Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 03, 2006

NATIONAL

Debating immigration issues

Senators opened a high-stakes debate over how to fix a deeply dysfunctional immigration system, offering clashing policy prescriptions to deal with an illegal immigrant population that tops 11 million. pg 3a

WORLD

Bush, Singh reach agreement

President Bush and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India announce an agreement on a nuclear pact that would help India satisfy its enormous civilian energy needs while allowing it to continue to develop nuclear weapons, an accord that could face opposition in Congress. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Nichols gets 5-year sentence

As more than 300 people watched and wept, Linda Lee Nichols was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for killing two teenagers when she drove drunk and crashed her speeding pickup truck into the rear of a car stopped at a red light. pg 1a

SPORTS

NFL delays free agency

The NFL delayed the start of the free-agent signing period by three days, just hours after the owners had voted unanimously to break off talks with the players union on a contract extension. pg 1f

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-28.02

11,025.51

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-3.53

2,311.11

S&P -- DOWN

-2.10

1,289.14

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-0.39

345.93

Acquisition raises alarm

The federal oversight panel that approved the Dubai ports deal in January decided less than a month later to conduct an unusually stringent investigation of an Israeli company's proposed purchase of a Columbia firm that makes hacker protection technology, even though Israel is one of America's closest allies. pg 1a

TODAY

Oscar nomination, briefly

As stone-cold killer Richie Cusack, William Hurt doesn't make an appearance until there are only 18 minutes left in the movie A History of Violence. Yet he is nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar because, like the performances of other surprise winners in his category over the years, his is an indelible part of the film. pg 1d

`One Bullet Away' takes prize

Cockeysville native Nathaniel Fick, who wrote One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer, has won the $10,000 Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award for nonfiction. The book also has won the Gen. Wallace Greene Award from the Marine Corps and the Colby Award from the Pritzker Military Library in Chicago. pg 8d

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I know what I did was wrong and I can't change it."

Linda Lee Nichols, who was sentenced yesterday to five years in prison for killing two teenagers in an auto accident Article, PG 1A

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