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May 6, 2010
I watch the TV and I see riots in Greece, people losing their lives, a country with no way to sustain itself, and a plummeting stock market. You know what else I see when I watch that? The United States in the near future if the Obama administration doesn't wake up and stop its spending splurge. Tom Landerkin, Parkville
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SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: Much of the Spanish team has pretty much played year-round since it won in 2010, and we are seeing the fruits of it - it's sadly clear none of them have anything left in the tank. What's on tap: Colombia vs. Ivory Coast, noon, ESPN; Uruguay vs. England, 3 p.m., ESPN; Japan vs. Greece, 6 p.m., ESPN. What you'll see: There are a lot of “musts” in play Thursday in Group C and Group D action. We kick it off with Colombia and the Ivory Coast, both of which are coming off opening-match wins and, with a win Thursday, could all but assure qualification in the next round.
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NEWS
March 26, 2010
- Greece won a major pledge of financial support from the other countries that use the euro and the International Monetary Fund in a deal that aims to halt a government debt crisis undermining confidence in Europe's currency union. The joint eurozone and IMF bailout program comes with strict conditions and makes no money available right now. It could be tapped only if Greece or other financially troubled eurozone members cannot raise funds from financial markets. It would require the unanimous agreement of the 16 eurozone countries to release the loan funds.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | June 1, 2014
One of my earliest childhood memories is going door-to-door at the Kendale Apartments on Maiden Choice Lane in Arbutus with Mom. The purpose of the exercise was not to solicit contributions on behalf of a political candidate, however. Rather, Mom and a group of like-minded volunteers were organizing in opposition to a woman by the name of Madalyn Murray O'Hair - she of the [un]holy crusade to ban prayer from public schools. Given my tender years, little did I realize that the Ehrlichs were fully engaged in a culture war that continues to burn brightly five decades later.
NEWS
December 12, 2012
The only difference between the U.S. and Greece is that the European Union stops Greece from printing money and going deeper in debt. When the U.S. dollar crashes, it will be worse than most of us have experienced in our lifetimes. We need all the Democratic tax hikes and all the Republican spending cuts, and we still won't get out of this hole. Dan Griffin, Perry Hall
NEWS
By Morris Segall | June 30, 2011
The Greek parliament approved a $113 billion austerity package that had been demanded by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund as a condition for receiving a $17 billion installment of the $160 billion "bailout" package negotiated last year. This cash infusion will allow Greece to avoid defaulting on debt obligations due in July and August. This is a precursor to negotiations on a new "bailout" package that must be created to prevent Greece from defaulting on its debt over the next five years.
NEWS
September 13, 1991
The Greek government has harmed Greece and democrac and aided terrorism by sending seven editors to prison for the crime of printing a terrorist's statement. It is not the aim of the Conservative prime minister, Constantine Mitsotakis, to mount a dictatorship or curb dissent. But that is the effect.Mr. Mitsotakis had a law passed last December making the printing of a self-serving terrorist's statement a crime because he believe it encourages bombings and kidnappings. There is an element of truth to this.
NEWS
October 12, 1993
The return of Andreas Papandreou fills European Community officialdom with dismay. Yet he cannot champion the Soviet bloc as he did in his last prime ministry of Greece: the bloc is not there. He will have a hard time supporting Middle Eastern terrorism: regimes dedicated to it are fewer, isolated and spotlighted. As for making trouble for Europe's newest nation, Macedonia, the ousted Constantine Mitsotakis was already doing that.In winning Greece's election Sunday with 171 seats in the 300-member parliament, Mr. Papandreou and his Panhellenic Socialist Movement managed one of the great political comebacks.
EXPLORE
June 23, 2011
Swimmer Zachary Posten, of Laurel High, will compete with Team USA at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens, Greece, June 25 to July 4. Zachary has competed in Special Olympics as a swimmer for four years, and competed at the county, regional and state swimming competitions for the first time in 2010. Athletes for the U.S. teams were chosen by a random drawing from among those who won gold medal during their sport's state finals. Maryland's delegation to the games includes 16 athletes and seven coaches and managers.
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,Staff Writer | September 17, 1993
Mike "Markos" Karavasilis, former royal chauffeur, ballroom operator and bon vivant, died Monday of cardiac arrest at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center. He was 70."He had his first heart attack in 1968 and another in 1992," recalled his son, Alex Karas. "Because he technically died twice and kept coming back, I gave him the nickname of Lazarus."The Gardenville resident retired from the Wedding Belle, a full-service wedding center that he opened in Highlandtown in 1972 with other members of his family.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | May 12, 2014
The notion that something can simultaneously be wrong and constitutional really seems to bother a lot of people. Consider the Supreme Court's recent decision on public prayer. In Greece v. Galloway the court ruled, 5-4, that the little town of Greece, New York, could have predominantly Christian clergy deliver prayers at the beginning of town council meetings. As a constitutional matter, the majority's decision seems like a no-brainer to me. The authors of the Constitution permitted -- and required!
