Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 16, 2005

NATIONAL

Shortage of doctors reported

Experts say that signs of an expected physician shortage are appearing in parts of the country. Surveys show long waiting times for cardiologists, dermatologists, orthopedic surgeons and obstetricians. pg 1a

D.C. march draws thousands

A crowd of thousands gathered in Washington yesterday for the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. Dozens of academics, activists, artists and media pundits spoke at the event, many addressing the Bush administration's handling of relief operations for Hurricane Katrina. pg 3a

WORLD

Peace holds for Iraq vote

On a relatively peaceful day, millions of Iraqis voted yesterday on whether to accept the country's draft constitution. U.S. officials are hoping that a successful referendum will rally Iraqis around the political process. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Candidates chasing labor's vote

The battle for union endorsements between the Democratic rivals for Maryland governor is under way, and the competition between Mayor Martin O'Malley and Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan is likely to split labor groups along a Baltimore-Washington regional divide, union leaders say. pg 1b

City fire officer dies in Iraq

A Baltimore Fire Department officer was killed in Iraq while serving with the Maryland Army National Guard, city fire officials said yesterday. Fire Lt. Brian Conner, 32, of Baltimore was in Iraq with the 243rd Infantry Division when he was killed Thursday. pg 1b

SPORTS

No. 1 USC slips past Notre Dame

Quarterback Matt Leinart pushed and spun his way into the end zone with three seconds left to cap a chaotic finish, enabling top-ranked Southern California to escape with its 28th straight victory, a 34-31 win over host and No. 9 Notre Dame. pg 1d

Antonenko takes marathon

Ukrainian Mykola Antonenko, 33, wins the men's marathon at the Under Armour Baltimore Running Festival in 2 hours, 15 minutes, 40 seconds. pg 8d

Play Bingo hits Classic jackpot

Four-year-old Play Bingo rallies from nearly 20 lengths back to win the $250,000 Maryland Million Classic at Laurel Park. pg 16d

A&E TODAY

Baroque treasures return

The Walters Art Museum has gone all out to bring the past alive in Palace of Wonders, the dazzling reinstallation of its Renaissance and Baroque galleries that opens to the public Saturday. pg 1e

MODERN LIFE

Roommate spats go online

Life among college roommates is as dysfunctional as ever, and there are so many new ways - thanks to technology - to gripe about your roommate without ever dealing with the problems. pg 1n

TRAVEL

Old, authentic China vanishing

In China's provinces, glimpses of authentic life - away from the trinkets and Mao memorabilia - are precious. Rural China presents a different face, that of a developing country under communism. pg 1r

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"For five days, the government did not act. Lives were lost. We charge America with criminal neglect."

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan at the Millions More march.

Article, PG 3A

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Wednesday

Fine kettle of fish

With cool weather coming, it's time to cook up a comforting French bouillabaisse.

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