Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 04, 2005

Of the day

Quote

"It's a dirty word these days."

Rose Cameron, advertising executive, on the term "metrosexual"

Article, PG 1E

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Tomorrow

A taste of Wegmans

Columnist Rob Kasper samples the offerings at the new Wegmans market in Hunt Valley.

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Thursday

Success is no joke

Their name comes from a cartoon and their songs are full of jokes, but Chicago band Fall Out Boy is seriously talented.

In Live!

Saturday

A vintage adventure

From cluttered shops to swank showrooms, a guide to Baltimore-area antiquing.

In Go Today

ONLINE

COURT NOMINATION

Follow developments in the Harriet Miers confirmation and get archived coverage of recent Supreme Court changes at

baltimoresun.com/court

FALLEN SOLDIERS

To view a gallery of those with local ties who have been killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom, go to

baltimoresun.com/iraq

NATIONAL

Bush taps his counsel for court

President Bush named White House counsel Harriet E. Miers, a Texas native with no experience as a judge, to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, sparking an outcry among conservative activists who had hoped for a hard-line jurist with clear ideological positions. pg 1a

DeLay indicted for second time

U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay was indicted again yesterday -- this time on money-laundering charges -- in an escalating criminal case that has far-ranging political implications in Texas and Washington. pg 3a

WORLD

Turkey, EU start member talks

Turkey and the European Union agreed yesterday to start membership talks -- a historic step that would transform the bloc by taking in a predominantly Muslim nation and expanding the EU's borders to the Middle East. pg 12a

Australian scientists win Nobel

Two Australian scientists who discovered a bacterium that causes stomach inflammation, ulcers and cancer won the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine yesterday. pg 12a

SPORTS

New Town surrenders 1A title

New Town's girls basketball team had to surrender the Class 1A state championship it won last winter because it used two ineligible players. The Titans' coach said she had two athletes on the team whose home school is Randallstown. pg 7c

BUSINESS

DOW - DOWN

-33.22

10,535.48

NASDAQ - UP

+3.74

2,155.43

S&P - DOWN

-2.11

1,226.70

SUN INDEX - DOWN

-0.15

U.S. auto sales drag in Sept.

Sales of sport utility vehicles took a dive in September, dragging down U.S. automakers who were already expecting payback after a summer of employee-pricing discounts. Asian brands, which didn't offer employee discounts, felt less pain. pg 1d

MARYLAND

Bay `dead zones' at record high

"Dead zones" in the Chesapeake Bay -- areas with so little oxygen fish can't live -- grew to cover a record portion of the estuary last summer, according to a federally funded monitoring program. An average of 5 percent of the bay had almost no dissolved oxygen during the summer. pg 1a

Board cuts space, schools

Faced with declining enrollment, deteriorating buildings and state demands to operate more efficiently, the Baltimore school board voted last night to cut its operating space by 2.7 million square feet -- a move that will result in school closings over the next three years. pg 1a

TODAY

From `metro' to retro

Suddenly, it seems, it's cool to be a man again -- the meat-eating, beer-drinking, football-watching, T-shirt and faded jeans-wearing, belching kind of man. Across pop culture, there are signs that the day of the "metrosexual" may already be behind us. pg 1e

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