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July 20, 2011
Kenya is calling Gina Pierleoni. The invitation is out for everyone to meet and greet the Bel Air artist Saturday night, July 23, and, by the way, to enjoy an evening of live entertainment, silent auctions and raffles. The goal is to raise money to help send Gina to Kenya in October for two weeks, where she'll do a workshop and service work with members of the Masai tribe. It is the second year for the venture, which is named Kenya Calling. The benefit is from 7 p.m. until 11 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church at 2515 Churchville Road in Bel Air. Admission is free.
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September 25, 2013
Nothing shows the true intent of our enemies more than the horrific attacks against a Christian house of worship in Pakistan and against shoppers at a mall in Kenya ( "Smoke pours from Kenya mall as forces 'close in,'" Sept. 23). Rather than resorting to the ballot and democratic elections, the radical Islamists prey on the most defenseless to spread their reign of terror, to induce the mass exodus of Christians and destroy the nations involved. The cowardly attacks are an indication of what radical Islam has in store for all non-believers, including women and children.
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December 26, 2002
WHETHER AMERICANS can locate Kenya on the map or not, the East African nation is important to the United States. It has been one of the few stable countries on a troubled continent -- and is a staging area for military operations in the Middle East. On Friday, change will come to Kenya. Voters will elect a successor to President Daniel arap Moi, who has been in power for the past 25 years. It is likely that his party and its favored candidate, Uhuru Kenyatta, will be trounced. If that happens, the next president would be Mwai Kibaki, the 71-year-old former vice president who is the top challenger.
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August 1, 2013
I enjoyed your article regarding the students from Arundel High School who raised funds for a community in Kenya to have computers and books ( "From Quidditch to Kenya," July 31). What a heartwarming story about young people from a public high school who are making a difference. Too often, all we hear about are the troublemakers and thugs in public schools. There are lots of young people out there who are interested in service and deserve recognition as well. But maybe next time this could be front page news instead of running in the Sunrise section that many folks don't have time to read!
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | June 13, 2011
Herman Cain has made a lot of waves in the GOP race for the White House lately. He's gone from a virtual unknown with a record of losing elections to one of the top three or four candidates in the race, largely on the strength of his performance at the first GOP debate. (I do not share this view of Cain's performance, but many Republican voters apparently disagree with me.)  Even though Cain has impressed many, he often shows his ignorance on important issues, such as having no plan for Afghanistan, dabbling in birtherism, not understanding the "Right of Return" for Palestinians, and, now, claiming President Barack Obama was "raised in Kenya.
NEWS
October 20, 2003
THE LID IS off in Kenya. President Mwai Kibaki shocked the nation last week by suspending 23 top judges because of allegations of corruption and unethical conduct. Then, on same day, his government announced that a truth, justice and reconciliation commission will be formed to look into a wide range of human rights violations that have occurred in that East African country since its 1963 independence from Britain. "We want to diagnose the disease that has ailed Kenya for the last 40 years," Justice Minister Kiraitu Murungi declared.
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January 13, 1993
Kenya's President Daniel arap Moi can now claim to be popularly elected. His three opponents and some foreign observers may claim vote fraud in the Dec. 29 election, but never mind. Even by official figures, nearly twice as many Kenyans voted to chuck Mr. Moi out as to retain him. He came in first, but with only 37 percent of the recorded vote, against three opponents. That is no mandate for a cult of personality.Mr. Moi held the election to appease the foreign lending and aid donor community, not to cave in to domestic opponents.
NEWS
December 31, 2002
REAL DEMOCRACY has a better chance to transform Africa after weekend elections produced a political earthquake in Kenya. Sick and tired of four decades of growing poverty and corruption, voters turned against the ruling party and elected a new president, who campaigned on economic reform, technical modernization and universal primary education. At his inauguration yesterday, President Mwai Kibaki made it clear he will insist on new rules. "I will start my government with officials who I will expect to declare their wealth," he declared.
NEWS
November 25, 1991
The powerful movement for human rights and democracy sweeping Africa is touching Kenya. The beleaguered and unloved dictator, President Daniel arab Moi, who is not one of free Africa's founding leaders, ought to take the lead from those who are. Tanzania's Julius Nyerere retired. Zambia's Kenneth Kaunda permitted multi-party elections and gracefully abided by its result ousting him from power. Mr. Moi digs in his heels, lashes out at messengers and arrests patriotic Kenyans.The tensions are coming to a head.
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By Jeff Seidel and Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2010
The walls of the hut were made of mud, topped by a triangular-shaped grass roof. There was no electricity or indoor plumbing. Water was retrieved from a river 20 minutes away. Nine months ago, these were the realities of Kikanae Punyua's life in Kenya, but much has changed since then. Punyua, 17, left behind his friends, family and country last summer for a chance to study in the United States. Becoming one of the top distance runners in the state was not something the Wilde Lake junior ever imagined.
