Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 21, 2005

NATIONAL

New Orleans threatened again

Cleanup crews and construction workers began to abandon New Orleans once again yesterday, heeding the warning of engineers who fear that residual rain and winds from Hurricane Rita might cause the city to flood a second time. pg 1a

WORLD

Nazi hunter Wiesenthal dies

Simon Wiesenthal, 96, a Holocaust survivor who spent most of his life tracking down former Nazis, died yesterday in Vienna, Austria. Among the many fugitives that Wiesenthal helped bring to justice was Adolf Eichmann and the Gestapo officer who arrested Anne Frank. pg 1a

British in thick of Iraq fighting

British troops battled crowds and stormed an Iraqi police station and a nearby house to free two British soldiers who were being held by Basra militiamen. Elsewhere, six American soldiers and four American security contractors were killed in attacks across Iraq. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Bromwell expects indictment

Thomas L. Bromwell, the former five-term state senator from Baltimore County, expects to be indicted as a result of a lengthy investigation into his ties to a local construction company, his attorney said yesterday. pg 1a

Easton landmark is sold

The Tidewater Inn, an anchor of downtown Easton since the 1940s, was sold at auction yesterday for $4.225 million to an Olney-based developer. pg 1b

Fed raises key interest rate

The Federal Reserve boosted a key interest rate yesterday for the 11th straight time and signaled that more rate increases were likely even as the country recovers from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. pg 1d

SPORTS

No surgery for Ravens' Boller

Ravens quarterback Kyle Boller will not need surgery on his injured toe, coach Brian Billick said. Barring any setbacks in his recovery, Boller could return as the starting quarterback as soon as the Oct. 16 game against the Cleveland Browns. pg 1e

TODAY

Laura Bush to host book festival

For Laura Bush, reading offers links to the past, a passage to worlds unknown, and a way of coming home again. All of which may explain why America's first lady is as eager as ever to host the National Book Festival, the fifth-annual version of which will have Washington's National Mall overflowing with book fans Saturday. pg1c

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We're a lot smarter this time around. We've been through it before, we've learned a lot of lessons and we're much better prepared."

Ray Nagin, mayor of New Orleans, on Hurricane Rita, Article, PG 1A

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