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February 24, 2008
Md. outpaces national rate Exports of Maryland products rose nearly 18 percent to $8.9 billion last year, outpacing the national growth rate, as a weak dollar drove international demand for U.S. goods. Top Maryland exports included transportation equipment, chemicals, computers and electronics, machinery and fabricated metal products. Oil futures top $100 Oil futures shot higher, closing above $100 for the first time as investors bet that crude prices would keep climbing despite evidence of plentiful supplies and falling demand.
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NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | April 14, 1993
Three Maryland women have been charged with attempting to smuggle 13.2 pounds of heroin into the United States via the Mexican border by concealing the drugs in hand-carried briefcases, U.S. Customs agents said.Agents said Denise Anderson and Cloria Kelly, both 24 and of Laurel, were arrested Saturday at the Customs station at Otay Mesa, Calif. The heroin was found in false tops and bottoms of two leather briefcases, agents said.Agents estimated the street value of the heroin to be anywhere from $4.5 million to $9.5 million, depending on purity.
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By Josh Mitchell and Josh Mitchell,SUN STAFF | August 12, 2005
Leonard McGrady boasts he knows more about the Nash Healey than even the man who built the legendary sports cars in the 1950s. Who could argue? Inside McGrady's barn on a sprawling estate in Aberdeen, he has collected every Nash Healey he could find over the past three decades. That amounts to 80 so far, a third of those known to still be in existence and almost one-sixth of the 506 of them that were ever built. Over there is the X-7, the only Nash Healey built with a power top that would roll down with the push of a button on the dashboard.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | July 24, 1994
LAGOS, Nigeria -- A diplomatic initiative by President Clinton to help resolve Nigeria's political paralysis has generated protests here by human rights campaigners who say that the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Mr. Clinton's special envoy, may have aligned himself too closely with this country's military government to be a neutral mediator.The U.S. Embassy in Lagos announced Thursday that Mr. Jackson and a delegation of State Department and national security officials were expected to travel to Nigeria in the next few days.
NEWS
By MIKE ROYKO | August 3, 1994
It is obvious that you do not mess around with his royal highness, Prince Jaiyesimi, a member of the Ijede ruling family in Lagos, Nigeria.That's what Gerry Gross, a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver who is not of royal birth, will soon be finding out.Gross is one of the alleged villains in a $120 million federal lawsuit that Prince Jaiyesimi brought against the city of Chicago, the CTA and the Police Department because they hurt his royal feelings real...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Matt Vensel and Matt Vensel,Sun reporter | August 9, 2007
Moving from England to Nigeria and back again would be a bit of culture shock for most, but for singer, songwriter and producer Adesiji "Siji" Awoyinka, the meshing of two vastly different cultures was the impetus of his musical career. Moving around "gave me a broad perspective, a broad palette from which to draw from," Siji said. The soft-spoken musician, who plays the Naija Fest on Saturday, was born in London to Nigerian parents, but was raised for most of his childhood in Lagos, the most populous city in Nigeria and also a hot spot of the African music scene.
NEWS
By Norris P. West and Norris P. West,Staff Writer | July 17, 1992
In The Sun and The Evening Sun yesterday, the amount of heroin allegedly distributed by a ring headed by Nigerians was misstated. According to investigators, it distributed about 4 kilograms of heroin a month, with a street value of $4 million.* The Sun regrets the error.Federal and local investigators said yesterday they cracked a $4 million-a-month international heroin-smuggling operation with the arrests of 20 suspects in Baltimore, four Maryland counties and New York.Officials said the operation was run by Nigerians who smuggled heroin into the United States from Thailand through Lagos, Nigeria, to the Baltimore area.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 26, 1999
IKORODU, Nigeria -- For the fourth and final time, Kehind Adewole will wait in the tropical sun tomorrow to vote an end to military rule, joining millions of his countrymen in an act they hope will save this most populous African nation.The transition from army dictatorship to civilian democracy here has been a carefully paced process, and Adewole has participated in each step.First, the civil servant and father of three went to the polling station on the veranda of an ornate but dowdy green house at Ogunsanya and Alison streets to elect a local council for this down-at-its-heels township Dec. 5.On Jan. 9, he was back to elect a provincial governor.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | October 11, 2000
Dirt bikes confiscated by Baltimore police could end up on the streets of Nigeria under a bill introduced last night in the City Council. Council President Sheila Dixon introduced the measure, which would result in the shipment of 83 dirt bikes confiscated by police since a ban went into effect last summer. Dixon introduced the bill after being approached by representatives of Express Shipping International Inc., which would export the bikes from Dundalk Marine Terminal. The off-road vehicles would go to Long Life Works, Inc., a nonprofit group in Central Lagos, Nigeria, Dixon said.
EXPLORE
August 15, 2011
Fikile and Karen Guralnick   Leonard and Ann Guralnick, of Columbia, announce the marriage of their daughter, Karen Ann Guralnick, to Fikile Richard Brushett, son of Stephen Brushett and Refiloe Bam, of Silver Spring, on June 25, 2011. The bride is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. She is employed by Exxon Mobil at the Joliet Refinery, in Illinois. The groom is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and earned a doctorate in chemical and biomolecular engineering from the University of Illinois.
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