Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

January 25, 2007

NATIONAL

Panel rejects Bush's strategy

Setting the stage for a wartime conflict between Congress and President Bush over the deployment of additional troops to Iraq, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution yesterday declaring that the president's new war strategy is not in the national interest. pg 1a

Kerry won't run for president

Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic nominee for president in 2004, announced yesterday that he will shelve his presidential ambitions and spend his time working to force the White House to set a date for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq. pg 3a

WORLD

Israeli president refuses to quit

Facing possible indictment on rape and sexual harassment charges, Israeli President Moshe Katsav angrily defied calls to quit but asked yesterday for a temporary leave while he fights to clear his name. pg 11a

MARYLAND

Board agrees to repay Amos

The Board of Public Works agreed to repay former state employee Stephen P. Amos nearly $200,000 he incurred for legal bills from what some considered a politically motivated investigation. pg 1a

Teen dies at Bowling Brook

Police are investigating the death of a 17-year-old East Baltimore youth who collapsed Tuesday evening while being restrained by staff at Bowling Brook Prep School, a residential program for juvenile offenders near Westminster. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+87.97

12,621.77

NASDAQ -- UP

+34.87

2,466.28

S&P -- UP

+12.14

1,440.13

SUN INDEX -- UP

+2.26

368.18

Sales are up for McCormick

Sparks-based McCormick & Co. Inc. reported higher fourth-quarter and year-end sales yesterday, boosted by improved pricing and marketing, but was hurt by charges related to the company's continuing reorganization. Excluding restructuring charges, McCormick beat Wall Street's expectations with earnings of 72 cents per share, compared with 70 cents a year ago. pg 1d

SPORTS

Maryland beats Georgia Tech

James Gist scored a career-high 25 points, shooting 10 of 11 from the field, to lead Maryland to an 80-65 win over Georgia Tech last night at the Comcast Center. pg 1C

TODAY

She's got love for the Beatles

A Beatles fan finds that after 40 years, the long and winding road leads from Paul McCartney to John Lennon. pg 1e

Using a camera to find religion

Documentary filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi turns her camera on Christian evangelicals and delivers an engaging and occasionally insightful work for HBO. pg 1e

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