Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 12, 2006

WORLD

Milosevic dies in custody

Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav leader who unleashed a decade of ethnic cleansing that cost more than 250,000 lives, was found dead in his prison cell yesterday in The Hague, where he was on trial for crimes against humanity. He was 64. pg 1a

Peace worker likely tortured

Tom Fox, the kidnapped American peace worker whose body was found last week, had apparently been tortured by his captors before being shot in the head and dumped next to a railway line in western Baghdad, an official at the Iraqi Interior Ministry said yesterday. pg 18a

MARYLAND

Dixon associate lacked contract

For the past six years, Baltimore City Council President Sheila Dixon has steered government work worth at least $600,000 to her former campaign chairman, most of the time without a written contract. pg 1a

Mids' drinking under scrutiny

Whatever the outcome of the rape case against Navy's former star, it has already focused attention on drinking by midshipmen at the Naval Academy, a problem administrators have struggled to stamp out in the wake of several alcohol-fueled tragedies in recent years. pg 1b

NATIONAL

CIA agents revealed online

A search of a commercial online data service resulted in a virtual directory of more than 2,600 CIA employees, 50 internal agency telephone numbers and the locations of some two dozen secret CIA facilities around the United States. Only recently has the CIA recognized that in the Internet age its traditional system of providing cover for clandestine employees working overseas is fraught with holes. pg 3a

Possible mad cow case studied

The Agriculture Department is investigating a possible case of mad cow disease, the agency's chief veterinarian said yesterday. A routine test indicated the possible presence of mad cow disease, said John Clifford, a USDA official. pg 5a

BUSINESS

Big step for a small chain

Boscov's is about to expand beyond its traditional roots in eastern Pennsylvania into Baltimore and other new markets. It's a bold leap in uncertain times, but the family felt the enterprise had reached a critical juncture: grow or wither. pg 1c

SPORTS

Ravens, Pryce reach agreement

The Ravens reached an agreement in principle with four-time Pro Bowl defensive end Trevor Pryce, salvaging what had been a discouraging first day of free agency. Among others, The Ravens lost running back Chester Taylor to the Vikings. pg 1d

A&E TODAY

For millions, a point of arrival

In part of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Baltimore was the nation's second-busiest port of entry for immigrants to the United States. This Wednesday, community leaders will break ground for the Baltimore Immigration Memorial and Liberty Garden to commemorate the city's historic role. pg 1e

MODERN LIFE

Bands changing their tunes

Baltimore-area dance bands used to play as many as five weddings each weekend. But younger generations want to hear songs just as they're performed on the radio, and that means the end of the wedding band. pg 1n

Quote Of the day

"It smells very, very, very bad. Maybe Dixon should be sent to her room to write 500 times, `I will not violate procurement laws.' "

Bobbie Walton, Common Cause director, on City Council President Sheila Dixon Article, PG 1A

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