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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 23, 2002
NEW DELHI, India - Indian officials reportedly said a criminal gang with links to Pakistan's main intelligence agency claimed responsibility for an attack by four men on motorcycles who fired automatic rifles at police guarding a U.S. government building in Calcutta, India, Tuesday morning, killing four police officers. Indian police said 12 other police officers, a security guard and a pedestrian were injured, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said in Washington. All of those killed and injured were Indians.
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By Elizabeth Dole | August 24, 2010
It is a day forever emblazoned in my memory. It was Aug. 5, 1992, and I was serving as president of the American Red Cross. The renowned humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mother Teresa was visiting Baltimore, and a meeting between the two of us had been arranged. I spent much of the hourlong trip from Washington, D.C. reflecting on the remarkable life story of the woman born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in what is now Macedonia on Aug. 26, 1910 — 100 years ago this week. At 18, Agnes would leave home and embark on a seven-week sea journey that would take her to Calcutta, India, where she joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish-based religious order, and where she would adopt the name "Teresa.
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By Elizabeth Dole | August 24, 2010
It is a day forever emblazoned in my memory. It was Aug. 5, 1992, and I was serving as president of the American Red Cross. The renowned humanitarian and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Mother Teresa was visiting Baltimore, and a meeting between the two of us had been arranged. I spent much of the hourlong trip from Washington, D.C. reflecting on the remarkable life story of the woman born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in what is now Macedonia on Aug. 26, 1910 — 100 years ago this week. At 18, Agnes would leave home and embark on a seven-week sea journey that would take her to Calcutta, India, where she joined the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish-based religious order, and where she would adopt the name "Teresa.
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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 23, 2002
NEW DELHI, India - Indian officials reportedly said a criminal gang with links to Pakistan's main intelligence agency claimed responsibility for an attack by four men on motorcycles who fired automatic rifles at police guarding a U.S. government building in Calcutta, India, Tuesday morning, killing four police officers. Indian police said 12 other police officers, a security guard and a pedestrian were injured, State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said in Washington. All of those killed and injured were Indians.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1997
Mother Teresa's life was a lot more compelling than what's depicted in "Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor," getting its premiere on the Family Channel tomorrow night.Not that the film is all that bad: In a rare TV performance, Geraldine Chaplin is appropriately anxious and accepting as the Albanian-born nun who answered God's call by devoting her life to the poorest of India's poor. And the film is imbued with tons of good will, even a few poignant moments that, by themselves, offer insights into the forces that drove this remarkable woman.
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April 29, 1992
Satyajit Ray, the great Indian film director who died last Thursday in Calcutta at age 70, will be remembered as one of the seminal voices of 20th century cinema. Although his works were not commercial hits at home -- like audiences elsewhere, Indian moviegoers preferred films that allowed them to forget the grimy realities of everyday life -- Mr. Ray's portraits of change in modern India were marked by eloquence, compassion and a simple humanity that won worldwide recognition for his art. Last month, he received an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement.
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January 17, 1999
The long voyage home; A Memorable TripBy Heidi Nevin : Special to the SunMy annual trip home to America is about to begin. I've been living and studying in India for the past two years and am finally going to get to see my parents and sister again, take hot baths and eat fresh strawberry-rhubarb pie. I am giddy with excitement. The only trouble is the trip itself, which I know will be grueling. Traversing half the planet Earth is never easy.I've done the trip before. I know the way, and I know the textures of all the different surfaces I will try to fall asleep on en route.
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By Scott Hettrick and Scott Hettrick,Los Angeles Times | November 13, 1992
CITY OF JOY(Columbia TriStar)A routine story can seem wonderfully fresh if presented in an unfamiliar setting. Such is the case with "City of Joy," a finely woven tapestry of cross-cultures and similar souls that begins with the simplest thread of a story line.When things don't go smoothly for American surgeon Max Lowe Patrick Swayze), he abandons his career and heads to India to meditate and find himself. After being beaten and robbed, he is taken in by Joan Bethel, an Englishwoman (Pauline Collins)
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By John Rivera | January 9, 1992
Ram Chandra Biswas is no accidental tourist.Ten years ago, he saw a world threatened with nuclear annihilation and decided to act."I promised God I would sacrifice my life to world peace," Mr. Biswas said. To fulfill that vow, he climbed on his bicycle April 21, 1982, and vowed not to stop until he traveled the world, spreading a message of God's love.The 35-year-old native of Calcutta, India, who has been employed as a textile worker, journalist and painter, arrived in Baltimore on Sunday.
