Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 30, 2005

NATIONAL

Roberts is new chief justice

John G. Roberts Jr. was sworn in yesterday as the nations 17th chief justice, succeeding the man he once called "Boss," after the Senate voted by a wide margin to confirm him. Attention quickly shifted to the next vacancy on the Supreme Court. pg 1a

N.Y. Times reporter released

Judith Miller, the New York Times reporter who has been jailed since July 6 for refusing to testify in the CIA leak case, was released from a Virginia detention center yesterday afternoon after she and her lawyers reached an agreement with a federal prosecutor to testify before a grand jury investigating the matter, the newspaper's publisher and executive editor said. pg 1a

MARYLAND

City can share concerns in suit

A Circuit Court judge ruled that the city can share its "concerns and recommendations" in a lawsuit over delays at the Central Booking and Intake Center, even as he suggested that the Police Department's arrest policies may contribute to the problem. Judge John M. Glynn delayed ruling on whether to include the city as a plaintiff in the suit filed against the state-run jail. pg 1b

TODAY

James Dean had only begun

Actor James Dean, who died 50 years ago today at age 24 in a California car crash, built his legend in just three movies, two of which were released after his death. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW - UP

+ 79.69

10,552.78

NASDAQ - UP

+ 25.82

2,141.22

S&P - UP

+ 10.79

1,227.68

SUN INDEX - UP

+ 0.92

321.81

GM narrows field to buy plant

General Motors Corp. has narrowed the field of potential buyers for its closed assembly plant in Southeast Baltimore to three finalists, with plans to raze the vast factory and redevelop the 185-acre site as an industrial-office complex that could employ thousands. pg 1a

WORLD

Car bombs in Iraq kill at least 60

Three car bombs exploded in quick succession yesterday in a mainly Shiite town north of Baghdad, killing at least 60 people and wounding 70 others, a hospital official said. In the western town of Ramadi, a roadside bomb killed five American soldiers, the U.S. military said. pg 9a

Dutch to continue euthanasia

The Dutch government intends to expand its current euthanasia policy, setting guidelines for when doctors may end the lives of terminally ill newborns with the parents consent. pg 11a

SPORTS

Yankees defeat Orioles, 8-4

The Orioles ended their home season with an 8-4 loss to the New York Yankees. However, a loss by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays ensured that the Orioles will not finish in last place. pg 1f

Billick tired of Jets reports

Ravens coach Brian Billick has had his fill of media reports portraying the New York Jets as a team in crisis. "I can't turn on the TV without seeing [hurricanes] Katrina, Rita, and oh, my God, the Jets. I'm digging in my pockets for money." pg 1f

Quote

Of the day

"We've got to stabilize Iraq to fight the broader al-Qaida threat."

Gen. John P. Abizaid, top U.S. commander in the Middle East Article, PG 1a

Up next

Tomorrow

Islands, trails, for hiking

From the shores of Assateague Island to the rocky trails of Catoctin Mountain, a guide to great fall hikes.

In Go Today

Sunday

Soweto rising

Once a hotbed of violence, the South African township has become a tourist destination for those who want to see where the anti-apartheid movement got its start.

In Travel

Monet at museum

Monet in London, the new exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art, offers a chance to see the beloved impressionist's work in new ways.

In A&E Today

ONLINE

TODAY

ROBERTS CONFIRMED

Look at the changing face of the Supreme Court and archived stories and photographs.

baltimoresun.com/court

RAVENS PREVIEW

Watch a video of Ravens writer Jamison Hensley previewing this weekend's game against the Jets.

baltimoresun.com/hensleyvideo

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