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EPA targets Teflon chemical

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is asking all U.S. companies to virtually eliminate public exposure to a toxic chemical used to make Teflon and other products. pg 1a

Bush defends NSA program

On a day when President Bush visited the National Security Agency to defend its warrantless eavesdropping operation, questions rose about the administration's legal justifications for the spying program. pg 1a

WORLD

China revises AIDS numbers

China has revised down the number of people living in the country with the AIDS virus, but international health agencies warned that with 70,000 new infections last year, there was no room for complacency. pg 14a

MARYLAND

Debating gay marriage in Md.

Maryland Republicans said yesterday that they were solidly lined up behind a constitutional gay marriage ban and were working to force a vote on a proposed amendment. But Democrats want to prevent same-sex marriage from becoming a campaign issue this year. pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-2.48

10,709.74

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-4.60

2,260.65

S&P; -- DOWN

-2.18

1,264.68

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-0.95

336.88

McCormick to cut its losses

Sparks-based McCormick & Co. Inc., the world's largest spice maker, said yesterday that it is going to cut up to one-quarter of its less-profitable industrial customers as it continues with a restructuring plan that will eliminate 800 to 1,000 jobs companywide over three years. pg 1d

TODAY

Charged up about football

Forget about fantasy football leagues and fancy video games. Real men play electric football. And, in Hunt Valley this weekend they'll play for the championship. pg 1c

A shift in movie distribution

Steven Soderbergh is about to shake up the movie business with the near simultaneous release of his film Bubble in theaters, on cable and DVD -- but not in Baltimore. pg 1c

SPORTS

Caner-Medley's 33 lift Terps

Nik Caner-Medley scored a career-high 33 points, helping No. 18 Maryland defeat host Georgia Tech, 86-74. The Terps were playing their first game since leading scorer Chris McCray was declared academically ineligible. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Farming is a whole lot more than just a job. It's a life."

George Mielke, third-generation farmer Article, PG 3b

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