Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 13, 2005

NATIONAL

Religion had role in Miers' pick

President Bush indicated yesterday that Harriet E. Miers' religious beliefs were a reason he chose to nominate her to the Supreme Court. The comments drew quick criticism from liberal groups that said religion should not be considered a qualification to sit on the nation's highest bench. pg 3a

WORLD

Syrian official found dead

In what government officials are calling a suicide, Syria's powerful Interior Minister Ghazi Kenaan was found dead in his office yesterday, days before the release of a U.N. report that could implicate high-ranking Syrian officials in the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Inner Harbor upkeep

Two years after business leaders warned that the Inner Harbor would tarnish beyond repair if someone didn't take responsibility for it, a new organization, Baltimore Waterfront Partnership, is taking on the task. pg 1a

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-36.26

10,216.91

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-23.62

2,037.47

S&P -- DOWN

-8.19

1,177.68

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-3.79

311.80

Holiday deals mostly booked

Thanksgiving is six weeks away, but booking a flight home may be harder and more expensive than last year because travelers concerned about rising fuel prices and canceled flights have beaten procrastinators to the deals. pg 1a

HarborView plan takes shape

Developers of the upscale HarborView community along Baltimore's Key Highway shoreline are pushing ahead with a second condo tower at a cost of $25 million and are laying the groundwork for a third one. pg 1d

TODAY

Luxurious bargains at C-Mart

C-Mart, the local discounter known for its hit-and-miss designer deals, this week becomes a target rich high-end shopping environment. The store has obtained perhaps the largest inventory of luxury merchandise ever seen in the Baltimore region and begins putting it on sale tomorrow. pg 1c

SPORTS

Perlozzo is new O's manager

Sam Perlozzo became the 16th manager in Orioles history after spending 19 seasons as a major league coach, the past 9 1/2 in Baltimore. "We're ready to move forward, we're ready to go," said Perlozzo, who was given a three-year contract. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I hope they have a lot of security there."

Retail analyst Mark Millman, on discount merchandiser C-Mart's huge sale of luxury goods beginning tomorrow Article, PG 1c

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