Sun Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 03, 2006

MARYLAND

Test puts men's guilt in doubt

Two Baltimore men imprisoned for two decades for rape and murder have proved their innocence through new DNA testing, their defense attorneys say. But prosecutors say it's too soon to say the men are exonerated. pg 1A

Housing costs burden residents

Rising housing costs are stretching many Maryland households thin as they spend an increasing proportion of their income on rent or mortgages, according to figures released today from the U.S. Census Bureau. Last year, 45.3 percent of all the state's renters spent at least 30 percent of their income on housing, the bureau says. pg 1B

NATIONAL

Hastert defends leadership

House Speaker Dennis Hastert defended yesterday the Republican leadership's handling of a suggestive e-mail exchange between Rep. Mark Foley and an underage House page, conceding that the communication should have raised "a red flag" but arguing that their options were limited. pg 2A

Tenet briefed Rice, records say

A review of White House records has determined that George J. Tenet, then the director of central intelligence, did brief Condoleezza Rice and other top officials July 10, 2001, about the looming threat from al-Qaida, a State Department spokesman said yesterday. pg 3A

WORLD

Brazilian president's downfall

President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva faces a tough runoff election later this month after his stunning fall from prohibitive favorite to co-survivor in Sunday's presidential contest. pg 11A

Alex. Brown execs to start firm

Several former executives from Alex. Brown & Sons, a firm that figured prominently in Baltimore's history but whose ranks were decimated after being acquired, announced yesterday that they are creating a new investment banking firm in town. pg 1D

TODAY

Finding closure, 50 years later

Although justice was neither swift nor conclusive, Evangeline Moore says she is satisfied with the third and final Florida investigation of the Christmas 1951 murders of her parents - NAACP official Harry T. Moore and his wife, Harriette Moore. But she still seeks recognition for them. pg 1C

BMA highlights Lucas collection

The BMA's exhibition, A View Toward Paris, a spectacular exhibition at the BMA, features nearly 200 works of 19th-century art that George Lucas acquired in the five decades he lived abroad. pg 1C

SPORTS

Ravens' Mulitalo out for season

Left guard Edwin Mulitalo, who tore his right triceps muscle in the Ravens' victory over the San Diego Chargers, will undergo season-ending surgery today. Second-year lineman Jason Brown will replace Mulitalo and make his second career start against the Denver Broncos on Monday night. pg 6E

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