Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 14, 2006

NATIONAL

Moussaoui trial halted

The prosecution's plan to secure the death penalty against confessed terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui appeared to be unraveling yesterday as an incensed federal judge halted his sentencing trial and ordered a hearing to investigate widespread witness tampering by government officials. pg 1a

MARYLAND

PSC makeup is questioned

With BGE's electric rates set to rise 72 percent this summer, critics say an industry-friendly makeover of the state Public Service Commission overseen by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has resulted in weak protections for consumers. pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-0.32

11,076.0234

NASDAQ -- UP

+4.99

2,267.03

S&P -- UP

+2.55

1,284.13

SUN INDEX -- UP

+1.08

342.81

Amtrak revives hotel plan

Amtrak has revived a plan to open a boutique hotel inside Baltimore's historic Pennsylvania Station, which would be a first in an Amtrak-owned station. The passenger rail operator is negotiating with a developer to create a 72-room hotel on the three upper levels of the concourse, an Amtrak spokesman said yesterday. pg 1d

WORLD

Iraq reported at crossroads

Gen. Peter Pace, the United States' top military official, said Iraq is at a critical juncture that could yield prosperity but also could devolve into civil war, amounting to perhaps his gloomiest assessment to date. pg 1a

TODAY

WBAL dropping Limbaugh

WBAL-AM Radio is canceling Rush Limbaugh's conservative talk show in favor of more local news and talk programming, station executives said yesterday. WBAL is the first station to cancel Limbaugh, heard in nearly 600 markets. The show will go off the air June 1. pg 1c

SPORTS

NCAA pays Las Vegas a visit

The NCAA is sending an observer to Las Vegas over the next two weekends to work with sports gambling operators. The visits are intended to help the NCAA learn about the sports wagering business and keep sports free of corruption. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"There will be more tough fighting and more days of struggle, and we will see more images of chaos and carnage in the days and months to come."

President Bush, on the immediate outlook for Iraq Article, PG 1A

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