Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

June 02, 2006

WORLD

Powers agree on Iran proposals

World powers said yesterday that they have agreed on a set of "far-reaching proposals" to entice Iran to suspend its enrichment of uranium, which could be used for nuclear weapons, and to punish Tehran if it refuses. pg 1a

Quake death toll continues rise

With as many as 500 people dying each day from injuries that they suffered during Saturday's earthquake in Indonesia, the death toll from the earthquake has surpassed 6,200, and it is likely to continue to increase. pg 8a

MARYLAND

Muhammad gets six life terms

Montgomery County Circuit Judge James L. Ryan sentenced John Allen Muhammad yesterday to six consecutive life terms with no possibility of parole for sniper shootings in the fall of 2002. Muhammad did not speak at his sentencing. pg 1a

Carroll districts in uncertainty

The Maryland Court of Appeals left the Carroll County districts issue in limbo yesterday, showing reluctance to take on responsibilities that under law are assigned to the General Assembly. pg 1b

NATIONAL

New Orleans levee problems

The Army Corps of Engineers acknowledged that design defects in the levees protecting New Orleans caused the majority of flooding during Hurricane Katrina, and that the disaster will almost certainly trigger reforms in how the federal government protects the American public. pg 3a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+ 91.97

11,260.28

NASDAQ -- UP

+ 40.98

2,219.86

S&P -- UP

+ 15.62

1,285.71

SUN INDEX -- UP

+ 3.76

340.94

CEG won electricity auction

Constellation Energy Group disclosed to lawmakers yesterday that it was by far the largest winning bidder in an auction to supply electricity to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. customers - a fact that may bolster critics who contend deregulation has failed to spark meaningful competition. pg 1a

Bentley name for the port

The port of Baltimore was renamed last night for Helen Delich Bentley, whose work on its behalf over a half-century as a journalist, legislator and consultant was born of a devotion to the city's waterfront instilled by her mother who had immigrated by steamship. pg 1e

SPORTS

Devil Rays avoid sweep by O's

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays defeated the Orioles, 8-6, last night to avoid a three-game sweep at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The game was interrupted by a weather delay of 1 hour, 32 minutes before the start of the third inning. pg 1f

Chuck Driesell to take Terps job

Chuck Driesell, son of former Maryland basketball coach Lefty Driesell and head coach at Bishop Ireton in Alexandria, Va., informed his team of his decision to accept an assistant coaching position at Maryland, one of his players said. pg 1f

TODAY

Tom Hanks is no Jimmy Stewart

Entertainment writers have referred to actor Tom Hanks as today's Jimmy Stewart. With such movie choices by Hanks as the recent The Da Vinci Code, the comparison is starting to look shaky. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"There's plenty of water. We can't get it to all our customers at the same time."

Robert Beringer, chief of Howard County's Bureau of Utilities, on water restrictions there

Article, PG 1b

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