Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 21, 2006

BUSINESS

DOW

-9.36

12,002.37

NASDAQ

+1.36

2,342.30

S&P

+1.64

1,368.60

SUN INDEX

-1.31

348.56

NATIONAL

Arizona voters need ID

The Supreme Court cleared the way yesterday for Arizona to enforce a new rule for next month's elections that requires voters to show proof of their identification before casting a ballot. pg 3a

Man, 89, convicted in fatal crash

An elderly driver who ran down and killed 10 people in an open-air market in California was convicted yesterday on all charges, despite defense pleas for mercy. George Russell Weller, 89, could be sentenced to 18 years in prison. pg 4a

SPORTS

Series starts tonight in Detroit

The Detroit Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals, each improbably rebounding from September swoons, play Game 1 of the 2006 World Series in Comerica Park tonight. pg 1b

Orioles lose York radio outlet

The Orioles have lost their York, Pa., radio partner of 20 years, WSBA (910 AM), but are negotiating with another station and say their games are all but certain to remain on the air in an important secondary market for the team. pg 3c

MARYLAND

Back story: `Lord' Salisbury

Whatever happened to Julius "Lord" Salisbury? Awaiting the outcome of an appeal on a federal gambling conviction and facing a 15-year federal prison term, he walked away from his home at 2912 W. Strathmore Ave. in Northwest Baltimore on a warm summer's evening in 1970. pg 2b

Md. employers add jobs

Maryland employers added 9,500 jobs last month, a gain that appeared to reflect the return of seasonal school staff to work rather than rapid job creation. The preliminary numbers, released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Labor, show that almost all the growth was government-related. Unemployment remained low, dropping slightly to 4 percent. pg 10c

WORLD

Rice supports China policy

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice declared herself satisfied yesterday with the efforts of Asian neighbors to exert pressure on North Korea's Kim Jong Il but suggested it is unlikely that the world will be rid of the threat posed by the dictator's newly tested nuclear capability anytime soon. Rice said she received assurances from Chinese leaders that they would enforce United Nations sanctions imposed against North Korea after Pyongyang's nuclear weapons test last week. pg 9a

TODAY

New paint brightens a room

Cooler weather means its time to put on a coat of paint. Dress your rooms in bold colors in time for the holidays, and those holiday guests. pg 1d

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