Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

January 31, 2007

NATIONAL

Warming debate heats up

After years of languishing on Capitol Hill, efforts to curb global warming have picked up momentum, powered by a growing bipartisan belief that climate change can no longer be ignored. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Report released in teen's death

A report released yesterday by Bowling Brook Preparatory School describes what happened when Isaiah Simmons lost consciousness while being restrained by staff in the residential program for juvenile offenders. pg 1a

Who will head the PSC?

Gov. Martin O'Malley could name a replacement for Public Service Commission Chairman Kenneth D. Schisler by the end of the week as part of his effort to install more consumer-friendly regulators. pg 1b

WORLD

Iraq reconstruction scrutinized

There are growing indications that the $21 billion U.S. reconstruction effort in Iraq is at risk, including a new report that casts doubt on Iraq's ability to maintain the reconstruction projects that have been completed. pg 1a

60 Iraqis killed in attack

Sectarian warfare directed mostly at Shiite Muslim pilgrims and worshipers celebrating the climax of an important religious holiday left more than 60 Iraqis dead yesterday. pg 13a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+32.53

11,523.31

NASDAQ -- UP

+7.55

2,44864

S&P -- UP

+8.20

1,428.82

SUN INDEX -- UP

+1.64

369.02

Black & Decker reports a loss

Black & Decker Corp. reported yesterday that the housing slump continued to cut into sales and earnings and said more restructuring could be on the way. Sales at the Towson-based company, the world's largest maker of power tools, shrank 7 percent in the fourth quarter. pg 1d

Cooking up a lesson

Staff and chefs at Baltimore's French-inspired Petit Louis Bistro and Charleston restaurants took a trip to two French wine regions for a bit of hands-on education. pg 1d

TODAY

Rosedale native to be in sitcom

Having achieved recognition as a wrestler and a dancer, Rosedale native Stacy Keibler acts out her dream of being in a sitcom as she guest stars tonight on George Lopez. 1c

Tooting his own horn

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's principal horn player, Phil Munds, who lives with his wife and two kids aboard a yacht in Canton, will be in the spotlight this week as the symphony performs Britten's "Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings." pg 1c

SPORTS

J. Lewis had surgery on ankle

Ravens running back Jamal Lewis confirms that he had surgery last week to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and that the injury affected his performance this season. pg 1e

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