Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 12, 2006

NATIONAL

Bush defends domestic spying

Facing congressional furor over a report suggesting he ordered a secret database of Americans' domestic phone calls, President Bush defended his warrantless spying program, saying it is targeted at terrorists and that privacy is fiercely protected. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Voting machines flawed

Computer security experts say they have found the worst security flaw yet in the oft-criticized touch-screen voting machines that Marylanders will use this year. pg 1b

Montague vents anger

Juvenile Services Secretary Kenneth C. Montague Jr. lashed out yesterday at the state's independent monitor for releasing reports critical of his agency, saying she was disrupting services for children and unfairly tarring his staff. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-141.92

11,500.73

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-48.07

2,272.70

S&P -- DOWN

-16.93

1,305.92

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-3.70

346.95

Worry sends stocks down

Anxious investors sent stocks plunging yesterday as surging commodities prices fed fears that the Federal Reserve would extend its two-year streak of interest-rate increases. The major indexes saw their biggest one-day drops since midJanuary. pg 1e

Nano-tech research at JHU

Johns Hopkins University next week will officially launch a new Institute for NanoBioTechnology whose focus will be on solving medical problems by manipulating the tiniest of instruments and organisms, part of an emerging field. pg 1a

SPORTS

Former champ Patterson dies

Floyd Patterson, boxing's first two-time heavyweight champion of the world, died at his home in New Paltz, N.Y., at the age of 71. pg 1f

Lawyer Ron out of Preakness

Lawyer Ron, the 12th-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, will not run in the Preakness. Ron Holthus, the horse's trainer, said that the 3-year-old will undergo surgery today for a chip in his right hind ankle. pg 4f

TODAY

Disaster remake sinks

Poseidon, the remake which opens in theaters today, is a wreck of a movie, our review says. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The bottom line is, we're not going to eradicate [snakehead fish], so we've got to figure out how to control them."

Virginia state biologist John Odenkirk Article, PG 1B

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Take the kids fishing

Lure the kids away from the video games and take them on an old-fashioned fishing outing, says outdoors writer Candus Thomson.

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Norton interview

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