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December 19, 2004
THE BEST ARGUMENT in favor of trying to hold elections in Iraq next month may have come from the streets of Kiev. The Ukrainian vote was terribly flawed -- brazenly unfair, in fact -- yet it was the very mechanism of the election that gave the Orange revolutionaries something concrete to protest. There was a clear-cut process, and it didn't work, and that spurred the Ukrainian opposition to turn out to seek specific redress. The election results provided a forum for their dissent, and that dissent, moreover, was within the larger system -- and was itself legal.
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By David Zurawik | January 11, 1991
LOS ANGELES -- If war breaks out next week in the Persian Gulf, all prime-time entertainment programs might be pulled from the air for up to a week for round-the-clock news programming. That was the word yesterday from Robert Iger, president of ABC Entertainment.Mr. Iger said it is easier to go with all-news in such a situation than trying to blend entertainment and news. "What do you put in the middle of two hours of coverage of the bombing of Baghdad?" he said. "Can you go right to Roseanne after that?
NEWS
April 17, 1991
Imagine, if you can, Baltimore with no electricity, no running water, no sewage disposal, no telephones or gasoline; the picture resembles an especially awful circle of hell. If you can imagine the thouands of ways residents of modern cities depend on basic infrastructures, perhaps you have some idea of the crisis confronting the cities of Iraq. Televised pictures of Kurdish refugees have justifiably stirred outrage and sympathy. But, so far at least, the West has not seen graphic evidence of the desperation of 14 million other Iraqis -- the other victims caught between Saddam Hussein's aggression and the allied coalition's determination to turn it back.
NEWS
By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,Staff Writer | July 17, 1992
NEW YORK -- Twelve years of "isolation and neglect" of American cities will end if the nation puts Bill Clinton in the White House, Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke told assembled Democratic Party leaders and a national television audience here last night.Today, he said, American cities like Baltimore are places of "great pain," burdened by crime, by crumbling highways and water systems, and by poorly trained workers.The Bush administration did nothing in response, the mayor said. Instead, it punched holes in the ship of state and "started throwing people overboard."
NEWS
By Lani Harac and Lani Harac,SUN STAFF | July 13, 2001
Imagine maneuvering a vehicle through an obstacle course with a gate, a series of blocks and four structures topped with white barbell-shaped targets -- under water. Now imagine building a machine that can run the course by itself without remote controls or human assistance. Twelve teams of high school and college students have accomplished that and are competing in the fourth annual International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition, which starts tomorrow at the Naval Academy. In the contest, which will take place in murky College Creek behind Hubbard Hall, students will pit their independently intelligent contraptions against each other for $20,000 in prize money and "serious bragging rights."
NEWS
April 19, 1995
SINCE their conception, cars have been a thorn in the side of the average human being. People are run down by them, choke on their fumes, and become generally annoyed.But on whose shoulders does this blame really fall? The cars themselves are not the cause, nor even the people who produce them. The real responsibility belongs to the drivers.Imagine how much more pleasant the ride into work would be every day if everyone used turn signals when they were turning or changing lanes and then turned them off when they were finished.
SPORTS
By John Eisenberg | October 8, 1997
Not to sour the sweet baseball high our city is experiencing, but, let's face it, the American League Championship Series just isn't the same without the Yankees.A series against the Indians? That's just baseball, regardless if the Orioles win or lose.Who cares about that?Honestly, what good is a World Series title if you don't get to zap the Evil Empire along the way?Just kidding.But a series against the Yankees would have been about more than baseball, that's for sure.It would have been, well, personal.
FEATURES
By Niki Scott | July 25, 1993
A reader wrote last week with good news for women who are contemplating entering, or re-entering, the job market and find themselves wondering how they'll ever be able to cope with two full-time jobs -- one at work and one at home."
NEWS
By TIM BAKER | September 13, 1993
Summer dies. The harvest begins. In another month the leaves will turn. As the annual cycle renews itself, take an hour. Go off by yourself. Find a place where no one will interrupt you. Sit down. Make yourself comfortable. Close your eyes.Imagine yourself 20 years from now. Imagine that you are standing in the place where you most enjoy being alone. Imagine yourself, 20 years in the future, looking back over that span of time. Looking back over the things you'd done. Where you had lived.
NEWS
By TIM BAKER | September 30, 1991
Leningrad. -- Imagine the United States breaking apart along ethnic and racial fault lines that were territorial. Suppose most of the Irish in our country had always lived in one state, say Massachusetts, where they now made up 75 percent of the population. Imagine that they decided to secede and declared their state a sovereign, independent nation.DTC Suppose most of the Germans in America had lived in Wisconsin for 200 years and that now they too voted to pull out of the union, over the frightened protests of a 20 percent English minority.
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