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By Jill Zarend-Kubatko, For The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2013
Two Arundel High School graduates who are headed off to college this fall have an unusual achievement to add to their resumes. In order to raise money for an online book club for students in Kenya, they held a school-wide Quidditch match, complete with broomsticks. Quidditch, of the "Harry Potter" book series, may be fictional, but the computers and Internet access that the Kenyan students received as part of the Kenya Venture are very real. The project came about when Aashi Parikh, 18, attended an Ashoka Youth Venture global citizenship conference at the Kennedy Center in Washington in 2011 and a Vital Voices Global Partnership conference that same year.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | April 18, 2013
Roland Park Country School graduate Jocelyn Young-Hyman, who is now a Peace Corps volunteer, has big plans for the money raised Thursday by her alma mater in its annual All-School Walk. Young-Hyman, a 2007graduate of the all-girls school on Roland Avenue, is assigned to work at Kichakamkwaju School For The Deaf, in Kenya. On April 1, she emailed Roland Park Country School Upper School Head Ereni Malfa, asking for help in raising money for art supplies and academic games. "My school is an extremely poor school with absolutely no resources or parents who can support their children," she wrote.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Krishana Davis | December 10, 2012
This week's episode starts in the middle of last week's blowup between Kim and the rest of the girls. Kim makes up an excuse to the other housewives that she cannot attend the couples trip to Anguilla because of her pregnancy. After NeNe and Kandi call Kim out on her serial excuses, she storms out of the restaurant and Kroy comes to her rescue. Kim and Kroy are outside of the restaurant cussing and fussing at the camera men and the rest of the housewives realize that Kim's focus is now on her and her family and she no longer has any regard for her friends.
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The Baltimore Sun | November 15, 2012
At Saturday's Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association football championships at Towson University, a collection box will be set up for socks and football cleats that will be donated to children in Kenya. The collection is being coordinated by two brothers on the St. Paul's football team -- junior linebacker Keifer Rawlings and freshman quarterback Kurt Rawlings. The boys are asking for socks and cleats size 8 or smaller for the orphans in Kenya. Keifer was featured in a Baltimore Sun article earlier this year as part of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes mission trip to the African country . The Crusaders are playing in the B Conference championship game against John Carroll at noon.
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By Krishana Davis | November 6, 2012
After watching the scene between new real housewife Kenya Moore and Cynthia Bailey's assistant Carlton "Mr. Couture" Morton play out on the season premiere of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," we had to know more about the incident. In case you missed it, on Sunday's episode Kenya Moore was invited by Cynthia Bailey to a be a judge at a casting call for JET magazine's Beauty of the Week. At the casting Kenya practically tore the girls apart throwing out rude comments after ruder comment.
NEWS
By Chris Trevino and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 13, 2012
The men's and women's marathons in the Baltimore Running Festival on Saturday were the closest in the event's history. Stephen Muange of Kenya won his second consecutive Baltimore Marathon with a time of 2:13.08. Elfneshe Yado won by a nose to claim the women's championship in 2:38.46. chris.trevino@baltsun.com
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 23, 2005
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Although long under the thumb of their rulers, Kenyan voters rebelled against their president in election results released yesterday, handing him a stinging defeat in a referendum on revamping the constitution. President Mwai Kibaki had staked his reputation on the plebiscite held Monday, and the rejection of it by a margin of 57 percent to 43 percent was widely seen as a vote of no confidence in his three-year-old administration. "The people have triumphed," said Uhuru Kenyatta, an opposition leader who had campaigned against Kibaki's proposal.
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By SUN STAFF | April 7, 2003
ARMED WITH machetes, hoes and stakes, some 5,000 squatters invaded a 2,700-acre private sisal plantation in Kenya last month. "Go and build your houses on the pieces you have acquired," exhorted an organizer. "We shall take more for those who did not get any today." This incident has officials worried. Land is an emotional issue throughout Africa. The last thing Kenya wants is a wave of farm takeovers by the landless. That could endanger the stability of the East African country. President Mwai Kibaki faces a thorny social and political problem: Seventy percent of Kenyans on the Indian Ocean coast are squatting on tracts owned by a handful of individuals and big corporations, according to one estimate.
NEWS
By David Horsey | July 3, 2012
Word had barely come down that the Supreme Court majority was upholding the Affordable Care Act when incensed conservatives began printing up "Impeach Jon Roberts" t-shirts and a hacker had altered the chief justice's title on his Wikipedia page to "Chief Traitor of the United States. " On a freshly minted "Impeach John Roberts" Facebook page, one tea party "patriot" wrote: "Welcome to fascism. Thanks to this horrible decision from the 4 liberal justices and John Roberts there is zero limit to what the government can force us to do. " Outside of the perpetually alarmed right-wing loony bin, however, Mr. Roberts was receiving praise for acting as the fair umpire he promised to be when he was first confirmed by the Senate.
SPORTS
By David Dorsey, Special to The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2012
Just one year in age separated 17-year-old Travis Wood from the oldest of the Kenyan boys he was standing before, but at 6 feet 2, 190 pounds, he appeared like a giant to them. So too did 5-10, 175-pound 16-year-old Keifer Rawlings. The two linebackers from the St. Paul's football team were in Kenya in early January as part of a Fellowship of Christian Athletes mission trip. Sharing their faith and the sport of football, Wood and Rawlings coached the Kenyan boys for five days, helping them progress from knowing hardly anything about the sport - many of them play soccer - to participating in a scrimmage wearing helmets and shoulder pads.
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