Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 11, 2006

NATIONAL

Hayden meets with senators

With his confirmation hearing a week away, Air Force Gen. Michael V. Hayden met privately with senators, working to ease concerns about his nomination to be the CIA's next director. pg 4a

WORLD

Baghdad's April toll: 1,091 slain

Baghdad's morgue received 1,091 homicide victims in April, most from sectarian killings that have become no less dangerous than terrorism, Iraq's president said. pg 15a

MARYLAND

Judge muzzles BGE for now

A Baltimore judge ruled yesterday that BGE must halt its efforts to tell customers about an electric rate deferral plan negotiated by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. - permitting city officials to move ahead with their challenge of the Public Service Commission's approval of the rate plan. pg 1a

Manner of electrocution found

The exposed tip of a metal fence post came into contact with an underground electrical cable on a Druid Hill Park softball field, apparently leading to the electrocution of a 14-year-old girl Friday, city officials said yesterday. pg 1a

SPORTS

Orioles lose to Tigers, 6-3

The Detroit Tigers hit successive home runs off Rodrigo Lopez during a four-run seventh inning at Camden Yards and handed the Orioles their sixth loss in the past seven games, 6-3. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+2.88

11,642.65

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-17.51

2,320.74

S&P -- DOWN

-2.29

1,322.85

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-1.86

350.65

Local housing market cooling

The housing market in the Baltimore area showed broad signs of cooling in April, the first month of the crucial spring selling season. Year-over-year price appreciation dipped to its lowest level in more than two years. pg 1a

Roth IRA expansion proposed Individuals shut out of the Roth IRA because of their high income would be able to participate under legislation in Congress, tax experts said. pg 1d

TODAY

Bagging the perfect purse

The array of handbags in your local department store is there because someone like Emily Levitas of Gotta Have Bags in Hampden made the choices. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It was a finger in the eye of the governor to try to disrupt his fundraising abilities through me."

Richard E. Hug, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s chief campaign fundraiser, who resigned his Board of Regents seat to comply with a new law Article, PG 5B

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