Sun News Digest


March 11, 2007


No detente at Iraq summit

Iran, the United States and regional powers agreed yesterday on the need to help Iraq improve its security, but their much-publicized meeting produced no discernible warming in U.S.-Iranian relations and failed to settle plans for future talks. pg 20a

Kosovo talks at stalemate

A year of contentious talks on the future status of Kosovo ended yesterday in a bitter deadlock over a U.N. plan that would set the disputed Serbian province on the road to independence. pg 21a


Sharfstein's taste for battle

No one who has watched Dr. Joshua Sharfstein since his early days in medical school was surprised to see Baltimore's health commissioner take on the Food and Drug Administration in a high-profile confrontation over the safety of cough and cold medicine for children. pg 1b

Apology for role in slavery

One of the Chesapeake's first slave ports may become one of the first cities to apologize for its role in the slave trade. Annapolis Alderman Sam Shropshire plans a resolution to atone for "centuries of brutal dehumanization and injustices." pg 1b


Global warming predictions

Harmful effects of global warming on daily life are showing up, and within a couple of decades, hundreds of millions of people won't have enough water, top scientists will say next month at a meeting in Belgium. pg 3a

Rove urged to fire prosecutor

Presidential adviser Karl Rove and at least one other member of the White House political team were urged by New Mexico Republican Party Chairman Allen Weh to fire the state's U.S. attorney, in part because of dissatisfaction with his failure to indict Democrats in a voter fraud investigation. pg 5a


Greening goes mainstream

Corporate America is embracing conservation measures that once were found only in niche companies like Starbucks and Whole Foods. Now mainstream businesses like Wal-Mart are reducing waste and seeking ways to lessen their impact on the environment. pg 1a

Parsing the stem cell debate

Business leaders, researchers and lawmakers dealing with stem cell science know that building consensus means carefully crafting messages. Both supporters and opponents of stem cell work adopt ambiguous - or particularly pointed - words in the hopes it will help sell their message. pg 1c


Morgan State women fall

The Morgan State women's basketball team lost to Delaware State, 55-42, in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference championship game. The Hornets advanced to the NCAA tournament. pg 7d

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