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By Daniel Berger | September 22, 1990
ONE PURPOSE of the American expedition to the Persian Gulf is to deter rulers elsewhere from such aggression as Saddam Hussein of Iraq committed against Kuwait. He must be seen to fail, or more will do what he did.A good example is the salutary effect that Britain's defeat of Argentina in the Falklands Islands in 1982 had elsewhere. There is good reason to think that, whatever the other merits and demerits of that exercise, it deterred Venezuela from invading Guyana, and perhaps Guatemala from swallowing Belize.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 5, 2010
Sister Mary Carmen Gannon, a retired physician who founded a medical mission in Guyana, died of stroke complications Tuesday at the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Savannah, Ga. She was 79. Born Theresa Gannon in Baltimore and raised on Ensor Street in East Baltimore, she was the daughter of an Irish-born mother and a father who had a horse-drawn coaching business and later operated a limousine service. She was a 1949 graduate of the Institute Notre Dame, where she played sports. She attended the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and later entered the Sisters of Mercy.
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By Sue Miller and Sue Miller,Evening Sun Staff | September 24, 1991
In one week, a four-man surgical team, including a father and son from Baltimore, restored the sight of more than 100 men, women and children in Guyana who had been blinded by cataracts.The mission involved poignant, 13-hour work days in a poverty-stricken country in South America that won't soon be forgotten, say Dr. Leeds E. Katzen, Mercy Medical Center's chief of ophthalmology.His son, Dr. Brett Katzen, in his final year of ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, was also part of the team of volunteers.
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By Greg Miller and Erika Hayasaki and Greg Miller and Erika Hayasaki,Los Angeles Times | June 3, 2007
NEW YORK -- Federal investigators said yesterday they had disrupted a plot by Islamic extremists to blow up buildings, fuel tanks and pipelines at John F. Kennedy International Airport, another plan to take aim at America's air travel system and a landmark in its largest city. The arrests of a U.S. citizen from Guyana and alleged accomplices in Trinidad underscored what counterterrorism officials have described as the global spread of the terrorist threat beyond the Muslim countries in the Middle East and Asia associated with al-Qaida and other groups.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 5, 2010
Sister Mary Carmen Gannon, a retired physician who founded a medical mission in Guyana, died of stroke complications Tuesday at the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Savannah, Ga. She was 79. Born Theresa Gannon in Baltimore and raised on Ensor Street in East Baltimore, she was the daughter of an Irish-born mother and a father who had a horse-drawn coaching business and later operated a limousine service. She was a 1949 graduate of the Institute Notre Dame, where she played sports. She attended the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and later entered the Sisters of Mercy.
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March 8, 1997
BEFORE FIDEL CASTRO, there were Cheddi Jagan and Michael Manley, preaching revolution in the Caribbean, toeing Moscow's line, driving the U.S. crazy. Born to Indian immigrants in British Guiana (next door to Venezuela), Mr. Jagan became a dentist in Chicago, married an American woman and went back in the 1940s to lead the labor movement and agitate for independence. Son of island Jamaica's leading politician, Michael Manley was educated in Canada and went back in the 1950s to help the labor movement and agitate for independence.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN | April 1, 2006
A 43-year-old Baltimore man received a 15 1/2 -year prison sentence yesterday for his role in a drug conspiracy in which prosecutors said 155 kilograms of cocaine was smuggled from South America into Baltimore. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. sentenced Donald Ryan, who pleaded guilty in January. According to court documents, Ryan agreed in September 2003 to serve as a broker for a freighter shipment of cocaine from Guyana to Savannah, Ga. On Feb. 24, 2004, the freighter containing the cocaine arrived in Savannah's port.
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January 9, 2004
On January 1, 2004, at Anne Arundel Medical Center beloved husband of Megan Joseph Jackson, loving father of Javan, Gea, Mighel and Dewa, beloved brother of nine, loving son of Winnifred Adams Jackson and the late Simon Stonewall Jackson. A Memorial Service will be held 11 A.m, Saturday, January 10 at Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University, 2371 Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, DC. Repass following at the Blackburn Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Guyana Research Environmental Education Network (G.R.
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August 6, 1997
Frank Ellis Smith,79, a six-term congressman who lost his seat after being branded a liberal during the battle over segregation, died of heart failure Saturday in Jackson, Miss.Jerry Collins,89, a dog-track owner and former Florida state legislator who gave millions of dollars to colleges and universities, died Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.Narendra Kumar,55, India's top emissary to Guyana, died Sunday in Georgetown, Guyana, after suffering a heart attack.Ruth Adler,87, who chronicled the stories behind the articles on the pages of the New York Times during 33 years as editor of the paper's in-house journal, died Friday in New York.
