORLD

Syrians offer help on Iraq

Syria's foreign minister said yesterday during a visit to Iraq that his government was ready to help stabilize Iraq, and he called for a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops, saying it would help reduce the violence. pg 10a

Exiles' poisoning probed

British police said yesterday that they were investigating the suspected poisoning of Alexander V. Litvinenko, a former Russian KGB operative living in exile in Britain who had been inquiring into the killing of a journalist in Moscow last month. pg 11a

SPORTS

Speier to Angels; Soriano to Cubs

Reliever Justin Speier, who had shown interest in the Orioles, agreed to a four-year, $18 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. In other baseball news, free-agent slugger Alfonso Soriano and the Chicago Cubs reportedly reached agreement on an eight-year, $136 million contract. pg 1d

GAMEDAY

Ravens win fourth in row

The Ravens defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 24-10, at M&T Bank Stadium for their fourth straight victory. B.J. Sams returned six kicks for 212 yards, and Jamal Lewis scored three touchdowns. section e

TODAY

Campus lessons

When it comes to making money, college newspapers could teach the mainstream press a lesson or two. pg 1c

Old and wrestless

Two old-school wrestlers get ready to tussle with wrestlers half their age at tonight's World Wrestling Entertainment match in Baltimore. pg 1c

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