Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

June 24, 2006

NATIONAL

Gaining access to bank records

Federal investigators gained access to reams of personal banking information without court approval by issuing broad administrative subpoenas, a legal tool historically associated with far less sensitive regulatory investigations. pg 1a

Substance of accused terrorists

South Florida's seven accused domestic terrorists may have been long on ambition, according to the indictments, but apparently far short on substance, neighbors and relatives say. pg 3a

MARYLAND

BGE rates bill veto overridden

Hewing closely to party lines, the General Assembly overrode Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s veto of a BGE rates bill, capping this summer's increase in electricity bills at 15 percent and firing the members of the Public Service Commission. pg 1a

Constellation CEO waives funds

Constellation Energy Group said its chief executive has waived tens of millions of dollars in bonuses and accelerated pension payments that would be triggered by the company's planned merger. pg 8c

State wants challenge dismissed

A court challenge to a Maryland law requiring Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to increase spending for health care should be tossed out because the legislation gives the company alternatives, the state argued. pg 8c

WORLD

Security clampdown tightened

Iraq's prime minister tightened a security clampdown in Baghdad in an attempt to restore order on downtown streets. pg 10a

SPORTS

Ray saves O's win over Nats

Chris Ray bounced back from his first blown save of the season, pitching a perfect ninth inning to seal the Orioles' 2-1 victory over the Nationals, the first major league game in Baltimore against a Washington team since 1971. pg 1c

TODAY

Oil painting for the masses

Oil painting isn't just for the old masters. Even novices can learn to enjoy the fun and beauty of painting with oils. pg 1d

BUSINESS

DOW

- 30.02

10,989.09

NASDAQ

- 1.51

2,121.47

S&P

- 1.10

1,244.50

SUN INDEX

+ 1.25

331.29

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It was exciting because we were making something new."

Pete Yancone, director of education and a 30-year employee of the Maryland Science Center, on the center's founding Article, PG 1b

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