Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

February 14, 2007

MARYLAND

Expulsion pursued

The Naval Academy is seeking to expel Lamar S. Owens Jr., a former standout quarterback who was acquitted in July of raping a female classmate, after he rejected its offers to resign pg 1a

Privatizing your picks

With a huge cash crunch on the horizon and soaring demands for school construction, new roads and mass transit, some Maryland lawmakers are talking up the idea of selling one of the state's most valuable assets: the lottery. pg 1a

NATIONAL

Libby, Cheney won't testify

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby abandoned plans to take the stand in his own defense and for his former boss, Vice President Dick Cheney, to testify in the CIA leak trial. pg 3a

WORLD

Shift in nuclear diplomacy

The new international nuclear agreement with North Korea marks a fundamental change in direction for the Bush administration after years of frustration in its hard-line campaign to force Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear program without immediate rewards. pg 1a

Iraqis plan crackdown

The Iraqi government launched a plan to secure a capital descending deeper into chaos, even as violence claimed the lives of more Iraqis, including people waiting in line in Baghdad for food handouts. pg 10a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+102.30

12,654.85

NASDAQ -- UP

+9.50

2,459.88

S&P -- UP

+10.89

1,444.26

SUN INDEX -- UP

+1.30

370.67

Trouble in hog heaven

Striking workers at the Harley Davidson plant in York, Pa., say they will be out as long as it takes to win a fair contract. But many townspeople remember that Caterpillar pulled out of town after a nationwide strike more than a decade ago. pg 1D

SPORTS

Chargers interested in Ryan

The San Diego Chargers have asked permission to talk to Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan about their head coaching vacancy, according to league sources. pg 1d

TODAY

Kiss-and-tell tale

A movie that's just right for Valentine's Day: Music and Lyrics is an affable farce about a worn-out '80s singer-composer and a former writing student who comes to his apartment to water his plants and ends up nurturing his creativity. pg 1C

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