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October 14, 1992
It took President Mary Robinson of Ireland to put the tragedy of Somalia squarely before the world. After three days visiting its starving people and dismal camps, she faced a press conference in neighboring Kenya, broke down and wept. Not many presidents do. She was "shamed, shamed, shamed that the developed world had lost its humanity and watched as others suffered."She spoke of children waiting, silent and still, for a food ration that never came; a mother whose milk had dried up trying to breast-feed her baby; a mother holding a child to show sores on head and body; children with stomachs protruding and flies in their eyes.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,Sun reporter | September 23, 2007
Mary E. Robinson, a Head Start teacher and administrator who later served on the Baltimore City school board, died Thursday of complications from Alzheimer's disease at Sinai Hospital. The Ashburton resident was 76. Born Mary Elizabeth Coleman in Memphis, Tenn., she earned a bachelor's degree in music at the University of Evansville in Evansville, Ind., an education degree from what is now Coppin State University and a master's degree from Morgan State University. She also had a deep soprano voice and served as director of a Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church choir for 13 years, family members said.
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By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Sun Staff Correspondent | June 4, 1991
DUBLIN, Ireland -- If the role of this country's president is largely symbolic, Mary Robinson presents the face of a new Ireland.The election of the 46-year-old mother, lawyer and liberal six months ago marked a watershed in Irish politics, a clear shift from a Roman Catholic Church-dominated society toward a more pluralistic one.She is Ireland's:* First female president.* First president to openly favor divorce and contraception and oppose discrimination against homosexuals.* First president who is not a member of Fianna Fail, the republican party that has dominated modern Irish politics.
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By LORI SEARS | October 26, 2006
AVAM OPEN HOUSE WHAT / / "Open House / Open Heart" WHEN / / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday WHERE / / American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway WHY / / Because you can enjoy free admission all day long, watch performances by Poetry for the People Baltimore, WombWork Productions and the Baltimore Station and browse the exhibit Home and Beast. There will also be food from Whole Foods Market at this Free Fall Baltimore event. CONTACT / / 410-244-1900 or avam.org FREE STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT Take a gander skyward tomorrow and learn about the fall constellations, the Andromeda spiral galaxy, nebulae, star clusters and the crescent moon's craters at the Free Family Skywatch at Belmont.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1999
A former Westminster man can be sentenced to serve no more than 10 years in prison on burglary, auto manslaughter and related charges in a fatal accident on Route 140 in April, according to a plea agreement reached in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday.Mary Robinson, 27, one of the survivors of the crash that killed her husband, Richard Robinson, 28, of Randallstown, said she and family members will take a much longer time recovering from their injuries.Jeffrey B. Quante IV, 26, of Hanover, Pa., pleaded not guilty but agreed to accept the state's version of the facts in three unrelated cases against him.In return, Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. agreed to sentence Quante to serve no more than 10 years in prison, but no less than eight.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1999
A former Westminster man can be sentenced to serve no more than 10 years in prison on burglary, auto manslaughter and related charges in a fatal accident on Route 140 in April, according to a plea agreement reached in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday.Mary Robinson, 27, one of the survivors of the crash that killed her husband, Richard Robinson, 28, of Randallstown, said she and family members will take a much longer time recovering from their injuries.Jeffrey B. Quante IV, 26, of Hanover, Pa., pleaded not guilty but agreed to accept the state's version of the facts in three unrelated cases against him.In return, Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. agreed to sentence Quante to serve no more than 10, but no less than eight, years in prison.
NEWS
December 13, 2005
On December 10, 2005, EDNA MARY ROBINSON (nee Donellan); beloved wife of the late Marion Thomas Robinson, devoted mother of Bruce T. Robinson and his wife Sandra M. Robinson. Funeral service will be held at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26A) on Wednesday, December 14 at 10:30 A.M. Interment will follow in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make memorial contributions in her name to St. John's United Methodist Church, 216 W. Seminary Avenue, Lutherville, MD 21093.
NEWS
November 16, 1990
Irish voters have destroyed forever certain stereotypes, notably their own, about the Irish Republic. They have elected as president a mother of three who is also a crusader for contraception and divorce and, additionally, a lecturer on European Community law. The presidency is ceremonial, but symbol often counts for more than substance in Irish politics and Anglo-Irish relations. The Irish have finally got a president who can look the British sovereign and prime minister in the eye and not blink, and do the same to an Irish cardinal.
NEWS
November 2, 1990
It will be the breakthrough of the decade if Mary Robinson is elected figurehead president of the Irish Republic on Wednesday, as polls predict. Senator Robinson is female, from the un-nationalistic Labor Party and a crusader against Catholic Church influence in the laws of morality.The front-runner, Brian Lenihan of the Fianna Fail Party, is in disgrace for 1982 political behavior recently revealed. The logical beneficiary from the Fine Gael Party is Austin Currie, a former civil rights leader from Northern Ireland, about which the Republic's voters are secretly tepid.
NEWS
June 24, 1997
WHEN Mary Robinson gives up the presidency of the Irish Republic to become the United Nations' second High Commissioner for Human Rights, the oppressed will have an advocate and a champion. The world will hear her pleadings, the cameras will follow her spotlight and the powerful will accord her polite attention.The U.N. was created from the wreckage of World War II with a strong fear of the power of governments for evil. It created a declaration of human rights and a convention on the prevention and punishment of genocide.
