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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2012
Roman Catholic bishops convening in Baltimore joined students and volunteers Sunday to transform a Harbor East hotel corridor into a food-packing operation to benefit West African orphans and battered women. Measuring out thousands of plastic bags of dry soy protein, rice, vitamins and dried vegetables, enough to feed six people, the volunteers worked alongside the humanitarian effort's sponsors, Catholic Relief Services and Stop Hunger Now, as well as the bishops. "This is so much more fun than sitting in meetings," said Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., who is also Catholic Relief Services board chairman.
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Sports on TV | October 14, 2013
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By BEN BARBER | September 19, 1993
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.--People who heard I was going to Ouagadougou, invariably responded: "That's in Africa, isn't it?" Indeed it is. "Ouaga," as established locals call it, is the flat, dusty capital of Burkina Faso, called Upper Volta until a pro-Libyan strongman seized power in 1983.A five-day visit there is a reminder that despite the fall of communism and the wave of support for democracy, there are still places where heavy machine guns and street barricades protect nervous leaders.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2012
Roman Catholic bishops convening in Baltimore joined students and volunteers Sunday to transform a Harbor East hotel corridor into a food-packing operation to benefit West African orphans and battered women. Measuring out thousands of plastic bags of dry soy protein, rice, vitamins and dried vegetables, enough to feed six people, the volunteers worked alongside the humanitarian effort's sponsors, Catholic Relief Services and Stop Hunger Now, as well as the bishops. "This is so much more fun than sitting in meetings," said Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas of Tucson, Ariz., who is also Catholic Relief Services board chairman.
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By Alain Damiba and Alain Damiba,Special to the Sun | June 3, 2007
I grew up in the early 1960s in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Burkina Faso is a small, landlocked country with a population of less than 14 million, most of who are poor. Life expectancy for men and women is 48 years because of the lack of health care. This is especially the case for women who die during or after giving birth. As a young man, I remember hearing about women in my village who died during labor. Their deaths were not discussed publicly. All we were told was that it was God's will and that we should accept these tragic events as an inescapable part of life.
NEWS
January 3, 2003
FOR THREE DECADES, Ivory Coast, the French-influenced West African country, was one of the troubled continent's few success stories. No longer. Like neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone earlier, it is imploding in an orgy of uncontrollable hatred, envy and passions. Americans have paid little attention to the military uprising that started Sept. 19. But they should take note. The outcome of Ivory Coast's civil war may change the regional dynamics of West Africa by increasing the strength of militant Islam.
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By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 24, 1998
With the whimsy of classic French romantic farce, the composition of fine photography and the magnificent backdrop of the African countryside, Burkina Faso filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo created his version of the crime-doesn't-pay parable in "Samba Traore," his classic 1993 film.Starring the quietly magnetic Bakary Sangare as the title character, "Samba Traore" wraps up the African film series at the Orpheum Cinema in Fells Point with sweetness, straightforwardness and style.The action commences when Samba Traore becomes involved in a gas station hold-up.
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By ROGER SIMON | November 30, 1994
What is GATT?The sound your cat makes when it coughs up a fur ball?Come on, what's GATT?The short answer is the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade. But the long answer is that very few people really know what it is.Why is that?Because it's 22,000 pages long. And how many lawmakers and journalists do you think have actually read it? Especially since many of them have difficulty reading anything that can't fit on a cocktail napkin.So what does it do?It lowers tariffs 38 percent worldwide.
NEWS
June 3, 2007
Stephen Henderson Henderson is a freelance writer based in New York. He writes frequently about design, food, travel and religion. He is an enthusiastic traveler who has recently filed stories from Africa, China, India, Sicily and Sweden. For UniSun, he writes about a growing number of African-Americans who are enjoying outdoor sports (Page 10). Daamon Speller Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., Speller is a freelance writer who lives in Montgomery County. During the past 10 years, he has written for Today's Black Woman, Black Men, Upscale and Heart & Soul magazines.
SPORTS
Sports on TV | October 14, 2013
TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS NASCAR K&N Pro Series: Dover (T) FS17 F1 Japanese Grand Prix NBCSN12:30 a.m. MLB ALCS, Gm. 2: TBA@Boston (T) MLB2 NLCS, Game 3: St. Louis@Dodgers TBS8 NBA pre. Indiana vs Houston (T) NBANoon New York@Boston (T) NBA2:30 San Antonio@Denver NBA9 San Antonio@Denver (T) NBA1 a.m. Boxing Jermell Charlo vs. J.A. Rodriguez FS19 C. football Nebraska@Purdue (T)
ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
The McRib, which debuted in 1981, returned on Tuesday. How much do you know about the McRib? 1) The McRib has done more farewell tours than a) Phish b) the Doobie BrothersĀ  c) Marlene Dietrich d) all of the above e) cannot be determined 2) The McRib, in terms of the success of its comeback, is like a) Brett Favre b) Michael JordanĀ  c) Shahid Afridi 3) The McRib looks like it has bones, but it doesn't. That is a) weird b) amazing c) disturbing d) Hello!! Nobel Committee!
