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April 13, 2008
PATRICK HILLERY, 84 Former president of Ireland Former Irish President Patrick Hillery died yesterday and will receive a full state funeral, the government announced. Mr. Hillery died in a Dublin hospice after a short, undisclosed illness, the government said. As foreign minister, Mr. Hillery negotiated Ireland's 1973 entry into the future European Union. He served two terms as president, Ireland's symbolic head of state, and ran unopposed both times - an unprecedented concession that reflected his cross-party popularity.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
George B. Brosan, a former Maryland State Police superintendent from Annapolis, died Thursday, according to the state police. Brosan served as state police superintendent from Nov. 1, 1985 until April 22, 1987. Before leading the state police, Brosan had worked in law enforcement for 26 years, including with the New York Police Department, the U.S. Customs Service and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, incuding as deputy assistant administrator of the DEA. Brosan was appointed Maryland State Police superintendent by Gov. Harry R. Hughes following the retirement of Wilbert T. Travers Jr. The current Maryland State Police superintendent, Col. Marcus L. Brown, said in a statement that Brosan served "with a diligent commitment to excellence.
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By Ron Dicker and Ron Dicker,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 2, 2003
NEW YORK - In Head of State, a news report flashes that Chris Rock's character, a presidential candidate, is about to win the election. The bulletin sends hundreds of white people running out of their houses to vote against him. The movie, which opened Friday, is a comedy, of course. Rock hopes the nation would not react so adversely in real life. "It depends on the candidate," he says. "If the next president is [about to be] Al Sharpton, yes, there'd probably be a scene like that in the white suburbs."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2011
Dr. Julius Henry "Jute" Taylor, who was a physics professor at what is now Morgan State University for 37 years and also headed the department, died Aug. 27 of heart failure at his Windsor Hills home. He was 97. The son of a brick mason and a homemaker, Dr. Taylor, one of six children, was born and raised in Cape May, N.J. He was a 1932 graduate of Middle Township High School, where he played basketball, was a champion pole vaulter and played trumpet in the high school band.
FEATURES
June 13, 2002
Baltimore Theatre Alliance. Seventh-annual area-wide audition. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22 and 5 p.m.-10 p.m. June 24 at Center Stage's Head Theater, 701 N. Calvert St. Needed are people of all ages and ethnicities. Bring head shots and resumes, photocopied or pasted back to back on one sheet. Prepare a two-minute monologue, or one-minute monologue and one-minute song. A pianist will be provided. Call Theatre Alliance for more information at 410-342-4416 or visit its Web site at info@baltimoreperforms.
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By DALLAS MORNING NEWS | November 6, 1999
SYDNEY, Australia -- In a referendum that could end more than 200 years of formal ties with Britain, Australians are going to the polls today to decide whether to cut their ties to the British royal family.The vote will determine if Australia, born as a British penal colony, will drop Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state and scrap its 98-year-old constitutional monarchy in favor of a republic.Polls have shown that as many as 75 percent of Australians favor becoming a republic, in which a largely ceremonial president would replace the queen as Australia's head of state.
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June 9, 1997
John Wesley Joice, 65, a police officer turned barkeeper whose Lion's Head bar in Greenwich Village in New York City drew a wide-ranging clientele of the literate and the literary, died of lung cancer Friday at his home on Sheridan Square, across the street from the Lion's Head. The pub closed last year, two years after rising rents forced him to give up his stake in it.He opened the Lion's Head in 1966. Among those who liked to drop by were writers Norman Mailer and Pete Hamill, poet Joel Oppenheimer, comedian Jackie Mason, actors Bill Murray and William Hurt, and former Mayors Edward I. Koch and David N. Dinkins.
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By Greg Braxton and Greg Braxton,Los Angeles Times | June 23, 2008
Early evening settles on a quiet suburb of spacious homes and lush lawns. Suddenly, an ominous voice pierces the tranquillity: America is about to elect the first black president of the United States. Within seconds, the streets flood with hundreds of panicked white people running from their homes. One man stops and lifts his face to the heavens, his arms outstretched, face etched with fear. The satiric scene is a climactic highlight of 2003's Head of State, a comedy starring Chris Rock as a Washington alderman who uses a hip-hop-flavored campaign and a grass-roots attack against government to rise to the highest office in the land.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 13, 2002
KABUL, Afghanistan - The delegates complained about the food. They ridiculed the man running the meeting. They even criticized the warlords in the front row. Inside an air-conditioned white tent billowing in the wind, Afghan democracy took a baby step forward yesterday. In the first day of open debate in the loya jirga, or grand council, to select a transitional government, the 1,551 delegates proved that Afghans could be as adept in debate as on the battlefield; they argued over issues ranging from poverty to the national anthem to ceremonial titles for the king.
