Sun News Digest


September 04, 2005


Chief Justice Rehnquist diesChief Justice William H. Rehnquist, who joined the bench a generation ago as its often lone voice of conservative dissent, then steadily steered its turn to the right, died yesterday. He was 80 and had been undergoing treatments for thyroid cancer. [Page 1a]

Last Katrina survivors evacuated

The last of thousands of hurricane survivors at the Superdome and convention center in New Orleans were evacuated yesterday as the city swelled with troops and emergency aid. The Bush administration sought to underscore the urgency of the crisis as criticism mounted about the slow initial federal response. [Page 1a]


19 Iraqi police officers killed

Nineteen Iraqi police officers were killed in an insurgent attack north of Baghdad yesterday. [Page 19a]

Chirac hospitalized

French President Jacques Chirac has been hospitalized with what doctors are calling a blood vessel problem affecting his eyesight. The 72-year-old president is expected to remain hospitalized for a week. [Page 21a]


Jurors return to normal life

In the days after being released from their seemingly endless tour of jury duty, the 12 men and women who spent 39 days together but ultimately could not reach any unanimous decisions, tried to return to normal life. [Page 1b]

City targets gun crimes

Under a deal that marks a thawing of recent icy relations between the two offices, Mayor Martin O'Malley agreed to funnel $200,000 from a grant award to bolster U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's plans to pursue more gun prosecutions in Baltimore. [Page 1b]


More Americans are moonlighting

The number of people working two or more jobs in the United States has grown by 350,000 in three years to 7.6 million, according to the government. [Page 1d]

Ripken builds a baseball empire

Former Oriole Cal Ripken Jr. leads a rapidly expanding baseball empire that boasts two minor-league ball teams, with a goal of owning 10 in a decade. The empire also includes major-league-quality fields for young athletes in Aberdeen, with another complex under construction in South Carolina. Ripken also has books and youth sports equipment with his name on it. [Page 1d]


Maryland rallies past Navy

Sam Hollenbach threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Drew Weatherly with 61 seconds left, capping a frantic 82-yard drive that carried Maryland past Navy, 23-20, at M&T Bank Stadium. A crowd of 67,809 watched the first meeting between the teams since 1965. [Page 1e]

Red Sox edge Orioles, 7-6

The Orioles rallied for two runs in the ninth inning, but Mike Timlin retired Miguel Tejada on a flyout with runners at first and third to preserve a 7-6 win for the Boston Red Sox over the Orioles. The loss ended the Orioles' three-game winning streak. [Page 8e]


Catonsville kid reports the news

Nine-year-old Timur Guler is the entrepreneur and editor behind Catonsville's newest neighborhood newspaper, The Alley Weekly. Timur publishes a newsletter that records all the goings-on in the alley that joins Stratford Road and Lambeth Street. [Page 1f ]


Changing their fashion sense

After years of showing their midriffsand wearing low-rise jeans, some young girls are opting for more modesty in how they dress. [Page 1n]


Searching for paradise

The Maldive Islands, the tiny nation of 1,200 islands that is known for pampering tourists with high-end accommodations, is still suffering the effects of December's tsunami. [Page 1r]



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"This is everyday life in Iraq. Clean water? A dry, safe place to sleep? They don't have that either."

Staff Sgt. Darien Nicholson, comparing the conditions he saw in New Orleans to what he saw while serving in Iraq (Article, Page 18A)

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