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By Sarah E. Croco and Scott Sigmund Gartner | July 1, 2014
How far can President Barack Obama involve the U.S. in Iraq without taking ownership of a war he opposed and supposedly ended? Iraq finds itself once again on the precipice of civil war, presenting Mr. Obama with a difficult choice: Is the U.S. back in or staying out? In recent weeks, he has appeared as though he is trying to walk a fine line between the two. He earlier announced he was sending 300 military advisers to Iraq (Secretary of State John Kerry has also visited Baghdad), but he cautioned that the U.S. would only take military action "if the situation on the ground requires it. " Since then, several hundred troops have been sent to Baghdad to help protect the American embassy there and help with security and logistics, according to the New York Times, bringing the number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq to 750. The decision over what to do is especially tough for Mr. Obama, given his history on the war. Candidate Obama made political hay on his anti-Iraq position in the 2008 primaries against Hillary Clinton, who could not escape her earlier vote for the war despite her subsequent reversal.
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By Sarah E. Croco and Scott Sigmund Gartner | July 1, 2014
How far can President Barack Obama involve the U.S. in Iraq without taking ownership of a war he opposed and supposedly ended? Iraq finds itself once again on the precipice of civil war, presenting Mr. Obama with a difficult choice: Is the U.S. back in or staying out? In recent weeks, he has appeared as though he is trying to walk a fine line between the two. He earlier announced he was sending 300 military advisers to Iraq (Secretary of State John Kerry has also visited Baghdad), but he cautioned that the U.S. would only take military action "if the situation on the ground requires it. " Since then, several hundred troops have been sent to Baghdad to help protect the American embassy there and help with security and logistics, according to the New York Times, bringing the number of U.S. troops deployed to Iraq to 750. The decision over what to do is especially tough for Mr. Obama, given his history on the war. Candidate Obama made political hay on his anti-Iraq position in the 2008 primaries against Hillary Clinton, who could not escape her earlier vote for the war despite her subsequent reversal.
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By Russell Baker | August 9, 1995
THIS IS the golden age of the bottom line. When you're out of work, don't scowl and whine. Unemployment's good for the bottom line.So smile, be happy, flash the "O.K." sign because you're doing your bit for the bottom line. Being unemployed, that is.Six percent is just about right. Keeps Old Man Inflation at bay. Away from the bottom line. That sweet-smellin', ever-lovin' bottom line.In the golden age of the bottom line if your pension fund's suffering a steep decline, don't fret and storm.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2013
A recent afternoon was windowpane-clear, the sun bright and direct. The environment could not have seemed less conducive for communing with the spirit world. And yet, Jeff and Tessa Evason walked up and down a stretch of Annapolis waterfront known as Ego Alley, telling strangers intimate details of their lives that it was seemingly impossible for the couple to have known in advance. The Evasons, who describe themselves on their website as "a mind-reading duo," wished a visibly startled Christine Mae Jones of Hebron a happy 47th birthday as she ate lunch with her husband at a sidewalk café.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | October 28, 2013
A recent afternoon was windowpane-clear, the sun bright and direct. The environment could not have seemed less conducive for communing with the spirit world. And yet, Jeff and Tessa Evason walked up and down a stretch of Annapolis waterfront known as Ego Alley, telling strangers intimate details of their lives that it was seemingly impossible for the couple to have known in advance. The Evasons, who describe themselves on their website as "a mind-reading duo," wished a visibly startled Christine Mae Jones of Hebron a happy 47th birthday as she ate lunch with her husband at a sidewalk café.
NEWS
March 30, 2011
As tasteless as the new Preakness InfieldFest campaign centered on "Kegasus" may be, it is nothing compared to the infamous "running of the urinals. " Where were Lisa Simione, Pat McDounough and John Myers when the Maryland Jockey Club put a halt to the BYOB policy? Much space was given in this paper to criticizing the party pooper Preakness people back then. It is a fine line between preserving the party atmosphere without the debauchery, and I applaud the folks at Pimlico for trying.
SPORTS
August 15, 2004
Who's hot John Olerud, who hit .245 with 22 RBIs before Seattle released him, is hitting .333 with 11 RBIs in nine games with the Yankees. Who's not Henry Blanco of the Twins is hitting .071 (2-for-28) in his past 11 games. Line of the day Rafael Furcal, Braves SS AB R H RBI HR 5 1 4 3 1 On deck The Indians can move into a tie for the AL Central lead to day with a victory over the visiting Twins. He said it "We don't strike out a lot, but our power numbers are down. There's a fine line between working the count and staying aggressive.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
The bar has been raised. Expectations are higher. The Orioles are chasing a division title. But Orioles fans, take a step back, back to this spring, when you weren't asking for a postseason berth. You were just asking for hope. So in the middle of a playoff race, take a second. Take a second to enjoy the Orioles' next win. As the Orioles go for a series sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon, their next victory will be their 81st of the season, which would guarantee them at least a .500 record.
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By Jamison Hensley and Sun reporter | January 21, 2002
The Ravens' reign unceremoniously ended with a resounding rout. Undone by a tired defense and a tiresome offense, the defending champions were ripped off the throne with a humbling, 27-10 defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday before 63,976 at Heinz Field. Staggering instead of swaggering in their AFC divisional playoff game, the Ravens suffered the worst postseason defeat of any defending champion in 18 years.The offense folded to the relentless Steelers pressure, committing four turnovers and producing a season-worst 150 yards.