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By Sk. Azizur Rahman and Sk. Azizur Rahman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 24, 2000
CALCUTTA, India -- On India's streets, parks and tourist spots, countless people earn their bread by entertaining passers-by with monkeys. But a blacksmith in the eastern state of Orissa has given new meaning to the phrase "monkey business." Kalicharan Maharana employs two rhesus monkeys at his workshop to run the bellows of his charcoal oven. Animal lovers are outraged, and labor officials are dumbfounded, but Maharana doesn't understand what the fuss is about. Cows, elephants and other animals earn their keep, he points out. He befriended the monkeys when they came to his shop for food every day. "One day it struck me that, properly trained, they could probably do some jobs just like the average [human]
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By Sk. Azizur Rahman and Sk. Azizur Rahman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 24, 2000
CALCUTTA, India -- On India's streets, parks and tourist spots, countless people earn their bread by entertaining passers-by with monkeys. But a blacksmith in the eastern state of Orissa has given new meaning to the phrase "monkey business." Kalicharan Maharana employs two rhesus monkeys at his workshop to run the bellows of his charcoal oven. Animal lovers are outraged, and labor officials are dumbfounded, but Maharana doesn't understand what the fuss is about. Cows, elephants and other animals earn their keep, he points out. He befriended the monkeys when they came to his shop for food every day. "One day it struck me that, properly trained, they could probably do some jobs just like the average [human]
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January 17, 1999
The long voyage home; A Memorable TripBy Heidi Nevin : Special to the SunMy annual trip home to America is about to begin. I've been living and studying in India for the past two years and am finally going to get to see my parents and sister again, take hot baths and eat fresh strawberry-rhubarb pie. I am giddy with excitement. The only trouble is the trip itself, which I know will be grueling. Traversing half the planet Earth is never easy.I've done the trip before. I know the way, and I know the textures of all the different surfaces I will try to fall asleep on en route.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | October 4, 1997
Mother Teresa's life was a lot more compelling than what's depicted in "Mother Teresa: In the Name of God's Poor," getting its premiere on the Family Channel tomorrow night.Not that the film is all that bad: In a rare TV performance, Geraldine Chaplin is appropriately anxious and accepting as the Albanian-born nun who answered God's call by devoting her life to the poorest of India's poor. And the film is imbued with tons of good will, even a few poignant moments that, by themselves, offer insights into the forces that drove this remarkable woman.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Scott Hettrick and Scott Hettrick,Los Angeles Times | November 13, 1992
CITY OF JOY(Columbia TriStar)A routine story can seem wonderfully fresh if presented in an unfamiliar setting. Such is the case with "City of Joy," a finely woven tapestry of cross-cultures and similar souls that begins with the simplest thread of a story line.When things don't go smoothly for American surgeon Max Lowe Patrick Swayze), he abandons his career and heads to India to meditate and find himself. After being beaten and robbed, he is taken in by Joan Bethel, an Englishwoman (Pauline Collins)
NEWS
April 29, 1992
Satyajit Ray, the great Indian film director who died last Thursday in Calcutta at age 70, will be remembered as one of the seminal voices of 20th century cinema. Although his works were not commercial hits at home -- like audiences elsewhere, Indian moviegoers preferred films that allowed them to forget the grimy realities of everyday life -- Mr. Ray's portraits of change in modern India were marked by eloquence, compassion and a simple humanity that won worldwide recognition for his art. Last month, he received an honorary Academy Award for lifetime achievement.
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By John Rivera | January 9, 1992
Ram Chandra Biswas is no accidental tourist.Ten years ago, he saw a world threatened with nuclear annihilation and decided to act."I promised God I would sacrifice my life to world peace," Mr. Biswas said. To fulfill that vow, he climbed on his bicycle April 21, 1982, and vowed not to stop until he traveled the world, spreading a message of God's love.The 35-year-old native of Calcutta, India, who has been employed as a textile worker, journalist and painter, arrived in Baltimore on Sunday.
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By Molly Knight and Molly Knight,SUN STAFF | October 19, 2003
When the Rev. James Garneau describes his first encounter with Mother Teresa in Baltimore in 1976, it sounds as though he was, for a moment, in the presence of God on Earth. "I was just awed," said Garneau, academic dean of the Pontifical College Josephinum in Ohio. "Not because of one particular thing she said, but because what she said was so simple and clear. She was just brimming with joy." Like Garneau, most people who met Mother Teresa seem to describe her as almost intoxicated by God. Few people knew, however, that for five decades, Mother Teresa experienced a prolonged spiritual depression - intense doubts not only about her faith, but also about the existence of God. She wrote in a particularly bleak letter to one of her spiritual advisers: "They think that my faith, my hope and my love are overflowing, and that my intimacy with God and union with His Will fill my heart.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2013
Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised in Cedarcroft, he was the grandson of George Henry Van Hollen, a seafood packer and owner of the Atlantic Packing Co. The family also developed the Cedarcroft section of North Baltimore and lent its name to Hollen Road. His father, Donald Van Hollen, was a Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. employee who later worked at the family's seafood business.
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