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May 21, 2011
Well here we go again, messing around with other countries around the world ("Obama and the Arab spring" May 20). Every time we do this we end up either picking the wrong side or just get everybody involved mad at us. President Obama already has managed to get Libya, Syria, Egypt and Israel mad at us. Sometimes it is just best to mind your own business and just butt out. The liberal news media pick on Sarah Palin for her lack of foreign affairs...
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October 7, 2014
Email sports copy to howardcountysports@patuxent.com by 9 a.m. Monday. Running The Howard County Striders will host a youth cross country meet for kids in elementary and middle school at Centennial High on Sunday, Oct. 19. Registration ($5) begins on site at 11:30 a.m., course walks begin at 12:45 p.m. and races begin at 1:30 p.m. Kids born 2008 and after will run a 1k, if born in 2006 or 2007 they will run a 2k, if born in 2002 through 2005 they will run a 3k and if born in 2000 or 2001 they will run a 4k. Parents are not allowed to run with their kids unless they were born in 2008 or after.
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By WILLIAM PFAFF DL Paris | November 30, 1992
Paris. -- Thanksgiving weekend is an appropriate time fo reflection on those who have nothing to be thankful for. There are plenty of them in the United States, whom it has been official policy to consider objects of economic and social predestination, people created by God to populate ghettos or become ''street people,'' and to die young and drugged.The philosophy of the new Clinton administration is activist, unresigned to the presumed fatalities of the marketplace, so we may hope to see some change in this.
NEWS
By Charles Cadwell and Mark Goldberg | October 6, 2014
Climate change has been in the news a lot lately. The United Nations held a Climate Change Summit, which was attended by more than 100 heads of state. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of New York for a "People's Climate March," the biggest such event ever. But there was a third very important climate-related development that received much less attention than it warranted: President Barack Obama issued a new executive order that may prove to be a turning point for efforts to advance climate preparedness around the world and for U.S. foreign aid planning.
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By G. JEFFERSON PRICE III | January 24, 2006
Earlier this month, the New York State comptroller's office announced that the bonuses that Wall Street expected to hand out for 2005 would total $21.5 billion. That's twenty-one-and-a-half billion dollars! It was the biggest amount ever gifted to the big money men and women in the securities industry. It was a 15.5-percent increase over the previous year and the biggest increase since 2003. Comptroller Alan G. Hevesi calculated an average year-end bonus at $125,000. That means 172,000 men and women shared in the bonus pool of $21.5 billion.
NEWS
November 12, 1998
THEIR economies ruined, Honduras and Nicaragua cannot begin reconstruction without massive forgiveness or postponement of their combined $10 billion international debt.They cannot possibly make payments for two years because the countries' production was wiped out by Hurricane Mitch. If they are penalized for not doing so, hopes of reconstruction from new borrowing will be set back.Needed airlifts of food and medicine are growing. The promise of U.S. Army engineers' help in erecting temporary bridges will help.
NEWS
July 6, 2001
IT SHOULD COME as no surprise that the recent United Nations special session on AIDS produced few breakthroughs. What emerged, however, was a broader understanding and deeper commitment on the part of member nations to building the health infrastructure that is the only sure means of stemming the AIDS pandemic. Especially hard hit have been the poorer nations of the world, especially in Africa, where two-thirds of those currently infected with the AIDS virus live. To be sure, there was too much rhetoric and posturing at U.N. headquarters, as usual.
NEWS
By Daniel Yergin and Joseph Stanislaw | March 15, 1998
If Saddam Hussein had held on to Kuwait in 1991, oil would have been at the center of world politics. Much of the world would have been worrying about security of supply, and Hussein would have gained a major call over the world economy. He could have used such an oil position as a large bargaining chip for achieving his ambitions for hegemony and weaponry.But he didn't, and the fact that oil has not been central to the current confrontation with Iraq underscores how much has changed in the global oil picture.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 3, 2011
Hampstead-based retail chain Jos. A. Bank is opening its Internet shopping site to international customers. The men's clothier said Tuesday it is expanding its e-commerce site to more than 90 countries. Orders may be placed directly by international customers or by U.S. customers who wish to have goods delivered to family or friends at international addresses. The company is using a third-party provider, FiftyOne Global Ecommerce, to facilitate the checkout and exporting of orders.
NEWS
July 24, 2000
THE 13th International AIDS Conference brought new hope that governments and the private sector together can slow the disease's lethal march through Africa. The United States' decision to offer $1 billion in loans annually to fight the disease in Africa will help considerably, but suffering countries need more help from outsiders, and they must help themselves. Many sub-Saharan nations have frighteningly high rates of HIV infection. In 1999, 85 percent of the world's 2.6 million AIDS-related deaths occurred in Africa, and 5.6 million new cases emerged in sub-Saharan countries.
