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By MAURA CASEY | October 14, 1992
Mystic, Connecticut.--Terry Anderson doesn't talk like a man who spent 2,455 days as a hostage in Lebanon. He speaks gently, his demeanor is serene.It is apparent that Mr. Anderson accomplished something extraordinary despite his seven years of imprisonment by radical Shiite Muslims. He emerged from his captivity a whole person, respectful of others, more tolerant, more forgiving -- even toward his captors -- than anyone could have expected.''I think I was a pretty good journalist,'' Mr. Anderson said of his former career.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
When she was a girl, Jackie Burson said, she fell under the spell of dolphins while watching them on TV. She visited aquariums and theme parks to see them perform incredible tricks. "I used to love dolphin shows, too," she hollered through a bullhorn at the Inner Harbor on Saturday. "They're fun. The dolphins like it. Everybody wins, right? Wrong! Keeping [dolphins] in captivity is exactly the same as keeping them in prison. " Burson, of Waldorf, was one of about 50 people who gathered near the National Aquarium to hold up signs, hand out leaflets and protest the attraction's continued ownership of eight bottlenose dolphins - and to urge the aquarium's management to release them to live in an oceanside sanctuary.
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By Steve McKerrow and Steve McKerrow,Staff writer | July 16, 1993
The National Aquarium in Baltimore does not display a killer whale, like the big, lovable star of the film "Free Willy." But the kids-oriented movie opening in area theaters today seems likely to renew debate over capturing and displaying all marine mammals, such as the seven dolphins currently occupying the Inner Harbor attraction."
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel. The aquarium is considering moving the eight mammals from the Dolphin Discovery amphitheater to an ocean-side sanctuary at an undetermined location. It has hired a team of consultants to examine the issue as part of a broader strategic assessment to ensure a "healthy future for the nonprofit institution and its animals.
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By Marlene Cimons and Marlene Cimons,Los Angeles Times | December 6, 1991
WASHINGTON -- Some former hostages have bounced back to resume normal lives, with no apparent lingering aftereffects from their ordeal. Others remain troubled or angry over their experiences in captivity, and some are still under medical or psychological care.In the years since their release, some have hit the lecture circuit, written books or launched personal campaigns in behalf of their imprisoned "brothers." Others have chosen to avoid publicity and to return to the solitude of work, family and friends.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 5, 2001
The city's first Captivity Film Festival, a scaled-back version of what had been envisioned as a grand celebration of African-American cinema, kicks off tonight with a free outdoor showing of Ossie Davis' "Cotton Comes to Harlem." While acknowledging he was unable to put together the showcase event he had hoped for, festival organizer and Heritage Cinema founder Michael Johnson stressed that the weekend will feature an eclectic mix. Included on the schedule are a Gil-Scott Heron concert film, a collection of Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids cartoons, a panel discussion on the African-American Image in Motion Pictures and an appearance by Paul Robeson Jr., who will introduce one of his father's films.
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By Roger Moore and Roger Moore,Orlando Sentinel | July 14, 2007
Captivity is another one of those "torture porn" thrillers you've been hearing about. Some character or other is taken prisoner by some often faceless, often-motiveless villain. And tortured. Videotaped, too. Think Saw. These are its spawn. Captivity (After Dark Films) Starring Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies. Directed by Roland Joffe. Rated R. Time 85 minutes.
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By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,London Bureau of The Sun | November 19, 1991
LONDON -- Two of the longest-held hostages in Lebanon were freed yesterday from chained captivity and said they expected the last three U.S. hostages to be released soon.Terry Waite, Britain's last and most prominent hostage in Lebanon, was freed from captivity after 1,763 days in the hands of Islamic Jihad.Church bells throughout England were rung to celebrate his release.Emerging with Mr. Waite from an even longer night of confinement -- 2,353 days -- was a Scottish-born U.S. citizen, Thomas Sutherland.
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By Ken Ellingwood and Ken Ellingwood,Los Angeles Times | July 5, 2007
JERUSALEM -- For nearly four months in solitary confinement, BBC correspondent Alan Johnston felt "buried alive" but buoyed by international support he knew was out there by listening to his network's radio broadcasts. In his first lengthy remarks after being freed by Palestinian kidnappers in the Gaza Strip, Johnston said yesterday that coverage of vigils and expressions of worldwide encouragement helped him fight despair and stay focused as days of captivity turned into weeks and months.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 16, 2001
OAK HARBOR, Wash. - On Day 1 of their captivity, the crew of the downed Navy surveillance plane stepped onto Chinese soil to find startled soldiers wielding weapons. By Day 11, the crew's anxiety had given way to tedium. In between stretched long hours of interrogations and uncertainty relieved by card games and skits to keep up morale. Still sleep-deprived and wrung out from Saturday's welcome home celebrations at Whidbey Island Naval Station, members of the EP-3E electronic monitoring plane detailed yesterday their captivity on China's Hainan Island and what information their captors attempted to extract from them.
