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By Elizabeth Large | April 7, 1991
Staff writer A. M. Chaplin says she didn't know much about the military when she started this week's cover story. She'd gotten interested in the subject of war colleges when she read an article about them in The Atlantic: She had never realized they existed before. She wanted to find out more, maybe even write her own story, but she wasn't sure the subject would be of general interest. And then the war in the gulf broke out.One thing A. M. did know about the military, though, was that it wasn't terribly fond of the press.
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November 19, 1992
Buses to VA centerThe Mass Transit Administration wants to eliminate all No. 4 bus services to Fort Howard Veterans Administration Medical Center in January.In June of this year, the MTA cut the service from seven trips a day to four. Now it is complaining about a decline in riders. I ask you, whose fault is it? These are the same people that ask us to leave our cars home and use the bus.There will be an MTA hearing at Sparrows Point High School at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Please attend. Also, call elected officials and let them know how you feel about this.
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By GARLAND L.THOMPSON | March 28, 1992
The national argument over a ''peace dividend'' just boiled over with the Senate's rejection of a plan to shift military funds to social programs. The issue won't go away, though, even if President Bush seems to wish it would. His position, (a) that there is no peace dividend, or (b) even if there is one, it should go to deficit reduction, ignores the bitterness of the recession that opened the 1990s.Taking it from the top, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney's plan is to chop away at National Guard and Reserve strength.
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By GARLAND L.THOMPSON | March 28, 1992
The national argument over a ''peace dividend'' just boiled over with the Senate's rejection of a plan to shift military funds to social programs. The issue won't go away, though, even if President Bush seems to wish it would. His position, (a) that there is no peace dividend, or (b) even if there is one, it should go to deficit reduction, ignores the bitterness of the recession that opened the 1990s.Taking it from the top, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney's plan is to chop away at National Guard and Reserve strength.
NEWS
November 19, 1992
Buses to VA centerThe Mass Transit Administration wants to eliminate all No. 4 bus services to Fort Howard Veterans Administration Medical Center in January.In June of this year, the MTA cut the service from seven trips a day to four. Now it is complaining about a decline in riders. I ask you, whose fault is it? These are the same people that ask us to leave our cars home and use the bus.There will be an MTA hearing at Sparrows Point High School at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Please attend. Also, call elected officials and let them know how you feel about this.
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By Dallas Morning News | April 25, 1995
WASHINGTON -- A cryptic fax referring to the Oklahoma City bombing was sent to Rep. Steve Stockman by the former Republican chairwoman from Orange County, Texas, a Texas GOP official said yesterday.Kent Adams, chairman of the Jefferson County Republican Party, told reporters in Beaumont, Texas, that a woman identifying herself as the former chairwoman, Libby Molley, called the congressman Sunday night and said she had sent him the fax.Mr. Adams said that Ms. Molley "reportedly has been affiliated with the Michigan Militia," a group in Michigan that has drawn the attention of federal authorities since the Oklahoma bombing.
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By Candy Thomson | April 15, 1992
When you spend a couple of days with military people and the folks who make the weapons, you get sucked into a world of funky acronyms, bewildering titles and strange activities.People are called POOD and QMOW and SUBLANT and NAVSEA.They do things like "break pennants" and "hoist ensigns" and "open VLS tubes." (Navy personnel did all of these things in about five minutes Saturday at the commissioning of the nuclear submarine USS Annapolis.)And they talk about nasty things like Harpoon missiles, ADCAP torpedoes and Tomahawk cruise missiles -- all items I assume could blow me to Pluto or beyond.
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By Donna Weaver and Donna Weaver,Contributing Writer | September 28, 1993
The Gambrills woman who was angry about getting a federal check for one penny last week now has her two cents worth.Nancy Costanzo opened her mailbox yesterday to discover another 1-cent check from CHAMPUS, a federal agency that oversees medical coverage for military people and their families. The check reimbursed her for overpayment on a prescription for foot medicine.The new check is sitting next to the first one, and Mrs. Costanzo is expecting a third.She said she purchased three prescriptions on the same day and was overcharged by a penny on each one."
NEWS
December 3, 2010
Do you wonder how there could've been a time when blacks couldn't serve equally with whites in the military? Do you wonder how there could've been a time when blacks couldn't marry whites? I do. Due to the hysterical, bigoted ranting of conservatives in 1993 and due to the cowardice of Bill Clinton and Democrats to follow through with what they wanted, we've had almost two decades of gays having to lie in order to serve their country. As sure as the sun rises and sets each day, in the future, people will wonder how there could've been a time when gays were not allowed to serve openly in the military.
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By Michael K. Burns | February 17, 1991
When Air Force Maj. Steve Lynch was based in Germany from 1985 to 1988, he continued to pay income taxes in his home state of Maryland.But he saw that other Marylanders who worked overseas for private employers or even for the University of Maryland did not; up to $70,000 of their earnings was exempted from the state's income tax."This is grossly unfair. It's discriminatory for the state of Maryland to tax military and federal employees overseas while giving tax breaks to others" who don't work for Uncle Sam, said Major Lynch, who is now based at Fort Meade.
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By Elizabeth Large | April 7, 1991
Staff writer A. M. Chaplin says she didn't know much about the military when she started this week's cover story. She'd gotten interested in the subject of war colleges when she read an article about them in The Atlantic: She had never realized they existed before. She wanted to find out more, maybe even write her own story, but she wasn't sure the subject would be of general interest. And then the war in the gulf broke out.One thing A. M. did know about the military, though, was that it wasn't terribly fond of the press.
NEWS
February 21, 1991
Tameca Holmes, age 11Pikesville Middle School6th grade* QUESTION: How many casualties have there been on the American side and how many casualties have there been on the Iraqi side?* ANSWER: With the war about one month old, the United States has reported 16 soldiers killed in battle, 30 killed in non-combat situations such as accidents, 30 missing in action and eight taken prisoner by Iraq. Although the Iraqi army is believed to have many more casualties, the Iraqi government is not releasing specific numbers of those killed or wounded in war.WAR WORDS* LINKAGE -- Tying two or more things together.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER/TRIBUNE | April 26, 1999
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Voters handed President Hugo Chavez the central weapon of his touted "peaceful revolution" yesterday, agreeing to call a national assembly to rewrite Venezuela's constitution."
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