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July 1, 2005
On June 28, 2005, SAMUEL MOTTO, beloved husband of Helen (nee Mugavero) Motto and the late Ruth (nee Creighton) Motto; devoted father of Mary Wynne and her husband Norman, Barbara Metzger and her husband Gil; cherished grandfather of Michael Wynne and his wife Paula, Kenneth Wynne and his wife Jennifer; loving great-grandfather of Eric, Abigail and Nathan Wynne; dear brother of Nicholas and the late Pasqualle, Charles, Chickey and Joseph Motto; brother-in-law of...
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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
Oh, say can you see a new slogan for Baltimore City? Councilman James B. Kraft can. He petitioned his fellow City Council members to pass a resolution Monday declaring a new official motto for the city: "Baltimore - Birthplace of The Star-Spangled Banner. " The new declaration coincides with the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812, which begins Wednesday. "Every day someone around this globe is singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner,'" Kraft said, "and that 'Star-Spangled Banner' started here, right in the harbor, right down the street.
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By MICHAEL OLESKER | March 28, 1993
Some state legislators, rallying frantically to the cause of sexual sensitivity only 345 years after the fact, want to change the words of the ancient Maryland motto bearing the Italian phrase:"Fatti Maschii Parole Femine."Which, we are told, translates as: "Manly Deeds, Womanly Words," though in my sophistication I always assumed it said something deeply inspirational about fat coming from mashed potatoes and women getting paroled.In such confusion, we need to get a new state motto that talks to us not in some foreign language, where translation gets tricky, but in proper English, which is still spoken in many parts of America, though rarely in places where attorneys gather.
NEWS
April 15, 2013
As a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University some years ago, I feel called upon to remind this august body that the motto of the school is, or was, veritas vos liberabit , or, the truth shall make you free. Obviously the present administration does not know that, or, if they do, does not subscribe to it. A few years ago, I ceased all financial support of the school because I felt that it no longer represented the views of myself or many of my fellow graduates. I think that in the current actions of Hopkins, this was a good, but sad decision.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Staff Writer | March 3, 1993
ANNAPOLIS -- With an historical flourish, Del. Timothy F. Maloney tried yesterday to render moot the long-standing debate over the state's motto.The Prince George's County Democrat was testifying on the latest attempt to erase the words "Fatti maschii parole femine" from the Great Seal of Maryland -- a bill introduced by Del. Sheila E. Hixson, a Montgomery County Democrat. The bill would simply eliminate those words from the description of the seal in state law.According to that law, the Italian phrase is "loosely translated as 'Manly deeds, womanly words,' " giving the state a motto that has offended many down through the years, from suffragettes to feminists, the politically correct to the personally sensitive.
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By Jeff Barker and Jeff Barker,SUN STAFF | January 12, 2001
With one swift deed and several strategically placed words, Maryland's official archivist has quietly revised the English translation of an ancient Italian motto that is an integral part of the state seal. "Strong deeds, gentle words" is the new translation. It replaces "manly deeds, womanly words," its predecessor, which had appeared in the online version of the Maryland Manual until it was replaced without ceremony yesterday afternoon. For centuries, lawmakers and linguists have quarreled over the meaning of the Tuscan "Fatti Maschii, Parole Femine," which appears prominently in the Great Seal, the state's symbol of authority dating from the 17th century.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | October 25, 1993
HENNIKER, N.H. -- Seated behind her desk at the public library in this riverside village, librarian Betty Rood traces her bloodline to the 18th century, to the rock-solid American patriots who helped settle the Granite State."
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By Richard Sisk and Richard Sisk,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 7, 2001
WASHINGTON - A reinforced battalion of Marines aboard Navy warships steaming east and possibly into harm's way has a defiant motto aimed directly at the nation's enemies: "Bring it on." "Everyone is just a little more stoked," Gunnery Sgt. Bert Boatright said in a Marine news report from the helicopter assault carrier Bataan. Boatright said his leathernecks had trained "like a football team running our routes." "Now it's the night of the game," he said. "And the varsity is taking the field.
NEWS
December 5, 1999
1956: U.S. motto: "In God We Trust"1956: Atlantic phone cable1956: Soviets crush Hungary1957: Kerouac's "On The Road"
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June 6, 2008
On June 2, 2008, THOMAS J.; beloved husband of the late Frances Hesse; devoted father of Vicky Malan; devoted brother of Lorraine Busick and Robert Hesse; devoted grandfather of Cheyenne Motto; devoted great-grandfather of Matthew Motto. Graveside services and interment will be held at the Oak Lawn Cemetery, on Monday at 11 A.M. Arrangements by Lassahn Funeral Home Inc.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | January 6, 2013
Like Ed Reed, Matt Birk has a decision to make about his future with the Ravens. And like the free safety, the 15-year center declined to say whether he envisioned playing out the final two years of his contract. “I don't know,” he said. “I'm worried about what I'm going to eat at dinner tonight. I don't make any decision until I have to. That's my motto.” Birk, 36, made his 113th consecutive start in Sunday's 24-9 victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Wildcard playoff round.
