Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

November 08, 2006

NATIONAL

Rain tapers off in Wash.

Heavy rain tapered off in western Washington after causing severe flooding that killed at least one person and left others to be rescued by police and the National Guard. pg 3a

WORLD

Hussein asks Iraqis to forgive

A subdued Saddam Hussein, who has been sentenced to hang in a human rights trial that concluded this week, walked into a courtroom for another case and called on warring Iraqis outside to let bygones be bygones. pg 20a

MARYLAND

An English debate in Taneytown

A proposal to make Taneytown the first town in Maryland with English as its official language has drawn fire from critics who say it might violate state law. The resolution, scheduled for discussion by the City Council tonight and possibly for a vote Monday, would require all city government business to be conducted in English in the small Carroll County town. pg 1c

SPORTS

Orioles' Benson likely to return

Kris Benson's agent says it's likely the pitcher won't exercise his right to ask for a trade and is planning to come back with the Orioles next season. pg 1d

TODAY

Therapy on the set

Dr. Keith Ablow, a Johns Hopkins-trained psychiatrist, provides therapy while the cameras roll. pg 1e

Library honors author

An interview with author E.L. Doctorow, who will receive the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Lifetime Literary Achievement award tonight. pg 1e

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+51.22

12,156.77

NASDAQ -- UP

+9.93

2,375.88

S&P -- UP

+3.06

1,382.84

SUN INDEX -- UP

+0.66

355.18

Consumer loans on the decline

Consumer borrowing fell in September by $1.2 billion, the largest amount since the recession of the early 1990s, weakened by a huge drop in auto loans. pg 10d

Shares of United Industrial fall

United Industrial Corp., the Hunt Valley defense contractor, sees its stock pounded after reporting lower quarterly earnings because of cost overruns. pg 10d

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