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By ROGER SIMON | May 12, 1991
I have always felt sorry for Queen Elizabeth II.We like royalty in America. Which is ironic when you thinkabout it: American patriots gave up their lives fighting a British monarch at Lexington and Concord so that American citizens could claw each other for invitations to meet one 216 years later.I doubt George Washington would understand.In any case, we will all be polite. A lot more polite than some Britons are.According to Harold Brooks-Baker, editor of "Burke's Peerage," "what Mr. and Mrs. Reagan are going through with Kitty Kelley's book . . . is not very different from what many members of the royal family go through every day of their lives."
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NEWS
May 6, 1992
Chernobyl introduced the world to the lax safety procedures in nuclear plants of the now-defunct Soviet Union, but the Barents Sea was where the system's roughest edges were hidden. That is the import of the revelations by a Russian nuclear engineer, Andrei Zolotkov, who says he participated in dumping radioactive reactor wastes off Novaya Zemlya during the 1970s.Later, as a member of the old Soviet parliament, Mr. Zolotkov must have had pangs of conscience as he began gathering the evidence for the reports that he recently released to Western environmental groups.
SPORTS
November 17, 1998
BaseballAngels: Released P Jeff Juden and P Rich Robertson.Baseball Hall of Fame: Announced the resignation of president and CEO Donald Marr Jr., effective at the end of the year.CollegeCatholic: LB Justin Flint (Loyola High) was named to the GTE Academic All-America District II football team.Johns Hopkins: Harrison Bernstein, David Perna and Greg Gorla were named to the All-Centennial Conference football first team; Adam Gentile, Mitch Pearlman, Chris Baugh, Justin Bellochio and Justin Kamm to the second team.
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By Nancy Gallant and Nancy Gallant,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 28, 2000
WHEN THE newly commissioned Coast Guard cutter Healy made its way up the Chesapeake from Norfolk to Baltimore last week, Crofton residents Gregory and Sharon Johnson were aboard -- and for him, in particular, the trip held special pride. Gregory Johnson had helped give birth to the Healy. A Coast Guard captain, Johnson spent the past five years as program manager in charge of building the 420-foot vessel, designed for double duty as an icebreaker and a floating science lab that will enable researchers to work in Arctic settings.
FEATURES
By Tina Danze and Tina Danze,Universal Press Syndicate | August 10, 1994
Years ago, curacao was the jewel of every well-stocked bar. The aqua liqueur with the orange flavor put the blue in Blue Hawaiians, Blue Lagoons and other kitschy drinks.Now, like many trends of decades past, curacao (pronounced "cure-a-sow") is enjoying a mini-revival in drinks that have definite party appeal -- particularly the frozen margarita.Curacao also wakes up simple desserts that are timeless and not necessarily blue. It pairs nicely with its color mate, the blueberry.Curacao doesn't start out blue.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 1, 2006
The first detailed analysis of a climatic and biological record from the seabed near the North Pole indicates that 55 million years ago the Arctic Ocean was far warmer than scientists imagined - a Floridian year-round average of 74 degrees Fahrenheit. The findings, published today in the journal Nature, fill in a blank spot in scientists' understanding of climate history. And they suggest that scientists have greatly underestimated the power of greenhouse gases to warm the Arctic. Previous computer simulations, without the benefit of seabed sampling, did not suggest an ancient Arctic that was nearly so warm, the authors said.
SPORTS
November 11, 1998
BaseballAngels: Named Carney Lansford manager of Triple-A Edmonton.Expos: Named Rick Sweet minor-league field coordinator and signed him to a two-year contract.Giants: Acquired P Alan Embree from the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor-league OF Dante Powell.Pirates: Purchased the contract of OF Brian Ralph from Northern League Duluth-Superior.Reds: Released OF Tony Tarasco and P Rick Krivda, both former Orioles. Outrighted P Eddie Priest to Triple-A Indianapolis.Yankees: Re-signed 3B Scott Brosius to a three-year contract.
SPORTS
By Christian Ewell and Christian Ewell,SUN STAFF | June 26, 2000
UPPER MARLBORO - The National Rookie League might be better than you think. True, the uniforms look like they were borrowed from high school physical education classes, and yes, there probably were too many no-pass, one-shot possessions in the first quarter. But the performance of the players, specifically those of the Baltimore Blaze, which beat the Washington Justice, 104-101, in its opener, improved during the game, giving the better-than-expected crowd of about 1,000 at Show Place Arena the bargain that one expects from minor-league sports.
NEWS
By Nia-Malika Henderson and Nia-Malika Henderson,sun reporter | September 18, 2006
Adm. John William Kime, retired commandant of the Coast Guard and former captain of the Port of Baltimore who helped to expand the federal government's role in preventing and responding to oil spills, died of cancer Thursday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care in Towson. He was 72. Admiral Kime was born in Greensboro, N.C., and moved to Baltimore when he was 10. Raised in Highlandtown near Patterson Park, where he dreamed of rowing across the Chesapeake Bay, he graduated from City College in 1951.
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By Candus Thomson and Frank Roylance, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2011
With each passing day, the creeks and rivers of the Chesapeake Bay are filling with windowpanes of ice, beautiful to look at but capable of slicing through the hull of a boat with deadly precision. Several weeks of teeth-chattering cold that triggered a massive fish kill, stranded duck hunters on an ice-choked island off Baltimore County and contributed to Maryland's first boating fatality also have put the state's ice-breaking fleet on standby to begin the great push back. After a fast start to the ice-breaking season in December, sheets of frozen water are again starting to knit together in tributary shallows.
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