NATIONAL Juror dismissed at Libby trial A juror was...

SUN NEWS DIGEST

February 27, 2007

NATIONAL

Juror dismissed at Libby trial

A juror was dismissed yesterday from the trial of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, but the judge allowed the panel to continue deliberations with 11 members. pg 3a

Court hears police chase case

Supreme Court justices, hearing arguments on high-speed police chases, signaled yesterday that they are likely to shield officers from being sued if they ram a fleeing car and drive it off the road. pg 4a

MARYLAND

Baltimore smoking ban OK'd

Baltimore will join hundreds of communities across the nation that prohibit smoking in bars after the City Council approved a smoking ban last night with a margin of support that swelled in the hours leading up to the final vote. pg 1a

`Clean cars' bill approved

The state Senate approved the "clean cars" bill last night, making it virtually certain Maryland will become the 11th state to follow California's lead in cutting smog and global warming gases. pg 1a

SPORTS

Former Colt Preas dies at 73

George Preas, a lineman who spent his entire 11-year pro football career with the Baltimore Colts, died Saturday of complications from Parkinson's disease at a nursing home in his native Roanoke, Va. He was 73. pg 1d

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-15.22

12,632.26

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-10.58

2,504.52

-S&P -- DOWN

-1.82

1,449.37

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.04

378.59

Chemical plants to be resold

Former Millenium Chemicals plants bought by Lyondell Chemical two years ago are being resold to a Saudi chemical concern. Included in the deal are titanium dioxide plants and offices in Hunt Valley, Glen Burnie and Hawkins Point. pg 1e

Buyout faces challenges

Struggles with its Hooked on Phonics brand are adding to the challenges for Educate Inc. as a management-led investor group tries to complete its buyout of the Baltimore company. pg 1e

WORLD

U.N. court rules on atrocities

The U.N.'s highest court ruled that Serbia failed to prevent the massacre of Muslims during the Bosnian war, but was not directly responsible for the atrocities. pg 8a

Bomb targets top Iraqi official

In an assassination attempt apparently plotted from inside the government, a bomb planted at an Iraqi ministry where one of the nation's vice presidents was making an official appearance killed five people and injured dozens. pg 9a

TODAY

Hudson win full of meaning

Jennifer Hudson's Oscar for best supporting actress wasn't just a victory for the once-spurned American Idol contestant. It was also a win for full-figured women everywhere. pg 1c

Bob Woodruff returns to TV

ABC newsman Bob Woodruff, seriously injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq a year ago, returns to TV tonight for a special report. pg 1c

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