Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 18, 2006

NATIONAL

Ex-governor guilty on all counts

A federal jury convicted former Illinois Gov. George Ryan on all charges that as secretary of state he steered state business to cronies in return for vacations, gifts and other benefits for himself and his family. pg 3a

Pulitzers for Katrina coverage

The staffs of The Times-Picayune of New Orleans and The Sun Herald of south Mississippi captured Pulitzer Prizes for public service for chronicling the catastrophic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina despite life-changing damage to their own homes and workplaces. pg 4a

MARYLAND

Wheelchair athlete wins round

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction against the Howard County school system that will allow a wheelchair athlete from Atholton High School in Columbia to compete at track events at the same time as her able-bodied teammates.pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-63.87

11,073.78

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-14.95

2,311.16

S&P -- DOWN

-3.72

1,285.33

SUN INDEX -- UP

+1.56

344.48

Oil prices pass $70 mark

Commodities took over the market yesterday, as crude oil prices jumped more than $1 a barrel to close over $70 in New York, and gold and silver prices rose to their highest levels in more than 20 years. pg 1d

WORLD

10 die in suicide bombing

A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in front of a popular fast-food restaurant in Tel Aviv, killing nine other people, injuring nearly 60 and heightening hostilities between Israel and the new Hamas-dominated Palestinian government. pg 1a

TODAY

Kressley to offer Miss USA color

Carson Kressley, of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy fame, will play the role of "color man" this year at the Miss USA pageant, charged with enhancing the broadcast with his commentary "on everything from the ladies' gowns and their beauty looks to their on-stage presentation," officials say. pg 1c

SPORTS

O's, Cabrera win; Newhan hurt

Daniel Cabrera, who had control problems in his first two starts, pitched seven innings of five-hit ball and walked just one as the Orioles defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 4-2. The Orioles lost utility player David Newhan to a fractured fibula. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"This is good news for women."

Dr. Leslie Ford, associate director for clinical research at the National Cancer Institute, discussing a drug that has been found to be effective in staving off breast cancer. Article, PG 1A

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Harton sentenced

Melissa Burch Harton of Columbia was sentenced to a 10-year sentence for involuntary manslaughter. See a video of her police interview at baltimoresun.com/harton

Contest diary

Read the latest entry in Miss Maryland's diary from the Miss USA pageant. baltimoresun.com/missusa

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