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By Dave Rosenthal | January 22, 2013
Millions of people got a long-distance view of the "Lincoln Bible," one of those used by President Barack Obama for his second inauguration on Monday. Starting tomorrow, you can get a closer look at the velvet-covered Bible that was used for Abraham Lincoln's oath of office in 1861. The Library of Congress will put the Bible on display from Wednesday, Jan. 23 through Monday, Feb. 18, in the exhibition “The Civil War in America.” The 1,280-page Bible was provided to Lincoln by William Thomas Carroll, clerk of the Supreme Court, because the president's family Bible was packed with other belongings en route to Washington, the Library of Congress said in a statement.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
If the spirit of the Bard were to appear to the members of the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in their terrific new home, he'd surely quote one of his lines from "The Tempest": "Be merry; you have cause. " There is abundant reason for high spirits during the venue's inaugural production, "A Midsummer Night's Dream. The troupe's downtown Baltimore theater, formed out of a handsome 19th-century bank building that deserved the makeover, is a lively place, visually and atmospherically.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 21, 2013
Some came with their kids, not wanting to miss the opportunity to impart a message of political leadership in a live civics classroom hundreds of thousands of people strong. Others arrived with their own place in history in mind, considering President Barack Obama's second inauguration a second shot to celebrate the significance of the nation's first black president and be a part of it themselves. Whatever the reason, Maryland residents joined people from all across the country on Monday who braved the cold weather and long security lines to be on the National Mall for Obama's ceremonial swearing in. 'A piece of history' Matt Jacobson, 30, and friends Chris Franzoni, 31, and Stan Kimmel, 32, were on the mall early after celebrating the Ravens' win the night before at a D.C. bar, where they'd put a Ray Lewis jersey on an Obama cut-out.
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Sports Digest | September 21, 2014
Ironman triathlon Bach, Capone win inaugural Md. event Matthew Bach of Summit, N.J., and Lauren Capone of Santa Barbara, Calif., won the inaugural Ironman Maryland Triathlon on Saturday in Cambridge. Bach, competing in the men's 25-29 age group, crossed the finish line in 8 hours, 51 minutes, 19 seconds, and Capone, in the women's 25-29 group, finished in 9:26:02. More than 1,400 athletes representing 17 countries and 48 states started the race, which consisted of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run. Competitors ranged in age from 18 to 77. The event was one of more than 30 global events in the Ironman series.
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By Patrick Maynard | January 21, 2013
Barack Obama may already have been officially inaugurated yesterday, but don't tell that to the people on Washington's National Mall this morning: A second, more outdoor ceremony today will give the public a view as Obama starts his second term. Some of that public will be recovering from not-fully-remembered AFC Championship viewing parties, as the Baltimore Ravens start preparing for the Super Bowl . Finally, Lebron James did not spare his thoughts as the Sacramento Kings sold for a princely sum. See full details via the links below.
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By Georgie Anne Geyer | January 15, 1993
THE inauguration of an American president is supposed to be a solemn affair, a glorious affair. It is also supposed to be an affirming moment for the nation, a defining time for our perception of ourselves as a people.Then why, in the joyousness of this coming week, do I feel confused? Why do I feel that, far from knowing more than I usually do, I seem to be knowing even less?There is this curious business of everyone being instructed to ring bells to mark the moment of President-elect Bill Clinton's assumption of power -- as if this were not the inauguration of a democratic American president but the resurrection of the Christ child!
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January 24, 2013
Watching the inauguration of President Barack Obama filled me with enthusiasm for the next four years. My only disappointment was the singers chosen to sing our patriotic songs ("History revisited," Jan. 22). Why do these young singers have to spoil our beautiful patriotic songs by putting on their own interpretation, dragging the songs out, hitting off-key notes and screeching? This is not music. They should be required to listen to recordings of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2013
Greece's ambassador to the United States will top the list of dignitaries who will attend the inauguration of Annapolis mayor-elect Mike Pantelides and the new City Council on Monday afternoon. Pantelides released a preview of the inaugural program via social media Tuesday afternoon. The event features a lineup of remarks by local politicians and ministers and the administration of the oath of office. Speeches also will be offered by two high-ranking foreign dignitaries: Christos P. Panagopoulous, Greece's ambassador to the United States, as well as by Neophytos J. Constantinou, counsul for the embassy for the Republic of Cyprus.
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By M. Dion Thompson and M. Dion Thompson,Annapolis Bureau of The Sun | January 8, 1991
ANNAPOLIS -- Gov. William Donald Schaefer, beset by tough economic times, won't be wining, dining and dancing with 900 invited guests to celebrate his second inauguration Jan. 16.Austerity is the byword. And the four post-inaugural receptions have been canceled.The inaugural committee mailed 16,000 invitations to public officials, Mr. Schaefer's friends and supporters of his political campaign. About 2,500 people are expected to attend the outdoor ceremony. But there'll be no parties for the select 900.It's just one more example of what Paul E. Schurick, the governor's press secretary, said will be a "low-key, austere and very, very traditional" inauguration.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2013
By the time the phone calls started pouring in from Ravens fans seeking transportation to Sunday's conference championship game outside Boston, Superior Tours in Baltimore was already expecting a busy holiday weekend. The company had charter buses booked for the presidential inauguration on Monday for more than a year. Managers tried this week to find another bus and put together a travel package for the Ravens game, but the effort fell apart because of the time crunch. "It just all fell on a really busy weekend," said Jeff Komins, one of the company's managers.
