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By E.A. Torriero and E.A. Torriero,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | July 9, 2004
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - As the United States freed the first detainee since last week's Supreme Court ruling that such individuals have a right to take their cases to court, the Navy secretary arrived here yesterday to oversee a process that could result in the release of dozens more prisoners in coming weeks. Mehdi-Muhammed Ghezali, a 25-year-old Swede, was whisked away under heavy security by a Swedish charter plane in the middle of the night. He was captured in Pakistan in the company of Taliban fighters in 2001 and had been held in secret since January 2002.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Sun Staff Writer | June 10, 1994
The Naval Academy's No. 2 official had his promotion to rear admiral put on hold this week, because of Senate concerns about his role in the investigation of the school's largest cheating scandal.Navy Secretary John Dalton asked the Senate Armed Services Committee to delay considering the promotion of Capt. John B. Padgett, the Naval Academy's commandant of midshipmen, who was among an estimated 30 nominees considered for promotion to rear admiral.Mr. Dalton took the step to make sure the other officers on the list were acted on by the committee, which approved the nominees this week, said Capt.
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January 22, 1995
Lord Cowdray, 84, who built Pearson PLC into a diversified conglomerate with major media holdings, died Thursday in London of bronchial pneumonia. He was chairman of Pearson from 1954 to 1977, during which the company acquired The Financial Times and the publishers Penguin, Longman and Viking Press.Edward Hidalgo, 82, a lawyer and career Navy officer who was Navy secretary in the Carter administration, died yesterday of a heart attack in in Fairfax, Va. He lived in McLean, Va., and began his career in 1942 as a lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
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By Bradley Olson and Bradley Olson,sun reporter | April 8, 2007
A former Navy quarterback who was acquitted of rape and now faces expulsion from the Naval Academy took his case to Washington last week, urging members of Congress to support his attempts to graduate and become an officer. Securing the free assistance of several people from lobbying giant Cassidy & Associates is the latest step for Lamar S. Owens Jr.'s supporters, a group that includes a growing number of academy alumni with a wide range of influence garnered from prominent careers in the public and private sectors.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 9, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Navy Secretary John H. Dalton, who led the sea service during more than five years of tumult and change marked by the aftershocks of the Tailhook scandal, widespread cheating at the Naval Academy and greater integration of women into the fleet, announced yesterday that he is resigning at the end of the year."
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By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,SUN STAFF | June 25, 1998
Charles Larson, the recently retired Naval Academy superintendent, yesterday defended his handling of a sexual misconduct case in which three midshipmen faced expulsion but a fourth -- football star Chris McCoy -- did not.Larson said two things are not tolerated at the school: drugs, and sex in the dormitory. He said his decision was consistent with that maxim, and he denied giving a star athlete special treatment -- as the other midshipmen have alleged."I don't give preferential treatment," Larson said, responding to a story in The Sun about the case.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 7, 1997
In the early 1960s, Midshipman John Dalton of Shreveport, La., hustled from his cramped dorm room to worship at the Naval Academy chapel, where the bones of John Paul Jones rest.Today, Navy Secretary John Dalton often recalls the words of the naval hero, who said a seagoing officer should be a capable mariner and a courteous gentleman with the nicest sense of personal honor. Dalton adds a late-20th century twist: "I'm sure [Jones] would provide the same guidance to female officers as well," he tells audiences.
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By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Sun Staff Writer | July 22, 1995
U.S. Navy Secretary John H. Dalton has given a lukewarm response to a request from Maryland's senators that he reverse his recent order that effectively blocks Baltimore's only remaining major shipyard from bidding on critical Navy repair work.But another member of the Maryland delegation, trying to muster some political clout, has asked House Speaker Newt Gingrich to lobby Mr. Dalton on behalf of the Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s BethShip at Sparrows Point."We're a little more optimistic on our side," Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. said yesterday.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | July 22, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Richard Danzig, the Navy's former No. 2 official and a key figure in resolving the Naval Academy's cheating scandal, has been selected to replace Navy Secretary John H. Dalton, who is retiring, Pentagon sources said yesterday.Defense Secretary William S. Cohen told reporters yesterday that he had forwarded a nominee for the top Navy job to the White House but declined to elaborate. Sources, however, indicated that Danzig was Cohen's choice and that the nomination could be announced soon.
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By Suzanne Wooton and Suzanne Wooton,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1995
Amid growing political pressure, the U.S. Navy secretary yesterday reversed his recent directive that ended Baltimore's so-called home port status. The reversal made Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s BethShip yard again eligible for most Navy repair work.In a letter to members of Maryland's congressional delegation, Navy Secretary John H. Dalton said that he was reinstating the long-standing home port status for Baltimore and Portland, Ore. The secretary gave no reason for reversing his June 21 decision.
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