Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 29, 2006

NATIONAL

Senate OKs terror trials

The Senate approved President Bush's plan to question and try suspected foreign terrorists before military judges - without oversight by the federal courts. pg 1a

White House, Abramoff contacts

A bipartisan congressional report documents hundreds of contacts between White House officials and the corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his partners, including at least 10 direct contacts between Abramoff and Karl Rove, President Bush's chief political strategist. pg 5a

WORLD

New Al-Qaida audiotape

Al-Qaida in Iraq's leader, in a chilling new audiotape, called for nuclear scientists to join his group's holy war and urged insurgents to kidnap Westerners so they could be traded for a blind Egyptian sheik who is serving a life sentence in a U.S. prison. pg 12a

SPORTS

Owens overdose `accidental'

Dallas police have classified Terrell Owens' case as an "accidental overdose," not an attempted suicide, closing their investigation of the Cowboys receiver's hospitalization. He went through a full practice yesterday, his first since breaking his right hand Sept. 17, and might play in Sunday's game in Tennessee. pg 8F

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+29.21

11,718.45

NASDAQ -- UP

+6.63

2,270.02

S&P -- UP

+2.56

1,339.15

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.57

339.62

Hewlett-Packard in Congress

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s current and former board chairs readily agreed yesterday with outraged lawmakers in Congress that the storied Silicon Valley company had behaved horribly in trying ferret out boardroom leaks. pg 1e

MARYLAND

Rosewood Center criticized

Investigators have issued a scathing report criticizing the state-run Rosewood Center in Owings Mills, recommending that federal funding be cut off if the staff of the residential center for the mentally disabled does not stop patients from hurting themselves and abusing others. pg 1B

Independent political ad

Independent expenditure ads - made famous by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in the 2004 presidential contest - have hit the Maryland's race for governor. pg 1b

TODAY

Reviews of 2 new movies

Our film reviewers say: The Guardian is that rare action movie that displays brains and heart, not just filler between explosions; and The U.S. vs. John Lennon depicts an unruly man and artist striving to become mature without losing his bite. pg 1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I don't know who these people are, but I like 'em already."

David Paulson, Md. Democratic Party spokesman, on a group running ads linking Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and President Bush

Article, PG 1A

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