Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

January 03, 2007

NATIONAL

Nation bids Ford farewell

Former presidents, a glittering array of old colleagues and everyday Americans honored Gerald R. Ford during a state funeral and other solemn ceremonies in Washington that marked a national day of mourning for the 38th president. pg 1a

Police surrender in shootings

Seven policemen charged in deadly bridge shootings in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina turned themselves in at the city jail in New Orleans, where more than 200 emotional supporters met them in a show of solidarity. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Gansler vows pollution battle

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler pledged at his swearing-in ceremony to do battle with those who spoil the environment, signaling a more aggressive approach for an agency led for two decades by the steady J. Joseph Curran Jr. pg 1a

City schools shift assistants

As the Baltimore school system scrambles to meet a provision of the federal No Child Left Behind Act, it is transferring more than 150 classroom assistants to different schools next week. Assistants considered qualified under the law are being moved to high-poverty schools, while those considered not qualified are moving to schools serving wealthier children. pg 1b

BUSINESS

Cordish Co. sues Florida tribe

The Cordish Co. has sued the Seminole Tribe of Florida, accusing it of secretly colluding with the management of the Hard Rock Cafe to rig the bidding for the legendary restaurant and casino chain and shut out the Baltimore-based developer. pg 1d

PSC delays rate shock advice

The state Public Service Commission put off recommendations yesterday for how to prevent future electricity rate shocks, submitting a report to the General Assembly that summarized testimony on electricity deregulation without offering the solutions some consumer advocates and lawmakers were seeking. pg 1d

SPORTS

Karvellas dead at age 71

Jim Karvellas, the radio voice of the Baltimore Bullets in the 1960s and 1970s, died of cancer Monday in Florida at the age of 71. pg 3d

WORLD

In Russia, debate over Darwin

Russia's first-ever lawsuit on Charles Darwin's theory of evolution began with a biology textbook, a bunch of bananas and a man dressed in a monkey suit. And it only got more tangled from there. pg 1a

Execution sparks Iraq probe

Iraq's prime minister ordered an investigation into Saddam Hussein's execution to learn who taunted the former dictator in the last minutes of his life and who leaked inflammatory footage taken by camera phone of the hanging. pg 8a

TODAY

Mixes offer personal touch

Music mixes - cassette tapes and CDs filled with songs chosen by someone we care about - have become a personal statement for many. pg 1c

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