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November 24, 2003
THE SYRIAN Accountability Act provides plenty of reasons for increasing sanctions against Damascus: its 20-year military presence in Lebanon, its support of Iranian-backed Hezbollah terrorists and its defiance of United Nations sanctions against Iraq. The Bush administration, which last year succeeded in stalling action on the bill, says now it doesn't oppose the measure. The reason for the White House's turnaround rests with Syria's apparently lax assistance in the war on terrorism and refusal to confront Palestinian militants operating in Damascus.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Speed and quickness prevailed in Saturday night's Class 3A state basketball championship, but it came down to the final seconds. Milford Mill used its transition game and perimeter defense to win its first state title since 2005, edging Damascus and 6-foot-5 forward Kelli Prange, 40-37, at Towson's SECU Arena. “It feels surreal,” Millers senior Qierra Murray said. “After the Aberdeen game [in the regional final], I had a dream that night that this was going to happen. It's still unbelievable, but it really feels good.” Prange - a senior headed for George Washington - scored 20 points and had 17 rebounds, but against the quicker Millers, the Hornets' perimeter game never got going.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2012
Damascus is about to get wet. The Montgomery County town, which had banned the sale of alcoholic beverages for as long as anyone can remember, voted Tuesday to permit local restaurants to sell wine and beer. Four times in the previous 35 years, residents of the unincorporated town of just over 15,000 had voted to keep the place dry. In 1996, the ban was upheld by a few hundred votes. But this year, the vote wasn't close, as 66 percent said yes to alcohol. Retail sales of alcohol will not be permitted.
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By Jeff Seidel, For The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Milford Mill guard Dionna White put on a show in Thursday's Class 3A state semifinal. White helped the No. 4 Millers take command early and picked them up when they faded late, finishing with a game-high 32 points in a 75-53 victory over Westlake at Towson University's SECU Arena. Milford Mill has won 13 straight and will make its first trip to the finals in eight years when they play Damascus Saturday at 8 p.m. The Millers are hoping to improve their championship game luck - they won a title in 2005, but lost their other seven appearances in the finals.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | September 15, 1995
Fourstars Allstar, the $1.5 million turf earner who has had a love-hate relationship with Maryland racing during his six-year career, will be a no-show tomorrow in Pimlico's Damascus Handicap despite being the 120-pound high weight and likely favorite.A spokesman for trainer Leo O'Brien said yesterday that the 7-year-old horse, who is stabled at Belmont Park, will race instead in the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Handicap tomorrow night at the Meadowlands. Two other Damascus entries, Older but Smarter and Brave Note, are also cross-entered in the Meadowlands race.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,Special to The Sun | March 5, 1995
Owings Mills coach Guy Pritzker said he thought his Golden Eagles would finish fourth in the Class 1A-2A state wrestling championship. He said anything above that would be a bonus.Pritzker got his bonus. In fact, he cashed in.Owings Mills got championships from Steve Kessler and Josh Ellin, and the Golden Eagles rallied to stun defending champion Damascus by 1.5 points and claim their third state title in five years last night at Western Maryland College.The Eagles finished with 91.5 points, nipping Damascus (90)
NEWS
May 18, 2004
FROM HIS HILLTOP palace, Syrian President Bashar Assad rules a nation in a state of emergency. He inherited a country under martial law from his father, the late Hafez el Assad, who ruled for nearly 30 years. The young Assad professes to be an agent for change. But incremental change is all he can effect, he says, because of Syria's tribal customs, economic stagnation and political isolation. The United States, he says, has a fundamental misunderstanding of the challenge he faces. When Mr. Assad talks to American journalists, which he rarely does, the 39-year-old ophthalmologist can sound perfectly reasonable.