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By Andrew Conrad, aconrad@tribune.com | March 31, 2014
"Damn! We're in a tight spot ... " That's what Rick Grimes could have said at the conclusion of the season finale of "The Walking Dead" Sunday night, locked in a train car surrounded by malevolent characters, but he instead said: "They're screwing with the wrong people. " It seemed a little out of place to me, because I prefer the "actions speak louder than words" Rick to the "action movie hero catch line" Rick, but it definitely did not spoil what was one of the strongest episodes of the series.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | September 30, 2013
Harford County Public Library was once again pleased to participate in the One Maryland One Book program and partner with the Maryland Humanities Council and other organizations to bring King Peggy, author of "King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village" to the community on Sept. 18. More than 200 people of all ages gathered in the beautiful Chesapeake Theater on the Harford Community College campus to greet "Nana," as she is affectionately known, and hear first-hand how this naturalized American has worked to bring improvements to her homeland village of Otuam, Ghana.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
It is only a media footnote to the larger story of three young women who were horribly victimized looking as if they are successfully reclaiming control of their lives. But it was nevertheless fascinating to see how successfully Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the trio of Cleveland women kidnapped and held captive for over a decade, were able to bypass the TV morning shows in delivering their message of thanks on a YouTube video Monday. The three women are exactly the kind of figures network morning television shows like "Good Morning America" and "Today" have long fought over for exclusive interviews.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2012
A 22-year-old Baltimore County woman was locked for nearly nine months inside a Reisterstown apartment bathroom, where she was beaten and starved. On Tuesday, she sat quietly in the corner of a courtroom and listened as her captors were sentenced. Germaine A. Smith-Bey, 31, and, Kimberly Stacy King, 39, were sentenced in Baltimore County Circuit Court for their role in keeping the woman, now 25, tied up for months in their apartment on Brookebury Drive, where she became emaciated and suffered injuries that covered her body.
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By Jordan Bartel, assistant editor, b | June 10, 2012
"My friend down there, she was wondering: Are you alone?" -- random blonde to Don Draper It was a somehow infuritatly quiet end to the season. Sorry to those who had Pete Campbell killing himself as a sure bet in your office pool. That didn't happen. Though he was punched again. Twice. Still, there was a beauty in the understated season finale. Though I expected something a bit more major to happen (perhaps Don and Megan breaking up? Perhaps her revealing she's not really French or that she, in fact, really loves Howard Johnson)
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2012
Setting a new high with Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," director Jerry Vess marks his seventh Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre directorial assignment by adding sparkle to the opening of the outdoor theater's 47th season under the stars. Not only has Vess gathered a stellar cast to lend extra zest to Porter's timeless classic, but as set designer he has also created a fabulous tri-level cruise ship SS America complete with realistic smokestacks and portholes. A construction crew of four along with several artist-painters helped Vess.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | November 6, 1992
Peggy Say writes that Terry Anderson has never thanked her for her 6 1/2 -year effort to get him released from captivity in Lebanon, but in a statement yesterday she said she didn't blame him, citing her own "unrealistic expectations."In December's Redbook, Ms. Say said she had barely seen her brother since his release Dec. 4 and that they speak only occasionally. She notes that he invited two of her siblings -- but not her -- to the Bahamas where he retreated after his release. "I felt crushed that he hadn't invited me," Ms. Say writes.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2014
The National Aquarium announced Wednesday that it is considering no longer having dolphins on exhibit, putting the popular Inner Harbor attraction at the forefront of a debate over whether keeping the animals in captivity is cruel. The aquarium is considering moving the eight mammals from the Dolphin Discovery amphitheater to an ocean-side sanctuary at an undetermined location. It has hired a team of consultants to examine the issue as part of a broader strategic assessment to ensure a "healthy future for the nonprofit institution and its animals.
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Tim Wheeler | May 22, 2012
People aren't the only ones at risk from eating mercury-contaminated fish, since coal-burning power plants have liberally sprinkled the toxic metal across the earth's waters.  But it appears that captive dolphins have a little less to worry about in that regard than their wild counterparts. A new study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the National Aquarium in Baltimore found that the aquarium's captive bottlenose dolphins have lower levels of mercury in their bodies than wild dolphins tested off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Just what is this little cub up to? Good thing its mama is there to catch him or her. The spectacled bear, just four months old, was playing at the zoo in Cali. (Tremarctos ornatus), born in captivity four months ago, is seen with its mother at the zoo in Cali Zoo in Colombia.
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