Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 29, 2006

MARYLAND

Skepticism on rate phase-in

Constellation Energy Group officials presented lawmakers in Annapolis yesterday with a new plan to phase-in a planned electric rate increase, but legislative leaders said it still falls short of adequately protecting consumers. pg 1a

Downtown College Night ends

Power Plant Live announced yesterday that it has ended its College Night promotion, which drew busloads of young people to weekly festivities in downtown Baltimore. Pressure to cancel it had come from a coalition of officials seeking to curb underage drinking. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Administration personnel shift

In replacing long-serving chief of staff Andrew H. Card Jr. with another administration insider, President Bush has taken only a small step toward regaining the standing that he will need to salvage his second-term agenda, analysts said. pg 1a

Caspar Weinberger dies at 88

Caspar W. Weinberger, the anti-Soviet hawk who oversaw the nation's huge peacetime military buildup as the defense secretary during most of President Ronald Reagan's two terms, died of pneumonia. He was 88. pg 5a

WORLD

Olmert's party wins most seats

Ehud Olmert's centrist Kadima party won the largest number of seats in Israel's parliamentary elections, assuring that Olmert will become prime minister and be able to pursue his plan to give up some Jewish settlements in the West Bank and establish the country's permanent borders. pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-95.57

11,154.54

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-11.12

2,304.46

S&P -- DOWN

-8.38

1,293.23

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-1.71

349.39

Rouse Co.'s Miller steps down

Dennis W. Miller, who for three years has been the Columbia face of first the Rouse Company and then General Growth Properties, has stepped down from his position as the company's general manager of the planned community. pg 1d

TODAY

March's mixed-up fashion

Late March brings odd fashion statements to Baltimore - corduroys with translucent cotton T-shirts; lime-green fabric Longchamp bags slung over the furry arms of faux-beaver coats and down parkas with denim skirts. pg 1a

SPORTS

Owner: Ravens `could surprise'

In his lengthiest interview since taking over the Ravens, majority owner Steve Bisciotti said the pieces are in place to make the Ravens a winner again. "I think we could surprise some people this year," he said, "just like we surprised them by losing last year." pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I hate to see [young girls] in this situation, but I certainly would much less want to see them as parents."

State Sen. Delores G. Kelley, in debate on emergency contraception Article, PG 1B

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