July 1, 2008

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Summer camps and family vacations are not yet in high gear. This week can be a challenging one for parents. What's your strategy? Email jkahn@globe.com.
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Boy, 7, shot as he played outside

A 7-year-old boy playing kickball near his school was hit by a stray bullet last night in a shooting that shocked neighbors who struggled to believe that a youngster could fall victim to the violence plaguing their Roxbury neighborhood. At least two other men were shot. (By Milton J. Valencia, Boston Globe)

Bush base yet to rush to donate to McCain

President Bush has headlined a fund-raising event to help John McCain finance his campaign to succeed him, but most of the big-money backers who helped reelect Bush in 2004 haven't pulled out their checkbooks for McCain - or asked their friends to chip in either. (By Brian C. Mooney, Boston Globe)

Shoreline cleaner, but still has a way to go

Many beachgoers and state officials agree: The state's shoreline has gotten cleaner, but it still has a long way to go. A year after a landmark report by the Metropolitan Beaches Commission warned that Massachusetts was squandering the 14 public beaches that stretch from Lynn to Hull, state officials have embarked on a major effort to clean up the 15 miles of sand and rock along the coast. (By David Abel, Boston Globe)

$13m software deal is called unnecessary

Governor Deval Patrick's administration overspent by millions of dollars when it rushed to sign a $13 million computer software contract that has since been canceled and is now the subject of a state ethics investigation, according to technology analysts. (By Stephen Kurkjian, Globe Correspondent and Andrea Estes, Boston Globe)

Davis says officers didn't use
excessive force in man's death

Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis, standing alone and solemn at police headquarters, said yesterday it did not appear officers used excessive force on the night of the Celtics championship victory when they arrested a 22-year-old Brookline man who stopped breathing while in police custody and died in the hospital 11 days later. (By Maria Cramer and Shelley Murphy, Boston Globe)

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