Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 08, 2005

NATIONAL

DeLay indictments challenged

The legal team of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay asked a court yesterday to throw out his indictment, arguing that a Texas district attorney attempted to browbeat and coerce grand jurors into filing criminal charges. pg 3a

WORLD

ElBaradei, agency win Nobel

Mohamed ElBaradei and the organization he leads, the International Atomic Energy Agency, won the 2005 Nobel Peace Prize yesterday for working to limit the spread of nuclear weapon technology. pg 1a

6 U.S. Marines killed in Iraq

Six Marines were killed in two bombings in western Iraq, the U.S. military announced yesterday as American forces wrapped up an offensive aimed at clamping down on insurgents. pg 10a

MARYLAND

Water taxi report released

The water taxi that overturned in the Inner Harbor on March 6, killing five passengers, was too unstable and heavy to withstand a hit by what its captain called a "spiral of wind" and a "wall of water," federal investigators said in a report. pg 1a

SPORTS

White Sox eliminate Red Sox

The Chicago White Sox defeated the host Boston Red Sox, 5-3, to sweep the defending World Series champions in the American League Division Series and win a postseason series for the first time since 1917. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+5.21

10,292.31

NASDAQ -- UP

+6.27

2,090.35

S&P -- UP

+4.41

1,195.90

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.83

318.79

Katrina's damage to economy

Hurricane Katrina bruised the economy in September, causing the first nationwide job loss in two years, but the damage wasn't as awful as many had feared. Payrolls fell by 35,000, less than the 150,000 job loss predicted, while the unemployment rate climbed to 5.1 percent. pg 10c

Delphi closer to bankruptcy

Delphi Corp. edged closer to bankruptcy yesterday as neither the United Auto Workers union nor General Motors Corp. appeared willing to bail out the struggling parts supplier, which is seeking drastic cuts in pay and benefits from workers. pg 10c

GO TODAY

Finding antiques

Whether you're on the lookout for bangles, baubles, bed frames or bookcases, the many antiques shops of Baltimore and the region are a good bet to find it. pg 1d

Custom decorating

Wall decor products aimed at letting children and adults alike get creative are gaining popularity. They paint-by-numbers wallpaper, custom murals, and stickers, decals and 3-D appliques. Some are permanent, most are easily removed, and a few can be reused to create new compositions. pg 5d

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It just seemed like Jessica Biel's moment."

Esquire editor David Granger, on naming the actress "the sexiest woman alive" Article, PG 6d

UP NEXT

TOMORROW

OUTINGS

Four regional destinations to fall for, and take in the beauty of the season.

Travel

Tomorrow

More than skin deep

Face-lifts, nose jobs and liposuction are more common than ever. But some recipients of plastic surgery find it's not always a good thing for relationships.

Modern Life

Tomorrow

Clooney on Clooney

Actor George Clooney talks about his new movie and his love of old movies with Sun critic Michael Sragow.

A&E Today

ONLINE TODAY

WATER TAXI

The National Transportation Safety Board released yesterday numerous documents related to the 2004 Inner Harbor water taxi accident. Read archived coverage of the tragedy at

baltimoresun.com/watertaxi.

MUSIC REVIEW

Sun pop music critic Rashod Ollison reviews the latest release from Syleena Johnson.

baltimoresun.com/rashodvideos

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