Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 09, 2005

MARYLAND

Most dislike pace of growth

Most Maryland voters think that their communities are growing too fast, with discontent over the pace of development running highest in some of the largest suburban counties and in rural areas, a new poll by The Sun shows. pg 1a

DNA gets inmate, 71, a new trial

A 71-year-old man who has spent two decades in prison will get a new trial, a judge ruled, because a lab determined that genetic evidence from the victim is not his - making this the first city murder conviction to be overturned by DNA testing. Robert C. Griffin was found guilty in 1986 of stabbing and strangling a 20-year-old woman. pg 1a

NATIONAL

Democrats win in N.J. and Va.

Democrats swept both governors' races yesterday, with Sen. Jon Corzine easily winning New Jersey and Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine taking Virginia despite a last-minute campaign push for his opponent from President Bush. pg 1a

`Intelligent design' OK'd in Kan.

The Kansas board of education, on a 6-4 vote, approved science standards that question evolution and allow for the teaching of "intelligent design" in public schools. Kansas is the fifth state to adopt standards that cast doubt on evolution. pg 3a

WORLD

Another lawyer is killed in Iraq

A lawyer for a co-defendant for Saddam Hussein was gunned down yesterday in Baghdad. It was the second lawyer for one of Hussein's co-defendants to be killed. pg 15a

TODAY

Historical society chief to leave

Dennis Fiori, who oversaw a great expansion of the Maryland Historical Society during his nearly 12-year term as director, has accepted a position with the Boston Historical Society. Fiori is to begin his new job in January. pg 1c

BSO will trim some programs

Blaming high costs and lagging ticket sales, the Baltimore Symphony has trimmed selected programs from its schedule at the Music Center at Strathmore in Montgomery County and Meyerhoff Hall in Baltimore. The BSO said none of its major performances will be affected.pg 4c

BUSINESS

DOW -- DOWN

- 46.51

10,539.72

NASDAQ -- DOWN

- 6.17

2,172.07

S&P -- DOWN

- 4.22

1,218.59

SUN INDEX -- DOWN

- 0.68

320.07

Builder cuts '06 sales estimate

Toll Brothers Inc., a national homebuilder with a substantial presence in Maryland, cut its sales estimate for the coming fiscal year - the latest affirmation that the housing peak has crested. However, some experts said Maryland is more protected from the cool-off than other areas. pg 1d

High court favors workers

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that companies must pay plant workers for the time it takes to change into protective clothing and safety gear and walk to their work stations. pg 1d

SPORTS

Terps to start Hollenbach

Maryland quarterback Sam Hollenbach, who sprained his left shoulder Oct. 20 against Virginia Tech and has played sparingly since, will start Saturday against the North Carolina Tar Heels, coach Ralph Friedgen said. pg 8e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Put yourself in the skin of a young person. He looks for a job for one year and then for two years and he cannot find one. ... He is not part of the city. What is to stop him from burning it?"

Kart Tahar, a Paris shopkeeper, discussing the riots

Article, PG 1a

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