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By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 19, 2011
A motorcycle convoy is expected to travel through Harford and Cecil counties on northbound I-95 Saturday morning as part of a 9/11 commemoration and victim's memorial ride that began in western Pennsylvania Friday. The bikers, who are part of America's 9/11 Ride, hosted by America's 911 Foundation, Inc., are expected to make a refueling stop at the Maryland House near Aberdeen sometime around 9 a.m. Saturday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority, which operates the interstate highway in Maryland.
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June 18, 2012
The Sun's wording in "Report criticizes Netanyahu's handling of Gaza flotilla raid" (June 14) obscures elements influencing Israel's actions criticized by the Israeli state comptroller. While the article recognizes that the flotilla was "determined to breach Israel's blockade of Gaza," it does not say that flotilla leaders could have transferred any humanitarian aid to Israel for inspection and delivery to Gaza. Instead, the "aid flotilla," whose lead ship apparently carried no aid, tried to run an internationally recognized weapons blockade.
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By Zulfiqar Ali and Henry Chu and Zulfiqar Ali and Henry Chu,LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 19, 2007
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Militants in Pakistan's restive tribal region kept up their pressure on government forces yesterday with an ambush of a military convoy that killed 17 soldiers, authorities said. The attack in the North Waziristan region was the latest in an upsurge of bloodletting that has left more than 100 people dead in the past six days and poses a severe challenge to the rule of Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf. Musharraf, whom the U.S. considers a key ally in the battle against Islamic terrorism, called on Pakistanis to support him in rooting out extremists, whom he blamed for a suicide bombing in the capital, Islamabad, on Tuesday.
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By AEGIS STAFF REPORT | August 19, 2011
A motorcycle convoy is expected to travel through Harford and Cecil counties on northbound I-95 Saturday morning as part of a 9/11 commemoration and victim's memorial ride that began in western Pennsylvania Friday. The bikers, who are part of America's 9/11 Ride, hosted by America's 911 Foundation, Inc., are expected to make a refueling stop at the Maryland House near Aberdeen sometime around 9 a.m. Saturday, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority, which operates the interstate highway in Maryland.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | December 5, 2002
Rush-hour commuters were treated to an unusual display of aerial activity yesterday at Penn Station, where travelers reported seeing two roaring Black Hawk helicopters follow a high-speed Acela Express train. The aerial convoy was sighted about 4:30 p.m. and was part of a military exercise, said Amtrak spokesman Dan Stessel. He would not provide details about it but said Amtrak periodically conducts drills with law enforcement agencies. Maryland National Guard spokesman Maj. Charles Kohler, whose office is near Penn Station, said the helicopters were UH-60 Black Hawk aircraft.
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By Louise Roug and Louise Roug,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 25, 2007
TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- A bomb ripped through a United Nations convoy in southern Lebanon yesterday, killing six peacekeepers under Spanish command. The attack, which took place on a day when the Lebanese military fought a battle against Sunni Muslim radicals in the north, heightened fears that a second front might have opened in the fight against militants linked to al-Qaida. The attacks on opposite ends of the country could stretch the Lebanese army further and weaken a country already beset by sectarian tension, political stalemate and a worsening economic crisis.
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By Carl Schoettler and Carl Schoettler,Staff Writer | August 28, 1992
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- The United Nations food convoy inches toward this city from Split on the Adriatic coast along a tortuous mountain route that is often more trail than road and never seems to run even 100 yards in a straight line.At the United Nations in New York, at a peace conference in London and at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, and in many capitals of the world, this is the route they are discussing as one of the land corridors that should be kept open for humanitarian aid to besieged Bosnia.
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By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,SUN STAFF | October 24, 1999
By 8 a.m. yesterday a line had already formed on South Linwood Avenue.Folks waited in the morning chill while more than 1,000 volunteers unloaded three food-filled tractor-trailers in a corner of Patterson Park. Two and a half hours later -- after the line had snaked around the corner and two blocks down Eastern Avenue -- the Convoy of Hope began offering free food, activities for children, medical screenings and Christian philosophy to residents of Highlandtown and Patterson Park.The event was organized by a coalition of more than 50 churches in the Baltimore area under the leadership of the Convoy of Hope, a Springfield, Mo.-based church organization.
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By Tina Susman and Said Rifai and Tina Susman and Said Rifai,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 4, 2007
BAGHDAD -- A series of explosions hit a convoy carrying the Polish ambassador as it traveled through Baghdad yesterday, injuring the envoy and killing one of his security guards in what officials described as a carefully timed attack. Witnesses said three blasts went off, seconds apart, as the three-vehicle convoy drove near the Polish Embassy in central Baghdad. The ambassador, Gen. Edward Pietrzyk, was evacuated to a U.S.-run hospital in the Green Zone, where his injuries were described as not serious.
