Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 14, 2006

MARYLAND

Police unit's actions questioned

A unit of police officers patrolling city streets for drugs and guns made improper car stops, performed unjustified searches and drew up court papers with fictional or embellished scenarios, documents and interviews show. pg 1a

City housing plan approved

Baltimore officials approved a plan to spend $10.7 million to tear down more than 400 housing units across the city's most neglected neighborhoods, the first use of a new affordable-housing fund. pg 1b

NATIONAL

Surveillance bill endorsed

The Senate Judiciary Committee endorsed a bill yesterday backed by the White House that would have a secret court review the constitutionality of the Bush administration's eavesdropping program and sent the measure to the Senate floor. pg 3a

WORLD

Deadly shooting in Montreal

A man in a black trench coat and a mohawk haircut opened fire at a downtown Montreal college, killing a young woman and wounding at least 19 other people before police shot and killed him, witnesses and authorities said. pg 18a

Dozens killed in Iraq violence

Amid rising political tensions over a proposal to carve Iraq into separate federal regions, nearly 90 people were reported killed in an explosion of violence across Baghdad that cast doubt on U.S. claims that the city is on its way to being pacified. pg 18a

BUSINESS

DOW -- UP

+ 45.23

11,543.32

NASDAQ -- UP

+ 11.85

2,227.67

S&P -- UP

+ 4.96

1,318.07

SUN INDEX -- UP

+ 2.54

333.65

MuniMae to restate its results

Baltimore mortgage investor MuniMae says it will have to restate more than three years of financial results because of accounting errors. pg 1d

250,000 FluMist doses to children

Maryland will provide up to 250,000 doses of MedImmune Inc.'s FluMist vaccine to elementary school children ages 5 through 11. The program is a boost for the Gaithersburg biotech company. pg 1d

TODAY

Wal-Mart's trendy clothing line

Wal-Mart introduces a trendy line of women's apparel during New York's Fashion Week. pg 1c

Vieira makes her `Today' debut

A nervous and high-spirited Meredith Vieira made her debut on the Today show, saying she felt as if it were the first day of school. pg 1c

SPORTS

Bedard leads O's over Red Sox

Erik Bedard pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, and the Orioles beat the Red Sox, 4-0, last night, spoiling the return of Boston knuckleballer Tim Wakefield. Kevin Millar homered. pg 7e

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"In politics, everyone wants you to make a mistake. Everyone wants to see you do something wrong."

William Donald Schaefer, after his defeat for re-election as state comptroller Article, PG 1a

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