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By Carol L. Bowers and Carol L. Bowers,Sun Staff Writer | April 24, 1994
Ronald DeAbreu, an associate professor at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), learned a great deal about the writings of dead European men in his Catholic school in Guyana.But what really affected him was the handful of books he read by West Indian authors."As a child in Guyana, I read whatever West Indian novels I could get my hands on because of the delight I took in seeing depicted a world that was familiar to me," he said.One of the first books was an early novel by V. S. Naipaul called "The House of Mr. Biswas," a Dickensian comedy about a man from Trinidad who tries to build his own house.
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By MATTHEW DOLAN | April 1, 2006
A 43-year-old Baltimore man received a 15 1/2 -year prison sentence yesterday for his role in a drug conspiracy in which prosecutors said 155 kilograms of cocaine was smuggled from South America into Baltimore. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles Jr. sentenced Donald Ryan, who pleaded guilty in January. According to court documents, Ryan agreed in September 2003 to serve as a broker for a freighter shipment of cocaine from Guyana to Savannah, Ga. On Feb. 24, 2004, the freighter containing the cocaine arrived in Savannah's port.
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By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | March 28, 2005
And they all rose yesterday ... except for one. "I think our kite is too heavy for today's wind," said Guyanese Ambassador Bayney Karran sheepishly as his dragon-shaped flyer crashed again. "There's much more wind at home." Karran was visiting Lutheran Church of the Living Word in Columbia yesterday as the congregation flew kites after the Easter morning service, observing a Guyanese custom that symbolizes the resurrection. The 40-member church does not have any parishioners from Guyana, a South American country on the Atlantic coast.
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January 9, 2004
On January 1, 2004, at Anne Arundel Medical Center beloved husband of Megan Joseph Jackson, loving father of Javan, Gea, Mighel and Dewa, beloved brother of nine, loving son of Winnifred Adams Jackson and the late Simon Stonewall Jackson. A Memorial Service will be held 11 A.m, Saturday, January 10 at Andrew Rankin Memorial Chapel, Howard University, 2371 Sixth Street, N.W., Washington, DC. Repass following at the Blackburn Center. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Guyana Research Environmental Education Network (G.R.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 11, 2000
MIAMI -- U.S. diplomat Thomas P. Carroll apparently had no clue that he was a target of an investigation when he landed in Miami last month on a flight from the Caribbean nation of Guyana, where he had been posted for two years. When he met that day at Miami International Airport with his successor as chief of the U.S. Embassy's nonimmigrant visa section, it was unlikely that Carroll knew he was being taped. His pitch to his replacement, according to an affidavit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago, was as simple as it was chilling: "Carroll asked [his colleague]
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By Joan Jacobson and Joan Jacobson,SUN STAFF | March 10, 1999
Every time Marcia Price's next-door neighbor shouted a racial epithet at her, the immigrant from Guyana put up a small wooden cross outside her Rosedale home to ward off evil -- until she ran out of space.Ultimately, she put up 15 crosses, while enduring three years of racial harassment that began with a dispute over a dog and escalated to death threats, an attack with a shovel and the spraying of Price with a garden hose when she was pregnant.Price, a polite, soft-spoken black woman, says she finally feels safe now that her neighbor, 56-year-old Benjamin Mosetti, is behind bars.
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By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 13, 1998
MANY OF us begin Sunday mornings with a church service. But last week, one group attended four services at three churches. The Prince of Peace Ecumenical Touring Choir performed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Community United Methodist Church and Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church. At each service, the choir sang a "thank you" for the support those congregations had shown during the group's recent concert tour.From Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 the choir visited Austria to participate in the internationally known Vienna Advent Sing.
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By GARRY WILLS | November 4, 1994
Chicago -- In 1963, the government of Cheddi Jagan was overthrown in Guyana, and Forbes Burnham became the ruler for the next 20 years. A racist demagogue, Burnham created a foreign debt of $2 billion that, as Tim Weiner puts it in the New York Times, is ''more than five times Guyana's gross domestic product -- interest on that debt now consumes 80 percent of the country's revenue,'' so that Guyana went from being one of the wealthier countries in Latin...
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August 6, 1997
Frank Ellis Smith,79, a six-term congressman who lost his seat after being branded a liberal during the battle over segregation, died of heart failure Saturday in Jackson, Miss.Jerry Collins,89, a dog-track owner and former Florida state legislator who gave millions of dollars to colleges and universities, died Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.Narendra Kumar,55, India's top emissary to Guyana, died Sunday in Georgetown, Guyana, after suffering a heart attack.Ruth Adler,87, who chronicled the stories behind the articles on the pages of the New York Times during 33 years as editor of the paper's in-house journal, died Friday in New York.
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