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By Linda Burkins and For The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
Step into Baron's K9 Country Store, and the official “greeters,” Louie and Drake, will welcome you. The two dogs are successors to Baron, the departed golden retriever once owned by proprietors Stacy Martin-Duffy and John Duffy. Located between the Hickory Bypass and Route 23, Baron's K9 Country Store is off the beaten path but well worth the trip. The all-natural pet products store evolved from Martin-Duffy's pet-sitting service and her interest in holistic health.  “I would see an issue with a client's dog or cat, and I'd refer them to places on the Internet for products.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | October 5, 2014
Thousands of miles on the road this summer and fall have afforded me the opportunity to observe a variety of political ads from across the spectrum. Herewith, observations from the heartland: I assume the relentless Democratic campaign to demonize the conservative Koch Brothers and their "Americans for Prosperity" organization has been poll tested, but I still don't get it. Driving negatives against someone (or something) that few people recognize violates a core tenet of political advertising.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | October 5, 2014
Let us give Sean Groubert every benefit of the doubt. Let us assume he is a good person. Let us assume he is kind to children, well liked by neighbors. And by all means, let's assume he has a black friend. For good measure, let's assume he has two. Now, with those assumptions in force, let's ponder why Mr. Groubert, a white South Carolina state trooper, shot an unarmed black man last month at a gas station in Columbia. The incident has received less notice than did the shooting of Michael Brown, probably because the victim, 35-year-old Levar Jones, survived.
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By Kit Waskom Pollard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Although it's only minutes from the busiest parts of Howard County, the Highland Inn feels removed from the hustle and bustle of the area. From the pretty setting to the well-executed, classic food, dinner there is a welcome respite from everyday troubles. The Highland Inn's owner, Brian Boston, made his local reputation at the Milton Inn in Baltimore County. Like the Milton Inn, the Highland Inn is nestled in a quiet country setting. Peaceful and charming, the space, in an updated farmhouse, is a little less formal than the Milton Inn, but it is lovely enough to make a meal feel special.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Prime pieces of farmland like this one on the auction block in northern Baltimore County are few and far between. Ideally situated among the rolling hills of Maryland's horse country, 4101 Butler Road in Glyndon is a 189-acre, horseshoe-shaped estate adjacent to Sagamore Farm, the well-known thoroughbred horse breeding center. A completely renovated, 304-year-old farmhouse, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, is nestled on the property. The current owners farm out portions of the land for soybean and hay. There is also a one-bedroom cottage on a 1-plus-acre building site.
ENTERTAINMENT
Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
With a string of No. 1 hits at country radio in recent years, Jake Owen has earned the right to steer his career. So when it came to designing the set of his Days of Gold Tour this year, the 33-year-old singer-songwriter filled the stage with tiki bars, nautical ropes and palm trees. Owen wanted it to look like Riverside Cafe - a bar located on the Indian River in his hometown of Vero Beach, Fla. - for sentimental reasons, and not just because they cook “a good fish sandwich.” “It's the place that really embraced me when I started playing guitar,” Owen said on the phone recently from Missouri while on the road.
NEWS
December 31, 2001
FEW STROKES of midnight are as portentous as this New Year's in Europe, which ushers in the euro as the currency of 12 countries. No more changing escudos to drachmas, or francs to marks. The euro (current value about 89 cents) is king. The national and international currencies will trade together for two months. Come March, the fabled notes and coins of 300 million Europeans will vanish from use, worth only their weight in Confederate dollars. This is a boon to the rushing American tourist, unsure of which one is Belgium, nibbled to death by money-changing fees.
NEWS
By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | September 15, 1999
WASHINGTON -- With as much diplomatic delicacy as it could muster, the U.S. government advised traveling Americans yesterday that dozens of countries might not fix year 2000 computer problems in time to prevent major disruptions around Jan. 1.In its first country-by-country assessment of the "Y2K bug," the State Department said many nations are likely to suffer disruptions in energy systems, communications, health care and shipping. No foreign country is free of Y2K risk, it said.The reports range from cautiously optimistic for developed countries such as Japan and France to gloomy but hopeful for Russia and other states from the former Soviet Union.
NEWS
September 30, 2014
The signing of a long-delayed bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan today means the U.S. won't again find itself in the same situation it faced two years ago in Iraq, where the failure to reach a similar accord precipitated the withdrawal of all American forces and a rapid deterioration of the security situation. The Afghans can now be assured of continued American military assistance in their struggle against a resurgent Taliban - at least for the next two years, when the agreement must be renewed.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 28, 2014
This is a tale of two countries. The first country was built on a radical new promise of human equality and a guarantee of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That country made it possible for even those born in the humblest and most meager circumstances to climb to the pinnacle of prosperity and achievement. It helped save the world in a great global conflagration, fed and rebuilt the devastated nations of Europe, planted the first footprints on another world.
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