Sun News Digest

SUN NEWS DIGEST

October 06, 2007

BUSINESS

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NATIONAL

Bush rebuffs torture allegations

President Bush insisted that "this government does not torture people" amid new questions about tough methods used by the administration to interrogate suspected terrorists. At the same time, officials are not discussing tactics reportedly used to get information. pg 3A

GOP hopefuls scold Congress

Republican presidential contenders admonished Congress for extravagant spending of tax dollars. "We lost control of Congress because we were just like the Democrats as far as spending is concerned - shame on us," Rudolph W. Giuliani told the anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity. pg 3A

MARYLAND

Park plan submitted for review

A South Baltimore park that was closed in April after officials discovered high levels of arsenic in the soil would be covered with clean dirt under a plan submitted to the state. The proposal for Swann Park calls for removing soil in hot spots. pg 1B

Lull in city homicides broken

This week, Baltimore experienced its longest stretch without a homicide since at least the start of last year. After Jason Fortune was shot to death Sept. 28 near Lafayette Square, no one was killed in the city until yesterday. pg 1B

World

Convoys in Iraq get new rule

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ordered all diplomatic convoys in Baghdad to travel under the supervision of U.S. security officials, a drastic overhaul in the wake of allegations that Blackwater USA engaged in unnecessary violence. pg 10A

Report boosts Trump stocks

Stocks in the casino company headed by Donald Trump soared yesterday after a report that Baltimore real estate developer the Cordish Co. is considering buying one or more of the company's properties. pg 10C

Argo pleads guilty to fraud

Former SafeNet Inc. executive Carole D. Argo pleaded guilty yesterday to federal charges that she illegally manipulated the Belcamp-based company's stock option program to boost the value of awards and bonuses by millions of dollars for herself, former CEO Anthony A. Caputo and others. pg 10C

Sports

Duke players file lawsuit

Three former Duke lacrosse players falsely accused of rape filed a federal lawsuit, suing disgraced prosecutor Mike Nifong, the city of Durham and the police detectives who handled the investigation. They seek unspecified damages and numerous reforms to the way the Durham Police Department handles criminal investigations. pg 3C

TODAY

Autumn leaf show will go on

Fear not, leaf peepers of Maryland. Although there was less rain than usual this summer, the drought conditions will take only the slightest edge off the glories of your favorite time of year. pg 1D

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