Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 05, 2006

NATIONAL

GOP fallout from DeLay

President Bush and his congressional allies expressed hope that their party could recover from the web of scandals that ensnared former House Leader Tom DeLay, who said he will quit Congress within weeks. pg 1a

Crime fears in New Orleans

As drug dealers move into flood-damaged houses, alarmed New Orleans residents say that in the past few weeks, they have begun to sense a return to the bad old days before Hurricane Katrina. pg 3b

MARYLAND

City ban on fliers proposed

A proposal to prohibit commercial fliers from being stuck in doorways and fences in Baltimore advanced in the City Council yesterday as part of an effort to reduce clutter on the streets. pg 1b

Smoking ban resurfaces

Nearly three months after it was snuffed out, a push to ban smoking in all Howard County bars and restaurants has been re-ignited - and with it the hopes of health advocates seeking to eliminate smoking in public places in Maryland. pg 1b

SPORTS

Angelos to talk about Nats TV

Peter Angelos plans to testify at a hearing Friday on problems with the Nationals' television deal, and the Orioles owner says he'll provide his version of why so few of the Washington club's games are available to many fans. pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+58.91

11,203.85

NASDAQ -- UP

+8.62

2,345.36

S&P -- UP

+8.12

1,305.93

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-0.08

351.28

Banks dropping ATM fees

Hoping to win over customers in an increasingly competitive market, banks nationwide and in Maryland have begun eliminating fees or even paying transaction costs associated with ATMs. pg 1a

GM delivers buyout notices

More than 800 Baltimore-area General Motors workers received their buyout packets, giving them 45 days to decide whether to accept a severance package and leave the troubled automaker. pg 1d

WORLD

Hussein charged with genocide

Iraq's special criminal court filed genocide charges against Saddam Hussein, charging that the deposed dictator ordered a series of military attacks in 1988 that killed as many as 100,000 Kurds. pg 14a

Thai premier to resign

Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, faced with the threat of continuing public protests over his leadership, said he would resign his post despite his party's election win Sunday. pg 16a

TODAY

Is Couric up to anchor job?

Katie Couric will make history if she takes over as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News later this year, but she also faces questions as to whether she has the right stuff to succeed in the $17 million-a-year job. pg 1c

Recalling Rwanda genocide

Paul Rusesabagina was just a hotel manager in Rwanda when the genocide began in 1994. But he learned to face evil, and saved the lives of more than 1,000 of his countrymen. He will speak in Baltimore on Saturday. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I have no fear whatsoever about any investigation into me or my personal or professional activities."

Rep. Tom DeLay of Texas, who said he will resign his seat Article, PG 1A

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