Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

December 07, 2006

NATIONAL

Iraq policy changes urged

President Bush's Iraq policy is not working and he is running out of time to salvage it, a bipartisan panel said in a grim and strongly worded report that called for major reversals of his most firmly held stances. pg 1a

Gates confirmed by Senate

The Senate voted to confirm Robert M. Gates as the 22nd secretary of defense, giving the former CIA director bipartisan support amid the increasingly divisive debate over the course of Iraq policy. pg 3a

WORLD

10 U.S. troops killed in Iraq

Ten U.S. servicemen were killed in Iraq in four separate incidents yesterday, while bombs, mortar attacks and bullets killed at least 71 Iraqis. pg 18a

Poisoning death called murder

British authorities yesterday formally classified the recent poisoning death of a dissident former Russian spy as a murder case, changing it from a suspicious death. pg 19a

MARYLAND

Warning on realignment

With the Pentagon's military base realignment expected to bring tens of thousands of jobs to Maryland in the next five years, officials warned yesterday that state and local governments will have to act quickly to deal with the influx. pg 1a

Md. revenue short of forecasts

Gov.-elect Martin OMalley is set to inherit the only state government where all major taxes are failing to meet projections, according to a national report to be released today. pg 1b

TODAY

Learning to forgive

Yoko Ono has called for Dec. 8, the anniversary of John Lennon's death, to be a day of forgiveness. For the famous, the infamous and the not-so famous, forgiveness is both a struggle and a path toward healing. pg 1c

SPORTS

No. 23 Terps top Fordham

No. 23 Maryland defeated visiting Fordham, 79-59, after opening the second half with a 12-2 run. The Terps improved to 9-1. pg 1e

BUSINESS

City retail center to be sold

Edmondson Village Shopping Center, the first retail center in Baltimore designed for suburban shoppers and their cars, will be sold for $14 million. pg 1d

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