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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,Sun Staff Writer | March 12, 1994
The black cloud that's been hanging over the Severn lifted yesterday.The Navy basketball team won the Patriot League title, providing a diversion for the brigade of midshipmen."
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
In America, the land of strongly held opinions, a whiff of controversy about the proper way to celebrate Independence Day seems positively patriotic. So it was in Bel Air. Complaints of animal cruelty didn't stop the frog-hopping contest or turtle race at Shamrock Park on Friday morning, though organizers said that the number of contestants - 144 frogs and 105 turtles - was down from last year. A (comparatively) speedy turtle named Squirt won a trophy on behalf of 14-year-old Jessica Douglass of Whiteford, who has been coming to the derby for as long as she can remember.
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By LLOYD FOX | March 5, 1995
Since 1942, midshipmen have been squaring off in the Naval Academy's annual brigade boxing tournament, trying to win on of eight spots on a squad that represents the academy at regional and national competitions. This year, 87 boxers laced on gloves at the beginning of the season in search of the brigade title in their weight divisions.The midshipmen who will represent the academy this year are Colin Keenan, a 139-pound junior from Brooklyn, N.Y.; Liam Huin, a 147-pound junior from Dennis, Mass.
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June 30, 2014
Sometimes fate plays a hand that is so unmistakably evident that ignoring the sign seems completely ludicrous. For chief musician Rory Cherry, it was when he got his first bass guitar. The 37-year-old plays the electric bass for the U.S. Naval Academy band Electric Brigade, which will perform at the Inner Harbor Amphitheater for the Fourth of July Celebration at 7 p.m. Friday. He began playing music in the summer of 1989, and started learning to read music by playing trombone in middle school.
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By GREGORY KANE | July 9, 1997
The Whining Negro Brigade is now in glorious disarray. The brigade's poster boy, one Mike "Munchy" Tyson, is in deep and well-deserved trouble.Before I go further, let me state there is a difference between normal black Americans and the members of the Whining Negro Brigade. Normal black Americans have decent jobs, work hard, cry racism only when they are legitimate victims of it and can immediately recognize a genuine scamboogah -- say, like Mike Tyson -- when they see him. They actually make up the majority of black folks in the country, though you'd never know it if you listened to the members of the Whining Negro Brigade.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | February 20, 1998
In the words of renowned ring announcer Michael Buffer, it's "let's get ready to rummmmmmble" at the Naval Academy's Halsey Field House tonight.Navy boxing coach Jim McNally and staff are ready to turn loose the contestants for the 57th annual, always-thrilling Brigade Championships.The semifinals will be at 7: 30 tonight with the finals next Friday at Halsey.As a bonus for those at the yard and local boxing fans, the Brigade champions will duke it out in a Navy Invitational Feb. 28, also at Halsey.
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By Robin Hammond and Robin Hammond,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 21, 2002
An article Thursday in the Anne Arundel County edition incorrectly described whether the Naval Academy Band's Electric Brigade performs at weddings. Some members of the Electric Brigade perform on their own at weddings, but the Electric Brigade does not, according to a band spokesman. It's a Tuesday afternoon inside the granite walls of the Naval Academy's Mitscher Hall, and nine musicians are rehearsing. Frank Dominguez, a clean-cut Navy enlisted man, steps to the microphone and closes his eyes.
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By Chris Kraul and Chris Kraul,Los Angeles Times | May 6, 2007
BAGHDAD -- The final troop contingent in President Bush's plan to improve security, a brigade that includes 152 attack and transport helicopters, will arrive in the Iraqi capital soon, a U.S. commander said. With the arrival of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry, based in Savannah, Ga., the addition of 28,500 troops begun in mid-February will be complete. The brigade will be based at Camp Victory near the Baghdad airport, Maj. Gen. James Simmons, deputy commander of multinational forces, said Friday.
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By Chris Kraul and Chris Kraul,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 3, 2007
Baghdad -- A brigade of 3,700 U.S. troops arrived in Baghdad this week, part of the Bush administration's troop buildup aimed at quelling sectarian violence. The soldiers from the 4th Brigade, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Fort Lewis, Wash., are part of a troop buildup ordered by President Bush in January that is expected to amount to 28,500 combat and support personnel. The last combat brigade of 3,700 troops is due by late this month.
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By Dan Fesperman and Dan Fesperman,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 1, 1996
LUKAVAC, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- In the morning they run nine miles in formation, sounding off like U.S. Marines."Allahu Akbar!" they cry, "Glory to God." In cadence, they shout short, inspirational verse from the Koran, the holy book of Islam. Some days, the imam visits, talking of martyrdom for the jihad.Such is a soldier's life in the Bosnian army's 9th Muslim Liberation Brigade, a strict, secretive unit of home-grownmujahedeen, encamped about 10 miles from U.S. Army headquarters at the Tuzla air base.
