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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 6, 1998
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Maha Abu Dayeh-Shamas set out with dozens of other women more than a year ago to improve the legal status of women in Palestinian society. They wanted to reform laws that permit men to have more than one wife and require a woman to get her father's permission to wed.But the group ran into stiff opposition from Palestinian women, devout Muslims who believed that the proposed reforms defiled Islam and would lead to the breakup of the family."We were raising issues that deal with power centers in this society," says Abu Dayeh-Shamas, director of the Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 6, 1998
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Maha Abu Dayeh-Shamas set out with dozens of other women more than a year ago to improve the legal status of women in Palestinian society. They wanted to reform laws that permit men to have more than one wife and require a woman to get her father's permission to wed.But the group ran into stiff opposition from Palestinian women, devout Muslims who believed that the proposed reforms defiled Islam and would lead to the breakup of the family."We were raising issues that deal with power centers in this society," says Abu Dayeh-Shamas, director of the Women's Center for Legal Aid and Counseling.
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By Diana Jean Schemo and Diana Jean Schemo,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 5, 1991
GAZA CITY, Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip -- The 32-year-old secretary is not dressed in a way that suggests great respect for Islamic tradition: black jeans, bright-green T-shirt, makeup and frosted hair. But looped loosely around her neck is a narrow, white head scarf, a grudging nod to the arbiters of God's will in Gaza."Today, I have no choice," she said bitterly when asked if women in the streets of East Jerusalem and the West Bank must cover their heads, too. "Here, they force us."No woman here seems able to remember the precise day she realized that time had begun flowing backward for the women of Gaza.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 15, 1997
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Almost six years ago, Mai and Manar Ghussein, Palestinian schoolgirls, decided to join the fight against the Israeli occupation of their people. The two cousins bought a knife and waited outside the Old City of Jerusalem for a Jew to stab.Mai, 19, wielded the knife on that June day in 1991, stabbing a man wearing the knitted skullcap of a religious Jewish settler. She and Manar, 17 at the time, say they picked the man because he had a gun on his hip; they say they saw the settler's gun as a symbol of their oppression.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 22, 1996
BEIT HANINA, Israel -- In the hills outside Jerusalem, a young girl secretly scratches out a poem. It is a simple elegy for a sister slain in the name of family honor."
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 15, 1997
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Almost six years ago, Mai and Manar Ghussein, Palestinian schoolgirls, decided to join the fight against the Israeli occupation of their people. The two cousins bought a knife and waited outside the Old City of Jerusalem for a Jew to stab.Mai, 19, wielded the knife on that June day in 1991, stabbing a man wearing the knitted skullcap of a religious Jewish settler. She and Manar, 17 at the time, say they picked the man because he had a gun on his hip; they say they saw the settler's gun as a symbol of their oppression.
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By Arnold Rosenfeld | November 16, 1999
HILLARY Clinton stepped into the Middle East the other day with little more in mind than making politically nice. That's impossible in the Middle East. Mrs. Clinton stepped on a large, squishy cow chip placed beneath her unwary foot by Soha Arafat, wife of Palestinian honcho Yasser.Accusing Israel of murdering Palestinian women and children with carcinogenic poison gas, which is what Mrs. Arafat did, represents the plain vanilla of Arab rhetoric. Still, Mrs. Clinton was notably slow in expressing indignation and, when she did, complained starchily that the Palestinians had promised they wouldn't do that anymore.
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March 20, 2009
Courageous stand for gay marriage I was very pleased to read of former Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest's testimony in Annapolis in support of same-sex civil marriage ("Support for gay marriage," March 13). Mr. Gilchrest, unlike most in his party, "gets it" when it comes to the injustice inherent in denying one group of citizens access to rights accorded other citizens. He understands that the issue of same-sex civil marriage has nothing to do with religion, that no church can be, or would be, compelled to sanctify a marriage that violates that congregation's tenets.
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By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,Special to The Sun | January 24, 1991
BERLIN -- When asked why German peace protesters were singling out American bases and missions for demonstrations, U.S. Ambassador Vernon A. Walters turned toward his German questioners and shrugged his shoulders."
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 12, 2006
JERUSALEM -- An American teacher was released late yesterday by captors in the West Bank who had held him for a day. Michael Phillips, 24, who teaches English in Palestinian refugee camps in Nablus, was unharmed, said Samah Atout, a manager for the nonprofit for which the Louisiana resident has worked. "He's totally OK, and he doesn't want to leave Nablus," Atout said by phone shortly after Phillips was released. Shortly afterward, Phillips told Reuters news service: "I'm fine, and I'm happy that this incident is over."
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | September 22, 1996
BEIT HANINA, Israel -- In the hills outside Jerusalem, a young girl secretly scratches out a poem. It is a simple elegy for a sister slain in the name of family honor."
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By Diana Jean Schemo and Diana Jean Schemo,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 5, 1991
GAZA CITY, Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip -- The 32-year-old secretary is not dressed in a way that suggests great respect for Islamic tradition: black jeans, bright-green T-shirt, makeup and frosted hair. But looped loosely around her neck is a narrow, white head scarf, a grudging nod to the arbiters of God's will in Gaza."Today, I have no choice," she said bitterly when asked if women in the streets of East Jerusalem and the West Bank must cover their heads, too. "Here, they force us."No woman here seems able to remember the precise day she realized that time had begun flowing backward for the women of Gaza.
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September 19, 2004
School board to vote on 2006 capital budget The Carroll County Board of Education will meet Wednesday at 1 p.m. to approve the Fiscal 2006 Capital Improvement Budget. School board offices are at 125 N. Court St. The board will then hold its regular administrative meeting at 2 p.m. and a work session on the Fiscal 2006 operating budget at 3 p.m. The regular meeting agenda will be posted on the school system's Web site at www.carrk12.org. Meetings will be broadcast live on CETV, Channel 21 on Adelphia cable TV, and repeated at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and the following Thursday, and 9 a.m. Saturday.
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By Ken Ellingwood and Ken Ellingwood,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 19, 2004
GAZA CITY - Fury filled the dusty streets here yesterday as tens of thousands of Palestinians mourned the death of Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi, killed a day earlier by an Israeli missile strike not far from his home. Punctuated by chanting and occasional gunfire, the angry funeral procession was similar in size and tone to that of Rantisi's predecessor, Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin, who also was killed in an Israeli airstrike less than a month earlier. Again, Hamas promised to strike hard at Israel in revenge, threatening "100 unique reprisals."
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