Sun News Digest


September 30, 2005


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


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


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



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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


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


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


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

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