Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

June 16, 2006

NATIONAL

Search warrant case

A closely divided Supreme Court ruled that police armed with a search warrant can rush into a house without giving the required warning to occupants and can use evidence they find. pg 3a

WORLD

Violence threatens Sri Lanka

Sri Lankans are desperate to escape a spasm of violence that threatens to plunge the island nation back into all-out civil war after a few years of fragile peace. pg 14a

MARYLAND

Rights groups sue police

The NAACP and the American Civil Liberties Union sued the Baltimore Police Department and the state-run city jail yesterday, alleging that thousands of people routinely arrested are held for hours without being charged. pg 1a

Ehrlich to fight rates bill

Unhappy about an electricity rate relief plan passed by the General Assembly this week, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. promised to inform voters about what he believes are misguided elements of the legislation, and hinted that he would veto the bill. pg 1a

TODAY

A speed demon of a movie

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift is a car movie fueled by testosterone. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+198.27

11,015.19

NASDAQ -- UP

+58.15

2,144.15

S&P -- UP

+26.12

1,256.16

SUN INDEX -- UP

+6.55

332.61

Newspaper purchase discussed

The Abell Foundation, started by the families that long owned The Sun, is interested in joining with other local investors to buy the newspaper if a shareholder fight at its Chicago-based owner forces a sale. The Chandler family, majority owner of the company that bought The Sun from the privately held A.S. Abell Co. in 1986 and merged it into the Tribune Co. in 2000, has said that it is unhappy with Tribune management and wants a change. pg 1f

U.S. stocks make gains

U.S. stocks rallied the most in more than two years yesterday, returning the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index to positive territory for the year after a month of declines. pg 1f

SPORTS

Montgomerie leads Open

Colin Montgomerie shot a 1-under 69, the only round under par, for a one-stroke lead in the U.S. Open at Winged Foot Golf Club. Tiger Woods, playing competitively for the first time since his father died, shot a 6-over 76. Woods began with bogeys on the first three holes. pg 5e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"There have been many weeks when I have worked over 40 hours and I have not been paid overtime."

Melanie Willner, employee of First Student, a bus company that transports many Baltimore school children

Article, PG 3B

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