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NATION DIGEST

December 06, 2006

Panel OKs Gates nomination

A Senate committee unanimously approved yesterday Robert M. Gates' nomination as defense secretary after a hearing in which he told the panel that the United States isn't winning the war in Iraq. He later qualified his statement. pg 1a

Board rules against trans fats

The New York City Board of Health voted unanimously yesterday to prohibit restaurateurs from cooking with artificial trans fats, setting a precedent for public health agencies eager to take on unhealthy eating. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Carey realizes Hopkins dream

William Polk Carey first tried to interest the Johns Hopkins University in launching a business school in the 1950s. A half-century later, leveraging his persuasive powers with a $50 million gift from the W.P. Carey Foundation, the New York real estate magnate will see that vision come to pass in January with Hopkins' Carey Business School. pg 1a

Aberdeen annexation rejected

Growth-wary Aberdeen voters rejected yesterday the annexation of more than 500 acres, a proposal city officials had aggressively promoted amid opponents' complaints that the plan had been hastily arranged and would strain municipal services. pg 1b

WORLD

Iraqi prime minister's reversal

Iraq's prime minister reversed course yesterday and said his envoys will talk with Iraq's neighbors about the possibility of a regional conference on quelling the violence, despite opposition to the plan by some key political allies. pg 16a

New CEO's turnaround record

Baltimore-based Vertis Communications said yesterday that it chose Michael T. DuBose as its new chairman and chief executive officer because of his experience in turning around companies in struggling industries. pg 1d

SPORTS

Reports surface about Johnson

Navy football coach Paul Johnson would not confirm or deny that he has been contacted about the vacant head coaching positions at North Carolina State and Alabama, although Johnson dismissed a report by ESPN.com and insisted he has not spoken to either school about the jobs. pg 3e

TODAY

Rocky Balboa makes comeback

Thirty years after his first movie appearance, Rocky Balboa is back with a new movie and an exhibit at the Smithsonian. pg 1c

A goodbye to writer R.W. Apple

In a fitting excess of fine wine, oysters and caviar, notables from the world of politics, journalism and food gave a final tribute yesterday to the late New York Times staff writer R.W. "Johnny" Apple, who died in October at age 71. pg 1c

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