NATIONAL Report faults Wolfowitz A special panel has...

SUN NEWS DIGEST

May 08, 2007

NATIONAL

Report faults Wolfowitz

A special panel has found that World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz broke bank rules in arranging a pay package and promotion for his girlfriend, a person familiar with the report said. pg 3A

New drug benefits not felt

Some of the aid intended for the poorest of Medicare's participants -- tens of millions of dollars -- probably never made it to them during the first year of the new Medicare drug benefit, federal investigators say in a report to be released today. pg 4A

MARYLAND

Panel to study Swann Park

Mayor Sheila Dixon is forming a task force to investigate why Swann Park in South Baltimore remained open for 30 years despite studies showing high levels of arsenic in the soil there. pg 1B

Governor criticizes use of Guard

Gov. Martin O'Malley lamented yesterday that the ongoing deployment of 1,300 Maryland National Guardsmen this year to Iraq has left the state short on reserves and equipment. pg 3B

2 charged in restaurant robbery

Two men have been charged in an armed robbery last week at a Baltimore County restaurant including, police said, a former employee who wore a mask but whose voice gave him away. pg 3B

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+48.35

13,312.97

NASDAQ -- UP

+.36

- 2570.95

S&P -- DOWN

-0.05

1,509.48

SUN INDEX -- UP

+.03

359.75

SPORTS

O's routed by Indians, 10-1

Travis Hafner hit a grand slam and Fausto Carmona allowed one unearned run in seven innings, leading the visiting Cleveland Indians to a 10-1 victory over the Orioles for a split of their four-game series. PG 1d

WORLD

Sarkozy won women's vote

Nicolas Sarkozy won the women's vote and fared well among blue-collar workers, even though his rival for the French presidency was a woman and a Socialist. pg 12A

Prison sentences spark outrage

Human rights activists and leftist leaders reacted with outrage yesterday to 67-year prison sentences handed out to three leaders of an uprising last year in a suburb of Mexico City. pg 13A

TODAY

Travel drew pair back to `Race'

Towson cousins Charla Baklayan Faddoul and Mirna Hindoyan acknowledge that Baltimore's traffic can be bad, but as contestants on The Amazing Race: All-Stars, they saw much, much worse. It was the second time the pair had competed on the adventure reality show, which wrapped up Sunday night. pg 1C

Controlling the queue

What is a Netflix queue? "The queue is all-knowing and revealing. If I ever ran for office, I would clean out my queue," says Mary Talalay. See how some families deal with the power struggle. pg 1C

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