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By Richard H. P. Sia and Richard H. P. Sia,Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va.Washington Bureau | December 18, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Twelve years since its development began during the Cold War, the first of 20 B-2 Stealth bombers entered the Air Force combat fleet yesterday with an uncertain mission and a price tag so expensive that proven bombers will be mothballed to make room for the high-tech planes.The Air Force, which fought hard to add the world's most sophisticated nuclear bomber to its arsenal, heralded the B-2's arrival at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri as the beginning of what the generals call a new era of "global reach, global power."
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June 17, 2011
The Aberdeen IronBirds began their 2011 campaign on the right foot, beating the visiting Hudson Valley Renegades 7-2 in their season-opening matchup Friday night. The hosts were helped by 19-year-old flame thrower Parker Bridwell, who made the start and worked through five full innings. During his opening-night stint, Bridwell (1-0) sent nine Renegades down on strikes without allowing any walks and held Hudson Valley to a paltry four hits in the win. "I felt good on the mound, and I'm glad we got this first win under our belt," Bridwell said after the game.
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By Michael Hill | June 27, 1991
It's been almost two years since ABC's "Prime Time Live" came on the air promising to revamp the world of the weekly news magazine show. Things haven't exactly gone according to plan.The studio audience proved to be a critical fiasco. The highly-touted chemistry between co-hosts Sam Donaldson and Diane Sawyer produced much more smoke than fire. The ability to go live anywhere in the world sent the show to a dying tree in Austin, Texas, in the middle of the night.The studio audience has long since been shown the door.
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By JOE AND TERESA GRAEDON | March 9, 2009
Thank you for writing about taking vitamin B-2 on a daily basis to prevent migraine headaches. I have suffered from them for 17 years and have been to many doctors, including two neurologists, two ear, nose and throat doctors and an acupuncturist. I had sinus scans and have tried many medications that never worked. I started taking the vitamin B-2, and I couldn't believe how much it helped. I may get an occasional headache now, once a month if that. I used to get a couple every week. I am thrilled to finally be free of headaches for the most part and have told my doctor to please share this with other patients with frequent migraine headaches.
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By Mark Thompson and Mark Thompson,Knight-Ridder News Service | September 26, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The Senate voted 51-48 yesterday to keep the limping B-2 stealth bomber program alive for another year, despite a recent test suggesting that the plane may not be so stealthy after all.Vice President Dan Quayle, who presided in case his tie-breaking vote was needed, announced the tally to a crowded chamber after a day of debate over the fate of the controversial warplane. Since the House already had voted to end the program, a Senate vote to do the same would have killed it.The three-vote margin was a sharp drop from the most recent Senate vote Aug. 1, when the B-2 prevailed 57-42.
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By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1999
The world's most expensive aircraft flew into battle for the first time yesterday as a pair of $2.1 billion B-2 bombers struck targets in Yugoslavia with 2,000-pound satellite-guided bombs.The black planes left their climate-controlled hangars at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., flew nonstop to Kosovo with several midair refuelings and attacked multiple "hardened" targets, including command bunkers and air-defense systems, defense officials said.Each plane dropped a maximum load of 16 bombs, said Brig.
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By DAN BERGER | January 31, 1992
If this thing sticks, Gennifer Flowers could get to sing the National Anthem at the Republican National Convention.Who needs the B-2 bomber? We have the Washington Redskins.
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By Los Angeles Times | September 12, 1991
Air Force Secretary Donald B. Rice disclosed late yesterday that the Northrop B-2 stealth bomber failed recent tests of its ability to operate without being detected by enemy radar -- a potential political bombshell for the controversial $60 billion program.Mr. Rice said that in a recent flight test, measurements of the B-2's stealth capability "did not meet the desired levels of performance." According to congressional sources, the failure stems from a potentially serious technical problem that is likely to be seized upon by B-2 opponents.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 2, 2002
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Should U.S. forces attack Iraq, "Caveman" is ready to pack up his brown-bag lunch - stuffed with an Italian hoagie and trail mix - and grab his air mattress and sleeping bag. "Caveman" is the call sign of Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Vander Hamm, who pilots the radar-evading, bat-winged B-2 Spirit bomber, the first warplane the Pentagon will send into harm's way to penetrate Iraqi air defenses and command centers if President Bush...
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November 2, 1991
B-2s Are NeededEditor: I was disappointed by your Oct. 16 editorial stating that there is no compelling rationale for continuing the B-2 bomber program. As concerned citizens, we may agree to disagree, but first let's have the facts straight.The president, the Senate and the Department of Defense all support the B-2.The B-2 will be vital for carrying out conventional missions against threats that may pose the gravest challenges in the years ahead. These threats will likely involve modern weaponry and come with little warning.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 18, 2003
The tiny crossroads town of Highland, a throwback to a quieter, less suburban time, is mired in a zoning standoff to ward off large development. Residents who live near the intersection of Routes 216 and 108 in southwestern Howard County, where a dozen small businesses sit, are fighting plans for a substantial funeral home. They are defending the community's unusual zoning lines, which planners want to alter to match property lines. But they are willing to support expansion plans for a beloved country store.
