Sun News Digest


October 18, 2005


Miers on right to privacy

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Arlen Specter emerged from a lengthy meeting yesterday with Supreme Court nominee Harriet E. Miers saying she told him she believes that the Constitution includes a right to privacy - an account of the meeting White House officials later disputed. pg 3a

Delay reportedly offered a deal

Before indicting Rep. Tom DeLay, a Texas Republican, on felony conspiracy and money-laundering charges, a Texas prosecutor offered him a chance to plead guilty to a misdemeanor that would have let DeLay keep his job as House majority leader, the lawmakers attorney said yesterday. pg 8a


Plenty of flu shots, officials say

One year after a flu vaccine shortage left some people waiting in long lines for rationed shots, health officials say they expect plenty to go around this time. After next Monday, local health departments will begin providing the shots to everyone - not just those at high risk. pg 1a

Md. students help displaced

In what officials say was the largest charitable fundraising campaign ever mounted by the state's public school system, students throughout Maryland collected $1.32 million for families displaced by Hurricane Katrina, state officials announced yesterday. More than 680 of the state's 1,300 public schools participated in the Maryland Kids Care campaign. pg 1b

Campaign funding leaders

Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele has raised more than $400,000 for a possible Senate bid, and former Baltimore health commissioner Peter L. Beilenson has the early fundraising lead in Maryland's 3rd District Congressional race, according to new campaign finance reports. pg 2b

Orioles to reassign Hendricks

The Orioles announced that they will reassign popular bullpen coach Elrod Hendricks, ending his 28-year coaching tenure. In other news, the club has asked permission to talk to Atlanta Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone. pg 1e


3 anchors to replace Koppel

ABC announced yesterday that Cynthia McFadden, Terry Moran and Martin Bashir will replace longtime anchor Ted Koppel on Nightline when Koppel retires Nov. 22. pg 1c



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Drug trial firm has local office

A Japanese drug trial company, SNBL Clinical Pharmacology Center Inc., is setting up shop on the top two floors of a building at the University of Maryland's new BioPark, the $350 million, 10-building biotechnology business complex rising just west of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in downtown Baltimore. pg 1d

GM, auto workers reach pact

General Motors Corp. announced yesterday that it reached a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union to dramatically slash its health-care costs, a move that promises to be painful for hundreds of thousands of GM workers and retirees but was viewed as a necessary step to save the troubled automaker. Neither the company nor the union gave particulars on how workers and retirees would be affected. pg 1a


"I can't drive to Louisiana and Mississippi to help [hurricane victims], but why not help someone in your own backyard?"

Patricia Dillman, a Washington "foodie" who is helping an Eastern Shore farmer relocate his plants Article, PG 1c

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