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By ROBERT RENO | October 7, 1993
New York. -- That giant sound you heard was 13,000 German jobs being sucked into Alabama.Daimler-Benz AG, Germany's largest industrial corporation, has confirmed it's going to build 60,000 vehicles a year in a cow pasture in the sawmill town of Vance, Alabama. So great a prize was the $300 million facility and so stiff was the competition that the Germans were able to obtain the land for about $100 as Alabama officials schemed to head off bids by North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia.
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By Donna Owens and Donna Owens,Special to The Baltimore Sun | December 1, 2008
It's a crisp fall day at Waverly Elementary School in Northeast Baltimore. It's about an hour or so before lunch, and the building perched on a hill is humming with activity. Upstairs in Room 223, about two dozen students in green and khaki uniforms are seated inside the homeroom of fifth-grade teacher Cynthia Rock. Cut-out stars and likenesses of Peanuts characters cover the walls and doors, along with graded test papers. A banner above a chalkboard reads: "Never settle for less than your best."
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By C. Fraser Smith | December 30, 2001
I DON'T remember how we got from "Four shirts ... light starch, please" to the people of Afghanistan. But there we were in Baltimore, a subdivision of the global village, talking about our neighbors, the Karzais. The Scotch-Irish American customer, cleaned and pressed jackets slung over a forefinger, stood in the basement dry cleaning and tailor shop "solving the world's problems" with the Korean-American seamstress and her son, who helps out on weekends. Without mentioning the infamous date, we were talking about the world as we know it after Sept.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | November 3, 2006
Borat is a terrific, risky comic creation: a village idiot for the global village. A TV reporter from Kazakhstan, a country that as pictured here makes Tobacco Road look like Park Avenue, Borat comes to the United States and discovers everything you always wanted to know about America but were afraid to ask. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (20th Century Fox) Starring Sacha Baron Cohen. Directed by Larry Charles. Rated R. Time 85 minutes.
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By Jerry Carroll | April 21, 1995
THE GLOBAL village is about communication, and we got an overdose in TV's lurid images of torn limbs and bloody bodies pried from the wreckage of the federal building in Oklahoma City.In the beginning, a line on our screens said the video was "unedited." Those bloody scenes make you appreciate editors. Up to now, they had kept the worst from us, holding up a shield against technology's cold, flat stare.But not Wednesday, when the bombing overwhelmed the censor's well-meaning cloak. Camera crews arrived at the disaster scene with the first of the emergency vehicles and beamed us the awful truth as it unfolded.
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By Dan Rodricks | January 2, 2005
EXPENSIVE AS IT is, I will now buy its whole-bean coffee because Starbucks pledges $2 in South Asian disaster relief for every pound of Sumatra, Decaf Sumatra and Aged Sumatra purchased in its company-operated stores this month. I am in the market for new jeans so I will consider Levi Strauss, which uses Indonesian workers to stitch denim, if the company gives up a chunk of change for the millions left homeless there by the natural terrorism of earthquake and tsunami. Someone gave me a fleece pullover from Columbia Sportswear for Christmas.
NEWS
January 5, 2000
WHAT a wonderful anticlimax the turning of the year, decade, century and millennium (or at least calendar) turned out to be. The world did not end. That's the main thing. The power stayed on. Everything worked. No bombs at celebrations, not even a panic. The Inner Harbor, Times Square, the Mall were all splendidly joyful. What impressed the most people everywhere was the television portrayal of celebrations hour by hour in such places as Tonga, Sydney, Beijing, Moscow, Bethlehem, Rome, Paris, London, New York and Baltimore.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | November 3, 2006
Borat is a terrific, risky comic creation: a village idiot for the global village. A TV reporter from Kazakhstan, a country that as pictured here makes Tobacco Road look like Park Avenue, Borat comes to the United States and discovers everything you always wanted to know about America but were afraid to ask. Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (20th Century Fox) Starring Sacha Baron Cohen. Directed by Larry Charles. Rated R. Time 85 minutes.
NEWS
September 1, 1995
We live in a rapidly shrinking global village. Consider the case of Gloria A. Holland, director of the Office of Business and Employee Training at Anne Arundel Community College.She recently visited South Africa to gain ideas for a program to train future business leaders in that country of some 50 million people which gained majority rule last year.After decades of white minority rule, the whole South African economy is now open to all races. The problem is that, as a legacy of apartheid, few blacks or Indians have the appropriate education or skills.
NEWS
November 26, 2001
Global village AFTER 10 YEARS of planning, the state's new juvenile justice center will open in April on Gay Street, four blocks from City Hall. This colossus arising on a 4.5-acre lot underscores the sad fact that the prison system is about the only growth industry in East Baltimore. Indeed, many of the buildings near the future juvenile justice center are vacant. The butchers, fishmongers and green grocers of the once-thriving Bel Air Market are gone, and Old Town Mall, which won revitalization awards in the 1970s, is again in dire straits.
