Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 06, 2007

MARYLAND

Student's death ruled homicide

On the same day the state medical examiner ruled that the death of a student at the Bowling Brook Preparatory School was a homicide, the FBI said it is conducting an independent investigation into the incident. pg 1a

Third county OKs Verizon TV

The final obstacle for cable television competition in Baltimore County was removed last night when the County Council approved a deal with Verizon Communications. The county becomes the third in the Baltimore area with competition between Verizon and Comcast. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Walter Reed hearings open

The faces of the scandal over the treatment of wounded soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center appeared before a congressional panel. pg 1a

Detainees appeal to high court

Lawyers for Guantanamo detainees held more than five years without charges asked the Supreme Court to step in a third time to guarantee that they can challenge their confinement in U.S. courts. pg3a

WORLD

U.S. admits Afghan incident

For the second time in less than 24 hours, the U.S. military acknowledged involvement in an incident that caused multiple civilian deaths in Afghanistan - this time, an airstrike on a rural compound that killed nine people from the same family. pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-63.69

12,050.41

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-27.32

2,340.68

S&P -- DOWN

-13.05

1,374.12

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-5.41

358.45

SafeNet to be acquired

SafeNet Inc., the Harford County technology company under federal investigation for its stock option grants, said yesterday that it has agreed to be acquired by a San Francisco private equity firm for about $634 million. pg 1e

SPORTS

Ravens expand search

The Ravens, unable to strike a deal with Jamal Lewis over the weekend, have expanded their free-agent running back search. The team has contacted the agents for Corey Dillon and Chris Brown, although they are continuing to negotiate with Lewis. pg 1d

TODAY

Hip-hop team signs with MTV

In a move that will help local hip-hop composers, Darkroom Productions closed a deal yesterday with MTV Networks to submit music for the coming season of the reality series Rob & Big. pg 1c

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