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By Rachel Gatulis, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Sometimes I have to stop and think, how did I get so lucky? I found the greatest, most incredible guy who is crazy enough to marry me. It is both terrifying and thrilling. For me, the most terrifying part, so far, is the wedding planning. It can be very overwhelming. Luckily, Andrew is organized, prepared and has an unhealthy obsession with Excel spreadsheets. I, on the other hand, am forgetful and often find unfinished “To-Do” lists in various bags, jacket pockets and under the seat in my car. What do we need to plan?
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2012
The bar has been raised. Expectations are higher. The Orioles are chasing a division title. But Orioles fans, take a step back, back to this spring, when you weren't asking for a postseason berth. You were just asking for hope. So in the middle of a playoff race, take a second. Take a second to enjoy the Orioles' next win. As the Orioles go for a series sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon, their next victory will be their 81st of the season, which would guarantee them at least a .500 record.
FEATURES
By Rachel Gatulis, Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Sometimes I have to stop and think, how did I get so lucky? I found the greatest, most incredible guy who is crazy enough to marry me. It is both terrifying and thrilling. For me, the most terrifying part, so far, is the wedding planning. It can be very overwhelming. Luckily, Andrew is organized, prepared and has an unhealthy obsession with Excel spreadsheets. I, on the other hand, am forgetful and often find unfinished “To-Do” lists in various bags, jacket pockets and under the seat in my car. What do we need to plan?
SPORTS
By Steven Petrella, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2012
Leading up to the Ravens' Week 17 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals last season, Marshal Yanda's ribs were in so much pain he couldn't bend over to put on his socks and shoes. Yanda found a way to block out the pain, like he has throughout his career as he enters his sixth NFL season. The discomfort Yanda felt months ago after he suffered bruised ribs Week 16 against Cleveland, was just a memory on Tuesday as he participated in training camp. When asked to reflect on playing through the pain, Yanda chose to focus on the present, saying he is 100 percent.
NEWS
March 30, 2011
As tasteless as the new Preakness InfieldFest campaign centered on "Kegasus" may be, it is nothing compared to the infamous "running of the urinals. " Where were Lisa Simione, Pat McDounough and John Myers when the Maryland Jockey Club put a halt to the BYOB policy? Much space was given in this paper to criticizing the party pooper Preakness people back then. It is a fine line between preserving the party atmosphere without the debauchery, and I applaud the folks at Pimlico for trying.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2010
Twelve years ago, the newly elected Anne Arundel County executive fired her police chief for allowing on-duty officers to appear in print ads for the incumbent she had defeated. A year later, in 1999, a top Baltimore police commander called it "personally distasteful" when uniformed, off-duty officers appeared in a campaign television ad for the mayor's opponent. In the Arundel case, an ethics panel ruled that the defeated county executive had abused his office by using police in his ads. In the city case, the officers were speaking on behalf of the union, but the department worried the nuance would be lost on residents.
NEWS
August 9, 2010
Baltimore Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III's decision to break with tradition and publicly signal his support for a candidate in the city state's attorney's race by planting a sign on his front lawn raises thorny questions about free-speech rights and the appropriateness of appointed officials getting involved in electoral politics. As The Baltimore Sun's Peter Hermann reported last week, Commissioner Bealefeld's very visible preference for former federal prosecutor Gregg Bernstein over incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy in the Sept.
SPORTS
By Ken Murray and Ken Murray,Sun Staff Correspondent | December 8, 1991
PHILADELPHIA -- The roughest, the toughest, and perhaps the best defense in the NFL walks a fine line between outright hooliganism and simple hard hitting each week. Two handwritten messages taped above the Veterans Stadium locker of Philadelphia Eagles safety Andre Waters are reminders of that balancing act.One reads, "Nice & clean guy."The other: "$7500.00 broker."The Eagles may not be much for grammar, but they get the point. And so did Waters, who last month was fined $7,500 for sucker-punching New Orleans receiver Eric Martin after a 13-6 loss to the Saints.
SPORTS
By Steven Petrella, The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2012
Leading up to the Ravens' Week 17 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals last season, Marshal Yanda's ribs were in so much pain he couldn't bend over to put on his socks and shoes. Yanda found a way to block out the pain, like he has throughout his career as he enters his sixth NFL season. The discomfort Yanda felt months ago after he suffered bruised ribs Week 16 against Cleveland, was just a memory on Tuesday as he participated in training camp. When asked to reflect on playing through the pain, Yanda chose to focus on the present, saying he is 100 percent.
NEWS
By By Peter Hermann peter.hermann@baltsun.com | February 21, 2010
R obert Wayne Peregoy, 47, died after suffering a heart attack while driving to work on I-795 in Owings Mills. Michael Patrick Howe died in a hospital room after suffering a stroke in his Carroll County home. Both men were police officers, and the departments for each ruled that their deaths occurred in the line of duty - Peregoy was heading to court; Howe collapsed after commanding officers to storm a house after a man had killed his wife and then himself. Both men received funerals with police honors and pageantry.
SPORTS
By MIKE PRESTON | August 7, 2007
Defensive line coach Clarence Brooks and tackle Haloti Ngata are smiling a lot these days. The Ravens had several new faces on the defensive line a year ago, and they still had the NFL's No. 1-ranked defense. After gaining a year of experience, the Ravens could have the best defensive line in the league, too. They have two good pass rushers in defensive ends Trevor Pryce and Terrell Suggs, and a premier run stopper in nose tackle Kelly Gregg. The player with the most potential might be Ngata, still a baby as far as experience, even though he weighs 342 pounds.
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