Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

December 13, 2006

WORLD

Scores killed, injured in attack

A suicide attack left at least 76 people dead and more than 200 injured in Tayaran Square in downtown Baghdad, where laborers gather to seek work. The square has been the scene of nine bombings in three years, said Iraq's Interior Ministry. pg 1a

Palestinians win in court ruling

In an important ruling, the Israeli Supreme Court threw out yesterday part of a law that prevented Palestinians from seeking compensation from Israel for damage from Israeli army activities in the occupied territories. pg 16a

MARYLAND

Md. trooper critically wounded

A Maryland state trooper suffered life-threatening injuries yesterday when police closing in on a robbery suspect traded shots with a recently paroled drug offender who had previously been accused of ramming a police car to avoid arrest. Officers killed the suspect in the shootout. pg 1a

Former jail guard gets 20 years

A former correctional officer convicted of stomping a detainee to death at the downtown jail was sentenced to 20 years in prison yesterday. Dameon C. Woods was found guilty of second-degree murder in the beating of Raymond K. Smoot last year. pg 1b

TODAY

Sound Garden survives change

Baltimore's scruffy music store, the Sound Garden in Fells Point, has defied the odds and proved that an old-fashioned, bricks-and-mortar store can thrive in the era of iTunes, Amazon.com and illegal music downloads. pg 1e

Friends share Everyman stage

Friends Wil Love and Carl Schurr share the stage in Everyman Theatre's The School for Scandal. pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

- 12.90

12,315.58

NASDAQ -- DOWN

- 11.26

2,431.60

S&P -- DOWN

- 1.48

1,411,56

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 0.98

359.24

McCormick's succession plan

McCormick & Co. Inc. CEO Robert J. Lawless is relinquishing some of the reins to his heir apparent, Alan D. Wilson, as part of the Sparks spice maker's succession plan. Wilson, 49, now president of North American Consumer Foods and Supply Chain for McCormick, will become president Jan. 1. pg 1d

NATIONAL

President puts off Iraq report

President Bush is delaying until next month his planned report to the nation on the direction he and aides are charting for the United States in Iraq, the White House said yesterday, pointing to a need for continuing internal discussions of policy and tactical shifts. pg 3a

SPORTS

Woods is Player of the Year

Tiger Woods was named the PGA Tour Player of the Year for the eighth time. Woods won eight times, including the British Open and PGA Championship, and raised his career major total to 12. pg 4c

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