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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2013
Franklin W. Littleton Jr., a retired career Air Force officer and a businessman who was a big-band and Dixieland music aficionado, died April 20 of complications from dementia at Nichols Eldercare, an Edgewood assisted-living facility. The Bel Air resident was 91. The son of a contractor and a homemaker, Franklin Walter Littleton Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised on Clearspring Road in Forest Park. He was a 1939 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and studied law at the University of Baltimore at night while working at Montgomery Ward and the Glenn L. Martin Co. in Middle River.
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April 30, 2013
Having vowed that any use of chemical weapons by Syria would cross a U.S. "red line" and provoke a strong American response "with enormous consequences," President Barack Obama now finds himself under increasing pressure to act, following reports by U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies that the regime of President Bashar Assad used deadly sarin gas against opponents last year. The problem for Mr. Obama is that the military options for enforcing his promise range from bad to very bad - while the risks of doing nothing may be even worse.
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April 24, 2013
PROCTOR: Marine Corps Pvt. Daniel T. Proctor, son of Lorriane C. and Clayton H. Proctor of Joppa, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S. C. For 13 weeks, Proctor stayed committed during some of the world's most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage...
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2013
Paul Umansky, an opera lover, occasional actor and, for more than two decades, the public voice of Sinai Hospital, died March 27 at the Gilchrest Center. He was 81, and died following a three-year bout with multiple myeloma. "He was a great guy," said longtime friend Saul Lindenbaum, a psychologist who worked with Mr. Umansky at Sinai. "He was very loyal, whether it was to his job or his family or his friends. He was serious, he was loyal, he worked hard. "But he was also funny; he had a great sense of humor," he said.
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From Sun staff reports | March 27, 2013
Sophomore Wes Berg scored six goals, including the game-winner in overtime, as No. 2 Denver beat visiting Air Force, 11-10, in men's lacrosse on Tuesday. Air Force's Erik Smith tied the game at 10 with 17 seconds left in regulation before Berg found the net 1:04 into the overtime period. The six-goal performance marked Berg's fifth hat trick of the season and eighth of his career. Senior Eric Law tallied four points on one goal and three assists, while senior Colin Scott recorded a pair of goals for Denver (6-2, 2-0 Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference)
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 19, 2013
Tewaaraton Award finalist Mike Sawyer will be a game-time decision for No. 15 Loyola's road game at Georgetown Wednesday night, coach Charley Toomey confirmed Tuesday morning. The senior attackman did not play in the team's 13-7 victory over Air Force last Saturday and attempted just three shots (scoring once) in a 9-8 loss to then-unranked Duke on March 8 after suffering an unspecified injury in an 8-6 win against Bellarmine on March 2. Toomey described Sawyer, who has registered 13 goals and two assists in six games, as “day-to-day.” “Because he had an injury and was unable to play, we just felt like staying in class and staying back here was probably the right thing to do rather than take him out of class just to travel,” Toomey said of the decision of traveling to Denver without Sawyer last weekend.
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March 13, 2013
Air Force Airman Kyle J. Krajewski graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Krajewski completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Krajewski is the son of Margaret and David Krajewski of Wellington Way, Baldwin.
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By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | December 28, 2012
A little more than a month into the season, Navy had lost to all three Football Bowl Subdivision opponents it had played, and the closest result in any of those beatings was 12-0 at home to San Jose State. Then came a road game against Air Force, which had won the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for two straight years and appeared on the way to another when it carried an eight-point lead late into the fourth quarter. So when Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo recently reflected on the state of the team, he paused at some length to come up with an appropriate narrative of how the Midshipmen qualified for a ninth bowl appearance in 10 years.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | December 18, 2012
More Marylanders will take holiday trips this year, and most will drive — even though gas prices are the highest they have ever been entering the holiday season, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. "Gas prices do not appear to be deterring motorists from hitting the roadways," said Ragina Averella, a spokeswoman for AAA, which released its annual holiday travel predictions Tuesday. Many of the state's nearly 2 million travelers are going without the kids, and without family visits at the top of holiday to-do lists — breaking with traditional patterns in Maryland.
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