Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 08, 2006

SPORTS

Book alleges Bonds' doping

In its March 13 issue, Sports Illustrated prints excerpts from a book - written by two San Francisco Chronicle reporters - alleging that San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds used myriad illegal performance-enhancing drugs. pg 1a

Towson hires Hermann as AD

Mike Hermann, who spent eight years as athletic director at Niagara University, was named the next director of athletics at Towson University. pg 4e

MARYLAND

NTSB finding on water taxi

The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that errors by the Coast Guard permitted a water taxi to carry too much weight when it was struck by wind and waves in 2004 and overturned. pg 1a

WORLD

Blasts kills at least 12 in India

Bomb blasts in a Hindu temple and a rail station left at least 12 people dead and dozens wounded in the holy Indian city of Varanasi, officials said. pg 12a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+ 22.10

10,980.69

NASDAQ -- DOWN

- 17.65

2,268.38

S&P -- DOWN

- 2.38

1,275.88

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 2.41

342.17

BGE rate rise put at 72 percent

Regulators said a typical Baltimore Gas & Electric Co. customer will see electric costs climb by 72 percent after regulated rate caps expire July 1, handing the utility's 1.2 million customers one of the biggest one-year price increases in the nation. pg 1a

Enron's former CFO testifies

In a Houston court, Enron Corp.'s former Chief Financial Officer Andrew S. Fastow testified yesterday that his boss, Jeffrey K. Skilling, told him to use off-the-books partnerships to "give me all the juice you can" on earnings. pg 1a

NATIONAL

Baltimore native to lead group

Baltimore native Howard Friedman is about to become the youngest president ever of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. pg 1a

GOP leaders back port bill

House Republican leaders embraced legislation that would block a Dubai-owned company from taking over operations at several U.S. ports, brushing aside a veto threat from President Bush. pg 3a

TODAY

Actress Dana Reeve dies at 44

Dana Reeve, an actress who married the strapping star of the Superman movies and then devoted herself to his care and his cause after he was paralyzed in a riding accident, died Monday night of lung cancer. A nonsmoker, she was 44. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I thought I was being a hero for Enron. What was good for them would be good for me. I would step in to rescue Enron and bail them out."

Andrew S. Fastow, Enron Corp.'s former finance chief in trial testimony Article, PG 1a

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