Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

September 16, 2006

MARYLAND

A first for voters

The new electronic voter check-in system that gave pollworkers fits in Maryland's primary election Tuesday had never been used before in an election, the system's manufacturer acknowledged. The governor's office said it may ask state election officials to make changes during November's general election. pg 1a

Jail lawsuit dropped

The public defender's office dropped its lawsuit against the state-run prison system, saying it was satisfied with progress in ending overcrowding at the Central Booking and Intake Center that had routinely kept detainees jailed longer than legally allowed. pg 1B

SPORTS

O's absorb worst loss of year

Hayden Penn allowed seven runs, seven hits and three walks in 3 1/3 innings as the Orioles suffered their worst loss of the season - a 17-2 beating by the Detroit Tigers, pg 1c

Thorpe leads in Hunt Valley

Jim Thorpe birdied four of the last six holes to post a 6-under-par 66 at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley and take the lead in the Constellation Energy Classic. Arnold Palmer, followed by an adoring gallery, shot a 17-over 89. pg 1c

WORLD

Pope's remarks anger muslims

Across the Islamic world yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI's remarks this week on Islam unleashed a torrent of rage that many fear could burst into violent protests like those that followed the publication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. pg 1a

More cuts at Ford

The embattled automaker announced it would cut 10,000 white collar jobs and close two more plants in a continuation of a major restructuring. It also suspended its dividend. pg 12C

Peek inside board room

The spying scandal at Hewlett-Packard offers a glimpse into the private world of directors. Some say the fact that board members are held more accountable by shareholders and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act have added to the turmoil. pg 12c

TODAY

BSO musicians OK pact

Musicians at the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra approved a two-year contract that includes concessions but preserves full schedule. pg 1b

Drive a hot car -- for a price

If wonder what it's like to drive a Lamborghini, a Northern Virginia company will give you the chance - for a price, of course. pg 1d

NATIONAL

Spinach being pulled

Merchants across the nation pulled fresh spinach off shelves and out of salad bars in response to an expanding nationwide outbreak of the potentially deadly E. coli bacterium. pg 1a

President pushes terror tactics

President Bush escalated a brawl with rebellious senators within his own party over his proposal to allow harsh interrogation of terrorism detainees, warning that the outcome of the debate "really is going to define whether or not we can protect ourselves." pg 3a

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Quote Of the day

"The board wanted to do whatever it took to survive financially. We wanted to do whatever it took to survive artistically."

Bob Barney, BSO bass player on a new contract Article, 1B

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