Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 03, 2007

NATIONAL

Terror detainees lose in court

The Supreme Court declined to review whether suspected foreign terrorists at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may go to federal court to challenge their indefinite confinement. pg 3a

Pet food ingredient blocked

The U.S. is blocking imports of wheat gluten from a company in China, acting after an investigation implicated the contaminated ingredient in the recent pet-food deaths of cats and dogs. pg 6a

MARYLAND

New way to count votes

The House has approved a proposal that could make Maryland the first state in the nation to award its electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote in presidential elections. pg 1b

Case dropped against officer

Baltimore prosecutors abruptly dropped a rape case against city police officer Jemini Jones, who said in an interview afterward that the accusations had "weighed heavy on my heart" and that he was relieved they were over. pg 1b

WORLD

Iran softens rhetoric on sailors

Iran's chief international negotiator called for an end to "the language of force" in the dispute over 15 British sailors captured in contested waters of the Persian Gulf and said there was no need to put the crew on trial. pg 13a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+27.95

12,382.30

NASDAQ -- UP

+0.62

2,422.26

S&P -- UP

+3.69

1,424.55

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.13

358.66

For sale on the west side

One Market Center, the former Hutzlers Palace department store, has been put up for sale by Los Angeles billionaire David Murdock, in what could be an early test of how investors regard west-side redevelopment. pg d1

SPORTS

Orioles lose season opener

The Orioles battled Minnesota Twins ace Johan Santana admirably, but couldn't overcome Erik Bedard's poor outing in a 7-4 loss to the Twins. The Orioles' league-best six-game Opening Day winning streak came to an end. pg 1e

TODAY

Here, there, everywhere

Celebrities - love them, hate them, or love to hate them - have always been around, and always will be; the difference between now and prehistoric time is: with the Internet and other advances in media technology, celebrities in the 21st century have become all but inescapable. pg 1c

Conducting fellow named

A 24-year-old black high school band teacher has been named the first BSO-Peabody Conducting Fellow, a newly created, career-priming post that involves two major Baltimore institutions. pg 1c

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