Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

December 14, 2006

NATIONAL

Flu season to peak next month

With the flu season expected to peak next month, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine reported that vaccinating schoolchildren against the disease reduces not only their risk, but also that of their families also. pg 3a

Maryland

Lomax released after 40 years

A 59-year-old man who spent four decades behind bars for a robbery and killing he says he did not commit was freed from prison yesterday after a Baltimore Circuit Court judge sentenced him to time served after appeals from defense lawyers. pg 1a

FOR THE RECORD - The closing numbers and intra-day movement numbers for the NASDAQ and S&P 500 indexes were transposed on page 2A of Thursday's and yesterday's editions of The Sun.
The Sun regrets the error.

World

Haniyeh cuts trip short

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh cut short a visit abroad after gunmen killed a judge from his Hamas movement. pg 15a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+1.92

12,317.50

NASDAQ -- UP

+1.65

1,413.21

S&P -- UP

+0.81

2,432.41

SUN INDEX -- UP

-1.08

358.16

Bid could split Tribune

A takeover bid for Tribune Co. by its biggest shareholder would increase the chances that the publisher of the Los Angeles Times and owner of the Chicago Cubs eventually will be split up. Ted Venetoulis, a publisher leading a group of local investors interested in buying The Sun from Tribune, said he is encouraged by reports in The New York Times that the Chandler family might join private equity firms to buy the company. pg 6D

SPORTS

Release envisioned for Barbaro

Barbaro's surgeon said the Kentucky Derby winner, who suffered life-threatening injuries in the Preakness, could be released from the hospital "in the not-so-distant future." Dean Richardson, chief surgeon at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, declined to offer a timetable, however. pg 8c

TODAY

A helping hand

For years, Ed and Patricia Scheitlin gave help to those in need. Then they were the ones who received the help. pg 1e

Boyle dies at age 71

Peter Boyle, the cranky father on the TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, dies at age 71. pg 1e

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