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July 15, 2006
On Thursday, July 13, 2006, STANLEY PAUL PATRO, SR. of Glen Burnie, cherished husband of the late Marie T. Patro, loving father of Stanley P. Patro, Jr., Thomas Patro and Donald Patro. Dear brother of Louise Patro, beloved grandfather of three. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Avenue, S.W., (at Crain Highway) Glen Burnie from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M on Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 1 P.M. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 7436 B&A Blvd.
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December 13, 2005
On December 10, 2005, EDNA MARY ROBINSON (nee Donellan); beloved wife of the late Marion Thomas Robinson, devoted mother of Bruce T. Robinson and his wife Sandra M. Robinson. Funeral service will be held at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Rd. (beltway exit 26A) on Wednesday, December 14 at 10:30 A.M. Interment will follow in Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers those desiring may make memorial contributions in her name to St. John's United Methodist Church, 216 W. Seminary Avenue, Lutherville, MD 21093.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1999
A former Westminster man can be sentenced to serve no more than 10 years in prison on burglary, auto manslaughter and related charges in a fatal accident on Route 140 in April, according to a plea agreement reached in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday.Mary Robinson, 27, one of the survivors of the crash that killed her husband, Richard Robinson, 28, of Randallstown, said she and family members will take a much longer time recovering from their injuries.Jeffrey B. Quante IV, 26, of Hanover, Pa., pleaded not guilty but agreed to accept the state's version of the facts in three unrelated cases against him.In return, Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. agreed to sentence Quante to serve no more than 10 years in prison, but no less than eight.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | January 6, 1999
A former Westminster man can be sentenced to serve no more than 10 years in prison on burglary, auto manslaughter and related charges in a fatal accident on Route 140 in April, according to a plea agreement reached in Carroll County Circuit Court yesterday.Mary Robinson, 27, one of the survivors of the crash that killed her husband, Richard Robinson, 28, of Randallstown, said she and family members will take a much longer time recovering from their injuries.Jeffrey B. Quante IV, 26, of Hanover, Pa., pleaded not guilty but agreed to accept the state's version of the facts in three unrelated cases against him.In return, Judge Luke K. Burns Jr. agreed to sentence Quante to serve no more than 10, but no less than eight, years in prison.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | October 6, 1997
An article Monday on four women seeking the Irish presidency misstated the post now held by former Irish President Mary Robinson. She is now the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.The Sun regrets the errors.An article yesterday incorrectly identified Seamus Heaney, the Irish poet, as a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Heaney won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1995.The Sun regrets the error.DUBLIN, Ireland -- A gray-haired, red-faced, 60-year-old former cop named Derek Nally stands out among the five candidates seeking to become the president of Ireland.
NEWS
June 24, 1997
WHEN Mary Robinson gives up the presidency of the Irish Republic to become the United Nations' second High Commissioner for Human Rights, the oppressed will have an advocate and a champion. The world will hear her pleadings, the cameras will follow her spotlight and the powerful will accord her polite attention.The U.N. was created from the wreckage of World War II with a strong fear of the power of governments for evil. It created a declaration of human rights and a convention on the prevention and punishment of genocide.
NEWS
July 15, 2006
On Thursday, July 13, 2006, STANLEY PAUL PATRO, SR. of Glen Burnie, cherished husband of the late Marie T. Patro, loving father of Stanley P. Patro, Jr., Thomas Patro and Donald Patro. Dear brother of Louise Patro, beloved grandfather of three. The family will receive visitors at the family owned Singleton Funeral Home, 1 Second Avenue, S.W., (at Crain Highway) Glen Burnie from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P. M on Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 1 P.M. at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 7436 B&A Blvd.
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By LORI SEARS | October 26, 2006
AVAM OPEN HOUSE WHAT / / "Open House / Open Heart" WHEN / / 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday WHERE / / American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway WHY / / Because you can enjoy free admission all day long, watch performances by Poetry for the People Baltimore, WombWork Productions and the Baltimore Station and browse the exhibit Home and Beast. There will also be food from Whole Foods Market at this Free Fall Baltimore event. CONTACT / / 410-244-1900 or avam.org FREE STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT Take a gander skyward tomorrow and learn about the fall constellations, the Andromeda spiral galaxy, nebulae, star clusters and the crescent moon's craters at the Free Family Skywatch at Belmont.
NEWS
October 14, 1992
It took President Mary Robinson of Ireland to put the tragedy of Somalia squarely before the world. After three days visiting its starving people and dismal camps, she faced a press conference in neighboring Kenya, broke down and wept. Not many presidents do. She was "shamed, shamed, shamed that the developed world had lost its humanity and watched as others suffered."She spoke of children waiting, silent and still, for a food ration that never came; a mother whose milk had dried up trying to breast-feed her baby; a mother holding a child to show sores on head and body; children with stomachs protruding and flies in their eyes.
NEWS
February 21, 1992
No issue has forced the Irish Republic to examine the nature of its state as the crisis over the denied right of a 14-year-old rape victim to travel. Irish adherence to the Conference on Security and Cooperation and the European Community grants that right. It may be denied only to a criminal defendant which is how Ireland is treating the victim.It obtained an injunction against travel, knowing she intended to have an abortion in Britain. The injunction, upheld in court, is on appeal. This crisis blew up on the new prime minister, Albert Reynolds.
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