Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 02, 2006

NATIONAL

Bush was warned on Katrina

In dramatic and sometimes agonizing terms, federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees, put lives at risk and overwhelm rescuers, according to confidential video footage. pg 1a

MARYLAND

City projecting large surplus

The once-explosive city real estate market has left Baltimore government with a $60.6 million budget surplus this year, officials said yesterday. pg 1a

Police reopen cold case

The arrest of Cynthia Jean McKay in the stabbing and burning of her boyfriend has prompted Baltimore County police to review the circumstances of a fire that killed her third husband in 2002. pg 1b

Funeral home law challenged

A state law that limits funeral home ownership to licensed funeral directors is being challenged by a Virginia law firm on behalf of five entrepreneurs who say Maryland's law restricts competition and hurts consumers by driving up funeral costs. pg 1e

SPORTS

Big NFL roster cuts likely

Without an extension of the collective bargaining agreement between team owners and the players union, NFL clubs are preparing to jettison an unusually large number of veterans in order to comply by the end of the day with a relatively restrictive salary cap of $94.5 million. pg 1d

TODAY

Smithsonian hears hip-hop

The Smithsonian wants to do for hip-hop what it has done for jazz: translate the complex culture into a museum exhibition. pg 1c

Music of the synagogues

Sholom Kalib, a 76-year-old retired college professor, is on a mission to preserve the rich tradition of Eastern European synagogue music. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+60.12

11,053.53

NASDAQ -- UP

+33.25

2,314.64

S&P -- UP

+10.58

1,291.24

SUN INDEX -- UP

+2.49

346.32

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"People place their hand on the Bible and swear to uphold the Constitution, they don't put their hand on the Constitution and swear to uphold the Bible"

James Raskin, a law professor from American University at a Senate hearing on proposed ban on same-sex marriages Article, PG 5B

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