Corrections and Clarifications

May 16, 2006

An article about the Public Service Commission in Saturday's editions of The Sun misstated the name of the appeals court in which the agency filed its motion. The motion to reject Baltimore City's attempt to stop Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s electricity rate deferral program was filed with the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.

A paragraph in an article April 23 on the hazards to workers who make or use flavorings with diacetyl implied that the government relied solely on industry-paid scientists in approving diacetyl as safe for consumption. In fact, in 1980 the Food and Drug Administration contracted with a scientific panel that reviewed existing literature about the chemical and found no reason to suspect risk. Previously, the FDA had based its safety assessment on information furnished by the flavoring industry.

The Sun regrets the errors.

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