Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 09, 2006

NATIONAL

Democrats take Congress

Democrats completed an improbable double-barreled election sweep of Congress, taking control of the Senate with a victory in Virginia as they padded their day-old majority in the House. pg 1a

Rumsfeld out at Defense

President Bush, stung by election losses that he acknowledged were a rebuke of the Iraq war, dismissed Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and named former CIA Director Robert M. Gates to replace him. pg 1a

WORLD

Errant - but deadly - fire

Israeli military officials said the deaths of some 20 Palestinian civilians were likely caused by an errant artillery shell that was intended to prevent Palestinian militants from firing rockets into Israel from a launching site nearby. pg 12a

MARYLAND

Absentees confirm results

Acknowledging that even the large number of absentee ballots could not bring about reversals, Republican incumbent Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. conceded the gubernatorial election to Democratic Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley, as did Lt. Gov. Michael Steele in his unsuccessful U.S. Senate race against Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin. pgs 1a, 1b

6 life sentences for Malvo

A tearful Lee Boyd Malvo told a Montgomery County courtroom yesterday that he was ashamed of his role in the sniper rampage that terrorized the Washington area in 2002 and claimed six lives in the suburban county, and that he'll never be able to forgive himself. The judge then pronounced sentence - six consecutive life terms in prison with no possibility of parole. pg 1c

TODAY

The art of conceding

Everyone loves a winner. But with the right words in a concession speech, even defeated politicians can hope to fight another day. pg 1d

Fodder for conservative radio

The Democratic wins this week are sure to give conservative radio shows something to talk about. pg 1d

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+19.77

12,176.54

NASDAQ -- UP

+9.06

2,384.94

S&P -- UP

+2.88

1,385.72

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.97

356.15

Economic issues for O'Malley

Growth. Congestion. Rising electric rates. The uninsured. As governor, Martin OMalley will face a variety of tricky and sometimes divisive issues that matter to companies and consumers alike. And the Democrat will do so with the knowledge that many business leaders favored his opponent. pg 8e

SPORTS

Terps beat Vermont, 81-63

Mike Jones and D.J. Strawberry each scored 19 points as the Maryland men's basketball team advanced to the semifinals of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic by beating Vermont, 81-63. The Terps' next game in the tournament will be next Thursday at Madison Square Garden in New York. pg 1e

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