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April 8, 2010
RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday conceded a "major omission" for not noting slavery in declaring April Confederate History Month in Virginia. As part of his apology, McDonnell inserted into the proclamation a paragraph condemning slavery as "evil and inhumane" and blaming it as the cause of the Civil War. In a 400-word statement his office issued, McDonnell said the failure to include a slavery reference was a mistake. On Tuesday, McDonnell said in a telephone news conference that he wasn't focused on slavery in drafting the decree but on Civil War history.
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December 3, 2012
The images shown on the news media are startling: violence rages on the streets of Cairo while a divided government continues to sow seeds of discord. I have spent some time in Tahrir Square this past week and have seen a very different perspective. I saw no violence, I saw no despair. Instead, I saw a people reclaiming their unique voice for democracy. The situation in Egypt is tense, but the future is bright. What started as a political power grab by President Mohamed Morsi in the shadow of his success ending the Gaza conflict turned into chaos on the streets as rival protesters from opposition groups and government supporters voiced their differing visions for the future of Egypt.
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By Kay Withers and Kay Withers,Special to The Sun | June 12, 1991
WARSAW, Poland -- Polish President Lech Walesa demanded yesterday that Parliament give the government special powers for a year to issue economic decrees in order to speed up reforms."
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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2011
The new owner of the Sparrows Point steel mill has agreed to pay a $135,000 penalty and resolve alleged violations of state pollution control laws that occurred in 2009 when part of a blast furnace ignited, state officials announced Thursday. RG Steel Sparrows LLC, which purchased Sparrows Point in April, has signed an agreement with the Maryland Department of the Environment, or MDE, and the Maryland Office of the Attorney General to reduce emissions from the blast furnace. The money will go to the Maryland Clean Air Fund.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | September 28, 1990
MOSCOW -- Taking a major step away from a market economy, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev ordered yesterday every state enterprise in the country to sign new contracts with current suppliers and customers through the end of 1991.In effect, the decree freezes existing economic relationships, many of them irrational and inefficient. Enterprises refusing to renew present contracts are threatened with fines of up to 50 percent of the value of the goods involved. It declares "inadmissible" any action by authorities on the local or republican level that disrupt existing economic ties.
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By Lech Walesa | October 11, 1990
I HAVE great misgivings about those whom I designated to make reforms in Poland. The new government and parliamentary leaders did not take advantage of the system when it changed.When the Communist Party dissolved itself, these leaders should have authorized new elections.The present leadership is not up to the task of taking the cake that was handed to them on a silver platter. They're not up to the task of presidential responsibility.Everything that has gone awry now -- the apathy, confusion, the dangerous economic situation -- all of it was created by them.
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By Will Englund and Will Englund,Moscow Bureau | March 21, 1993
MOSCOW -- Calling on the people of Russia to support him a a dangerous moment in their history, President Boris N. Yeltsin ,, said last night that he was assuming temporary emergency powers to block the restoration of "Bolshevik rule" by the Russian legislature.He proclaimed a referendum, to be held April 25, so that Russians can either ratify or reject his authority.In his address, Mr. Yeltsin said he had signed decrees blocking the legislature from interfering in the April 25 referendum -- or with any other decree that he might issue.
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By Scott Shane and Scott Shane,Moscow Bureau of The Sun | October 5, 1990
MOSCOW -- Using his new powers for the first time to move toward a market economy, Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev ordered yesterday that wholesale prices for many goods next year be negotiated between buyer and seller rather than set by the state.The presidential decree, unveiled on the evening television news, suggested that Mr. Gorbachev has decided to implement economic change unilaterally without waiting for an indecisive parliament to approve an economic plan."There are certain key issues today on which we as a country and as an economy cannot wait until a program is completely worked out," said Soviet Finance Minister Valentin S. Pavlov, discussing the decree in a televised interview.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 2, 1993
MOSCOW -- Liquidating one of the last symbols of the Soviet past, President Boris N. Yeltsin has officially replaced the hammer and sickle with the two-headed eagle as the seal of the new Russia.The eagle, whose heads face east and west, had been a symbol of the Russian czars since the 15th century.But in today's fractious Russia, the bird's two heads may unwittingly represent a nation divided."It's going to be controversial," historian Roy A. Medvedev said of the presidential decree published yesterday.
