Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 12, 2005

NATIONAL

Court to review Clean Water Act

After its first private conference led by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., the Supreme Court said it would hear three cases that ask the justices to cut back on the reach of the Clean Water Act of 1972, the anti-pollution measure that led to the cleanup of streams, rivers and bays across the United States. pg 3a

WORLD

Weather slows rescue efforts

Rain and hail slowed rescue efforts in some the areas hardest hit by Saturday's earthquake in south Asia. Survivors were still being pulled from the rubble of flattened schools and houses. pg 12a

Breakthrough, violence in Iraq

Iraqi negotiators announced a breakthrough deal on the constitution yesterday as suicide bombings killed more than 50 people in a stepped-up campaign aimed at derailing the constitutional vote this weekend. pg 13a

MARYLAND

Officials to probe water crisis

State and local officials pledged yesterday to investigate why it took more than a day and a half after elevated levels of pollutants were detected in the Westminster water system for an order to boil water to be issued. pg 1b

Redmer resigns from state post

State Insurance Commissioner Alfred W. Redmer Jr., who came to office with a mandate to increase competition in Maryland's insurance industry, has resigned to head a Delaware health maintenance organization. pg1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+14.41

10,253.17

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-17.83

2,061.09

S&P -- DOWN

-2.46

1,184.87

SUN INDEX -- UP

+2.03

315.59

Real estate market cools down

The Baltimore region's white-hot housing market slowed last month, reflecting signs that the national real estate boom is losing momentum, new statistics show. The area that saw the greatest softening was Baltimore. pg 1a

SPORTS

Greene commits to Syracuse

Towson Catholic junior Donte' Greene announced that he has orally committed to Syracuse University for a basketball scholarship. Greene was a second-team All-Metro forward last season. pg 3c

TODAY

The story of Trochenbrod

Trochenbrod, a Russian Jewish village, was wiped off the map by the Nazis during World War II. But many former residents found their way to Baltimore before it disappeared. Now their descendants are reliving its story through the new film Everything Is Illuminated. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The urgency of the news motivates people initially to give ... but then that wanes."

Daniel Borochoff, president of the American Institute of Philanthropy, on disaster donations Article, PG 1a

Up next

Tomorrow

Running the course

Baltimore Marathon participants will run part of their course through Fort McHenry-the first time it has hosted races in almost a decade, organizers said.

IN LIVE!

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 four of this special report, then go online for more photos, video and audio. www.baltimoresun.com/ontheirown

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