Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 13, 2007

MARYLAND

Owens expelled without degree

Lamar S. Owens Jr., the former Navy quarterback who was convicted of two felonies after having sex with a female classmate in the Naval Academy dormitory, will be expelled with no degree and will owe the school more than $90,000, Navy officials said yesterday. pg 1A

Fire officials face sanctions

Three Baltimore fire officers who were suspended after a fatal live-burn training exercise faced new internal sanctions yesterday. pg 1B

NATIONAL

Tainted pet food on shelves

Federal officials told Congress yesterday that some contaminated pet food probably remains on store shelves and warned retailers to make sure they've removed all recalled products. pg 3A

WORLD

Suicide bombing in Green Zone

An apparent suicide bombing of the tightly guarded parliament building that killed two Sunni Arab legislators and six other people here yesterday struck at the heart of Iraq's struggling democracy and the U.S. security plan that is intended to bolster it. pg 12A

Turk presses for foray into Iraq

The Turkish military's powerful chief declared yesterday that his army should be given the go-ahead for a cross-border offensive into northern Iraq to pursue Kurdish rebels using the territory as a staging ground for attacks, and the United States has strongly warned Turkey against such an incursion. pg 12A

SPORTS

Long, 15, wins Sullivan Award

Jessica Long, a 15-year-old disabled swimmer from Middle River, has been named the 77th winner of the Sullivan Award. The Amateur Athletic Union has given the annual award to the nation's top athlete since 1930. pg 1c

TODAY

`Disturbia,' a date movie

On its own teen-horror terms, Disturbia has the cozy delectability of a flapjack flipped just right. When a disgruntled adolescent cracks open a missing-person case by training his binoculars on a neighbor, The Breakfast Club meets Rear Window. The result should satisfy dating crowds from high school to night school. pg 1F

Twists, turns slow `Stranger'

No one is who they seem in Perfect Stranger, but the promise of the unexpected comes across as a boast, not a challenge. Instead of heightening the intrigue in this psychological thriller, the labored twists and out-of-left-field turns will leave audiences more weary than wary. pg 1F

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