Sun News Digest

June 07, 2006

NATIONAL

Bush addresses immigration

President Bush sought to minimize the differences that have divided the House and Senate over immigration, telling an audience of Border Patrol recruits that consensus is growing across the country for changes in immigration policy. pg 3a

New data on breast cancer

Pre-menopausal black women with breast cancer are twice as likely to have a more aggressive tumor than non-black women of any age or post-menopausal black women, scientists report. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Rate hearings expected Tuesday

General Assembly leaders said they plan to hold committee meetings Tuesday to address BGE electric rates, with a special session expected to start Wednesday. Top Assembly Democrats say they want to fire the Public Service Commission and reduce the initial rate increase due to take effect July 1 from 72 percent to 15 percent, spreading out the rest over time. pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-46.58

11,002.14

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-6.84

2162.78

S&P -- DOWN

-1.44

1263.85

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-1.90

335.39

Stakes high in energy dispute

Not since credit card giant MBNA left Maryland for Delaware in 1982 as a result of a legislative dispute have lawmakers engaged in such high-stakes brinkmanship with a corporation as they have now with the city's lone Fortune 500 company, Constellation Energy Group, state business leaders said. pg 1d

WORLD

Canada terror plot detailed

Prosecutors said that some of the men charged in a terror plot last week planned on storming Canada's Parliament, taking politicians hostage and beheading Prime Minister Stephen Harper if Canadian troops were not pulled from Afghanistan. pg 1a

SPORTS

Blue Jays edge Orioles, 6-4

Orioles reliever Chris Britton gave up his first run since being recalled from Bowie on May 15, surrendering a two-run home run to Toronto's Alex Rios as the Blue Jays beat the Orioles 6-4. pg 1e

TODAY

Rockin' on the right

Conservative rockers, this one's for you. The magazine National Review has listed the "50 greatest conservative rock songs." pg 1c

Tanner in spotlight at BMA

A new Baltimore Museum of Art exhibition explores the influence that Henry Ossawa Tanner had on a generation of African-American artists. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I think there's going to be a better bill, and I think there's going to be a lower rate increase."

State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, on special session to address electric rate increase Article, PG 1A

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Friday

`Cars' opens

Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures join forces to bring this story of cars racing across legendary Route 66. Celebrities lending their voices include Paul Newman, George Carlin and NASCAR driver Richard Petty.

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Sunday

Gadgets for the shore

With just 10 days until the official start of summer (and only two days until the kids are set free from school), we give you 10 summer travel gadgets to take along on your next trip to the shore.

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TODAY

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