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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
Eric Thompson said among the first challenges in his Arab immersion class was learning the Arabic word for "yes. " To the Arnold resident, it sounded a lot like the English word, "no. " "So when teachers are congratulating you, you're saying, 'Oh, I have messed up,'" said the 17-year old, who is among dozens of foreign language students in the recent Launch into Arabic Learning and Teaching Program, a summer immersion initiative coordinated by...
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Vice Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr. will formally relieve Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller as superintendent of the Naval Academy during a change-of-command ceremony scheduled July 23, academy officials said Thursday. Carter, who until this month was head of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I., is a 1981 graduate of the academy and a record-setting naval aviator. The Rhode Island native holds the Navy's record for carrier-assisted landings with 2,016, according to his official biography.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
Two boats collided Friday near the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, injuring three boaters, the Coast Guard said Saturday. A boat from the Coast Guard's Annapolis station was in the area responding to an unrelated matter when its crew saw the boats collide. The accident is being investigated by Maryland Natural Resource Police. Eight people were aboard one of the boats, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Jacob Wieduwilt, the coxswain on the responding Coast Guard vessel, in a statement.
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By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
Netdao Yutakon of Nashville, Tenn., was still shaking her head, getting used to the lightness two days after her waist-length hair was chopped off to meet Naval Academy regulations in time for her freshman year. "It was like losing a best friend," said Yutakon, an 18-year-old graduate of Hume-Fogg Academic High School in Tennessee, as she fiddled with the locks that now come just below her ears. At least Yutakon was spared the razor. One by one, members of the freshmen class who didn't have their hair cut before Tuesday saw their locks vanish with the quick work of a barber - a ritual that was among their first tastes of academy life in Annapolis.
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By Will FespermanThe Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
A few hundred high school juniors gathered in a ring around a hawk as it devoured a squirrel Tuesday morning at the Naval Academy. Brandishing their smartphones, the crowd groaned and cheered at the action. "Take a picture and move on," an academy midshipman shouted. It was the only blood the teens saw during their week at the Naval Academy Summer Seminar for high school students. But there was plenty of talk about warfare, and about other things that fly — such as the U.S. military's V-22 Ospreys, a tiltrotor aircraft that some of the students might one day fly. The academy's Summer Seminar, which offers three weeklong sessions in June, aims to give rising high school seniors a taste of life at the academy before they apply to colleges in the fall.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 6, 2014
President Barack Obama has nominated the head of the Naval War College to serve as the next superintendent of the Naval Academy, the Pentagon announced Friday. Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter Jr., a 1981 graduate of the academy and a record-setting Top Gun pilot, must be confirmed by the Senate before he can take command of the elite college for future Navy and Marine Corps officers. He would succeed Vice Adm. Michael H. Miller, who is scheduled to retire this summer after four years at Annapolis and 40 in the Navy.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
A midshipman who crashed his SUV into a creek and drowned in February had been drinking at an Annapolis bar earlier that night, a Naval Academy investigation found. Midshipman Max Allen, a senior from Chesterfield, Va., had ordered a burger and several drinks, including "The Max," a Long Island Iced Tea spinoff named after him, with two other midshipmen at the Federal House Bar and Grille on Feb. 14, according to the report. Allen returned to his dorm around 11:30 p.m., then had a phone conversation with a friend around 1 a.m., before leaving again, the report said.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2014
Politicians love a good parade, but in this election year, there won't be any candidates screaming "Vote for me" at Monday's Annapolis Memorial Day Parade. City officials say Annapolis has strict rules about political and business advertising in the parade, aimed at keeping the focus on America's veterans and those who died serving the country. "We want it to be very respectful to the veterans and to the memories of those who have been lost. We really want no politicking at all," said Felicia Nolan, special projects coordinator for the city government.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
For three years there have been no diamond rolls or sneak passes in the skies above Annapolis. That's changing this week as the Blue Angels elite aerobatic team returns to the Naval Academy for an air show scheduled for Wednesdayweather permitting, and for Friday's Naval Academy commencement, when they'll they soar over Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and the capital city at hundreds of miles per hour. Just a practice run Tuesday generated a buzz throughout Annapolis - and some deafening screeches from the Navy jets.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 19, 2014
Annapolis and the Naval Academy are preparing for a week of festivities to mark the end of the academic year and the commissioning of a new batch of officers - including a return of the Navy's Blue Angels elite flight team. The Blue Angels have not performed their traditional Commissioning Week shows over the Severn River since 2010. The 2011 performance was canceled after a safety concern emerged at another air show, the 2012 show was canceled because of a scheduling conflict and the 2013 show was a victim of federal government budget cuts.
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