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By Staff report | April 22, 1991
A famous Naval Academy sailboat collided with a barge in the Chesapeake Bay early yesterday and sank four hours later.Officials from the Navy and Coast Guard are investigating the 2 a.m. crash, which occurred about three miles southeast of Cove Point near the mouth of the Patuxent River, said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mike John. No one was seriouslyinjured.Three officers and nine midshipmen were sailing the American Promise during a routine overnight exercise when they collided with a barge en route to the Brandon Shores Power Plant in Baltimore, John said.
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By Douglas F. Gansler | November 5, 2012
If you believe in the American promise - that hard work leads to opportunity - then you should support the Maryland Dream Act. The American promise rewards us with a real opportunity to build a better future for ourselves and our children - a real shot at the American dream - no matter where we started out in life, provided we apply ourselves and pay our taxes. It is the promise our country makes to us when we make a promise to contribute to our country. Core to that promise is our public education system, which empowers children of all backgrounds to achieve at high levels and graduate ready to compete in the American workforce and give back to the country.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | September 30, 1992
The Navy stymied a Coast Guard investigation into an accident last year in which a million dollar Naval Academy sailboat collided with a coal barge and sank in the Chesapeake Bay, federal documents show.As a result, the Coast Guard says it abandoned its probe of the sinking of the American Promise and turned its findings over to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which normally depends on the Coast Guard to lead marine accident investigations.And year and a half later, the NTSB still hasn't completed a report that officials say should have taken less than three months.
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By Mark Barabak and Jim Tankersley and Mark Barabak and Jim Tankersley,Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune | August 29, 2008
DENVER - Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination last night with a scathing assessment of John McCain and a searing indictment of the Bush administration, promising to repair "the broken politics of Washington" and preside over a more prosperous and equitable America. Speaking to a rapturous audience of more than 80,000, the largest U.S. political convention crowd ever assembled, Obama delivered an address that was alternately outraged and uplifting, personal and political.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
A tug boat company will pay $245,000 to repair a Naval Academy sailboat that sank last year in the Chesapeake Bay when it collided with a coal barge, according to the terms of an out-of-court settlement reached yesterday.While the Robert Dann Towing Co., based in Chesapeake City, did not admit liability in the accident, it agreed to pay the entire cost of fixing the American Promise, which was salvaged four days after the April 21, 1991 accident, government officials said."To say the least, we are extremely excited," said Cmdr.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | November 20, 1992
WASHINGTON -- A collision last year between a Naval Academy sailboat and a coal barge being pushed by a tugboat in the Chesapeake Bay could have been avoided by crews on both vessels, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled yesterday.While saying the tugboat Sun Coast should have stopped when a crew member saw what he believed to be a sailboat on his radar screen, the board criticized academy crew members for not monitoring emergency radio channels.Investigators had proposed pointing the finger at the tugboat operator and only mentioning the mistakes by the Navy crew as contributing to the April 21, 1991, crash off Cove Point, 50 miles south of Annapolis.
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By Douglas F. Gansler | November 5, 2012
If you believe in the American promise - that hard work leads to opportunity - then you should support the Maryland Dream Act. The American promise rewards us with a real opportunity to build a better future for ourselves and our children - a real shot at the American dream - no matter where we started out in life, provided we apply ourselves and pay our taxes. It is the promise our country makes to us when we make a promise to contribute to our country. Core to that promise is our public education system, which empowers children of all backgrounds to achieve at high levels and graduate ready to compete in the American workforce and give back to the country.
BUSINESS
June 17, 1995
Lockheed Martin spacecraft plansLockheed Martin Astro Space said yesterday that it is moving forward with construction of the first of two spacecraft it has contracted to build for Direct Broadcasting Satellite Corp., a Washington-based satellite TV company that plans to serve the Spanish language TV market in the Americas, including the United States.The subsidiary of Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin plans to build the satellite at its East Windsor, N.J., facility, said spokesman William Shumann.
NEWS
August 4, 2000
Text of George W. Bush's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention yesterday in Philadelphia. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, delegates, and my fellow citizens. I accept your nomination. Thank you for this honor. Together, we will renew America's purpose. Our founders first defined that purpose here in Philadelphia. Ben Franklin was here. Thomas Jefferson. And, of course, George Washington - or, as his friends called him, "George W." I am proud to have Dick Cheney at my side.
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By A. M. Rosenthal | January 16, 1991
THE NEW World Order was born in Washington on Sept. 11, 1990, and was shot dead in the streets of Vilnius on Jan. 13, 1991.This may seem a sad thing to proclaim as the United States prepares to fight a war from which this new order was supposed to come forth. But the New World Order was an idea conceived in delusion and falsehood, which could have destroyed the very purposes of fighting the war.For the clarity of mind essential to fight a war it is far better that it happened now. The truth can help a war result in a peace of hope, not lead to another war. That is the gift of the people of Vilnius.
