Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

July 06, 2006

NATIONAL

Enron founder Lay dies

Kenneth L. Lay, the founder of Enron Corp. who ascended to the pinnacle of American business only to tumble into disgrace, died yesterday in Aspen, Colo., while awaiting a judge's sentencing this fall that could have sent him to prison for decades. He was 64. pg 1a

FDA approves AIDS drug

The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first 3-in-1 anti-retroviral pill for use by the U.S.-sponsored plan for AIDS treatment. The White House's acting global AIDS coordinator said Tuesday the pill should greatly improve treatment for AIDS patients in poor countries. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Schisler questions firing

Public Service Commission Chairman Kenneth D. Schisler will tell the Court of Appeals that the General Assembly ran roughshod over the state constitution when it voted to fire him and other members of the embattled regulatory agency. pg 1b

Schaefer speaks up, out

Comptroller William Donald Schaefer rekindled controversy over his views on immigrants and his behavior toward women yesterday as he denounced state spending to teach English as a second language and addressed a reporter who questioned him as a "sweet little girl." pg 1b

TODAY

Getting to New York on a budget

If you're looking for a cheap ticket to New, step aboard one of the Chinese bus lines that travel between the Big Apple and Charm City. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-76.20

11,151.82

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-37.09

2,153.34

S&P -- DOWN

-9.28

1,270.91

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-2.32

338.17

Check-kiting scheme probed

Carrollton Bancorp, a small Baltimore banking company, is investigating whether it lost money in a check-kiting scheme that Baltimore County Savings Bank blames for a $7 million loss. pg 1d

Layoffs at Sparrows Point

The giant steel-making furnace at Sparrows Point has broken down, halting production and forcing a month-long temporary layoff of an undisclosed number of workers at the Baltimore County mill. pg 1d

Southwest to raise fares

Southwest Airlines is raising fares again, citing fuel costs. Airline analysts say passengers will be squeezed this summer. pg 1d

WORLD

Sanctions pressed for N. Korea

Japan, backed by the United States and Britain, pressed yesterday for U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea's weapons programs in retaliation for a battery of missile tests that's rattled markets around the world. pg 1a

SPORTS

France wins semifinal, 1-0

Zinedine Zidane's goal on a penalty kick in the 33rd minute gave France a 1-0 victory over Portugal and a date in Sunday's World Cup title match against Italy. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I had been looking forward to him serving prison time, but the Lord said, `Vengeance is mine.'"

Charles Prestwood, Enron employee who lost his $1.3 million retirement savings when the company's stock collapsed, on Ken Lay's death Article, PG 11a

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