Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 04, 2006

NATIONAL

Moussaoui eligible for death

A federal jury concluded that Zacarias Moussaoui is eligible for the death penalty, sending his trial into a final stage that will decide whether he deserves to forfeit his life for the deaths in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, or is mentally too unstable to warrant execution. pg 1a

DeLay won't run for re-election

Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. who has been touched by a lobbying scandal that ensnared some former top aides and cost him his leadership post, will not seek re-election, officials said. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Bills heading toward legal issue

Maryland senators prepared yesterday for a legal battle with Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. over 15 bills that they rushed to pass by a key deadline but were prevented from delivering to the governor because his aides had locked an office door. pg 1a

`Stop Snitching' star arrested

City police have arrested a star of the Stop Snitching underground DVD and said that they have found evidence that he was working on a sequel to the effort that glamorized witness intimidation. pg 1b

TODAY

Promoting her son's last book

For years, Jeni Stepanek lived in the shadow of her son, Mattie, who died at 13 in 2004. Now she is in the limelight alone as she promotes his last book. pg 1c

Examiner newspaper to debut

With the launch of a free tabloid, The Examiner, set to debut tomorrow, Baltimore becomes a two-newspaper town again. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+ 35.62

11,144.94

NASDAQ -- DOWN

- 3.05

2,336.74

S&P -- UP

+ 2.98

1,297.81

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 1.00

351.36

TSA to test anti-explosive device

The federal Transportation Security Administration is testing a 20-foot-long box at the Dorsey MARC station that will screen commuter rail travelers for explosives. The pilot program eventually could be deployed nationwide. pg 1d

SPORTS

Florida wins NCAA title

The Florida Gators breezed to a 73-57 win over the UCLA Bruins for the program's first NCAA men's basketball championship. pg 1e

GAMEDAY

O's get off to winning start

The Orioles tied a team mark for Opening Day homers as they beat the Tampa Devil Rays, 9-6. Luis Matos and Melvin Mora hit successive homers in the fifth inning, and Miguel Tejada and Jeff Conine also connected. pg 1f

WORLD

U.S. deaths in Iraq on rise

Thirteen American troops have died in Iraq this month, the U.S. military reported. That's nearly half the number who died in all of March. pg 12a

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Most people just want a safe place where their kids can play outside."

Cathy McClain, executive director of Cherry Hill 2000 on the goal of anti-crime walks in South Baltimore

Article, PG 1b

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