Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 21, 2005

NATIONAL

Preparing for Hurricane Wilma

As Hurricane Wilma bore down on the Yucatan with the power to wreak havoc on one of Mexico's top tourist destinations. In Florida, officials and residents began getting ready yesterday for the storm's potentially destructive arrival. pg 3a

WORLD

Millions need shelter

U.N. and private aid workers said yesterday that up to 3 million people in Pakistan's ravaged earthquake areas urgently need shelter before the harsh Himalayan winter sets in. pg 1a

U.N. probe of assassination ends

A U.N. investigation into the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri concluded that high-ranking Syrian officials and their Lebanese operatives were involved in the killing. pg 12a

MARYLAND

Duncan starts campaigning

Montgomery County Executive Douglas M. Duncan started his campaign for governor in Rockville yesterday, taking shots at Mayor Martin O'Malley, Baltimore and the governor, and promising to put the public interest above political squabbles. pg 1a

MOVIES TODAY

Successful, young career

Audiences and critics have embraced her as the finest young actor of her day. She received a Screen Actors Guild award nomination (for I Am Sam) at age 7, making her the youngest nominee in the awards' 11-year history. And her adult co-stars can't say enough good things about her. Still, Dakota Fanning, 11, insists it's all no big deal. pg 1c

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-133.03

10,281.10

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-23.13

2,068.11

S&P -- DOWN

-17.96

1,177.80

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-2.94

315.69

GM retirees' costs to rise

Retirees from General Motors Corp. could pay up to $752 a year more in health care costs for their families as part of a tentative agreement with the United Auto Workers union, an increase some experts say may be just the beginning of cutbacks to hit the wallets of GM workers. pg 1e

SPORTS

Virginia Tech beats UM, 28-9

No. 3 ranked Virginia Tech, despite more turnovers and interceptions in one game than it had made all season, beat the University of Maryland, 28-9, in last night's game at Byrd Stadium. Maryland dropped to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference pg 1f

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"We had dodged the bullet plenty of times down here when it comes to hurricanes. But when we got it, we got it. Old Katrina had a double-barreled shotgun."

Brandon Roberts, resident of New Orleans' 9th Ward Article, PG 6A

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WEATHER WATCH

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