Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 06, 2006

NATIONAL

CIA director abruptly resigns

CIA Director Porter J. Goss resigned abruptly after less than two years as head of the embattled spy agency, becoming the latest top member of President Bush's team to leave the administration. pg 1a

Rep. Kennedy heads to rehab

In the latest troubling incident for the Kennedy clan, Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, a Rhode Island Democrat, headed to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for treatment for addiction after a minor late-night accident that he acknowledged he did not remember. pg 3a

MARYLAND

NAACP may move to D.C.

The chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People says he wants to move the organization's headquarters from Northwest Baltimore to Washington. But Baltimore officials pledge they will try to create an economic incentive package to keep the nation's oldest civil rights organization. pg 1a

Officer accused in second rape

A Baltimore police officer in the Southwestern District's troubled former "flex squad" who had been charged earlier with raping a woman surrendered to authorities yesterday after a city grand jury indicted him in a second rape. pg 1b

WORLD

Rebel group signs peace deal

Thanks in part to last-minute U.S. diplomacy, two years of Darfur peace talks beset by setbacks and frustration ended with a signing ceremony between the government and the largest rebel faction. pg 1a

Dow hits six-year high

Wall Street barreled higher yesterday, sending the Dow Jones industrial average to a six-year high after a report of modest job growth bolstered hopes that the Federal Reserve will end its interest rates increases. pg 14c

Yum Brands seeks spotlight

KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut are household names, but ask someone to name the chains' parent company and you might draw a blank. Yum Brands Inc. hopes to step out of the shadow of its brands today with a series of television commercials during the Kentucky Derby telecast. The campaign is aimed at attracting more investors to a fast-food giant with worldwide sales of nearly $30 billion last year. pg 14c

SPORTS

Orioles drop third in row, 6-3

David Ortiz's three-run double in the sixth inning helped the host Boston Red Sox to a 6-3 victory, handing the Orioles their third straight loss and sixth in the past seven games. pg 1c

TODAY

Buying furniture on a budget

If you're looking for furniture, we have some tips on how to buy what you need without busting your budget. pg 1d

Daughter pays tribute to dad

Leonard Bernstein's daughter highlights her dad's music in a concert for kids. pg 2d

BUSINESS

DOW

+138.88

11,577.74

NASDAQ

+18.67

2,342.57

S&P

+13.51

1,325.76

SUN INDEX

+4.56

354.03

Quote Of the day

"It used to be the old garden set that came here, the old ladies in their hats. Now, you see everyone. Black. White. Straight. Gay. Young. Old. Asian. There's a mishmash of everyone. It's fantastic."

Kevin Brown, 46, at Flower Mart

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