Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 05, 2006

NATIONAL

Hastert fights to keep his post

House Speaker Dennis Hastert said last night that he had no thoughts of resigning despite allegations by a former aide to Mark Foley that he had warned Hastert more than two years ago about Foley's inappropriate behavior toward underage pages. pg 1a

Spinach investigation widens

Federal agents searched two California produce companies in connection with the nationwide E. coli outbreak that killed one person and sickened at least 191 others, the U.S. attorney's office for Northern California said. pg 3a

SPORTS

Athletics take 2-0 series lead

Mark Kotsay hit an inside-the-park home run to help the Oakland Athletics defeat the Minnesota Twins, 5-2, and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five American League Division Series. The Yankees-Tigers game, postponed by rain, will be made up today. pg 6e

Mets beat Dodgers in opener

In his postseason debut, Carlos Delgado went 4-for-5 to help New York defeat Los Angeles, 6-5, in Game 1 of the NL Division Series. Former Oriole John Maine pitched well for the Mets as an emergency starter, allowing one run in 4 1/3 innings. pg 1e

WORLD

Iraqi police pulled from service

Iraqi authorities pulled a brigade of about 700 policemen out of service in its biggest effort yet to root out troops linked to death squads. pg 16a

TODAY

Fans react to changes at 92Q

Fans turn up the volume as radio station 92Q changes its popular morning team. pg 1c

Fla. utility sues over PSC power The Florida utility planning to acquire Constellation Energy said yesterday that it has sued to force a court ruling on whether the Maryland Public Service Commission has the power to approve the deal. The situation was left murky by a state Court of Appeals decision last month. pg 1d

Patent dispute heard in court

The Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday in a patent dispute between Gaithersburg's MedImmune and biotech giant Genentech, a case with potentially broad implications for the biotech industry and patent rights generally. pg 1d

MARYLAND

Partnerships in transportation

Seeking a new way to finance transportation "mega-projects," the Ehrlich administration announced yesterday that it will seek partnerships with private companies to help finance highway and mass transit expansion and share in the benefits. pg 1a

Panel votes against Shore resort

A state commission voted yesterday to block a proposed $1 billion golf resort near the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, handing a surprise victory to environmentalists who feared the huge project would clutter one of the Chesapeake region's most beautiful landscapes. pg 1b

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