Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 17, 2006

NATIONAL

Senate test on immigration bill

In a key test of the Senate's support for a comprehensive immigration bill that includes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants, senators rebuffed a call to secure the nation's borders first. pg 1a

NSA's shelving of pre-9/11 plan

After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, the NSA largely shelved a program that proved successful at singling out terrorist-related information, say current and former intelligence officials. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Utility merger details urged

Maryland's top legislative leaders demanded yesterday that Constellation Energy Group disclose how much its executives would get from a merger with a Florida utility. pg 1a

Malvo gave police information

Lee Boyd Malvo, 21, prosecuted as John Allen Muhammad's accomplice on a sniper rampage in 2002 in the District of Columbia area, has provided information to police in recent months. pg 1b

More west-side development

Baltimore's west-side redevelopment could spread farther along Howard Street, where two key property owners are preparing to sell off eight buildings that have sat largely vacant for years. pg 1d

WORLD

U.N. tries faster Darfur action

The Security Council passed a resolution to accelerate transfer of control of an African Union force into a larger force led by the U.N. in Sudan's Darfur region. It threatened sanctions for violators of a recent peace agreement. pg 8a

SPORTS

Red Sox beat Orioles again

The Orioles lost to the Red Sox for the 13th consecutive time - the eighth this season - as Curt Schilling earned his sixth victory, 6-5, despite allowing home runs to Ramon Hernandez, Brandon Fahey and Jay Gibbons. pg 1e

TODAY

Seton High alumnae go home

Seton High alumnae took a sentimental journey when they paid a visit to their old school. pg 1c

13 `Drowsy' Tony nominations

The Drowsy Chaperone, a small-scale musical that began as a performance at a bachelor party, received 13 Tony award nominations yesterday - more than any other show. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW

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11,419.89

NASDAQ

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S&P

- 2.42

1,292.08

SUN INDEX+ 0.34

341.67

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"There is a definite possiblity for a special session."

Thomas V. Mike Miller, President of the Maryland Senate

ARTICLE PG 1A

When the gates open at 8 a.m. Saturday for the running of the Preakness, "it's like the running of the bulls," says a Pimlico Race Course spokesman.

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Friday

Helpful beach details

Your resource for what you need to know for this year's vacation on the shore.

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Da Vinci Code, the movie

The Da Vinci Code, the much promoted and anticipated movie based on the best-selling novel, opens.

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PREAKNESS coverage

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TASTE ONLINE

Check out the fine French food that Morris Martick has served up for 35 years in a restaurant on the west side of Baltimore.

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