Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 10, 2006

NATIONAL

Arab firm backs out of deal

Bowing to extreme public and political pressure, a United Arab Emirates company said that it would give up its management stake in U.S. seaports rather than continue to fight what increasingly appeared to be a lost battle. pg 1a

WORLD

Abu Ghraib prison shuffle

The U.S. military said it would begin moving thousands of prisoners out of Abu Ghraib prison to a new lockup near Baghdad's airport within three months and hand the infamous facility over to Iraqi authorities. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Testimony ends in Navy hearing

Testimony abruptly ended yesterday in the pretrial hearing of Navy's former quarterback when his company officer alleged that Lamar S. Owens Jr. violated an order to stay away from a fellow midshipman he is accused of raping. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-33.46

10,972.28

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-17.74

2,249.72

S&P -- DOWN

-6.24

1,272.33

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-1.81

340.76

Gates tops billionaires' list

As emerging stock markets surged during the past year, 102 wealthy people around the world won a much-coveted title along with their stellar gains. They all became billionaires. But tepid returns in the United States ate into the fortunes of some of the richest Americans, including the founding family of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates was again the world's richest man for the 12th year running. pg 1c

TODAY

`Launch' takes off smoothly

Matthew McConaughey is handsome and easygoing. Sarah Jessica Parker is adorable and hard-to-resist. Failure to Launch, a romantic comedy that uses those personas to full advantage. The movie showcases a growing phenomenon, that of the grown child who refuses to move out of the house. pg 1e

Young film is golden

Jonathan Demme's Neil Young: Heart of Gold turns two Young performances at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Aug. 18 and 19, 2005, into an intimate epic. Demme, like his star, knows the power and eloquence of plain utterance. pg 1e

SPORTS

Bonds strikes out in debut

Barry Bonds made his first spring appearance in two years and struck out swinging on six pitches in Tempe, Ariz. He singled to right in his third-inning at-bat. He left the ballpark in the top of the fourth inning. pg 5f

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Hip-hop is under a cloud. It's dark and gloomy now, but the light and sun is about to come."

Sundiata Ifa Toula, a local rapper who stresses positivity in his lyrics Article, PG 1b

Up next

Sunday

A monument to liberty

Profile of local designer/architect Alex Castro, whose latest project is an Immigration Monument and Liberty Garden. Work will begin Wednesday on the project, which commemorates a site in Locust Point where thousands of immigrants arrived in Baltimore.

in A&E today

A new spin on wedding singers

Numerous wedding bands have broken up for lack of work, as young couples have brought in DJs and karaoke machines for weddings.

in Modern Life

ONLINE

TODAY

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