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By SUSAN GVOZDAS and SUSAN GVOZDAS,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 19, 2006
It seemed unbearable in 90-plus-degree heat. Four girls twirled across the stage in floor-length, long-sleeve dresses that ballooned out as they spun to a drumbeat. The dancers who followed wore brilliant red-and-yellow robes. They peeked over purple-trimmed fans, looking more tired than flirtatious. Heekyung Lee's Korean Traditional Dance Team of Columbia put on a 30-minute performance at the 12th International Day on Saturday at the Town Center lakefront. "It is so hot," said Linda Won, a parent of one of the dancers and assistant principal of Bethel Korean School.
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By GINA DAVIS and GINA DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | July 9, 2006
Armed with ideas of how to live off the land, Mariah Durrant, 11, imagines she would do fine if she had to survive in the wild for a week. She'd go for the honey ants if she happened to be in the right part of the world. But if she's real lucky, she'd have her cousin Ethan, 9, by her side - he knows how to hunt and could round up deer for dinner. "I could live in the wild," said Mariah, who was born in northern China and adopted by a Carroll County family when she was 8 months old. "We would have Ethan's dad's bow and arrow to kill deer."
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By JANET GILBERT | March 17, 2006
It is no exaggeration to say Dunloggin residents Gary and Lynn Pakulla are in the housing business 24-7. When they're working as real estate agents, they're helping Howard County residents buy and sell homes. When they're vacationing, they're building decent, affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity, as participants or team leaders. In 1999, Lynn Pakulla received the book Living Faith by Jimmy Carter as a birthday gift from her husband. She read with interest the section on Carter's work with Habitat for Humanity International.
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By Dan Rodricks | January 2, 2005
EXPENSIVE AS IT is, I will now buy its whole-bean coffee because Starbucks pledges $2 in South Asian disaster relief for every pound of Sumatra, Decaf Sumatra and Aged Sumatra purchased in its company-operated stores this month. I am in the market for new jeans so I will consider Levi Strauss, which uses Indonesian workers to stitch denim, if the company gives up a chunk of change for the millions left homeless there by the natural terrorism of earthquake and tsunami. Someone gave me a fleece pullover from Columbia Sportswear for Christmas.
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By Randy Harvey and Randy Harvey,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2004
Among my most vivid memories from the first Summer Olympics I covered in 1976 in Montreal is of the late Dick Young, the irascible sports columnist for the New York Daily News, standing on a table in the press center and ordering the U.S. press corps to ignore Nadia Comaneci. "It's just a dance contest," he protested. As much as we respected Young, his order was superseded by those of our sports editors, who were calling daily to demand as much information as we could provide on the Romanian gymnast who was setting records for perfect 10s. It wasn't an easy assignment.
NEWS
By Susan Campbell and Susan Campbell,Special to the Sun | June 1, 2003
Betty hit the nail on the head. So did Treefrog. Welcome to the global village of elderwisdomcircle.org, a free and anonymous advice Web site staffed by elders who share wisdom gleaned over the years with people they'll never meet. Call it e-mail-a-grandma or -pa. From tulip bulbs to cheating boyfriends, 55 senior citizens around the country stand ready to dispense advice. You can ask about job satisfaction, separation anxiety or how to maintain your equilibrium when a child moves away to college.
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By JANET GILBERT | March 17, 2006
It is no exaggeration to say Dunloggin residents Gary and Lynn Pakulla are in the housing business 24-7. When they're working as real estate agents, they're helping Howard County residents buy and sell homes. When they're vacationing, they're building decent, affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity, as participants or team leaders. In 1999, Lynn Pakulla received the book Living Faith by Jimmy Carter as a birthday gift from her husband. She read with interest the section on Carter's work with Habitat for Humanity International.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Faith Hayden and By Faith Hayden,Sun Staff | June 16, 2002
Phil T. Rich, Global Village Idiot, Chef of the Activist Kitchen, or Brother Void -- would the real Andrew Boyd please stand up? Andrew Boyd, a 39-year-old author / political activist / performance artist / street theater producer from New York, brings new meaning to multiple personality. As Phil T. Rich, for instance, he co-chaired the satiric "Billionaires for Bush (or Gore)" campaign in 2000, which offered such slogans as "Corporations are people too" and "Bribery will get you everything."
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | April 14, 2003
BOSTON - I toasted the fall of Baghdad with a big steaming mug of Freedom Roast. OK, maybe it was a big steaming mug of French Roast, but the beans were grown in Costa Rica and brewed in Massachusetts. I bought it at Au Bon Pain, a restaurant chain that has a little Paris in its price tag. But at the beginning of the war, it suddenly began passing out fliers "celebrating 25 years as an American company." The national origin of my bistro was not a complete surprise since I also get my daily bagel there.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Faith Hayden and By Faith Hayden,Sun Staff | June 16, 2002
Phil T. Rich, Global Village Idiot, Chef of the Activist Kitchen, or Brother Void -- would the real Andrew Boyd please stand up? Andrew Boyd, a 39-year-old author / political activist / performance artist / street theater producer from New York, brings new meaning to multiple personality. As Phil T. Rich, for instance, he co-chaired the satiric "Billionaires for Bush (or Gore)" campaign in 2000, which offered such slogans as "Corporations are people too" and "Bribery will get you everything."
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