Corrections and Clarifications

February 17, 2011

An article in Wednesday's editions on council redistricting in Harford County did not accurately describe the origin of the Harford County charter. The county changed from a commissioner government in 1972, after voters approved a charter written by an elected five-member bipartisan commission. The first county executive and council were elected at large in November 1972. In 2000, voters approved a charter referendum to elect six council members by district and the president at-large. The charter includes a clause requiring a political party to poll 15 percent of the votes in the council election to be eligible for a seat on the redistricting commission.

Because of inaccurate information provided to The Baltimore Sun, an article in Thursday's editions incorrectly said there are no carbon monoxide detectors in any Howard County public schools. Between 20 percent and 30 percent of county schools have detectors in large assembly areas such as cafeterias, spokeswoman Patti Caplan said.

An information box that accompanied an article on the death penalty in Maryland in Sunday's editions did not accurately describe one of the victims of Vernon Lee Evans and Anthony Grandison. Pikesville hotel worker Susan Kennedy was not a federal witness.

The Sun regrets the errors.

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