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
The idyllic scene Amanda Schmidt envisions on a recent Monday afternoon sounds less like a music festival and more like a serene, anything-goes camping trip with hundreds of open-minded friends, both new and old. She sees attendees playing basketball and taking dips in the pool, while others watch a stand-up comedian before heading to the woods to observe art installations. She pictures viewers enthralled by a theater performance in a barn, as many others watch Baltimore musicians like Dan Deacon, Matmos and other acts perform on multiple stages.
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Dan Rodricks | August 7, 2014
If there's any joy in Baltimore this week, it comes from baseball and the Orioles. With this frustrating city having slipped into another cycle of summer shootings - one of them ending the life of a 3-year-old girl - I guess we turn to baseball for communal relief from all that's awful, all that makes us angry and weary. Having the Orioles in first place helps. And, further, it helps to hear a pleasant fellow named Mike Cataneo tell why his father bought four season tickets to Orioles games 60 years ago, for the team's inaugural season here.
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Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 5, 2014
The   Baltimore Seafood Festival , a first-time event its producers hope turns into an annual showcase for Baltimore and its restaurants, will take place at Canton Waterfront Park on Sept. 20.  Produced by B Scene Events & Promotions, the family-friendly event will feature food prepared by such Baltimore restaurants as Aggio, Barcocina, Blue Agave, and Ryleigh's Oyster. The basic ticket price of $29 includes admission, a souvenir glass, two drink tickets for beer, wine, cocktails or non-alcoholic beverages and 10 tickets to use toward food, with individual food items priced between $1 and $7. Beth Laverick of B Scene Events & Promotions said that staggered pricing is among the strategies she'll be using at the festival to ensure that lines keep moving.  Festival-goers will be able to purchase additional food tickets.
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By Janene Holzberg, For The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
Forget what you think you know about a mule being an obstinate creature, given to sitting down with a frustrated rider on its back if the impulse strikes. Madison and Miranda Iager of Woodbine say they will be working to debunk the "stubborn as a mule" myth when they compete Thursday on Gato and Misdemeanor at the Howard County Fair in the Maryland High School Rodeo Association's first appearance since forming in November. "Gato is super funny, always trying to make you laugh," said Madison, 15. "And he's very, very personable.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2014
The scoreboards and scaffolding have come down at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, and the venue has returned to its members and corporate clientele. Yet with the success of the LPGA's inaugural International Crown won by Spain last Sunday, it doesn't seem to be a question of whether the LPGA will return to a club that prides itself on periodically hosting major championships, but when and with what event. "I would like to see us play whatever we and they want to play here," LPGA commissioner Michael Whan said on the final day. I think this course can hold anything on the LPGA schedule.
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By Don Markus, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2014
Spain might have seen its reign as an international soccer power come crashing down in the first two weeks of the World Cup last month in Brazil, but its potential as a major factor in women's golf was in sharp focus the past few days at the LPGA's inaugural International Crown. The Spaniards, who arrived at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills last week with confident games and rather anonymous profiles, left Sunday carrying the glistening silver trophy and wearing the four individual crowns for their victory in the eight-country, 32-player event.
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By Kevin Rector and Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2013
Louise Johnson popped out of her seat at the Patapsco Arena in South Baltimore - taking a break from tying decorative gold and silver sashes to the backs of hundreds of chairs - and smiled warmly at a man delivering newly pressed gleaming white tablecloths. The 75-year-old West Baltimore resident exuded enthusiasm and energy - traits that are particularly needed in times like these, when well-heeled insiders from Annapolis and Washington are dry-cleaning formal wear and confirming invitations to inaugural balls.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2013
She'd never seen a presidential inauguration in her life, or wanted to, but on Jan. 20, 2009, Nathasa Werts braved bone-chilling weather and a crowd of more than a million people for a trip to Washington. The nation had just elected its first black president, after all, and Werts, an African-American mother of three, finally felt a part of the process. "Our ancestors were slaves, and that's an ugly past, but that election told us we have the power to turn all that around," the Pikesville woman recalled.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun and By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2014
The Baltimore Blast has re-signed five players from last year's team and signed a newcomer as the team shapes its roster for the inaugural season of the Major Arena Soccer League. Goalkeeper William Vanzela, defender Pat Healey, midfielder Lucio Gonzaga and forwards Adauto Neto and Adriano Dos Santos will return and forward Jerjer Gibson, who played for the Pennsylvania Roar last season, also joins the team. When the Blast left the Major Indoor Soccer League following the 2013-14 season, all player contracts were voided.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 13, 2014
If a significant portion of the city's eccentric D.I.Y. music community put together a weekend camping trip, would you go?  The first-ever Fields Festival - which includes the Baltimore-centric lineup of Dan Deacon, Matmos, Flock of Dimes (Jenn Wasner of Wye Oak's solo act), Horse Lords, Zomes, Abdu Ali, Chiffon and more - will take place at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington on Aug. 22-24, the festival's organizers announced on Friday. Tickets go on sale Thursday. The first 50 tickets will cost $50 each, and subsequent advance tickets will cost $65. Admission at the gate will be $85. Tickets are for the entire weekend; there are no single-day passes.
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