Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 06, 2005

NATIONAL

Court hears `right to die' case

The Supreme Court heard the Bush administration's challenge to the nation's only "right to die" law, a case that pits social conservatives against people who believe the terminally ill should be allowed medication that would end their lives. pg 1a

FBI expands probe of agent

The FBI said it has expanded an investigation to determine whether one of its agents charged with spying for the Philippines might also have had improper access to classified information while working in Vice President Dick Cheney's office. pg 3a

MARYLAND

Few fits for Hickey offenders

Of the nine out-of-state programs Maryland plans to use for its toughest juvenile offenders when it closes the Charles H. Hickey Jr. School, only two are locked, highly secure facilities aimed at such youths -- and one of them is already full for the next year, a review by The Sun has found. pg 1a

Teen moved to state prison

Moshe Khaver, a teenager jailed at a pretrial detention center for almost a year in spite of a felony assault conviction and five-year sentence, has been transferred to the state prison system. Khaver, 19, a rabbi's son, had been in a cell at the Central Booking and Intake Facility with his meals delivered. pg 1b

TODAY

Early-mail collection to be sold

A collection of 342 treasures relating to American Colonial and U.S. mail from 1662 to 1799 will be sold tomorrow in New York City by a Timonium stamp-auction company. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

- 123.75

10,317.36

NASDAQ -- DOWN

- 36.34

2,103.02

S&P -- DOWN

- 18.08

1,196.39

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 3.92

320.06

Md. biotech's stock falls 30%

Shares of Human Genome Sciences Inc. plunged nearly 30 percent, the second biggest percentage decliner on the Nasdaq, after the Rockville biotech company announced disappointing clinical trial results for an experimental lupus treatment. pg 1d

SPORTS

Angels, White Sox, Astros win

The Angels beat the New York Yankees, 5-3, to even their AL Division Series 1-1. In other games, the Chicago White Sox took a 2-0 lead over the Boston Red Sox with a 5-4 victory in their AL playoff series and the Houston Astros won Game 1 of their NL series with the Atlanta Braves, 10-5. pg 1e, 6e

WORLD

Three win the chemistry Nobel

Two Americans, Robert H. Grubbs and Richard R. Schrock, and a French scientist, Yves Chauvin, won the Nobel Prize in chemistry yesterday for their work on a molecular process used to create medicines, plastics and other products in a more environmentally friendly way. pg 13a

85 died in mosque bombing

A suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque south of Baghdad on the first day of Ramadan, killing at least 85 people and wounding 78. The attack came as Iraqi politicians reversed a decision affecting a referendum on a draft constitution. pg 14a

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It's an absolute release for me to be able to create these worlds and beings and live life vicariously through them."

Wayne Thomas Batson, a Howard County teacher and author of "The Door Within," a newly released medieval fantasy novel Article, PG 1c

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