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By JONATHAN POWER | May 27, 1994
The seas and oceans around us, some two-thirds of our planet, are largely lawless. When, 350 years ago, Hugo Grotius ++ formulated the doctrine of the freedom of the seas, laissez-faire seemed a magnificent idea. ''Let no man possess what belongs to every man.''But this is the age of giant tankers, oil spills that destroy whole coasts, traffic jams in the English channel and the Straits of Malacca, declining fish catches and the beginnings of a gold rush for minerals under the sea that could be the biggest smash and grab since the European powers at the Berlin conference in 1865 carved up black Africa.
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By Ray Moseley and Ray Moseley,Chicago Tribune | December 16, 2007
England's medieval Anglican cathedrals - the soaring, awe-inspiring skyscrapers of their day - remain among the world's architectural treasures, their history entwined with that of saints and sinners, kings and queens, and ordinary folk. There are more than 40 of them, and any listing of the most important is bound to be subjective. Thus, the seven cathedrals discussed in this article are simply my favorites. More than monuments to piety, these churches were built after the conquest of England in 1066 by William of Normandy (William the Conqueror)
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By Marcia Gelbart and Marcia Gelbart,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 19, 2001
PHILADELPHIA - A late 13th-century copy of the Magna Carta, the foundation for the U.S. Constitution, will pay its second visit to Philadelphia in almost 15 years. Housed now in the National Archives in Washington, the document will be displayed at the new Independence Visitor Center, formerly known as the Gateway Visitor Center, at Sixth Street between Market and Arch. Now under construction, the $30 million building is expected to open in late fall and display the Magna Carta until March 2003.
NEWS
December 1, 2006
Martin O'Malley showed up for jury duty on Monday. Perhaps you read about this. It was in all the papers. While it may strike some as novel for anyone as busy as a governor-elect to be caught up in such rigmarole, he deserves no great plaudits. He was summoned and met his civic obligation - as every qualified person must. Unfortunately, getting people to honor this responsibility is getting harder and harder, particularly in Baltimore where a staggering 63 percent of those summoned for jury duty were no-shows last year.
NEWS
December 1, 2006
Martin O'Malley showed up for jury duty on Monday. Perhaps you read about this. It was in all the papers. While it may strike some as novel for anyone as busy as a governor-elect to be caught up in such rigmarole, he deserves no great plaudits. He was summoned and met his civic obligation - as every qualified person must. Unfortunately, getting people to honor this responsibility is getting harder and harder, particularly in Baltimore where a staggering 63 percent of those summoned for jury duty were no-shows last year.
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By George F. Will | February 24, 1997
WASHINGTON -- So now we know. The answer to Freud's famous question -- ''What does a woman want?'' -- is: An NTC unattractive statue in the Capitol Rotunda.Of course, not all American women have been heard from. There probably are some in, say, Boise, and maybe others in Muncie, who are unaware that the dignity of their sex is implicated in the controversy about what to do with the cumbersome sculpture of three suffragettes. But this city always echoes with the voices of individuals purporting to speak for people they have not actually consulted.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | September 3, 2000
I am the last person to criticize this nation's young people. I love our young people, and I try to stay "hep" to their culture and their "slang lingo." This is not easy, because the slang keeps changing. For example, here is a partial list of the phrases that have been slang for "good" in my lifetime: "swell," "neat," "keen," "hot," "cool," "boss," "stud," "bad," "groovy," "far out," "dynamite," "happening," "sweet," "rad," "awesome," "fly," "chillin'," "trippin'," "the bee's knees," "the bomb," "Puff Daddy" and "cutting the mustard."
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By Ray Moseley and Ray Moseley,Chicago Tribune | December 16, 2007
England's medieval Anglican cathedrals - the soaring, awe-inspiring skyscrapers of their day - remain among the world's architectural treasures, their history entwined with that of saints and sinners, kings and queens, and ordinary folk. There are more than 40 of them, and any listing of the most important is bound to be subjective. Thus, the seven cathedrals discussed in this article are simply my favorites. More than monuments to piety, these churches were built after the conquest of England in 1066 by William of Normandy (William the Conqueror)
NEWS
February 19, 2001
In the first place we have granted to God, and by this our present charter confirmed for us and our heirs forever that the English Church shall be free, and shall have her rights entire. ... We have also granted to all freemen of our kingdom, for us and our heirs forever, all the underwritten liberties, to be had and held by them and their heirs, of us and our heirs forever. A widow, after the death of her husband, shall forthwith and without difficulty have her marriage portion and inheritance; nor shall she give anything for her dower, or for her marriage portion, or for the inheritance which her husband and she held on the day of the death of that husband; and she may remain in the house of her husband for 40 days after his death, within which time her dower shall be assigned to her. No widow shall be compelled to marry, so long as she prefers to live without a husband; provided always that she gives security not to marry without our consent, if she holds of us, or without the consent of the lord of whom she holds, if she holds of another.
