Sun News Digest


April 26, 2007


McCain's candidacy is official

Sen. John McCain officially declares his candidacy for president, offering sharp criticism of the Bush administration for its handling of the war in Iraq. The former naval aviator says he has the experience to keep the nation safe. pg 3A

House votes on Iraq war bill

Defiant and unified in the face of a promised presidential veto, House Democrats push through an emergency war spending bill that orders President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq no later than this fall. pg 3A


Ehrlich's letter asks for money

Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is raising money to keep his campaign office open and to "confront the ultra-liberal bosses in Annapolis." In an April 20 letter to his supporters, he slams Gov. Martin O'Malley and promises to lead those " ... who have not given up on Maryland." pg 1B

Hopkins won't propose lenders

Johns Hopkins University officials announce the school will stop recommending loan companies to students and parents, and adopt a student loan code of conduct established by New York's attorney general. pg 1A


Iraq rejects quest for death toll

The Iraqi government has refused to provide the United Nations with civilian casualty figures for the world body's latest report on the hardships endured by Iraqis, the United Nations said. pg 16A








S&P -- UP






CEG profits soar

The 1999 deal to move Maryland to a deregulated power market handed Constellation Energy Group title to a fleet of valuable power plants formerly owned by its utility subsidiary. But it also locked the company into multiyear agreements to sell the electricity they produced at bargain prices. pg 1D


Orioles drop 3rd in a row

Right-hander Curt Schilling allowed one run in seven innings, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 6-1 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards. The Orioles managed five hits and suffered their third consecutive loss. PG 1C


Rosie's stay short but profitable

Rosie O'Donnell's announcement that she's leaving the daytime gabfest The View left many fans in tears. Since O'Donnell joined the ABC show in September, viewership has increased by 17 percent, to 3.5 million. pg 1E

Growth evident at Everyman

Everyman Theatre will add a seventh performance each week to its 2007-2008 season. The coming season is newsworthy in other respects: It will include a first Shakespeare production and the Baltimore premiere of August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean. pg 1E

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