Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 07, 2006

MARYLAND

Sexual allegations against Mids

The number of sexual assault allegations lodged by midshipmen at the Naval Academy has risen sharply over the past four years, and only two have resulted in courts-martial and convictions, an internal compilation by the military college shows. Forty-five sexual assaults were alleged. pg 1a

WORLD

Musharraf defends actions

In comments aimed at Afghanistan's leader, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the president of Pakistan, said that the bad-mouthing of his country must stop, and that Pakistani officials have caught terrorists and will continue to do so. pg 9a

NATIONAL

Military campus access gets OK

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that the military has a right to recruit on college campuses and at law schools nationwide, despite the Pentagon's policy of excluding openly gay men and women from its ranks. pg 1a

SPORTS

Kirby Puckett dead at age 45

Kirby Puckett died yesterday, a day after the Hall of Fame outfielder had a stroke at his Arizona home. He was 45. Puckett carried the Minnesota Twins to World Series titles in 1987 and 1991 before his career was cut short by glaucoma. pg 1c

TODAY

Oscars gig proves a tough one

Is there a tougher gig than master of ceremonies at the Oscars? Many comedians might tell you no. Why do some succeed while others struggle? pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

- 63.00

10,958.59

NASDAQ -- DOWN

- 16.57

2,286.03

S&P -- DOWN

- 8.97

1,278.26

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 1.70

344.58

Option to deal with BGE rates

Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. customers worried about getting socked with a large rate increase when electricity deregulation hits this summer and residential rate caps expire will have the option of spreading the increase over two years under a plan finalized by state regulators. pg1a

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I'm sure that these guys thought that they were done."

Trooper Alex Kelly, Maryland State Police, after the rescue of three men trapped by fire on a smokestack in West Virginia Article, PG 1a

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