Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 25, 2006

WORLD

Russia fed U.S. secrets to Iraq

Russian diplomats passed detailed, though sometimes inaccurate, tactical information about American troop movements to senior Iraqi officials even as U.S. troops closed in on Baghdad during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, according to Iraqi intelligence documents captured by the U.S. military. pg 7a

MARYLAND

Utility threatens to sue Md.

Constellation Energy Group officials said yesterday they would yank back a plan to phase in rate increases and threatened to sue the state if Maryland legislators enact a law giving them veto power over a $11.4 billion proposed merger with FPL Group of Florida. pg 1a

Former senator Beall dies

J. Glenn Beall Jr., a member of a well-known political family who represented Maryland in the U.S. Senate from 1971-77, died yesterday. The Western Maryland native was 78. pg 1a

Drawing the line

The government's concerns about the now-dead sale of a Columbia software developer to an Israeli company suggest a line in the sand regarding the mixing of computer security and foreign involvement. But in the rapidly globalizing tech industry, it's like trying to draw a line in a sandstorm, some experts say. pg 12c

Sales dive for new homes

Sales of new homes fell by the biggest amount in almost nine years last month and home prices declined for a fourth straight month. pg 12c

SPORTS

Meissner in 3rd place at worlds

Bel Air teenager Kimmie Meissner enters today's free skate at the World Figure Skating Championships in third place after a strong short program in Calgary, Alberta. pg 1c

NATIONAL

Immigration plan in jeopardy

Election-year concerns and presidential jockeying are dominating the congressional debate over President Bush's immigration plan, threatening to scuttle the chances of an overhaul this year. pg 3a

TODAY

A taste for wine

Anyone with a sense of adventure can learn to appreciate good wines. pg 1d

BUSINESS

DOW

9.68

11,279.97

NASDAQ

+12.67

2,312.82

S&P

1.28

1,302.95

SUN INDEX

+2.11

350.78

Quote Of the day

"I guess it was just God telling me, `No, Sheivon, you don't want to be in Iraq with bullets flying past your head.'"

Midshipman Sheivon Davis, who asked for Marine duty but was not selected.

Article, PG 1A

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