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By Justin Martin | September 21, 2007
During the reign of Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi newspaper Azzaman could only be published in London. Fleeing the government's muscular arm in the 1990s, the newspaper's founder, former Hussein aide Saad al-Bazzaz, was forced to run his media operation out of Europe for nearly a decade. But after Mr. Hussein's expulsion in 2003, Mr. al-Bazzaz set up offices in Baghdad, and he has since been busy running what is considered Iraq's most credible Arabic publication. With a daily circulation of more than 75,000, Azzaman is a modern journalistic success story and a publication that has added greater depth to the political debate in Iraq.
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SPORTS
By Pete Bielski and Pete Bielski,Contributing Writer | November 25, 1993
The numbers at Laurel Race Course are downright depressing these days. Attendance. Handle. Horse population. Winning times. You name it.The lone exception is trainer Graham Motion, the former assistant to Hall of Famer Bernie Bond, who died last February at age 75.Motion, 29, notched his 11th win of the meeting yesterday with Rasputin, a 2-year-old maiden filly. She rolled to a 15-length rout, a victory that almost symbolizes Motion's hot streak that includes Saturday's Walter Haight Handicap with Gala Spinaway.
HEALTH
By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2010
Mercy Medical Center is converting a former Giant grocery store in Lutherville into a hub where patients can go for lab work, minor surgeries and to visit primary care physicians. Urgent care centers such as Patient First and Doctors Express are taking over retail spaces in high-traffic areas, including where a Roy Rogers fast-food restaurant was once located. And Thomson Reuters this summer opened its first branch dedicated to health care research in Woodlawn office space, where more than two dozen employees will provide data and analysis to the federal government.
NEWS
By Diana Nguyen and Capital News Service | January 25, 2010
Hermine Duebsie needs this job. She holds her application and I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification Form in hand and waits for a proctor from the U.S. Census Bureau to administer a basic skills test. The test, meant to be fairly simple - gauging skills in reading, basic math, map reading and following instructions - is a deciding factor in securing a part-time, six-to-10-week interviewer's job with a flexible schedule and $18.50 an hour, a rate that varies by location. "The pay is great, and it's a government job. I think this job is most important," said Duebsie, a Montgomery County Community College student with no other source of income.
NEWS
July 29, 1997
THANKS TO THE Annie E. Casey Foundation's Kids Count project, states have hard data to point to when they discuss the health, safety and economic well-being of their children. With the latest edition of the Maryland Kids Count Factbook, this state now has four years of data to compare.Taken together, those annual statistical portraits reveal both good news and bad -- and all of it is useful to policy makers in evaluating the effectiveness of programs designed to help children in need. The 1996 Factbook looks at 14 indicators of child well-being in each of the counties and in Baltimore City, listing the number of incidents in each category, such as the number of births to teen mothers, as well as the rate at which these events occur and the ranking of each jurisdiction in the state.
SPORTS
By Milton Kent | March 17, 2000
It's no secret that sports television is an analyst-driven medium, and no more so than during the NCAA tournament. Sure, the play-by-play man frames the action, but it's the color guy who sets the tone and benevolently dictates how we, the home viewer, will see what we see. In that regard, there is no more kindly dictator than CBS analyst Bill Raftery, who is working the tournament games from Minneapolis, including tomorrow's second-round action....
SPORTS
By Jerry Bembry | November 25, 1991
Loyola dropped its first two games on the West Coast in the Apple Invitational Tournament at Stanford, but the box scores from those contests indicate Greyhound followers will get a real treat when Michael Reese makes his Baltimore debut Dec. 3.Reese, a 6-foot-8 transfer from Boston College, made an impressive Loyola debut, averaging 26 points and 7.5 rebounds, and was the only Greyhound on the all-tournament team. Reese had 18 points and seven rebounds in Friday's 98-56 loss to host Stanford and followed with a 34-point, eight-rebound effort in Saturday's 90-82 loss to Pacific in the consolation game.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,Evening Sun Staff | November 25, 1991
Not all the news from Annapolis has been gloomy this year. Lottery players, at least, are holding up their end of the state budget.The Maryland Lottery Agency said today the state netted $6.4 million more during the first four months of this fiscal year than during the same period last year, a gain of more than 6 percent.By comparison, the state's total lottery revenues climbed $4.4 million in all of fiscal 1991 compared with the year before."We are up in net earnings as well as total sales in spiteof the recession and the economy," said lottery spokesman Carroll H. Hynson Jr. He credited the agency's "tremendous effort insofar as changing the games and being creative."
NEWS
By Rob Kasper | February 3, 2002
ORANGES HELP ME make it through the winter. Their bright color, their tangy flavor and their powerful aroma stand in marked contrast to days that are often dim, dull and repetitive. Traditionally one bright spot in the gray season has been the arrival of a box of navel oranges from Arizona. They are part of a cross-country exchange of holiday foodstuffs among family members. My sister-in-law ships oranges from Phoenix to Baltimore, and we in turn ship homemade fruitcake from Baltimore to Phoenix.
NEWS
By Will Englund and Will Englund,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | May 11, 1995
MOSCOW -- Ukraine, where President Clinton arrives today, was for three years the place where the post-Soviet disaster was supposed to unfold -- but somehow never did.A year ago the country was hopelessly split along regional and ethnic lines. It had made no efforts at economic reform, its energy bills were skyrocketing, its finances a shambles. It faced a breakaway movement in the Crimea and nothing but difficulties in its relations with Russia.None of those problems has been solved. But Ukrainians have fended off total collapse, and the government installed in July finally seems to have found the will to push for economic reform.
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