Sun Digest


August 06, 2006


Child tracking system flawed

A test run of a new state computer system designed to track the nearly 10,000 Maryland children in foster care has uncovered serious flaws. Dubbed "Chessie," the system is nearly three years behind schedule and its original price tag of $26 million has ballooned to $67 million. pg 1b

Victim's family plans to sue

Relatives of a Brooklyn man who was fatally shot by a Baltimore police officer as he fled a suspected drug deal contended yesterday that police used excessive force. They said they planned to file a civil lawsuit in the death of the 39-year-old man, who apparently was unarmed. pg 1b


Accord reached on resolution

France and the United States reached agreement yesterday on a Security Council resolution to halt the fighting in Lebanon. A draft of the resolution, which cannot be voted on until at least 24 hours after it is formally introduced, calls for an immediate cessation of "all attacks" by Hezbollah and of "offensive military operations" by Israel. pg 15a

Partial recount of Mexico vote

A seven-member electoral tribunal in Mexico unanimously rejected yesterday a demand from the leftist candidate for president for a complete recount of votes in last month's election. The court decided that it would look only at those districts in which specific challenges were made. pg 17a


NSA close to power failure

The demand for electricity to operate the National Security Agency's expanding intelligence systems has left it on the verge of exceeding its power supply, the lifeblood of its 350-acre Fort Meade headquarters, according to current and former intelligence officials. pg 1a

Confidentiality at risk

Attorney Stan Chesley promised confidentiality to more than 350 people who said they were sexually abused by priests. Then a judge ordered him to reveal their names and details of the abuse. Unless the judge and attorneys reach a compromise, the Kentucky Court of Appeals will decide whether a promise of confidentiality trumps the need for prosecutors to get information. pg 3a


Landis tests come up positive

The second doping sample of Tour de France champion Floyd Landis tested positive for higher-than-allowable levels of testosterone. The samples contained synthetic testosterone, indicating that it came from an outside source. pg 1d

Ravens fall to Redskins

Ravens quarterback Steve McNair had an interception returned 39 yards for a touchdown early in the Ravens' scrimmage against the Redskins before 47,258 fans at FedEx Field. Four of McNair's five completions went to tight end Todd Heap. pg 1d


A 9/11 tribute, from Oliver Stone

Given his history of controversy, director Oliver Stone might seem to be the last moviemaker to celebrate the heroic rescue workers of Sept. 11, 2001. Yet his new movie, World Trade Center, which opens nationally this week, does just that. pg 1e


Long Island without the glitz

The North Fork of eastern Long Island might be called the anti-Hamptons. It's an area of small towns, vineyards and plenty of good food. pg 1r

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