Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

February 28, 2007

MARYLAND

Westside plan challenged

Companies controlled by Orioles owner Peter Angelos and developer David Hillman filed a lawsuit yesterday asking that a multi-million dollar deal with a New York-based developer to overhaul a key swath of the city's ailing westside be declared illegal and scrapped. pg 1a

Slots is on Annapolis agenda

Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller plans to meet today with Gov. Martin O'Malley and key legislators and is expected to push for action this year on new revenues, including slot machine gambling, to fix long-term budget shortfalls. pg 1b

WORLD

Blowup in Afghanistan

A deadly daylight attack yesterday on a massive U.S. military base in Afghanistan, during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, underscores the diminishing American prospects for military success in the region, say analysts. pg 1a

NATIONAL

The big vitamin gulp

Antioxidant vitamins taken by millions of people won't lead to a longer life, according to an analysis of dozens of studies that adds to evidence questioning the value of the popular supplements. pg 2A

Till case appears closed

All but closing the books on a crime that helped give rise to the civil rights movement, a Mississippi grand jury has refused to bring any new charges in the 1955 slaying of Emmett Till, a black teenager who was killed after whistling at a white woman. pg 3a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-416.02

12,216.24

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-96.66

2,407.86

S&P -- DOWN

-50.33

1,399.04

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-9.95

368.64

Stocks tumble in a day

Stocks had their worst day of trading since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 400 points yesterday on a worldwide concern over U.S. and Chinese economies and overinflated stock prices. pg 1a

Sinclair threatens to pull plug

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. could order Comcast to pull 30 network-affiliated stations - including Baltimore's WBFF-Fox 45 and WNUV-CW 54 - from cable systems that reach 3 million customers, if a deal is not reached by 2 a.m. tomorrow. pg 1d

TODAY

Cashing in on success

Among the fans of American Idol contestant Lakisha Jones are her co-workers at the Provident Bank branch in Millersville. pg 1C

Kodak moments as art

When Stephen Shore first started using a cheap camera loaded with Kodak color film to snap the passing parade of life in New York City in the early 1970s, hardly anyone thought the pictures he was making could possibly be art. pg 1C

SPORTS

Woods to sponsor D.C. event

Tiger Woods' charitable foundation will be the host organization of a new PGA Tour event in the Washington area starting July 5. A title sponsor and site have not been picked. PG 1E

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