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January 30, 2013
Feminism is not about allowing women to fight in direct combat ("Military ceiling lifted," Jan. 25). Let's not be fooled by the smoke and mirrors campaign of leveling the playing field for servicewomen. Women need equal pay and equal voices, not equal opportunities to kill other people. Women know what happens in war since we are often the direct targets of bombings, rape, and torture. Let's not celebrate this so-called victory of allowing our nation's poor women of color go and kill other poor women of color in the name of empire.
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By Cal Thomas | October 4, 2014
College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website  The Other Freshman 15 , "The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. ... One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker. " The  Washington Post  recently carried a front-page story about campus sexual assaults. As the father of former college students, two of whom are daughters, I was stunned by the presumptions in the story.
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By Carlsbad (N.M.)Current-Argus | September 3, 1991
BEING AN environmentalist used to be simple. All you had to do was wear buttons on your tie-dyed shirt that read "Save the Earth" and "No nukes," and make herbal tea on your wood-burning stove. It used to be that if you hiked and communed with nature, you were an environmentalist. Today, that just makes you a yuppie. Instead, you must file suit against a developer and quote from environmental impact reports.Perhaps environmentalists' change from passive tree-huggers to political combatants has been necessary to stave off a %o worldwide ecological onslaught.
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By Jacques Kelly and Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
Joseph F. Nawrozki III, a retired investigative reporter who served on the staff of three Baltimore daily newspapers and was a Vietnam War combat veteran, died of leukemia Saturday at his Bel Air home. He was 70. "Joe had a real instinct for the underdog. He looked into their hearts," said Michael Olesker, a former Baltimore Sun columnist who was Mr. Nawrozki's investigative partner at the old News American. "His working-class background and his experience in Vietnam informed everything he wrote.
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By Andrea K. Walker | September 15, 2011
The Baltimore City Health Department will receive a $1.75 million federal grant to help prevent teen dating violence. The grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be used to develop a program to stop teen dating violence before it happens. It is part of CDC initiative called Dating Matters: Strategies to Promote Healthy Teen Relationships. Three other cities will also participate in the five-year initiative. The CDC will use the results from the cities to look at the cost, feasibility, sustainability and effectiveness of a comprehensive approach to teen dating violence.
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February 8, 2012
The Feb. 3 Baltimore Sun once again reported unsettling and saddening news: "Six shootings, two dead in spate of city violence. " One must ask, why does such violence continue when the mayor, police chief, elected officials, religious leaders and concerned citizens have each taken diligent steps to address the violence? What else needs to be done or what has been overlooked that the violence cannot be minimized or stopped? It's disheartening that so many noble deeds by so many people haven't quelled the violence.
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By Kathleen Parker | November 16, 2001
NO AMERICAN war is complete without the Gender Equality Question: Should women be drafted? I feel like filling my remaining column space with "blah blah blah" and taking the rest of the day off. Haven't we figured this one out yet? Apparently not. Angry men weary of being feminized want women, specifically members of NOW (National Organization for Women), to be on the front lines. And feminist-equality advocates, such as columnist Anna Quindlen, think their daughters, not just their sons, should have to register with the Selective Service for a possible draft.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | August 18, 2002
The U.S. Army is developing a new Combat Sandwich. Really. Army food technicians say this sandwich can remain edible, without refrigeration, for three years. Granted, that's nowhere near the staying power of those $4.50 hot dogs they sell at airports, some of which have been rotating on their grills since the Lindbergh flight. But it's still impressive. I recently had an opportunity to field-test the new Combat Sandwich, and will give you my review once I get my new artificial stomach.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | October 27, 1994
WASHINGTON -- One of the Navy's first female combat pilots was killed Tuesday when the 32-ton F-14 fighter she was flying plunged into the ocean on a landing approach to an aircraft carrier off the coast of Southern California.Lt. Kara S. Hultgreen, 29, a native of San Antonio and a member of Fighter Squadron 213 -- the Blacklions -- died while trying to land on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, the Navy announced yesterday.The plane's radar intercept officer, Lt. Matthew P. Klemish, 26, of Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, was saved by helicopter rescue teams that were already in the air when the jet crashed at 3:01 p.m. He suffered minor injuries.
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September 18, 2014
Members of both parties in the House of Representatives held their noses this week to pass legislation authorizing the president to train foreign forces to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the Senate is due to vote on the same measure today. Many Republicans have reluctantly supported the measure even though many think it doesn't go far enough, while many Democrats back it in a show of solidarity with their party's president despite serious misgivings about where a war vote could ultimately lead.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Hundreds of mourners bid farewell Thursday to Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene, the highest-ranking Army officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War. General Greene, a former leader at Aberdeen Proving Ground who was shot to death last week in Afghanistan, was laid to rest during a somber ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, retired Col. Sue Myers, and their son, Lt. Matthew J. Greene, saluted his flag-draped coffin as a howitzer fired a 13-gun salute. The burial followed a private memorial service attended by 800 mourners, many in uniform, at Joint Base Myers-Henderson Hall.
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By Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday kicked off the second year of an expanding initiative aimed at getting faith leaders - specifically men - involved in combating domestic violence, especially during a coordinated weekend in October. O'Malley addressed an audience of some 90 religious leaders at the Banneker-Douglass Museum in Annapolis on Tuesday and discussed his administration's effort to reduce violent crime against women and children. The administration has set a goal of reducing such crime by 25 percent by 2018 - to build on the 23 percent drop between 2006 and last year.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Dr. James Ellicott Tyson Hopkins, a retired thoracic surgeon and decorated World War II veteran who drew on his battlefield experience to advocate for the use of body armor, died of heart failure Monday at his home near Bel Air. He was 99. He served during World War II with a fabled unit, Merrill's Marauders, behind enemy lines in Burma. Born on his family's farm near Highland in Howard County, he was a descendant of Johns Hopkins, the Quaker philanthropist who founded the Baltimore hospital and university.
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By Catherine Rentz, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
— The Obama administration announced Tuesday an initiative to track every fish sold in the United States — a move designed to crack down on illegal fishing, mislabeling of seafood and related problems. Secretary of State John Kerry, who is leading the push for new ocean conservation measures, said the measures will "ensure all seafood sold in the U.S. is both sustainable and traceable, meaning all customers will know exactly who caught it, where and when. " The United States plays a big role in the world's seafood market; it's the largest importer after Japan.
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May 15, 2014
Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts is right to crack down on the city's notorious dirt bike riders by using social media and undercover officers to prevent them from disrupting traffic and putting motorists and pedestrians at risk. The unlicensed, unregistered two-wheeled menaces are famous for swarming intersections with dozens of vehicles a time, running red lights with impunity and recklessly zipping in and out of traffic lanes, forcing drivers to maneuver wildly to avoid collisions.
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2014
A renewed effort is underway in Baltimore to impose a fee on most plastic bags handed out in city stores - and supporters believe that charging a nickel for each bag, rather than a dime, will allow the measure to gain enough backing to become law. But some local retailers have joined environmentalists in saying that the city needs to put the charge on both paper and plastic bags. Environmentalists want to encourage city shoppers to carry reusable bags to preserve resources and reduce litter.
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By Andrew Bahl, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
As Franklin marched toward the 3A state football title last season, coach Anthony Burgos noticed a significant decrease in head injuries suffered by his players. "We had two concussions last year," Burgos said. The Indians coach attributed the improvement to his staff's adoption of techniques promoted by the Heads Up Football program, designed to teach better tackling technique, equipment fitting and player safety to combat concussions - and declining participation - in youth and high school football.
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