Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 23, 2006

WORLD

Casualties of war

The toll of Iraqi civilians has mounted steadily in the country's unremitting violence and now takes an average of 120 lives each day, the United Nations reported in its bleakest assessment of noncombatant casualties since the U.S.-led invasion. October's toll of at least 3,709 civilian deaths was the highest so far. pg 1a

NATIONAL

Food pantries feed a need

Food pantries are the most visible and accessible answer for many of the estimated 35 million Americans the U.S. Department of Agriculture classifies as food insecure. A recent USDA report omitted the word hunger in its assessment of hunger in America. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Bear organ smugglers caught

Three Marylanders pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Baltimore to illegally importing animal parts after they were caught with nine gallbladders from bears shot in Canada last year. Federal authorities said the organs were to be sold for medicinal purposes. pg 1b

SPORTS

Matthews to join Angels

Former Oriole Gary Matthews Jr. agrees to a five-year, $50 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. Matthews had his best season in 2006, batting .313 with 19 homers for the Texas Rangers.

PG 4C

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+5.36

12,326.95

NASDAQ -- UP

+11.14

2,465.98

S&P -- UP

+3.28

1,406.09

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.10

361.55

Tips for buying HDTV

Columnist Mike Himowitz offers tips on buying a high definition television, which can produce more detailed pictures than standard TVs. Thanks to competition and better manufacturing, the price of HDTV has fallen quickly. pg 1d

TODAY

A triple Thanksgiving treat

The growing popularity of turducken, the three-birds-in-one Thanksgiving entree, is an example of our obsession with the number three. pg 1e

RFK revisited

Emilio Estevez directs an all-star cast in the riveting story about the guests and workers at the Ambassador Hotel where Robert F. Kennedy was shot in Bobby. pg 1e

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