Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 27, 2006

Nation

Bush's strategy with Snow

For a president working to restore his sagging popularity, the addition of a fresh face to the White House team in Tony Snow - not to mention one who is a pundit who has bashed President Bush in recent writings - was a message in itself. pg 1a

World

1,000 secret CIA flights reported

The CIA has conducted more than 1,000 clandestine flights in Europe since 2001, and some of them secretly took away terror suspects to countries where they could face torture, European Union lawmakers said. pg 12a

MARYLAND

Misstep complicates utility plan

The jumble of numbers that is confounding customers of Maryland's largest utility company grew more muddled yesterday after Constellation Energy Group officials acknowledged that a key figure used by state officials when announcing a rate-relief plan was misstated. pg 1a

Busy weekend on the bay

The visit of the Volvo Ocean Race coincides with several other events that together are likely to cause a traffic jam of sorts on the Chesapeake Bay. pg 1b

SPORTS

O's Bedard loses his first, 8-2

Vernon Wells homered twice to lead the host Toronto Blue Jays to an 8-2 victory over the Orioles, spoiling Erik Bedard's bid to become the major leagues' first five-game winner. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+71.24

11,354.49

NASDAQ -- UP

+3.33

2,333.363

S&P -- UP

+3.67

1,305.41

SUN INDEX -- UP

+2.08

349.43

MinuteClinics moving to CVS

MinuteClinic is closing its six locations at Target stores in the Baltimore area next month but opening in at least seven nearby CVS stores. pg 1d

T. Rowe Price riding high

T. Rowe Price Group Inc. reported record revenue and a 24 percent jump in first-quarter profit as investors poured more money into the firm's mutual funds. pg 1d

TODAY

Stuntwoman comes home

Baltimorean Nicki Bonvegna is a stunt driver, stunt fighter, circus aerialist, dancer and magician's assistant. Tonight she brings her skills to Disney Live! Mickey's Magic Show at the Hippodrome. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Whatever it brings at auction, I'll be happy because it's a gift from God for the churches."

Kenneth Carter, about the auction of 340 acres near Ocean City to benefit three churches

Article, PG 1A

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Tomorrow

Flight 93

United 93 attempts to reconstruct the 9/11 airborne tragedy from the view of the ground and flight controllers, the passengers, and their nervous families awaiting word on their loved ones' fate.

IN MOVIES TODAY

Saturday

Tubman tour

On the Eastern Shore, you can retrace the life of Harriet Tubman in a self-guided tour through Caroline and Dorchester counties.

IN GO TODAY

First dates

Baltimoreans name some of their favorite places for a first date.

IN MODERN LIFE

ONLINE

TODAY

TASTE ONLINE

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