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By Kathy Lally and Kathy Lally,Moscow Bureau | October 8, 1992
MOSCOW -- First Boris N. Yeltsin took the job, then he took the limousine and now he has taken Mikhail S. Gorbachev's new office complex.Last night, Itar-Tass reported that Mr. Yeltsin had evicted Mr. Gorbachev from the buildings where he runs a social and political research foundation.Mr. Yeltsin signed a decree yesterday transferring the buildings to the Russian government's Financial Academy, which will train new bankers. But the decree instructs the academy to lease one building to Mr. Gorbachev.
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April 8, 2010
RICHMOND, Va. - Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday conceded a "major omission" for not noting slavery in declaring April Confederate History Month in Virginia. As part of his apology, McDonnell inserted into the proclamation a paragraph condemning slavery as "evil and inhumane" and blaming it as the cause of the Civil War. In a 400-word statement his office issued, McDonnell said the failure to include a slavery reference was a mistake. On Tuesday, McDonnell said in a telephone news conference that he wasn't focused on slavery in drafting the decree but on Civil War history.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | October 10, 2009
A federal judge denied state and city requests to immediately end court oversight of the city's foster care system Friday because of concerns about underlying violations of the children's constitutional rights, despite decades of reform efforts. Instead, U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz signed an updated version of a 21-year-old arrangement, already modified several times, that was designed to fix Baltimore's foster care system through sweeping changes. Unlike earlier versions, this one offers an exit plan from supervision after 18 months of documented improvement.
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By Sara Neufeld and Sara Neufeld,sara.neufeld@baltsun.com | September 22, 2008
Riding high on recent improvements in student test scores, Baltimore schools chief Andres Alonso says special education in the city should be subject to less court oversight under a decades-old lawsuit. State Superintendent Nancy S. Grasmick also says there's been improvement, and she'd like to see the court begin transferring responsibilities back to the state, which monitors special education in Maryland's other 23 school districts. "If we were talking about the Cold War, we would normalize the operation," she said.
BUSINESS
By Jonathan D. Rockoff and Jonathan D. Rockoff,Sun reporter | May 17, 2008
WASHINGTON - A Columbia drug company and its top executives have agreed to stop making prescription cough and cold products after repeated failures to pass federal inspections and get government approval of the medicines. Scientific Laboratories Inc. Chief Executive Officer Amit Roy and President Rajeshwari Patel signed a consent decree in U.S. District Court in Baltimore earlier this month. The company had been making various drugs for other pharmaceutical companies, which then sold the products under their own labels.
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By Laura King and Laura King,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 12, 2007
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Raising the prospect of an election campaign carried out under de facto martial law, Pakistan's president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, said yesterday that balloting for a new parliament would take place in early January, but he set no date for lifting his emergency decree. Musharraf's pledge to hold elections in less than nine weeks, in adherence with the original schedule, won quick praise from the Bush administration, with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice calling it a welcome sign.
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By Mubashir Zaidi and Laura King and Mubashir Zaidi and Laura King,Los Angeles Times | November 4, 2007
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, in a move long feared by opponents, imposed emergency rule yesterday, plunging the country deep into political crisis and drawing swift condemnation at home and abroad. Musharraf, an army general who seized the presidency in a coup eight years ago but has seen his grip on power falter in recent months, wasted little time in asserting his broad new authorities. He sent troops into the streets, expelled Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry and jammed private TV channels that have been critical of his rule.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop,tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | October 10, 2009
A federal judge denied state and city requests to immediately end court oversight of the city's foster care system Friday because of concerns about underlying violations of the children's constitutional rights, despite decades of reform efforts. Instead, U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz signed an updated version of a 21-year-old arrangement, already modified several times, that was designed to fix Baltimore's foster care system through sweeping changes. Unlike earlier versions, this one offers an exit plan from supervision after 18 months of documented improvement.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 27, 1992
MOSCOW -- President Boris N. Yeltsin, bolstering his positio against foes of free-market reform, created his own propaganda agency yesterday to oversee state-owned news media and named a controversial reformer to head it.Mr. Yeltsin acted by decree five days after the conservative Supreme Soviet passed a law abolishing his power to form new agencies without its consent and a day after it adjourned for the year. Legal experts say the decree is valid because of a technicality: The law has not yet been published.
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By Laura Loh and Laura Loh,SUN STAFF | December 18, 2004
A federal judge ruled yesterday that inadequate state funding and financial missteps by city school officials are hurting Baltimore's disabled students. U.S. District Judge Marvin J. Garbis is the second judge this year to determine that city schools are being choked by spending cuts the school system made last year to reduce a $58 million budget deficit. Since 2000, Baltimore school officials have been operating under a consent decree, which requires greater attention for special-education students.
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