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By Cal Thomas | April 21, 2004
ARLINGTON, Va. - By deciding to give up areas populated by Jews in Gaza (known as "settlements" by those who regard it as "occupied territory") and effectively annexing disputed territory in Judea and Samaria (known as the "West Bank" by those who also consider this area "occupied"), Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has decided to risk his country's future on promises he received from President Bush. On paper, those promises sounded pretty good for Israel, which will continue to control land, sea and air passages throughout Gaza to prevent a terrorist base from being established.
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By Laurie Willis and Laurie Willis,SUN STAFF | May 10, 2002
Top national recording artists are expected at the African-American Heritage Festival from June 21 to 23 - but don't pick up the newspaper or tune in to your local radio stations for a list of acts just yet. Festival organizers hope to announce the lineup next week, but won't even hint at who may be coming or discuss the festival's budget. "We are going to have national, regional and local talent all three days," David Geller, co-chairman of the entertainment committee, said yesterday.
NEWS
August 4, 2000
Text of George W. Bush's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention yesterday in Philadelphia. Remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. Chairman, delegates, and my fellow citizens. I accept your nomination. Thank you for this honor. Together, we will renew America's purpose. Our founders first defined that purpose here in Philadelphia. Ben Franklin was here. Thomas Jefferson. And, of course, George Washington - or, as his friends called him, "George W." I am proud to have Dick Cheney at my side.
BUSINESS
June 17, 1995
Lockheed Martin spacecraft plansLockheed Martin Astro Space said yesterday that it is moving forward with construction of the first of two spacecraft it has contracted to build for Direct Broadcasting Satellite Corp., a Washington-based satellite TV company that plans to serve the Spanish language TV market in the Americas, including the United States.The subsidiary of Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin plans to build the satellite at its East Windsor, N.J., facility, said spokesman William Shumann.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | November 20, 1992
WASHINGTON -- A collision last year between a Naval Academy sailboat and a coal barge being pushed by a tugboat in the Chesapeake Bay could have been avoided by crews on both vessels, the National Transportation Safety Board ruled yesterday.While saying the tugboat Sun Coast should have stopped when a crew member saw what he believed to be a sailboat on his radar screen, the board criticized academy crew members for not monitoring emergency radio channels.Investigators had proposed pointing the finger at the tugboat operator and only mentioning the mistakes by the Navy crew as contributing to the April 21, 1991, crash off Cove Point, 50 miles south of Annapolis.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | October 1, 1992
A tug boat company will pay $245,000 to repair a Naval Academy sailboat that sank last year in the Chesapeake Bay when it collided with a coal barge, according to the terms of an out-of-court settlement reached yesterday.While the Robert Dann Towing Co., based in Chesapeake City, did not admit liability in the accident, it agreed to pay the entire cost of fixing the American Promise, which was salvaged four days after the April 21, 1991 accident, government officials said."To say the least, we are extremely excited," said Cmdr.
NEWS
By Cal Thomas | April 21, 2004
ARLINGTON, Va. - By deciding to give up areas populated by Jews in Gaza (known as "settlements" by those who regard it as "occupied territory") and effectively annexing disputed territory in Judea and Samaria (known as the "West Bank" by those who also consider this area "occupied"), Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has decided to risk his country's future on promises he received from President Bush. On paper, those promises sounded pretty good for Israel, which will continue to control land, sea and air passages throughout Gaza to prevent a terrorist base from being established.
NEWS
By Mark Barabak and Jim Tankersley and Mark Barabak and Jim Tankersley,Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune | August 29, 2008
DENVER - Barack Obama accepted the Democratic presidential nomination last night with a scathing assessment of John McCain and a searing indictment of the Bush administration, promising to repair "the broken politics of Washington" and preside over a more prosperous and equitable America. Speaking to a rapturous audience of more than 80,000, the largest U.S. political convention crowd ever assembled, Obama delivered an address that was alternately outraged and uplifting, personal and political.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | September 30, 1992
The Navy stymied a Coast Guard investigation into an accident last year in which a million dollar Naval Academy sailboat collided with a coal barge and sank in the Chesapeake Bay, federal documents show.As a result, the Coast Guard says it abandoned its probe of the sinking of the American Promise and turned its findings over to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which normally depends on the Coast Guard to lead marine accident investigations.And year and a half later, the NTSB still hasn't completed a report that officials say should have taken less than three months.
NEWS
By Staff report | April 22, 1991
A famous Naval Academy sailboat collided with a barge in the Chesapeake Bay early yesterday and sank four hours later.Officials from the Navy and Coast Guard are investigating the 2 a.m. crash, which occurred about three miles southeast of Cove Point near the mouth of the Patuxent River, said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Mike John. No one was seriouslyinjured.Three officers and nine midshipmen were sailing the American Promise during a routine overnight exercise when they collided with a barge en route to the Brandon Shores Power Plant in Baltimore, John said.
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