Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 03, 2005

NATIONAL

Factions lobby Bush on pick

A wide range of forces - from conservative activists to Hispanics to his wife - are vying to influence President Bush's choice of a Supreme Court nominee, a decision that could be announced as early as today. pg 1a

At least 21 die as boat capsizes

At least 21 people died when a tour boat carrying senior citizens on New York's Lake George suddenly capsized in calm, clear weather. pg 3a

WORLD

Security forces, Hamas clash

As Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agreed to hold a summit meeting soon, Palestinian security forces and Hamas militants engaged in deadly clashes. pg 8a

Tension among Iraqi leaders

A rift among Iraq's leaders widened as a spokesman for the president called for the ouster of the prime minister. Meanwhile, heavy combat continued near the nation's western border. pg 8a

MARYLAND

Move adds to schools-state rift

The temporary lifting of administration duties that had prompted many Baltimore school psychologists to quit has exacerbated tensions between the school system and state officials, who were not consulted about the decision, and left another group of workers overwhelmed with paperwork. pg 1b

New Potee St. bridge opens

After a two-year, $18 million construction project, a replacement for the Potee Street bridge across the Patapsco River near Baltimore's Cherry Hill neighborhood was opened to traffic without fanfare last week, two months ahead of schedule and before the completion of some finishing touches, to ease congestion of southbound traffic. pg 1b

TODAY

Forging art, unity

For one scorching summer, hardened ironworkers from Sparrows Point and banker-turned-artist Setsuko Ono (sister of Yoko) found common ground as they worked 10- and 12-hour days shaping steel into works of art that will be on display at the Inner Harbor starting today. pg 1c

SPORTS

O's beat Devil Rays in finale

The Orioles closed their eighth consecutive losing season with a 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Melvin Mora hit his 27th home run and Jay Gibbons added a two-run shot as the Orioles (74-88) completed their first three-game sweep since Aug. 15-17. pg 1d

GAMEDAY

Ravens top Jets for first win

Jamal Lewis scored on a 1-yard run, Matt Stover kicked two field goals, and the Ravens sacked third-string quarterback Brooks Bollinger five times in a 13-3 victory, their first of the season. pg 1e

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