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May 26, 2007
BUSINESS DOW +66.15 13,507.28 NASDAQ +19.27 2,557.19 S&P +8.22 1,515.73 SUN INDEX +0.14 350.09 MARYLAND Dixon's payroll grows Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon has increased the payroll of the mayor's office by nearly 15 percent since taking office in January. pg 1a Correctional officer slain A longtime Baltimore correctional officer was one of three men killed in separate incidents overnight yesterday. Lt. Perry Van Brooks, a 23-year veteran who has worked at the city's Central Booking Center, was found shot in his car behind his Northeast Baltimore home.
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By Louise Roug and Raed Rafei and Louise Roug and Raed Rafei,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 24, 2007
NAHR EL-BARED, Lebanon -- Palestinian refugees fleeing their homes yesterday under cover of a cease-fire expressed outrage at three days of shelling by the Lebanese army and sympathy for the militant group that was the target of the barrages. "They didn't want to harm us," said Amira Suleiman, referring to the radical Islamic militant group, Fatah al-Islam. "They are peaceful, reading the Quran." Suleiman and 10 other members of her family were among an estimated 15,000 residents who have streamed out of the Nahr el-Bared refugee camp in the past two days.
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May 24, 2007
MARY CRAWFORD HOLLAND, formerly of Baltimore and Ocean City, MD, passed away on Saturday, May 19, 2007. She was 84 years old. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the widow of Enoch Warren Holland. She was a retired school teacher. Mary is survived by her son, Robert Warren Holland and wife Karen of Newark, OH; daughter, Judy Holland of Virginia Beach; three grandchildren, Robert Warren Holland, Jr. and wife Amanda, John Berrington Holland, and Kathryn Mary Elizabeth Holland, all of Newark, OH; niece, Lynn Kelly Doherty and husband John of Lebanon, PA; and three grandnephews, John, Jared, and Garrett Doherty, all of Lebanon, PA. The memorial service will be held at noon, Saturday, June 2nd at the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Kempsville Chapel.
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By Borzou Daragahi and Raed Rafei and Borzou Daragahi and Raed Rafei,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 23, 2007
NAHR EL-BARED, Lebanon -- Thousands of Palestinian refugees, caught for days in the crossfire between warring Lebanese government troops and Islamist militants with alleged al-Qaida ties, began fleeing their embattled camp last night as a lull in the fighting took hold. Intense street battles broke out around this refugee camp in northern Lebanon this week after an army raid against militants from a group called Fatah al-Islam wanted in a bank robbery. The fighting gave way to a shaky cease-fire yesterday afternoon as reports of a mounting civilian toll were aired on Arab-language television.
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By Raed Rafei and Louise Roug and Raed Rafei and Louise Roug,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 22, 2007
NAHR EL-BARED, Lebanon -- The Lebanese army unleashed a torrent of firepower yesterday on a Palestinian refugee camp that is home to a militant group loyal to al-Qaida, amid fears that the two-day-old conflict could spread and undermine a government already beset by political schism. The fighting has claimed at least 50 lives and was the worst internal conflict since Lebanon's 15-year civil war ended in 1990. Fighting erupted in another Palestinian refugee camp in the south, and a bomb exploded in an upscale Sunni Muslim neighborhood in the capital, injuring six people.
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By Liz Sly and Liz Sly,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | May 21, 2007
BEIRUT -- A new front erupted in Lebanon's simmering political conflict yesterday in the northern city of Tripoli, where running battles between the Lebanese army and a radical new Palestinian organization said to have ties to al-Qaida killed at least 39 people. In the worst internal fighting since the end of Lebanon's civil war 17 years ago, the army battled militants throughout the day in the streets of the port city and on the edges of the Palestinian refugee camp Nahr el-Bared, which late last year fell under the control of a radical group calling itself Fateh al-Islam.
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By New York Times News Service | May 11, 2007
JERUSALEM -- In confidential testimony on last summer's war against the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that the Israeli killing of a group of civilians in Qana in late July was a turning point that delayed a diplomatic resolution. "The fact is, if Qana hadn't happened, there is good reason to believe that we would have been in a very good position to complete the process," he said in testimony released after editing for security purposes. The Qana bombing, which Olmert said damaged Israel's case abroad, occurred when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was in Israel trying to secure a cease-fire.
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May 9, 2007
Israel had to act in its own defense The editorial "Israel's rush to war" (May 2) was badly reasoned and offered incomplete information. A reader of the editorial wouldn't know, for instance, that in 2000, Israel complied with U.N. Security Council Resolution 425 and withdrew all of its troops from Lebanon. That same resolution called for Lebanon to deploy its army in southern Lebanon and disarm Hezbollah. Lebanon did not fulfill its obligations under that resolution, and in subsequent years, Hezbollah launched sporadic terror attacks into Israel, killing soldier and civilian alike.
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By Los Angeles Times | May 3, 2007
JERUSALEM -- An Arab former legislator is suspected of committing treason and espionage by giving advice to Hezbollah guerrillas during the war in Lebanon last summer, Israeli police officials said yesterday as they released new details of their investigation. Azmi Bishara, an outspoken advocate for Arab citizens of Israel and Palestinians, passed information to Hezbollah and encouraged the group to launch rockets deep into Israeli territory during the 34-day conflict, the police alleged.
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