Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 19, 2006

WORLD

Milosevic buried in Serbia

Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic was buried in his hometown yesterday on a day that had the air of a political rally, with fervent crowds chanting his nickname, "Slobo," as though he were still their leader. pg 18a

Hamas forms its Cabinet

Hamas announced yesterday that it had formed a Palestinian government but acknowledged that it had been unable to attract coalition partners whose presence might have made dealings with the Islamist group more palatable to the West. pg 18a

MARYLAND

Questions follow Mandel

Former Gov. Marvin Mandel registered as a lobbyist for the insurance industry after being appointed in 2003 to the University of Maryland Board of Regents, despite a legal prohibition against doing so. Now he is at the center of liquor wholesalers efforts to block a bill allowing local wineries to sell directly to restaurants and retailers. pg 1a

Frosh seeks Schisler's ouster

State Sen. Brian E. Frosh has called for the resignation of Public Service Commission Chairman Kenneth D. Schisler, saying e-mail exchanged between the regulator and a top power industry lobbyist demonstrates a violation of the public trust. pg 1b

Jacksonville rethinks its water

The idea of a centralized water supply is getting a fresh look in Jacksonville, where a gasoline spill has threatened local wells. Residents of the northern Baltimore County community traditionally have opposed public water and sewage, fearing unwanted rampant development would result. pg 1b

NATIONAL

`Retirement tsunami' looms

The wave of federal workers originally hired to spy on the Soviet Union, launch the Great Society and regulate everyone from polluters to drugmakers in the 1960s and 1970s is beginning to age out of the work force, an exodus that some officials say could drain expertise and diminish the quality of service. pg 1a

Lowering the goalposts in Iraq

Three years ago, as they ordered more than U.S. troops to Iraq, Bush administration officials predicted that Iraq quickly would evolve into a prosperous, oil-fueled democracy. Ensuing setbacks have forced the administration to lower its sights. pg 3a

BUSINESS

A glimpse at CEO paychecks

The image of the fat-cat CEO might soon get a little fatter. Under a regulatory proposal that's headed for approval later this year, corporate America would be forced to disclose previously unknown perks and payouts to its top executives, from company-paid housekeeping services and yachts to lavish severance packages. pg 1d

SPORTS

Maryland falls in NIT, 87-84

The top-seeded Terps lost to eighth seed Manhattan in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament before a stunned, sparse crowd of 4,761 at Comcast Center. pg 11e

TRAVEL

Chasing the total eclipse

It's hard to imagine a more surreal landscape in which to experience the eeriness of a total solar eclipse than the Cappadocia region in central Turkey. On March 29, when the moon lines up between the Earth and the sun, muted light in a luminescent teal sky will paint Cappadocia's white cliffs and hoodoos cyan. pg 1r

Quote Of the day

"He's not supposed to be playing kissy-face with lobbyists."

Sen. Brian E. Frosh, calling for the resignation of PSC Chairman Kenneth D. Schisler

Article, PG 1A

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