NEWS
June 3, 2007
Stephen Henderson Henderson is a freelance writer based in New York. He writes frequently about design, food, travel and religion. He is an enthusiastic traveler who has recently filed stories from Africa, China, India, Sicily and Sweden. For UniSun, he writes about a growing number of African-Americans who are enjoying outdoor sports (Page 10). Daamon Speller Born and raised in Queens, N.Y., Speller is a freelance writer who lives in Montgomery County. During the past 10 years, he has written for Today's Black Woman, Black Men, Upscale and Heart & Soul magazines.
NEWS
By Alain Damiba and Alain Damiba,Special to the Sun | June 3, 2007
I grew up in the early 1960s in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Burkina Faso is a small, landlocked country with a population of less than 14 million, most of who are poor. Life expectancy for men and women is 48 years because of the lack of health care. This is especially the case for women who die during or after giving birth. As a young man, I remember hearing about women in my village who died during labor. Their deaths were not discussed publicly. All we were told was that it was God's will and that we should accept these tragic events as an inescapable part of life.
NEWS
January 3, 2003
FOR THREE DECADES, Ivory Coast, the French-influenced West African country, was one of the troubled continent's few success stories. No longer. Like neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone earlier, it is imploding in an orgy of uncontrollable hatred, envy and passions. Americans have paid little attention to the military uprising that started Sept. 19. But they should take note. The outcome of Ivory Coast's civil war may change the regional dynamics of West Africa by increasing the strength of militant Islam.
NEWS
January 7, 2002
Rear Adm. Chester W. Nimitz Jr., 86, a decorated World War II submarine veteran and only son of Navy Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, died Wednesday in Needham, Mass., with his wife, Joan Labern Nimitz, 89. The couple faced deteriorating health and took their own lives, a day after a New Year's Day celebration with their family, said their daughter, Betsy Van Dorn. Mr. Nimitz followed his father to the Naval Academy at Annapolis and the Navy. After graduating from Annapolis in 1936, he served for three years on the cruiser Indianapolis before taking command of two submarines and a submarine division, according to a statement from his family.
NEWS
October 28, 2000
A LITTLE DEMOCRACY, dictators keep proving, is a dangerous thing. Give people an election, whether in Serbia or Ivory Coast, and they will demand an honest outcome. The stable Ivory Coast in West Africa began multi-party elections in 1990. Last December, Gen. Robert Guei overthrew the rampantly corrupt President Henri Konan Bedie. Then General Guei made the mistake of keeping power for himself. He threw a phony presidential election, Oct. 22, with the favorite, former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara, ineligible.
NEWS
October 28, 2000
A LITTLE DEMOCRACY, dictators keep proving, is a dangerous thing. Give people an election, whether in Serbia or Ivory Coast, and they will demand an honest outcome. The stable Ivory Coast in West Africa began multi-party elections in 1990. Last December, Gen. Robert Guei overthrew the rampantly corrupt President Henri Konan Bedie. Then General Guei made the mistake of keeping power for himself. He threw a phony presidential election, Oct. 22, with the favorite, former Prime Minister Alassane Ouattara, ineligible.
NEWS
January 7, 2002
Rear Adm. Chester W. Nimitz Jr., 86, a decorated World War II submarine veteran and only son of Navy Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz, died Wednesday in Needham, Mass., with his wife, Joan Labern Nimitz, 89. The couple faced deteriorating health and took their own lives, a day after a New Year's Day celebration with their family, said their daughter, Betsy Van Dorn. Mr. Nimitz followed his father to the Naval Academy at Annapolis and the Navy. After graduating from Annapolis in 1936, he served for three years on the cruiser Indianapolis before taking command of two submarines and a submarine division, according to a statement from his family.
NEWS
June 16, 1999
WHEN the Group of Seven government leaders meet in Cologne, Germany, on Friday, beating back the Asian recession will be the foremost concern, followed by reconstruction in the Balkans.The $107 billion debt of the 700 million people in the 42 poorest nations will not loom large when the numbers involved in Japan's potential recovery are tossed about. This debt (including $7.8 billion to the International Monetary Fund, $38.6 billion to the World Bank and $6 billion to the United States) is the biggest problem only to the debtors.
FEATURES
By Ann Hornaday and Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC | February 24, 1998
With the whimsy of classic French romantic farce, the composition of fine photography and the magnificent backdrop of the African countryside, Burkina Faso filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo created his version of the crime-doesn't-pay parable in "Samba Traore," his classic 1993 film.Starring the quietly magnetic Bakary Sangare as the title character, "Samba Traore" wraps up the African film series at the Orpheum Cinema in Fells Point with sweetness, straightforwardness and style.The action commences when Samba Traore becomes involved in a gas station hold-up.
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