Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 03, 2007

World

Israelis seek to fill political void

Thousands are expected to attend a mass rally tonight in Tel Aviv to call for the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. The marchers are less certain about who should replace Olmert. pg 14a

Troops arrive in Baghdad

A brigade of 3,700 U.S. Army troops arrives in Baghdad this week, part of the Bush administration's troop buildup aimed at quelling sectarian violence. The soldiers are part of a troop buildup ordered by President Bush in January and expected to amount to 28,500 combat and support personnel. pg 15a

SPORTS

Orioles drop 9th in past 10

Craig Monroe's home run in the sixth inning gives the Tigers a 3-2 win over the Orioles, capping Detroit's three-game series sweep. The Orioles' ninth defeat in 10 games drops them to 12-16. pg 1e

Curlin is Ky. Derby favorite

Curlin, undefeated in three races this year, is installed as the 7-2 morning-line favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Street Sense is the second choice at 4-1 in the 20-horse field. PG 5E

NATIONAL

Warnings on antidepressants

Federal health officials urge new label warnings for antidepressants, a move aimed at protecting 18- to 24-year-olds who are at risk of suicidal thoughts and behavior during early treatment. pg 3a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+75.74

13,211.88

NASDAQ -- UP

+26.31

2,557.84

S&P -- UP

+9.62

1,495.92

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.24

359.66

Ahold sells U.S. food distributor

Dutch food conglomerate Royal Ahold NV says it has signed a $7.2 billion deal with two private equity firms that would end its stewardship of U.S. Foodservice, the Columbia food distributor that almost bankrupted Ahold with a nearly $1 billion accounting scandal. pg 1d

Sinclair shares go down

Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. shares drop 7 percent after the television-station owner says weak automotive advertising and low ratings for its MyNetworkTV stations are mitigating its successes. pg 1d

Maryland

Arundel to buy developer's land

The Anne Arundel County executive strikes a deal to buy 30 acres that abut a wetlands sanctuary for $6.1 million from a developer who had planned to use it for a shopping center. pg 1B

Dixon takes on illegal guns

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon lays out initiatives aimed at reducing weapons on the city's streets. Proposals include requiring city residents convicted of gun offenses to report their addresses to the police and tracking data on gun arrests and sentences with a new program dubbed GunStat. pg 1a

TODAY

Spidey's demolition derby

After conquering Doc Ock in the first two films, and fighting the New Goblin and that "human sandpile" the Sandman in the first hour of this film, a beleaguered Spider-Man hauls himself to a perch high over Manhattan and asks, wearily, "Where do all these guys come from?" Before long, audiences are asking the same question and more. pg 1c

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