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By Dusko Doder and Dusko Doder,Special to The Sun | October 20, 1991
ILOK, Yugoslavia -- A convoy of French doctors accompanied by European Community monitors managed yesterday to enter Vukovar, the town Croatians are calling their Stalingrad.But it was a small -- and imperfect -- victory in a spreading war.Although Croatian forces and the Serb-led federal army had agreed to a two-day truce to give the convoy safe passage, it came under fire as it was leaving the besieged town.One vehicle reportedly struck a mine, and two French nurses were hurt.About 60 of the most seriously injured patients had been loaded into ambulances, but dozens more remained in a Vukovar field hospital.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | June 27, 2010
Anthony Steven "Tony" Zyna, a retired National Brewing Co. mechanic and member of the merchant marine who was sent to a Soviet concentration camp during World War II, died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease June 18 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. He was 88 and lived in Cockeysville. Born Anthony Zinowski in New Britain, Conn., and raised in New Haven, he left his home at 14 and later joined the Navy. A medical disability — a punctured eardrum — forced him to leave the service and he then joined the merchant marine during World War II. He served aboard the Liberty Ship Barbara Frietchie, as well as the Glenpool and the Paoli.
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By David Wood and David Wood,david.wood@baltsun.com | November 14, 2008
With U.S. and allied military convoys under increasing attack in Afghanistan, the Army began work yesterday on a new test track at Harford County's Aberdeen Proving Ground that will be critical in developing high-speed unmanned, or robot, vehicles for convoy duty. When the two-lane, 4.5-mile gravel track is finished next fall, the Army will be able to test up to 20 heavy-armored manned and unmanned vehicles traveling at maximum speeds for hours at a time, officials said. The military's reliance on dangerous-road convoys in Afghanistan and elsewhere is fueling an urgent Pentagon demand for more high-speed armored vehicles and robot vehicles.
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By Doug Smith and Doug Smith,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 21, 2007
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi officials took a hard line yesterday on alleged abuses by foreign security contractors, saying criminal charges would be filed in the nonfatal shooting of a woman Monday as a guarded convoy carrying laborers passed by. "We will no longer be easy on this," said Qassim Atta, a spokesman for Iraqi security forces in Baghdad. Iraqi forces arrested 43 people who had been traveling in the convoy, including laborers and security personnel. Among the detainees were two Fijians, 10 Iraqis, 21 Sri Lankans, one Indian and nine Nepalese, the U.S. military said yesterday.
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By Doug Smith and Saif Hameed and Doug Smith and Saif Hameed,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 19, 2007
BAGHDAD -- Officials in the southern city of Samawah said a U.S. Army convoy opened fire yesterday in an unprovoked attack on motorists who were trying to get out of its way, injuring four and destroying a truckload of sheep. North of Baghdad in Baquba, three U.S. soldiers were killed yesterday in a suicide bombing. The military released no further details, but witnesses in the city, where American troops had lengthy summer battles with insurgents, said there appeared to be military casualties when a roadside bomb exploded near a group of children clustered around soldiers on foot patrol.
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By New York Times News Service | November 12, 2007
BAGHDAD -- An Iraqi taxi driver was shot and killed Saturday by a guard with DynCorp International, a private security company hired to protect U.S. diplomats here, when a DynCorp convoy rolled past a knot of traffic on an exit ramp here, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said yesterday. Three eyewitnesses said the taxi had posed no threat to the convoy, and one of them, an Iraqi army sergeant who inspected the car afterward, said it contained no weaponry or explosive devices. "They just killed a man and drove away," Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf, an Interior Ministry spokesman, said in his office yesterday afternoon.
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By Peter Spiegel and Peter Spiegel,Los Angeles Times | October 6, 2007
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has ordered all diplomatic convoys in Baghdad to travel under the supervision of U.S. government security officials, a drastic overhaul of operations in the wake of allegations that the department's private guards, Blackwater USA, have engaged in unnecessary violence in the Iraqi capital. Under Rice's order, all convoys will be accompanied by official monitors from the department's Diplomatic Security Bureau, and video cameras will be mounted in vehicles.
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By New York Times News Service | November 15, 1992
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- With Jews and Muslim seated side by side on chartered buses and ducking together to avoid sniper fire, more than 200 people escaped this cold and hungry city yesterday in an evacuation effort by Sarajevo's small Jewish population.For the evacuees, among them many Serbs and Croats, it was a journey of only a few minutes from the last roadblock of the mainly Muslim forces defending the Bosnian capital to the first checkpoint of the besieging Serbs. But it may as well have been a lifetime.
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By Mark Mazzetti and Ellen Barry and Mark Mazzetti and Ellen Barry,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 16, 2004
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army has launched an investigation into whether members of an Army reserve unit in Iraq refused to carry out a convoy supply mission this week, military officials said yesterday. The incident came to light when relatives of the soldiers under investigation declared that the troops disobeyed orders to drive in the convoy because they considered it a "suicide mission." The troops believed that the poor condition of their fuel trucks and the lack of armored vehicles to escort them meant that the convoy would be too dangerous, the family members said.
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By Tina Susman and Said Rifai and Tina Susman and Said Rifai,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 4, 2007
BAGHDAD -- A series of explosions hit a convoy carrying the Polish ambassador as it traveled through Baghdad yesterday, injuring the envoy and killing one of his security guards in what officials described as a carefully timed attack. Witnesses said three blasts went off, seconds apart, as the three-vehicle convoy drove near the Polish Embassy in central Baghdad. The ambassador, Gen. Edward Pietrzyk, was evacuated to a U.S.-run hospital in the Green Zone, where his injuries were described as not serious.
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