NEWS
July 31, 2006
On July 26, 2006, JOHN D. RAMBO, age 80. Born in Macon, GA and grew up in Talbotton and Columbus, GA. Auburn University Electrical Engineering graduate and Sigma Chi Fraternity member. World War II Veteran and regional salesman for many years in Baltimore for Bussman of St. Louis, MO and owner of Rambo Associates, Inc. An Elder at Moorings Presbyterian Church and member of Royal Poinciana Country Club, Sons of the American Revolution, and BArons of the Magna Carta. He loved golfing, fishing and hunting.
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By Marcia Gelbart and Marcia Gelbart,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | February 19, 2001
PHILADELPHIA - A late 13th-century copy of the Magna Carta, the foundation for the U.S. Constitution, will pay its second visit to Philadelphia in almost 15 years. Housed now in the National Archives in Washington, the document will be displayed at the new Independence Visitor Center, formerly known as the Gateway Visitor Center, at Sixth Street between Market and Arch. Now under construction, the $30 million building is expected to open in late fall and display the Magna Carta until March 2003.
NEWS
February 19, 2001
In the first place we have granted to God, and by this our present charter confirmed for us and our heirs forever that the English Church shall be free, and shall have her rights entire. ... We have also granted to all freemen of our kingdom, for us and our heirs forever, all the underwritten liberties, to be had and held by them and their heirs, of us and our heirs forever. A widow, after the death of her husband, shall forthwith and without difficulty have her marriage portion and inheritance; nor shall she give anything for her dower, or for her marriage portion, or for the inheritance which her husband and she held on the day of the death of that husband; and she may remain in the house of her husband for 40 days after his death, within which time her dower shall be assigned to her. No widow shall be compelled to marry, so long as she prefers to live without a husband; provided always that she gives security not to marry without our consent, if she holds of us, or without the consent of the lord of whom she holds, if she holds of another.
NEWS
By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder / Tribune | September 3, 2000
I am the last person to criticize this nation's young people. I love our young people, and I try to stay "hep" to their culture and their "slang lingo." This is not easy, because the slang keeps changing. For example, here is a partial list of the phrases that have been slang for "good" in my lifetime: "swell," "neat," "keen," "hot," "cool," "boss," "stud," "bad," "groovy," "far out," "dynamite," "happening," "sweet," "rad," "awesome," "fly," "chillin'," "trippin'," "the bee's knees," "the bomb," "Puff Daddy" and "cutting the mustard."
NEWS
By George F. Will | February 24, 1997
WASHINGTON -- So now we know. The answer to Freud's famous question -- ''What does a woman want?'' -- is: An NTC unattractive statue in the Capitol Rotunda.Of course, not all American women have been heard from. There probably are some in, say, Boise, and maybe others in Muncie, who are unaware that the dignity of their sex is implicated in the controversy about what to do with the cumbersome sculpture of three suffragettes. But this city always echoes with the voices of individuals purporting to speak for people they have not actually consulted.
NEWS
By JONATHAN POWER | May 27, 1994
The seas and oceans around us, some two-thirds of our planet, are largely lawless. When, 350 years ago, Hugo Grotius ++ formulated the doctrine of the freedom of the seas, laissez-faire seemed a magnificent idea. ''Let no man possess what belongs to every man.''But this is the age of giant tankers, oil spills that destroy whole coasts, traffic jams in the English channel and the Straits of Malacca, declining fish catches and the beginnings of a gold rush for minerals under the sea that could be the biggest smash and grab since the European powers at the Berlin conference in 1865 carved up black Africa.
NEWS
October 26, 2008
On Oct. 26, 1948, the first train to visit all 48 contiguous states made its last stop in Havre de Grace. The train carried original versions of the United States Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights, as well as the Emancipation Proclamation, the Gettysburg Address and a rare copy of the Magna Carta. Some of the 127 items displayed at 326 stops have never left Washington, D.C., since their ride on the train. The Freedom Train covered 37,160 miles over tracks belonging to 52 different railroads.
SPORTS
By Bob Kravitz and The Indianapolis Star | January 3, 2013
For most of the callow Colts, the history of the Colts' move from Baltimore to Indianapolis might as well be as distant and foreign as the publication of the Magna Carta and the War of 1812. “I wasn't even born then," Dwayne Allen said of the 1984 move of the franchise. He's 22 years old. Born in 1990. “I wasn't even a thought. " That's true for most of this team. And the older guys? They were kids when the move happened. They were trying to figure out multiplication tables when those Mayflower trucks left in the dead of night.
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