Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

March 20, 2007

NATIONAL

Replacing Gonzales pondered

The White House began floating the names of possible replacements for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales yesterday as the Justice Department released more internal documents related to the firings of eight U.S. attorneys last year. pg 1A

SPORTS

Porter accused of punch

Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter was accused of punching Bengals offensive lineman Levi Jones after police said the players exchanged trash talk at a casino blackjack table in Las Vegas. Porter could face up to a year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine. pg 4e

TODAY

Snape's fate enchants book fans

For a surprisingly large number of Harry Potter fans, mostly adult ones, the fate of the intrepid boy wizard - you know, the one the books are ostensibly about - isn't nearly as interesting as what will happen to his ex-professor, Severus Snape. The double-crossing Death Eater. Murderer of the beloved Headmaster Dumbledore. Greasy-haired, yellow-toothed, cuttingly sarcastic and, in the words of his creator, deeply horrible. pg 1C

Slogans to inspire tidiness

Hearing that Mayor Sheila Dixon hopes to spit-shine Baltimore's streets with a snappy new campaign to reform even the worst litterers, Sun readers jumped to help. Eager to share their wisdom, to save the city money and, most of all, to see how the city would look clean, Baltimoreans submitted to us dozens of anti-litter slogan suggestions, many of which are even printable. pg 1C

MARYLAND

Taser use is scrutinized

The death of a mentally ill Baltimore County man as police attempted to subdue him with a Taser has revived a debate about the safety of the high-voltage stun guns and whether police might be too quick to use them. pg 1B

BRAC move may be at risk

Plans to expand the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, as part of a military realignment plan expected to bring thousands of jobs to Maryland, might be in jeopardy because of the controversy over Walter Reed Army hospital, according to members of the states congressional delegation. pg 1B

WORLD

Israeli civilian shot near Gaza

Hamas militants claimed responsibility for a shooting that wounded an Israeli civilian near the border with the Gaza Strip - the first serious violence after formation of the new Palestinian unity government. pg 8A

BUSINESS

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+21.75

2394.41

S&P -- UP

+15.11

1,402.06

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.21

358.01

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