Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 10, 2005

NATIONAL

Freeh dismisses Clarke claims

Settling a score, former FBI director Louis J. Freeh asserts in a new book that Richard A. Clarke, the former White House counterterrorism chief, was a second-tier player, in no position to issue credible warnings in advance of the Sept. 11 attacks. pg 2a

Miers to face privacy questions

Harriet Miers will face vigorous questioning on privacy rights and her qualifications for the Supreme Court, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said. Sen. Arlen Specter said Miers must show she can handle complicated legal issues and has not cut deals with the White House to overturn Roe v. Wade. pg 3a

WORLD

Pakistan pleads for quake help

President Pervez Musharraf pleaded for international help yesterday to hurry rescue equipment and relief supplies to tens of thousands of earthquake victims in Pakistan, while survivors begged for government help that still had not arrived in some areas. pg 1a

Mideast summit in doubt

A much-anticipated summit between the Israeli and Palestinian leaders was thrown into doubt yesterday after Israel's defense minister rejected Palestinian demands during a preparatory meeting meant to ensure the session's success. pg 10a

More talks before Iraqi vote

Shiite and Kurdish officials negotiated with Sunni Arab leaders yesterday over possible last-minute additions to Iraq's proposed constitution, trying to win Sunni support ahead of next weekend's referendum. But the sides remained far apart on basic issues. pg 10a

MARYLAND

Squirreling away health funds

A little-known change in accounting rules could force Maryland lawmakers to set aside hundreds of millions of dollars a year for employee retirement benefits that are decades away. The dictum from the nonprofit Government Accounting Standards Board comes as Maryland's budget picture is finally improving. pg 1a

City seeks Web-ready housing

New city-sponsored public and low-income housing units in Baltimore would be built Internet-ready - possibly with technology to supply wireless access to residents - under a proposal that advocates hope is a first step toward bringing the Digital Age to the city's poor. pg 1b

TODAY

Languishing landmark

Fifty years ago, it was a birthing ground for New Orleans' musical legend. Later, it became a bleak boarding house. Then in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Dew Drop Inn became, briefly, a shelter for a few who rode out the storm. pg 1c

SPORTS

Astros beat Braves in 18th

Chris Burke ended the longest postseason game in baseball history with a home run in the bottom of the 18th inning, lifting the Houston Astros over the Atlanta Braves, 7-6, and into the National League Championship Series. pg 1d

GAMEDAY

Lions roll over Ravens, 35-17

The Ravens were called for 21 penalties - one short of the NFL record - in a 35-17 loss to the Lions in Detroit. Ravens defensive end Terrell Suggs and safety B.J. Ward were ejected in the third quarter. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Every day I wake up I figure I've been through the worst of it."

Glynn Dabon, 46, former resident of New Orleans' historic Dew Drop Inn Article, PG 1C

Up next

Wednesday

Reward for good works?

Food companies are using good deeds to gain market share.

In Taste

Sunday

Golden times in China

On a tour in China's rural provinces, glimpses of authentic life - away from vendors and souvenirs - are precious.

IN TRAVEL

Complicating college life

Life among roommates in college dorms is as complicated as ever, but technology offers new ways to gripe about problems.

IN MODERN LIFE

ONLINE TODAY

ON THEIR OWN

Read part two of this report, then go online for additional photos, video and audio.

baltimoresun.com/ontheirown

DEW DROP INN

Read about the people who rode out Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath in the legendary Dew Drop Inn. For more photos and an audio clip from photographer AndrM-i F. Chung, go to

baltimoresun.com/dewdrop

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