Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 12, 2006

NATIONAL

New studies on breast cancer

Two important studies challenge conventional thoughts about treating and avoiding breast cancer. One suggests that doctors may eventually be able to identify women who do not need chemotherapy. The other says that women who have had hysterectomies can take estrogen to relieve symptoms of menopause without increasing their risk of breast cancer. pg 3a

MARYLAND

City makes plans to save schools

A day after they won the battle to maintain authority over 11 failing schools, Baltimore officials unveiled a plan to exert more control over those schools and to lure talented principals to some of them with financial incentives. pg 1a

Guides offer harbor hospitality

Starting today, a new team of visitor guides will bring enhanced hospitality services to Baltimore's waterfront for the benefit of both tourists and downtown's growing base of residents. pg 1d

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-51.70

11,089.63

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-22.92

2,310.35

S&P -- DOWN

-10.03

1,286.57

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-3.64

341.98

WORLD

Iran's nuclear ambitions

Iran's president said that Iranian scientists have enriched uranium for the nation's nuclear power program and that Iran is determined to develop production on an industrial scale. pg 1a

SPORTS

Benson, O's prevail, 8-4

Kris Benson pitched seven solid innings to get his first win as an Oriole in an 8-4 victory over the Devil Rays. David Newhan, Miguel Tejada and Brian Roberts each drove in two runs for the Orioles. pg 1e

Nationals lose home opener

Washington continued its early-season struggles with a 7-1 loss to the New York Mets before a crowd of 40,530, about 6,000 short of a sellout. pg 1e

TODAY

Boychoir has lots to sing about

Having received the news that it has found a permanent home as well as a $1 million donation, the Maryland State Boychoir celebrates in song. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's going to be difficult for the women to recover from this news. This is another trauma on top of all of the traumas that they've had."

Laura Cain of the Maryland Disability Center, which represents female offenders in the Tamar's Children program that the state is ending

Article, PG 1B

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