Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

June 29, 2006

MARYLAND

Rain stops, but water still rises

Nearly a week of rains that drenched Maryland wound down yesterday, leaving behind widespread damage and six people dead or missing. But even as the sun emerged, some people were fearing what might lie ahead with streams and rivers still rising. pg 1a

Review finds falsified records

Officials at a state-run juvenile detention center falsified records for more than a year to make it look like workers were getting required training on how to deal with troubled youths, an independent monitor has found. pg 1b

WORLD

Israel boosts troops in Gaza

Israeli troops and aircraft tightened their hold yesterday on Gaza, firing artillery and moving new forces into northern Gaza. According to Palestinian security forces, Israel also arrested the Palestinians' deputy prime minister early today and at least six other members of parliament, all with the aim of forcing Palestinian militants to free a kidnapped Israeli soldier. pg 1a

NATIONAL

High court rules on districts

The Supreme Court gave politicians a new legal license to aggressively redraw election districts to benefit the party in power, as it upheld the mid-decade redistricting plan engineered by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and Texas Republicans. pg 3a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+48.82

10,973.56

NASDAQ -- UP

+11.59

2,111.84

S&P -- UP

+6.80

1,246.00

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.96

329.41

Total storm damage unknown

The storms that have inundated Maryland caused an estimated $7 million to $8 million in damages to farms in Dorchester County, but farmers and agricultural experts say the full extent won't be known until the crops are harvested. Farmers in Dorchester and Caroline counties on the mid-Shore appear to have sustained the brunt of the rain. pg 1d

SPORTS

Gay selected 8th in NBA draft

Connecticut's Rudy Gay, a former star at Archbishop Spalding, was picked eighth overall in the NBA draft by the Houston Rockets. An industry source confirmed media reports that the Rockets would trade Gay to the Memphis Grizzlies. pg 1e

TODAY

DeVito's back on small screen

Danny DeVito joins the second season of Always Sunny in Philadelphia - his first stint on a TV cast since Taxi. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"If you prosecute the devil, you have to go to Hell for the witnesses."

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea L. Smith explaining to a jury that drug conspiracy cases often require the help of those who have committed horrible crimes Article, PG 3B

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