Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 29, 2005

NATIONAL

Libby indicted in CIA leak case

I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide and a senior adviser to President Bush, was indicted yesterday on charges he lied to a federal grand jury and investigators in the CIA leak inquiry. Libby, Cheney's influential right-hand man, resigned from the White House, dealing another setback to a weakened president. The five-count indictment against Libby came as Bush's close strategist Karl Rove remains under investigation. pg 1a

Parks lying in honor at Capitol

In death, Rosa Parks is joining a select few, including presidents and war heroes, accorded a public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda. It's the place where, six years ago, President Clinton and congressional leaders praised Parks for a simple act of defiance that changed the course of race relations. Tomorrow, Parks becomes the first woman to lie in honor in the vast circular room under the Capitol dome. pg 7a

MARYLAND

Man gets 5 years in schools theft

Rajiv Dixit, 53, of Reisterstown, the man whom state prosecutors called the ringleader in an elaborate scheme to steal $4.2 million from the city school system over 12 years, was sentenced in Baltimore Circuit Court yesterday to five years in prison and three years of supervised probation. pg 1b

Homes unveil new look

Clay Courts housing complex and its companion three blocks away, the Lester Morton Court housing complex, had fallen into disrepair over the years, becoming a haven for crime. Yesterday, a new $17 million look for the 214 subsidized housing units was unveiled after large-scale renovations and a substantial boost in security. pg 1b

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+172.82

10,402.77

NASDAQ -- UP

+26.07

2,089.88

S&P -- UP

+19.51

1,198.41

SUN INDEX -- UP

+3.78

311.91

Economy stays strong

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita haven't blown the economy off course. Economic growth clocked in at a strong 3.8 percent pace in the third quarter, reflecting brisk spending by consumers and businesses despite higher energy prices. Stocks rallied on the news, with the Dow Jones industrials posting its biggest one-day gain since April 21. pg 10 c

SPORTS

Rahman, King reach settlement

Baltimore native Hasim Rahman has settled with Don King for $740,000, a move that will allow King to remain the former heavyweight champion's promoter throughout the duration of their contract, which extends until July 2008. pg 5c

GO TODAY

Many ways to do good

Every weekend, thousands of Baltimore-area residents spend time doing more than sleeping, shopping or watching TV. By volunteering, they are finding fulfillment - and fun. pg 1d

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"If you put the word `Katrina' in there, people will show up. ... What it will be like a month from now, nobody knows."

Maryland Food Bank executive director Bill Ewing on the sudden popularity of volunteering

Up next

Tomorrow

Castles fit for travelers

Former convents, one-time castles, previous palaces: They're now historic hotels in Spain's parador system.

IN TRAVEL

Tuesday

Football recap

Coverage of the Ravens' Monday night matchup with division rival Pittsburgh.

IN SPORTS

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CIA LEAK Q&A

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HORROR FLICKS

Hear a clip of film critic Michael Sragow talking about what has happened with the horror-film genre. baltimoresun.com/sragow

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