NEWS
March 13, 2008
Sheridan wins confirmation as head of state police The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Col. Terrence B. Sheridan yesterday as head of the Maryland State Police, but not before several black lawmakers argued that the agency needs to do more to retain and promote minorities. Sen. Nathaniel Exum, a Prince George's County Democrat, cast the lone vote against Sheridan, but other African-American senators said they shared his concerns. "I don't think that he has the commitment, the dedication and the sensitivity to bring about diversity in the state police," Exum said of Sheridan, a former Baltimore County police chief who had been acting superintendent of state police since he was appointed in May by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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By Childs Walker | childs.walker@baltsun.com | December 4, 2009
David Wilson, a son of Alabama sharecroppers who earned a doctorate from Harvard and supervises Wisconsin's 13 two-year colleges, will become the 12th president of Morgan State University, school officials announced Thursday. Wilson will replace Earl S. Richardson, who plans to step down at the end of June after 25 years. "The more I dug into Morgan, the more I realized this was a great opportunity to continue building a pre-eminent urban research institution," Wilson said in an interview.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltsun.com | July 23, 2009
He was the youngest of five boys, his father a high school coach, and by the time he was big and strong enough to run on a field or dribble on a hardwood floor, Terry Hasseltine was taking naturally to two positions that augured his future career: soccer midfielder and basketball point guard. For the uninitiated in the sporting world, those are athletes who aim to keep a clear vision of the field, control the ball as much as possible and get it to the scorers who can do the most damage.
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By Greg Braxton and Greg Braxton,Los Angeles Times | June 23, 2008
Early evening settles on a quiet suburb of spacious homes and lush lawns. Suddenly, an ominous voice pierces the tranquillity: America is about to elect the first black president of the United States. Within seconds, the streets flood with hundreds of panicked white people running from their homes. One man stops and lifts his face to the heavens, his arms outstretched, face etched with fear. The satiric scene is a climactic highlight of 2003's Head of State, a comedy starring Chris Rock as a Washington alderman who uses a hip-hop-flavored campaign and a grass-roots attack against government to rise to the highest office in the land.
NEWS
April 13, 2008
PATRICK HILLERY, 84 Former president of Ireland Former Irish President Patrick Hillery died yesterday and will receive a full state funeral, the government announced. Mr. Hillery died in a Dublin hospice after a short, undisclosed illness, the government said. As foreign minister, Mr. Hillery negotiated Ireland's 1973 entry into the future European Union. He served two terms as president, Ireland's symbolic head of state, and ran unopposed both times - an unprecedented concession that reflected his cross-party popularity.
NEWS
March 13, 2008
Sheridan wins confirmation as head of state police The Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Col. Terrence B. Sheridan yesterday as head of the Maryland State Police, but not before several black lawmakers argued that the agency needs to do more to retain and promote minorities. Sen. Nathaniel Exum, a Prince George's County Democrat, cast the lone vote against Sheridan, but other African-American senators said they shared his concerns. "I don't think that he has the commitment, the dedication and the sensitivity to bring about diversity in the state police," Exum said of Sheridan, a former Baltimore County police chief who had been acting superintendent of state police since he was appointed in May by Gov. Martin O'Malley.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN REPORTER | October 19, 2007
George D. Solter, a retired trial attorney who served two years on the old Baltimore City Supreme Bench and later headed the state's Commission on Human Relations, died of congestive heart failure Sunday at the Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 86 and died a half-hour before his 87th birthday. Born in Baltimore and raised on Canterbury Road, he was a 1938 Gilman School graduate who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the Johns Hopkins University. He enlisted in the Army during World War II and served in Europe in ordinance supply.
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By Joseph Brodsky | August 6, 1993
AS AMERICA lies in its state-induced moral stupor, lots of people die violent deaths all over the place, particularly in the Balkans.What's happening now in the Balkans is very simple: It is a bloodbath.Terms such as Serbs, Croats, Bosnians mean absolutely nothing. Any other combination of vowels and consonants will amount to the same thing: killing people.Neither religious distinctions -- Orthodox, Catholic, Muslim -- nor ethnic ones are of any consequence. The former are forfeited with the first murder (for "Thou shalt not kill" pertains at least to any version of the Christian creed)
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By Henry Chu and Henry Chu,Los Angeles Times | July 22, 2007
NEW DELHI -- India named its first female president yesterday after weeks of acrimonious campaigning that touched on sensitive issues such as political corruption, partisan gamesmanship and women's rights. Through ballots cast by federal and state legislators, Pratibha D. Patil comfortably won election to the largely ceremonial post, making this country the world's largest to claim a female head of state. The last woman to serve that function for India was Queen Victoria, during the days of the British Raj. A lawyer by training, Patil, 72, is a relative unknown on the national stage.
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