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By Brad Barnes and Brad Barnes,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | December 12, 2002
The Backstreet Boys are apparently content to ride in the back seat for a while. 'N Sync might be permanently out of sync, with Justin Timberlake going solo. But just when you might be tempted to write off all the boy bands to puberty, in comes B2K. The group is younger and more playful than the others. It's arguably closer to R&B's roots - hey, they're black. And when B2K's album debuted eight months ago, it came roaring out with record sales and radio play. A Christmas album, Santa Hooked Me Up, came out in October.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | November 2, 2002
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. - Should U.S. forces attack Iraq, "Caveman" is ready to pack up his brown-bag lunch - stuffed with an Italian hoagie and trail mix - and grab his air mattress and sleeping bag. "Caveman" is the call sign of Air Force Lt. Col. Scott Vander Hamm, who pilots the radar-evading, bat-winged B-2 Spirit bomber, the first warplane the Pentagon will send into harm's way to penetrate Iraqi air defenses and command centers if President Bush...
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November 26, 2000
25 Years Ago: Zoning change is approved by Planning Board -- Some Residences to be Allowed in B-2 Commercial Zone -- Change Awaits Town Council Approval. The Mt. Airy Planning and Zoning Commission voted Monday to amend the town's zoning ordinances to allow business-associated residences in B-2 zones. The B-2 zone designated for shopping centers differs from the residential business B-1 zone in some of the businesses permitted and in its restrictions against residences. A county planning commission staff report, however, recommended that the ordinances be amended "to provide that apartments or residential units be permitted in the B-2 district only as accessory use to the commercial establishment (`caretaker, watchman, resident owner-operator etc.')
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN STAFF | October 11, 2000
W. R. Grace & Co., VerticalNet Inc. and Aspen Technology Inc. announced a business-to-business venture yesterday that will allow industrial customers such as oil refineries and plastics companies to purchase chemical catalysts online. e-Catalysts Inc., which the companies introduced yesterday at a National Petrochemical & Refiners Association conference in San Francisco, is the latest in a retinue of B2B exchanges that traditional companies are launching to stimulate sales online. The Internet offers marketplaces for commodities such as steel, plastics and biomedical supplies.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,SUN STAFF | October 20, 1999
Eastern Tech showed No. 12 Franklin yesterday why it has been the fastest rising team in Baltimore County girls soccer this season. Then, the Indians showed why they have never lost to Eastern.The host Indians rallied from one goal down to edge the Mavericks, 3-2, when Brandi Sproul headed in her sister Lindsay Sproul's restart from about 20 yards in the 61st minute. The Sproul sisters accounted for all of the Indians scoring. Brandi had two goals and an assist. Lindsay had a goal and an assist.
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By Art Buchwald | July 26, 1995
I AM NOT one of those taxpayers who is constantly asking if I'm getting the biggest bang for my buck. A perfect example of my "who cares what my military hardware costs" attitude concerns a story I recently read in the New York Times by reporter Tim Weiner.Mr. Weiner wrote about a new report that revealed the $2.2 billion B-2 bomber, pride ofthe U.S. Air Force, is equipped with radar that cannot distinguish between a rain cloud and a mountain.Although it has failed many of its tests, 20 of the planes are being built at a cost of $44 billion.
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By New York Times News Service | August 2, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The Senate endorsed yesterday President Bush's two top military priorities, the stealth bomber and the "star wars" anti-missile defense system, rejecting arguments that the easing of Cold War tensions and closer U.S.-Soviet ties made the weapons unnecessary.In a series of votes, the Senate approved $4.6 billion for the next fiscal year to test sensors in space and begin fielding an anti-missile defense system by 1996 that would protect the United States against limited nuclear attacks.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 12, 1999
WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. -- President Clinton came to the home of the B-2 stealth bomber to extol American air power yesterday, but he devoted as much of his speech to praising American-style race relations, asserting that NATO's victory in Kosovo had been one of ethnic diversity over "ethnic cleansing."Clinton told a crowd of about 3,000 Air Force personnel and their families, gathered in a cavernous hangar, that their example was helping to refute the idea that "a country can only be great with everybody just like everybody else."
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By Greg Schneider and Greg Schneider,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1999
The world's most expensive aircraft flew into battle for the first time yesterday as a pair of $2.1 billion B-2 bombers struck targets in Yugoslavia with 2,000-pound satellite-guided bombs.The black planes left their climate-controlled hangars at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., flew nonstop to Kosovo with several midair refuelings and attacked multiple "hardened" targets, including command bunkers and air-defense systems, defense officials said.Each plane dropped a maximum load of 16 bombs, said Brig.
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