Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

January 04, 2007

NATIONAL

Negroponte to switch jobs

National Intelligence Director John D. Negroponte will resign after 20 months in the job to become the deputy secretary of state, two U.S. government officials said last night. pg 1a

Bipartisan spirit fading

The members of the 110th Congress won't be sworn in until today, but the new era of bipartisanship pledged by Republicans and Democrats in recent weeks is grinding to a close. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Elected school boards proposed

Dissatisfied with the performance of their appointive school boards, officials in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Harford counties are gearing up to renew efforts to switch to elected boards. pg 1a

Vaccinations found lacking

Some Maryland students were sent home from schools this week for lack of compliance with chickenpox and hepatitis B vaccination requirements, and thousands more have a deadline of Jan. 20 to comply or face exclusion. pg 1b

WORLD

2 arrests in Hussein video

Iraqi authorities reported the arrests of two guards and an official who supervised Saddam Hussein's hanging and said the guard force was infiltrated by outsiders who taunted the former leader and shot the video showing his body dangling at the end of a rope. pg 8a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+11.37

1,2474.52

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-1.70

1,416.60

S&P -- UP

+7.87

2,423.16

SUN INDEX --- UP

-0.27

359.00

Port workers face checks

About 750,000 truckers, longshoremen and others who work at the nation's ports - including Baltimore's - will face background checks and be required to buy identification cards. pg 1d

SPORTS

Duke offers reinstatement

Duke announced it would welcome back two of the three lacrosse players charged with sexual assault if they wish to return to the university. The third player who was charged has graduated. pg 1c

TODAY

Pelosi scores fashion win

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, who becomes speaker of the House today, might face challenges in Congress, but she's already won the fashion vote. pg 1e

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