Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

February 13, 2007

MARYLAND

Fire training changed

Baltimore fire officials yesterday agreed to a stop igniting city buildings for training - a practice rarely used in large northeast cities because it is widely considered unsafe - until an investigation into the death of a cadet is complete. pg 1a

NATIONAL

Hoyer leads the charge

In 2002, Rep. Steny H. Hoyer voted against the majority of his fellow Democrats to give President Bush the authority to attack Iraq. Now the House majority leader, Hoyer is leading the charge against the president. pg 1a

SPORTS

O's Benson has torn rotator cuff

Starting pitcher Kris Benson, expected to be the veteran anchor of a young Orioles rotation and either its No. 2 or No. 3 starter, will likely have surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder, his agent Gregg Clifton confirmed. Benson could miss much, if not all, of the season. pg 1d

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-28.28

12,552.55

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-9.44

2,450.38

S&P -- DOWN

-4.69

1,433.37

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 0.24

369.37

Alleged scheme probed

Two high-ranking executives of Ferris Baker Watts, the Baltimore investment firm, have taken leaves as federal investigators look into an alleged Ponzi schemer who placed stock trades with Ferris. pg 1e

TODAY

Fashion forward

Fallston's Vincent Licari moves his design career forward showing his one-of-a-kind gowns during New York's Fashion Week. pg 1c

Hot lines for cold times

Our verdict on Fashion Week: plenty of looks worth braving the Manhattan cold for. pg 1c

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