Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 31, 2005

NATIONAL

Reid calls on Bush for answers

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said yesterday that President Bush should explain how a covert CIA officer's name became public and called for senior aide Karl Rove's resignation because of his role in the leak case. pg 1a

Post-Sept. 11 deadlines missed

The Bush administration has missed dozens of deadlines set by Congress after the Sept. 11 attacks for developing ways to protect airplanes, ships and railways from terrorists. pg 3a

WORLD

Indian blasts probe under way

As the death toll climbed to 59, investigators combed through piles of rubble yesterday for clues to the identities and methods of those responsible for bombings Saturday that rocked the Indian capital of New Delhi. Attention increasingly focused on the Islamic militant group Lashkar-e-Tayyaba, based in the contested region of Kashmir. pg 7a

MARYLAND

Ex-Ehrlich aide breaks silence

Joseph F. Steffen Jr., the aide to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. banished after discussing rumors about Mayor Martin O'Malley on the Internet, said in an interview that he was sent into state agencies to identify employees who should be fired not because of their party affiliation but because they were not performing up to par. pg 1a

Top court to hear Blake case

The U.S. Supreme Court will take up a high-profile Annapolis murder case tomorrow, looking at an issue that has the potential to alter police interrogations around the country. The case of freed suspect Leeander Jerome "Sweater" Blake may provide the court with the opportunity to re-examine, and possibly ease, a rule that has controlled interrogations since 1981. pg 1a

School board keeps 5 councils

Five regional advisory councils will continue to pass concerns on to the Baltimore County school board rather than a proposed consolidated body. The board has accepted a recommendation that the councils be retained. pg 1b

TODAY

Bad news all around

At a time when the country's professional newspapers are reeling from circulation, staffing and ethical problems, the young journalists staffing high school newspapers find themselves facing some of the same problems. pg 1c

New role for old school

The former Henry H. Garnet School and P.S. 103 on Division Street, built in 1877 and attended by Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall from 1914 to 1920, could become an educational and interpretive center on Baltimore's civil rights legacy. pg 1c

SPORTS

Fire knocks out United, 4-0

Ivan Guerrero scored twice in the first half to help the visiting Chicago Fire eliminate defending Major League Soccer champion D.C. United. Freddy Adu, who had been suspended by United for the first game of the series, entered yesterday's match at the start of the second half. pg 1d

GAMEDAY

Giants rout Redskins, 36-0

The Washington Redskins, who had been in a three-way tie with the Giants and Philadelphia Eagles for first place in the NFC East, were shut out by New York. The Redskins fell to 4-3 and suffered the franchise's worst loss under coach Joe Gibbs. pg 1e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"The real question for President Bush is going to be: Is he going to be like Nixon - hunker down, get into the bunker, admit no mistakes - or like Reagan, who actually admitted mistakes."

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York

Article, PG 1a

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