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By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | March 15, 2014
Speed and quickness prevailed in Saturday night's Class 3A state basketball championship, but it came down to the final seconds. Milford Mill used its transition game and perimeter defense to win its first state title since 2005, edging Damascus and 6-foot-5 forward Kelli Prange, 40-37, at Towson's SECU Arena. “It feels surreal,” Millers senior Qierra Murray said. “After the Aberdeen game [in the regional final], I had a dream that night that this was going to happen. It's still unbelievable, but it really feels good.” Prange - a senior headed for George Washington - scored 20 points and had 17 rebounds, but against the quicker Millers, the Hornets' perimeter game never got going.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | February 19, 1995
State champion Tom Horwat (171 pounds) escaped with 15 seconds left, securing a 4-3 decision over sixth-ranked Ron Katzenberger and a match-clinching lead as Damascus downed Northeast, 34-20, in yesterday's 1A-2A dual-meet state championship at South Carroll.Damascus had gone up, 28-17, on consecutive pins by third-ranked Danny Wolford (152) and Ricky Stott (160) with three bouts left, putting the Eagles in position to need victories in their last two bouts -- one having to be a pin.But Horwat (29-2)
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By Arthur Hirsch and Arthur Hirsch,Staff Writer | November 15, 1992
DAMASCUS -- The vote was close this time, closer than ever, but the northern Montgomery County community that gives no quarter to sellers of alcohol remains dry.So there will be no Chianti served at the Little Italy Ristorante in the shopping plaza, no bourbon sold in town to spike the holiday eggnog. For the third time in 16 years, voters have rejected a proposal to allow alcohol sales in the 12th Election District, which also includes the community of Woodfield and part of Cedar Grove.The proposal went down 53 percent to 47 percent in last week's referendum, a margin of 460 votes: 3,966 to 3,506, not including absentee ballots.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Poly's girls basketball team has lived on the edge throughout the playoffs, but Thursday night the Engineers slipped off one step short of their goal, falling to Damascus, 49-37, in a Class 3A state semifinal at Towson University's SECU Arena. The Hornets, who lost to eventual champion Aberdeen in last year's semifinals, center their game around 6-foot-5 Kelli Prange, who averaged 21.4 points per game this season. The No. 2 Engineers held her to 15, but the Hornets puzzled Poly with their zone defense, dominated the defensive boards and moved the ball extremely well, creating openings inside and out. Damascus (23-3)
NEWS
September 8, 2013
If I truly believed Syria's Bashar Assad used Sarin gas to kill his people, I'd be outraged ("Where is the outrage?" Sept. 4). However, after watching much of Tuesday's Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, I'm troubled by the overuse of the term, "alleged. " The word suggests doubt. If Syria's "alleged" actions are so dangerous, where are that country's neighbors? The Israeli Air Force could strike Damascus within minutes. And next door is Turkey with a large standing army.
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Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday questioned U.S. military intervention in Syria, saying that although he has closely followed the discussion in Washington this week, it is still unclear to him exactly what the strike would accomplish.  O'Malley, who is considering a bid for president in 2016, said he has discussed the possibility of a strike with Maryland Democratic Congressmen Elijah E. Cummings and John P. Sarbanes, who appeared alongside the...
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By Cal Thomas | August 30, 2013
"Oh, when will they ever learn? Oh, when will they ever learn?" -- Peter, Paul and Mary By the time you read this, U.S. missiles and bombs may be falling on Syria. Why? Syria hasn't attacked us. It does not pose a security threat to the United States. These were arguments made against the Bush administration's intervention in Iraq by some who now urge us to make war on Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry, who as a senator was for the funding of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, before he was against it, says the United States is certain that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons on his own people, thus crossing a "red line" established by President Barack Obama.
BUSINESS
May 6, 2013
Israel and Syria continue to fight, Robert Downey Jr. continues to  pretend to fight, and in sunny, pastoral northern Pennsylvania, a former judge is still getting international attention a week after his sentencing over what amounts to a human-trafficking scheme. Welcome to your daily trends report for Monday, May 6, 2013. Mark Ciavarella, a former common pleas judge in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., was sentenced early last week for his role as a cog in the prison-industrial complex. Ciavarella and another judge, Michael Conahan, received kickback money from private jail operators to fill their beds with children as young as 10 without due process, often on first-time offenses.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2013
The last three teams Aberdeen has met in the girls basketball playoffs have been able to play with the Eagles - for a while. In Thursday night's state Class 3A semifinals, Damascus stayed close into the second half. Then came the big Aberdeen spurt. The No. 2 Eagles made their break with 10 straight points in less than two minutes of the third quarter. With a couple of steals and a lot of rebounds, Aberdeen broke open a two-point game and ran away with a 71-50 victory at UMBC's RAC Arena.
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By Rick Belz and Rick Belz,Sun Staff Writer | February 26, 1995
Defending state tournament champion Damascus of Montgomery County continued to roll in Class 1A-2A by winning the South Region championship yesterday at Howard.The Hornets, defending South Region champs, already had won the state Class 1A-2A dual-meet championship.Lackey of Charles County finished runner-up, and the Chargers gave Damascus a strong challenge before falling, 164 1/2 to 151. Only 4 1/2 points separated the teams entering the finals.A key match for Damascus was Dan Wolford's 4-1 victory in the finals over Ryan Hershey of Lackey at 152 pounds.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | March 1, 2013
Defending state champion Aberdeen found itself in unfamiliar playoff territory Friday night, trailing City at halftime of the Class 3A North girls basketball final. Still, it wasn't anything a defensive tweak and small scoring spurt couldn't fix. Fortunately for the No. 2 Eagles, the defensive tweak helped spark a big scoring spurt with 24 straight points, setting them on course for a 73-45 victory and their third straight regional title. Freshman Stephanie Jones scored 11 of her 33 points and had 10 of her 21 rebounds as host Aberdeen took off in the third quarter.
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By Mike Frainie, For the Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2013
Winters Mill hadn't really been tested in a state dual meet all year. On Saturday night at North Point, that all changed. The No. 2 Falcons got a pin from senior Chase Cullison at 3:44 in the second period over No. 9 Glenelg's Anthony Pagnotta to give Winters Mill its second consecutive Class 2A-1A state dual meet title, 35-30, over the Gladiators. Winters Mill entered the final match trailing, 30-29. "Let's just say I'm speechless," Cullison said after the match. "Other than that, no comment.
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