Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

June 14, 2006

BUSINESS

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WORLD

Judge nips Hussein defense

The judge trying Saddam Hussein for atrocities during his rule cut off defense witnesses yesterday and ordered final arguments in the case, despite objections by the former Iraqi leader's attorneys that they should be allowed to call more people to the stand. pg 15a

MARYLAND

MTA buses still are late

Despite a recent overhaul of routes and schedules, Maryland Transit Administration buses show up on schedule less than half the time, according to a survey to be released today by a community watchdog organization. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Rove won't be charged

Political strategist Karl Rove, one of President Bush's most trusted aides, will not be charged in a federal probe of potential misconduct in the White House, ending a nearly three-year investigation. pg 1a

Judge dismisses Grace charges

A federal judge has blocked prosecutors from trying to prove that Columbia-based W.R. Grace & Co. and seven top officials knowingly endangered residents of Libby, Mont., through the release of asbestos at its mining operations there. pg 1d

Wife takes over for Merrill

Eleanor Merrill, wife of Philip Merrill, was named publisher of The Capital newspaper yesterday. The move signaled continuing family control of the Annapolis-based media company, a family lawyer said. Philip Merrill disappeared on a yacht trip over the weekend. pg 1d

TODAY

Mickey D's breaks with Mickey

The days of finding Disney movie collectibles in McDonald's Happy Meals are ending this summer in a corporate parting of ways that some see as yet another blow to the Golden Arches once rock-solid foundation. pg 1c

No love lost in this comedy

The Fab Four and Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost. You might not see an immediate connection, but director Michael Kahn does, and he makes the most of it in his 1960s update of the courtly comedy at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre. pg 1c

SPORTS

Blue Jays beat Loewen, O's, 7-1

Adam Loewen gave up five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings in the Orioles' 7-1 loss at Toronto. Roy Halladay earned his eighth victory. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's ignorance that makes a sport dangerous. ... I'd rather pick up a rattlesnake than ride a motorcycle."

Walt Garrison, former Dallas Cowboy on risky behavior in the offseason

Article, PG 1A

Up next Tomorrow

A chat with Governor

Rashod Ollison interviews Governor, who performs Sunday at the African American Heritage Festival.

in Live!

Friday

Deciphering mental illness

One percent of all Americans has schizophrenia. An estimated 5.7 million have bipolar disorder, and 2.2 million adults have obsessive-compulsive disorder. What if you found out tomorrow that you could become one of them?

in Health & Science

ONLINE

TODAY

STATE POLITICS

For the latest news on the special session and David Nitkin's Q&A, go to: www.baltimoresun. com/politics

BUSH VISIT

For coverage of President Bush's trip to Iraq and archived war coverage, go to: www.baltimoresun. co m/iraq

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