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Jay Hancock | December 12, 2011
James F. Hunter never goes more than 5 miles per hour over the speed limit. The Connecticut businessman says he hasn't gotten anything but a parking ticket in three decades. So he was surprised when Maryland nailed him for speeding on his way back from watching a friend run the Marine Corps Marathon a few weeks ago in Washington. A $40 fine. Booked by a camera and a computer. For going 67 mph on the interstate outside Baltimore in a 55-mph zone that wasn't clearly marked, he says, in a work area that didn't exist.
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By J. Freedom du Lac, The Washington Post | February 19, 2011
Phil Fiore's party didn't bother sitting down for dinner Thursday, because sitting just slows you down. Instead, the five guys stood inside the College Park eatery Ratsie's as five 14-inch cheese pizzas, five dozen hot wings and five cups of water were brought out of the kitchen. "It's going down!" somebody yelled as the food was placed in front of the five contestants in a face-stuffing race organized by the University of Maryland's competitive eating club team. Yes, there is now a Terrapin eating team, with a constitution, a staff adviser and more than 40 members, along with a motto: "Feed the Turtle.
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By Maria Glod | July 28, 2010
Vandals struck a Montgomery County synagogue, spray painting swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans on the outside walls, parking lot and light posts, according to police and a synagogue member. The vandalism at B'nai Shalom Synagogue of Olney, in the 18400 block of Burtfield Drive, was discovered early Monday, police said. The anti-Semitic phrases, scrawled using black spray paint, included "work will set u free," a reference to a sign that hung over the Auschwitz concentration camp, and "Death 2 Zionists."
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By Michael Cross-Barnet | August 29, 2009
"Better dead than camping." - Motto of the Kayes family of Ohio Let me begin by making one thing clear: When it comes to the practice of sleeping outdoors in tents, cooking food over an open fire and so on, I do not share the opinion of Nancy Kayes. It is not, to me, a fate worse than death. Then again, Ms. Kayes has 17 children, which at last count is 14 more than my own brood. Nevertheless, I will confess here that the Kayes family motto flitted through my mind, however briefly, during a recent family vacation on the West Coast.
BUSINESS
By STEPHEN I. ROSENSTEIN | November 30, 2008
To be a successful small business, you have to think and act like a successful business. Sounds simple, perhaps, but many small-business owners and start-up entrepreneurs forget this basic concept. In the face of financial adversity, they adopt a "can't-do" attitude. As a leader of your business, you should spread a message of success to everyone involved, from employees and vendors to customers and prospects. High-performance businesses - both big and small - allow people to take risks, generate new ideas, make mistakes and learn from them.
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By THE NEW YORK TIMES | April 4, 2006
A motto I've adopted is, if at first you don't succeed, hide all evidence you ever tried."- BILLY COLLINS, former U.S. poet laureate, on his solution for ensuring his unfinished work isn't published after his death
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 7, 2000
WASHINGTON - Colorado's board of education, setting the stage for a new constitutional fight over religion in schools, voted yesterday to urge schools in the state to put up displays that read, "In God We Trust." That is the national motto, and Congress' official approval of it nearly a half-century ago has withstood repeated constitutional challenges in court. But the constitutionality of displaying that phrase in public schools has never been tested, legal experts say. Two groups that seek to separate church and state immediately threatened lawsuits if any school in Colorado takes the board's advice and posts the motto.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck | October 24, 2008
There's just something about the Oakland Raiders. They're 17-53 since 2004, and their motto is "Commitment to Excellence," which I'm pretty sure was on the short list when Baltimore came up with its "Get in on it!" tourism campaign a few years ago. But if it's any consolation, owner Al Davis was on the short list for that Geico campaign until they found a cuter lizard. ( For more, go to baltimoresun.com/schmuckblog)
TRAVEL
By Stephen G. Henderson and Stephen G. Henderson,Special to the Sun | June 8, 2008
I'm a child of the Cold War -- the old one with the Soviet Union, that is, not the new frost toward Iran. So, a few months back, after I checked into Moscow's Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, a view from my room's window set my heart -- and nerves -- racing. Straight ahead were the brightly colored onion domes of St. Basil's Cathedral, as well as the forbidding fortifications surrounding the Kremlin. It was a photo opportunity not to be missed. Angling my camera to get both sights into one frame, I climbed on top of a radiator cover.
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