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THE BALTIMORE SUN

MARYLAND

Court rules in favor of PSC

The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that the current members of the embattled Public Service Commission can keep their jobs until the court issues a more formal opinion. The decision halts some parts of a law passed by the General Assembly last month, but does not impact electric rates charged by BGE, the underlying issue that led to the law. pg 1a

Rallying behind principal

Supporters of a principal who has been asked to retire after writing a letter in support of a teacher who pleaded guilty to distributing cocaine rallied on her behalf last night. A lawyer for Edith Jones, who has been the principal of Govans Elementary school for eight years, said the school system knew that special education teacher Martius Harding was a convicted felon when it hired him in 2002. pg 1b

Temporary layoffs at steel mill

About 150 workers will go on voluntary, temporary layoff tomorrow at the Sparrows Point steel mill even though teams working to fix the giant blast furnace are making progress toward restarting it. pg 8c

NATIONAL

Terrorist plot thwarted

U.S. authorities, aided by other nations, have thwarted a plot by foreign terrorists to blow up commuter train tunnels beneath the Hudson River that connect lower Manhattan and New Jersey, FBI officials announced. pg 3a

WORLD

Japan seeks N. Korea sanction

Japan asked the U.N. Security Council to ban international sales of North Korean missiles as part of a response to provocative missile tests by the reclusive communist regime. pg 9a

SPORTS

Federer, Nadal reach final

Top-ranked Roger Federer won the most lopsided men's semifinal in Wimbledon history, beating Jonas Bjorkman, 6-2, 6-0, 6-2, and advanced to the final against No. 2 Rafael Nadal, who defeated No. 18 Marcos Baghdatis, 6-1, 7-5, 6-3. pg 1c

BUSINESS

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S&P;

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SUN INDEX

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Quote Of the day

"I'm not sure that geography was his strong suit in Trivial Pursuit."

Laslo Boyd, a senior consultant with Comptroller William Donald Schaefer's campaign, on Schaefer's recent Korea remarks Article, PG 5B

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