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SPECIAL TO THE AEGIS | May 12, 2014
Former Ravens player O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda, spent the day at the Harford County Airport near Churchville on Saturday, May 3, for a unique tandem skydiving exhibition to raise money for ALS research. Justin Coulter put the event together for the second year. Coulter's father died of ALS a couple years ago, and he dedicates himself to raising money to donate to the Brigance Brigade Foundation for ALS research. Coulter partners with Lance Linton, owner of Skydive Baltimore, which is based at the airport, to put on the fundraiser.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2014
More than 1,000 mourners gathered Wednesday at the U.S. Naval Academy chapel to say goodbye to Midshipman Hans P. Loewen, remembered as an adventurous, vibrant, funny man whose company mates summed him up in a phrase: "Live like a warrior. " Loewen, 20, of Hampstead, N.C., a midshipman third class majoring in oceanography who was planning to graduate in 2016, died March 29, a week after a skateboarding accident at Assateague State Park left him in a coma. He was the third midshipman to die this year - one was killed in an accident and another, an academy football player, collapsed last month on a practice field suffering brain swelling and bleeding; he died three days later.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
The recent deaths of three U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen have cast a pall over the institution in Annapolis. So perhaps it's not a surprise that those tragedies have affected the men's lacrosse team. In February, senior Max Allen was found dead in his vehicle after crashing into a creek on academy grounds. On March 25, freshman slotback Will McKamey died of brain swelling and bleeding after collapsing during a football practice. And on Saturday, sophomore Hans Loewen died after slipping into a coma after a skateboarding accident.
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Sports Digest | March 31, 2014
Former Raven O.J. Brigance and his wife, Chanda Brigance , will host the first Brigance Brigade 5.7K on Saturday in Canton. In honor of Brigance's jersey number, 57, the event will feature a timed 5.7K run as well as a 1-mile run/walk and a Kids' Fun Run. Proceeds will go toward furthering the mission of the Brigance Brigade Foundation, which helps empower people living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Brigance joined the Ravens in 2000, helped the team win Super Bowl XXXV and now works as the Ravens' senior advisor to player development.
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October 9, 2013
The latest out of the extreme conservative wing of the Republican party is that a failure of the U.S. government to take the steps necessary to pay all its bills on time would be no biggie. They say we could juggle things around and avoid missing any payments on the debt, which they figure is the only thing our creditors really care about. Some, such as Sen. Rand Paul, go a step further and say failure to raise the government's borrowing limit might be a blessing: "If you don't raise the debt limit," he told the New York Times, "all you're saying is, 'We're going to be balancing the budget.'" Um, no. What you're saying is that the federal government is going to start picking and choosing which bills to pay. Depending on the vagaries of cash flow, maybe today the military doesn't get paid, maybe tomorrow Social Security checks don't go out, or maybe Medicare can't cover its bills.
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By Robert B. Reich | March 27, 2013
We're still legislating and regulating private morality, while at the same time ignoring the much larger crisis of public morality in America. In recent weeks, Republican state legislators have decided to thwart the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which gave women the right to have an abortion until the fetus is viable outside the womb, usually around 24 weeks into pregnancy. Legislators in North Dakota passed a bill banning abortions after six weeks or after a fetal heartbeat had been detected, and approved a fall referendum that could ban all abortions by defining human life as beginning with conception.
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By Ann M. Simmons and Ann M. Simmons,Los Angeles Times | November 25, 2007
BAGHDAD -- U.S. military officials said yesterday that overall American troop levels in Iraq will drop by about 5,000 next month when a combat brigade completes its withdrawal from the country. The U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry, which primarily has been operating in the country's volatile eastern Diyala province, would be the first of five brigades to depart Iraq without being replaced during the next several months, officials confirmed. The pending departure of the 3rd Brigade was announced earlier this month, but the number of soldiers was reported as 3,000 and the withdrawal was said to be scheduled for January.
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By BRADLEY OLSON and BRADLEY OLSON,SUN REPORTER | February 10, 2006
Greg Watten swayed slowly, his feet flitting back and forth as he slammed his fists into the padded mitts worn by Navy boxing coach Jim McNally. Occasionally, Watten smiled as McNally tried to move him to the ropes. Watten pushed back carefully, waiting for the right time to swing again. The deep thumps of the left-right-left combinations carried through the dank, walk-up gym in Macdonough Hall, where the names of past Navy champions line the walls. Boxing is as much a tradition as marching at the Naval Academy.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
Flying over Iraq this week, Maryland National Guard Col. David W. Carey surveyed miles and miles of emptiness. Where 500 U.S. bases once housed as many as 170,000 troops, the American military footprint had shrunk to two bases and 4,000 soldiers - all with orders to pack up and move out by the end of month. "It's as if you're going to a ghost town," Carey, commander of the 29th Combat Aviation Brigade, said Thursday from Iraq. "I have instructed and encouraged my soldiers to take it all in, take pictures, write stuff down, keep a journal," he said.
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By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2011
Fifty trips to New York to honor some of the 343 firefighters who died in the aftermath of 9/11 helped ignite an idea in the mind of Howard County Assistant Fire Chief J. Mark Richards, resulting in a mission he is carrying out today. Standing at attention several dozen different times while listening to bagpipers play as pallbearers carried the caskets of those New York firefighters, he knew what he wanted to do: Help form a pipe band back in Maryland. Richards made those trips a decade ago with other county firefighters during off-duty hours to Staten Island and Manhattan to attend funeral and memorial services held in the vicinity of the World Trade Center's twin towers.
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