Sun News Digest


October 17, 2005


Leak's impact is not yet clear

As President Bush and his team brace for the results of a lengthy CIA leak investigation that has reached inside the White House, it is unclear what the effect on Bush and his presidency will be. pg 1a

Ohio riot worse than expected

Police began receiving word midweek that gangs were going to descend on a march planned over the weekend in Toledo, Ohio, by a white supremacist group, but the riot that broke out Saturday when protesters confronted members of the National Socialist Movement who had gathered at a city park was worse than expected. pg 3a


Disputes erupt before vote tally

As the ballots in Iraq's landmark referendum on a new constitution were dispatched yesterday to Baghdad for an official tally, disputes erupted over the likely result and the U.S. military reported the deaths of six troops on the day of what was otherwise a relatively peaceful vote. In London, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told reporters that early indications suggested that the constitution had probably passed. pg 1a

3 killed in West Bank shooting

Three Israelis were killed and three others wounded yesterday during a drive-by shooting by Palestinian militants in the West Bank near Jewish settlements south of Jerusalem, the Israeli military said. It was the deadliest strike against Israelis since their nation's military completed its withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and a portion of the West Bank last month. pg 10a


3 Md. Guardsmen die in Iraq

Three members of the Baltimore-based Army National Guard's 243rd Engineer Company were killed Friday in Iraq when their Humvee was struck accidentally by a tractor-trailer. They were the first Maryland National Guardsmen to die while serving overseas since World War II, military officials said. pg 1a

Pills set for distribution in '06

Next year, people living near nuclear power plants in Maryland and Pennsylvania will be offered potassium iodide pills they can take in the event of a radioactive disaster to reduce their risk of developing cancer, according to federal officials. pg 1b


Astros lead NL series 3-1

The Houston Astros took a 3-1 lead in the National League Championship Series by beating the St. Louis Cardinals, 2-1. Shortstop Adam Everett turned a game-ending double play, and Brad Lidge wriggled out of a major mess in the ninth inning to preserve the win. pg 1d


Ravens sack Browns, 16-3

The Ravens forced three turnovers in a 16-3 victory over the Cleveland Browns. Todd Heap scored the only touchdown for the Ravens (2-3), and Matt Stover kicker three field goals. pg 1e


Reaping what he sows

When Washington-area foodies who enjoy David Lankford's upscale produce heard that the Eastern Shore farmer needed help relocating his operation, they rallied to his aid. Over the past several weekends, they've moved endless rows of herbs and baby vegetables to his new farm. pg 1c


"The White House can only hold its breath and pray."

Stephen Gillers, New York University professor, regarding the possible indictment of Karl Rove

Article, PG 1A

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