Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

April 05, 2007

NATIONAL

Obama raises $25 million

Sen. Barack Obama's announcement that he has raised $25 million this year - nearly as much as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton - shakes up the presidential race and makes it clear that no Democrat will attain early dominance. pg 1a

Army probing two deaths

A week after acknowledging a litany of errors in the friendly fire death of former NFL star Pat Tillman, the Army said that two soldiers killed in Iraq in February might also have been killed by their own comrades. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Compromise on living wage

Maryland would become the first state in the nation to require that government contractors pay workers a living wage if the General Assembly approves a compromise between Gov. Martin OMalley and legislative leaders. pg 1a

False imprisonment charged

A Carroll County man, William Thomas Parrish III, faces a series of charges, including first- and second-degree assault and false imprisonment, after being accused of holding a woman against her will in a Finksburg home. pg 1b

SPORTS

Grambling's Robinson dead

Eddie Robinson, the record-setting football coach who turned Grambling State University into a nationally recognized power, has died. He was 88. Robinson had a mark of 408-165-15. pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+19.75

12,530.05

NASDAQ -- UP

+8.36

2,458.69

S&P -- UP

+1.60

1,439.37

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.11

358.96

City pushes west-side project

After reaching agreements with two developers of the long-stalled superblock project on Baltimore's west side, the city is offering an additional superblock parcel for redevelopment. pg 1d

BioVeris Corp. acquired

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Roche has agreed to acquire BioVeris Corp., a Gaithersburg biotechnology business, for $600 million, the companies announced yesterday. pg 1d

WORLD

British detainees going home Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pardoned 15 British sailors and marines detained while on patrol in the Persian Gulf and said he was sending them home. pg 10a

Bus attack kills 11 in Iraq

Assailants opened fire on a minivan carrying power-plant workers near Kirkuk, in northern Iraq, yesterday, killing 11 of them. pg 11a

New risk for tsunami survivors

Diarrhea has broken out among children huddled in camps of tsunami survivors in the Solomon Islands, a Red Cross official said yesterday, the first worrying sign that thousands of people may be at risk of disease. pg 12a

TODAY

Celebrity turn for Lippman?

Journalist-turned-novelist Laura Lippman's 12th book may just make her into a celebrity - something the admirers of Tess Monaghan think she already is. pg 1c

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