TRAVEL
By Tony Glaros, For The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
This quirky island, snug in the wine-dark northern Aegean Sea, came alive with tantalizing tales my grandmother spun when I was young. The narratives, some real, others not so much, were a balm. On school nights, they kept me up past my bedtime. Colorful characterizations of pirates and poverty; of mineral springs said to heal arthritis; and tales about Costa, a goat who wreaked havoc in her native village. Ikaria, I learned then, was also the birthplace of a humble dish called soufiko - a cocktail of fresh veggies crafted by cooks expert in the art of farm-to-table dining.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 16, 2013
Efie Robert Barnett, a retired real estate agent, died Sunday of respiratory failure at her Timonium home. She was 79. Efie Hadjiapostolou was born and raised in Athens, Greece, where she was also educated. She married Dr. Robert Barnett in Athens. "She met my father when he was an Air Force physician stationed in Athens," said a son, Dr. Robert Barnett who lives in Westminster. "They married in 1958 and came to Baltimore. Because people in Greece do not have middle names, she gave herself the middle name of Robert after she came here.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
Emily Velelli, who survived the Holocaust after being hidden by gentiles in war-torn Greece, then immigrated to Baltimore, where she worked as a seamstress, died Tuesday of breast cancer at her Pikesville home. She was 100. The daughter of Jacob Osmou, a Hebrew educator, and Regina Osmou, a homemaker, Emily Osmou was born on the island of Corfu, which at the time had a large Jewish population. The family later moved to the Peloponnesian port city of Patras, where she was sent to a private Roman Catholic girls school.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2013
Leon Samuel Idas, who owned a commercial used clothing business and fought the German occupation of his native Greece during World War II, died of a cerebral ailment April 12 at his home in Lauderhill, Fla. He was 87 years old and formerly lived in Bolton Hill. Born in Athens, Greece, he was the son of Samuel and Miriam Ioudas, who also used the name Gabrielides. His father was a textile merchant. "My father's early life was interrupted by the invasion of his beloved homeland, by the Germans during World War II," said his son, Samuel Idas of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "At 16, Leon fled the Nazi-fortified city of Athens with forged documents and instructions from underground resistance leaders.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Kristine Henry,
The Baltimore Sun
| April 18, 2013
The newsletter " Neighborhood News from Little Italy " says in today's edition that two restaurants there have closed -- Pacific Coast Dining Company and India Rasoi. Pacific Coast Dining opened in 2011 and served food from Greece, Thailand, Italy and the United States. India Rasoi opened in 2000 and served, as the name suggests, Indian food. 
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1997
John Stratigakos, a Greek immigrant who parlayed a "gift for gab" and strong desire for people to simply have a good time into managing four nightclubs in the Baltimore area for nearly 20 years, died Saturday of cancer at Union Memorial Hospital.Mr. Stratigakos, 77, of Timonium operated clubs at separate times in Glen Burnie, Catonsville, Rosedale and Baltimore. All were dance clubs with dissimilar personalities but one thing in common: They were fun."People always came back because they could have fun there whenever they were there," said Clarence Lestrum, a friend and former patron at the old Hollywood Palace on Baltimore National Pike in Catonsville.
BUSINESS
July 7, 1998
The Air Force may be approaching the end of its appetite for new F-16 fighter planes, but Bethesda's Lockheed Martin Corp. continues to develop markets worldwide for the versatile jet.The company's latest target is Greece, which is shopping for about 60 military aircraft of that type.Lockheed Martin treated Greek Defense Minister Apostolos Tsochatzopoulos to a Fourth of July tour of the Texas plant where F-16s are made and made a pitch for selling his country the latest version of the plane, which has extra-powerful computers.
NEWS
December 12, 2012
The only difference between the U.S. and Greece is that the European Union stops Greece from printing money and going deeper in debt. When the U.S. dollar crashes, it will be worse than most of us have experienced in our lifetimes. We need all the Democratic tax hikes and all the Republican spending cuts, and we still won't get out of this hole. Dan Griffin, Perry Hall
NEWS
November 8, 2012
Now that GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has wasted the last four years trying to unseat President Barack Obama (and getting paid for it), he and the rest of Congress should get down to fixing the mess they have made of things before America implodes and goes the way of Greece. Clem Gavenas, Baltimore
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