An article in Saturday's editions incorrectly reported that the Court of Appeals criticized the governor in its opinion overturning a drunken-driving conviction.

Ruling that the driver did not get a speedy trial, the court said it was immaterial whether the Howard County District Court was short of judges, but it did not mention Gov. Parris N. Glendening. And although the article said that the case had been enmeshed in political controversy over his attempt to diversify the Howard County bench, the connection was coincidental.

Also, the article incorrectly reported Glendening's appointment of Judge Diane O. Leasure. Leasure was appointed to the Howard County Circuit Court in 1995.

The Sun regrets the errors.

Pub Date: 10/19/99

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