Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 01, 2006

NATIONAL

9/11 phone records released

New York City released partial recordings of about 130 calls made to 911 on Sept. 11, 2001. The calls were stripped of the voices of the people inside the World Trade Center but evocative of their struggles for life. pg 1a

Censure focus of Senate hearing

The Senate heard the first detailed arguments on the merits of formally censuring President Bush during a frequently testy committee hearing that highlighted Republican opposition and Democratic ambivalence toward the idea. pg 3a

MARYLAND

School takeover delayed

Capping a whirlwind two days of hearings, lobbying and flat-out begging by Baltimore officials, the General Assembly approved a one-year moratorium on the state's plan to take over 11 failing schools by a margin large enough to override an expected veto by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. pg 1a

WORLD

Militant linked to Hamas killed

A Palestinian militant with ties to Hamas was killed by a car bomb, unleashing factional unrest that left three others dead and 35 wounded in the first direct threat to the Islamic groups new government. pg 8a

Border talks get heated

The United States and its North American neighbors sought without success to ease the diplomatic irritants that continue to trouble their cross-border relations - with immigration atop the list. pg 8a

Region nears buyers' market

As the real estate industry cools slightly, the Baltimore region is edging closer to buyers' market than it has been in years. Sustained job and income growth have positioned the area for a soft landing, say the conclusions of an analysis to be released Monday by the Appraisal Institute and Johns Hopkins University's real estate department. pg 12c

Delphi asks to void UAW pact

Giant auto-parts maker Delphi Corp., standing by its earlier threat, asked a bankruptcy court judge yesterday to void its labor contract with the United Auto Workers after the union rejected Delphi's latest demands to cut wages and benefits. pg 12c

TODAY

Sprucing up on lawn care

Whether you're a mowing maniac or a reluctant groundskeeper, it's time to think about what you're going to do with the grass. pg 1d

SPORTS

No deal yet for Orioles' Mora

Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora met with team owner Peter Angelos but didn't sign a contract extension. Mora said he is optimistic that a deal could still be finished before Opening Day. "We're close," he said. "I think we're going to make a deal." pg 1c

Ochoa maintains lead over Wie

Coming off a 62 in the first round a day earlier, Lorena Ochoa shot a 1-under-par 71 and kept her four-shot lead over 16-year-old Michelle Wie at the LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship. pg 4c

BUSINESS

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SUN INDEX

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Quote Of the day

"Most students don't really know [about the women's team]. They know about it now."

University of Maryland student Adam Boorstein, on the women's basketball team making it to the NCAA Final Four tournament Article, PG 1A

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