Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 27, 2005

NATIONAL

NSA faces budget cuts

The National Security Agency and other agencies that rely heavily on technology to collect information are likely to lose a portion of their budget as the nation's intelligence chief moves to implement a new strategy that emphasizes human spying and domestic intelligence, officials said yesterday. pg 1a

WORLD

Suicide bomber hits market

A Palestinian suicide bomber struck an outdoor market in the central Israeli town of Hadera yesterday, killing at least five people and wounding more than two dozen, Israeli police said. pg 1a

MARYLAND

Funding for Dunbar disputed

Nearly four years ago, the Baltimore school system unveiled an ambitious plan to rebuild Paul Laurence Dunbar High as a showcase school focusing on the health professions. But, the system's promises for Dunbar have not materialized, the school supporters say. pg 1b

Critics oppose Hickey transfers

As the state prepares to shut down most of the troubled Charles H. Hickey Jr. School next month, critics say it is bad public policy to send Maryland's young offenders hundreds of miles away from their guardians. pg 1b

SPORTS

White Sox sweep World Series

Jermaine Dye singled home the only run in the eighth inning, and the visiting Chicago White Sox beat the Houston Astros, 1-0, in Game 4 to sweep the World Series and become baseball's champions for the first time in 88 years. Chicago's eighth straight postseason win made it only the second team to go through the postseason 11-1 since the extra round of playoffs was added in 1995. pg 1c

TODAY

McManus to head CBS News

Sean McManus, head of CBS Sports since 1996, has been named president of CBS News. In replacing Andrew Heyward, whose 10-year tenure was marked recently by controversy and low ratings, McManus says he hopes to restore the luster to the legendary news organization. pg 1a

Author to visit Morgan State

Maryann Reid is a young writer and commentator who has begun a campaign to persuade young unwed African-American parents to marry and make a family. She's published a novel on the topic, Marry Your Baby Daddy, and appears at Morgan State University tonight. pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

-32.89

10,344.98

NASDAQ -- DOWN

-9.40

2,100.05

S&P -- DOWN

-5.16

1,191.38

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

-0.89

313.06

New leader chosen for BWI

The aviation executive who led the Salt Lake City airport through post-Sept. 11 security upgrades and preparations for the 2002 Winter Olympics will take over Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport next month, Maryland officials announced yesterday. Timothy L. Campbell, 58, was tapped to head BWI and other state-owned airports about 3 years ago. pg 1d

Ameriprise ordered to pay

Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. of Minneapolis must pay about $750,000 to investors who were sold an out-of-state college savings plan that cost them income tax breaks from their home state, the NASD announced yesterday. It is the first enforcement action that the self-regulating arm of the securities industry has taken since 2003, when it began investigating how brokers sell college plans. pg 1d

QUOTE OF THE DAY

In a Baltimore-based clinical trial funded by the National Institutes of Health, psychiatrists at Johns Hopkins and dental experts at the University of Maryland are examining the ability of stress management sessions to manage jaw pain.

In Health and Science

Saturday

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