Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 13, 2007

NATIONAL

Walter Reed general forced out

The Army's surgeon general has been forced out, becoming the third high-ranking Army official to lose his job in a widening scandal over substandard conditions for wounded soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. pg 1a

WORLD

Sudanese leaders condemned

A high-level U.N. mission to Darfur said that the Sudanese government had orchestrated human rights crimes against its own people and urged that leaders of Sudan's government and militias be charged with war crimes. pg 6a

MARYLAND

House trims O'Malley budget

House Democrats make modest $148 million in cuts to the governor's $30 billion budget, turning aside Republican complaints that the reductions won't alter the long-term fiscal picture. pg 1a

Audit finds trouble in schools

An in-depth, independent audit of the Baltimore County school system finds a breakdown in oversight and teacher training that has led to a disconnect between what children need to learn and what is being taught. The audit will be released at tonight's school board meeting. pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+42.30

12,318.62

NASDAQ -- UP

+14.74

2,402.29

S&P -- UP

+3.75

1,406.60

SUN INDEX -- UP

+1.75

367.29

Getting the word out

Starting today, Legg Mason and its seven subsidiaries will begin running advertisements across the country to educate investors and financial advisers about the company and what it does. pg 1D

TODAY

Ready for the big prance

That other NCAA - the National Celebrity Annoyance Association - announces the seeding for its 2007 tournament, with Paris Hilton, Donald Trump, Robert Novak and Peyton Manning the No. 1 seeds. pg 1c

SPORTS

Terps, UMBC women learn draw

Maryland was named a No. 2 seed in the NCAA women's basketball tournament and will play No. 15 Harvard on Sunday at about 2:30 p.m. in Hartford, Conn. UMBC was named a No. 16 seed and will play No. 1 Connecticut on Sunday at about 9:30 p.m. in Hartford. pg 1e

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