Business

May 25, 2006

NATIONAL

Office search confrontation

The confrontation between congressional leaders and the Bush administration over the search of a representative's office escalated, with House Speaker Dennis Hastert and other congressional leaders demanding the return of all material seized during the incident. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Snipers face off in court

John Allen Muhammad tangled with Lee Boyd Malvo in an aggressive cross-examination of his former protege yesterday, then erupted in anger at prosecutors who tried to limit Muhammad's questioning in his sniper murder trial. pg 1a

Mid expelled, seconds too slow

Former Midshipman Frank Shannon was 20 seconds too slow to meet the Naval Academy's distance-run requirement for graduation. He owes the government $127,000 for his tuition. pg 1a

WORLD

Abbas to search for solutions

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will conduct meetings to search for solutions to the security problems and the international isolation of Hamas that have left the Palestinian government bankrupt and near collapse. pg 1a

Ex-official testifies for Hussein

Former Iraqi Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz became the first senior member of the old ruling elite to testify for Saddam Hussein at his trial on charges of crimes against humanity. pg 12a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+18.97

11,117.32

NASDAQ -- UP

+10.41

2,169.17

S&P -- UP

+1.99

1,258.57

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-0.20

333.51

Whistle-blower identified

Roger L. Barnes, the Howard County resident identified this week as the whistle-blower who helped lead regulators to fraud at mortgage lender Fannie Mae, doesn't like the term. He calls himself an ethics messenger. But that was only the beginning. pg 1a

SPORTS

Bernardini out of Belmont

Preakness winner Bernardini will not run in the Belmont Stakes. Darley Stable, which owns the bay colt, said he deserves a rest after running three races in close succession. pg 1e

TODAY

Antique truck show

Antique truck lovers come to Baltimore's Carroll Park to admire restored pickups, fire engines, RVs, vans and more in a three-day extravaganza that begins today. pg 1c

TV news shakeup

Charles Gibson's departure from ABC's Good Morning America raises the question of who will take over the network's morning news program. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"To have people say you're not giving your all when you're out there every day at 5:30 a.m. and covered in vomit, it's terrible."

Former Midshipman Frank Shannon, who was expelled after being 20 seconds too slow to meet the Naval Academy's distance-run requirement for graduation. Article, PG 1A

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