Sun News Digest


March 07, 2007


Libby is convicted

The guilty verdicts against former vice presidential aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby made him the highest level White House official convicted of a crime since the Iran-contra scandal 20 years ago and mark the latest fallout from the administration's handling of the run-up to the war in Iraq. pg 1a

Guantanamo hearings closed

Reporters will be barred from hearings Friday at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for the 14 suspected terrorists who were transferred last year from secret CIA prisons. pg 3a


City revenues slowing

Baltimore's rosy finances, which have allowed the city to spend millions of extra dollars on school construction and children's programs, appear to be slowing - an indication that the softer real estate market is catching up with City Hall. pg 1b

Crash kills Howard doctor

A well-known Howard County pediatrican en route to see a patient was killed along with a 21-year-old man when the cars they were driving collided on Route 103. pg 1b


Roadside bombs take toll

Despite a determined Defense Department effort to protect troops from deadly roadside bombs, the toll in Iraq continues to rise, with at least 19 American servicemen killed in the past week when insurgents' bombs tore their vehicles. pg 1a








S&P -- UP






First-time buyers get break

The housing affordability index reportedly improved slightly in January, which means that the typical first-time buyer still had less than half the income needed to afford a starter home . pg 1d

Digene stock slips

Digene Corp. shares sank on news that a major competitor has two HPV tests under review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Digenes has the only test currently approved by the FDA. pg 1d


Unfashionable idol

Lakisha Jones has been hitting judges and viewers with a big voice and a compelling story on Fox's American Idol. But in one area, her aim missed its mark - fashion. pg 1c


Ravens, J. Lewis could split

A week after both sides seemed positive about reuniting, the Ravens and running back Jamal Lewis have begun to look elsewhere. The Ravens have expressed interest in a trade for the Buffalo Bills' Willis McGahee, and Lewis has begun to set up visits, beginning with the Cleveland Browns. pg 1e

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