Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 07, 2005

NATIONAL

Rove to testify again

Presidential adviser Karl Rove has agreed to give last-minute testimony to a grand jury in the investigation into the leak of a covert CIA agent's identity. It is not clear why Rove has been asked to make a fourth trip to the grand jury investigating who divulged the name of Valerie Plame. pg 1a

Cervical cancer vaccine

In what is hailed as a public health breakthrough, a pharmaceutical company reported yesterday that an injected vaccine can prevent the vast majority of cervical cancer cases. Merck & Co. will soon submit the vaccine to the Food and Drug Administration for approval. pg 1a

WORLD

Constitutions offered in Iraq

Baghdad residents received copies of Iraq's draft constitution yesterday, though some people refused to take it for fear of insurgent reprisals. Attacks around the capital killed at least 20 Iraqis and an American soldier. pg 10a

MARYLAND

A stalwart changes

The former Woman's Industrial Exchange tearoom will be changed when it reopens Oct. 18 as Chef's Express. The ceilings and walls of the 19th-century rowhouse will be painted "city chartreuse" and "fresh pear," and it will have a plasma TV. Chicken salad and aspic should still be on the menu, along with many new dishes such as grilled asparagus. pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-30.26

10,287.10

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-18.94

2,084.08

S&P -- DOWN

-4.90

1,191.49

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-2.10

317.96

High marks for Kaiser

Kaiser Permanente again posted the top marks as the state issued its annual HMO report card yesterday. BlueChoice, run by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, showed the most improvement. This is the ninth year the Maryland Health Care Commission has published the report card, compiled from medical records and patient surveys. pg 1e

TODAY

New `Wallace and Gromit'

Oscar-winning animator Nick Park is back in theaters with Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, a stop-action adventure that critic Michael Sragow rates an A+. Plus, Park talks about his comic inspirations in this week's Spotlight. pgs 1c, 3c

SPORTS

Race schedule not accepted

The Maryland Racing Commission refused to consider Magna Entertainment Corp.'s revised racing schedule at Pimlico Race Course and Laurel Park for 2006. The commission likely will push the owner of Maryland's thoroughbred tracks toward a compromise with the state's horsemen. pg 1f

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"For the little time I have spent here, it is just as good as hell. Really, I have nowhere else to go."

Meluleki, a 23-year-old Zimbabwean in a refugee camp in Botswana. He is one of 4.2 million refugees in Africa.

Article, PG 1A

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