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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
What is just the second Nobel Peace Prize medal to be sold at auction will go under the gavel later this month at the Baltimore Convention Center. Lot #2029 at the Whitman Expo's spring auction of coins and collectibles will be the 1936 gold medal awarded to Argentina's former foreign minister, Carlos Saavedra Lamas. He received what arguably is the world's most prestigious prize for his role in negotiating the end of a war between Bolivia and Paraguay. The auction will be held March 27-30.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2014
Anna B. George, a church secretary who enjoyed celebrating her German heritage, died Friday of melanoma at Stella Maris Hospice. She was 79. The daughter of George Braml, an Esskay meat cutter, and Anna Eder Braml, a homemaker, Anna Braml was born in Baltimore and raised in the city's Parkside neighborhood. She attended the Shrine of the Little Flower and graduated in 1952 from Catholic High School. "She had perfect attendance for four years. She was very, very proud of that," said her daughter, Terri Prokopik of Towson.
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February 28, 2014
I have read with interest and dismay of the plans for Symphony Woods. I love parks and go to parks especially for peace and quiet.  Having music of any type, or "incredible sounds" as described by the artist William Cochran, would be a form of noise pollution for me.   Please do not impose on me what you like.  Let people who want music to be part of their experience either bring their own music and use ear pieces, or go to a specific concert....
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January 23, 2014
Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. trots out New York Sen. Chuck Schumer's opposition to the president's Iran policy as the latest on why the Obama administration is wrong on everything else ( "Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama," Jan. 19). Mr. Ehrlich forgot to mention that Senator Schumer's co-sponsor on tougher Iran sanctions was none other than fellow Democrat Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It's not unusual for Democrats to embrace a broad spectrum of opinion - unlike Republicans, who expect everyone in their party to act in lock step, as was the case in their repeated efforts to block the Affordable Care Act. The Menendez-Schumer effort will likely fail, as it should.
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By Vera Miranova and Sam Whitt | January 16, 2014
With mounting casualties estimated at over 100,000, millions more displaced internally and abroad, rampant and egregious human rights violations - including horrific chemical weapons attacks on civilians - bringing peace to Syria is an urgent security and humanitarian concern. However, past efforts to secure a negotiated settlement to the Syrian conflict have been unsuccessful, and a new round of Geneva talks is scheduled to begin next week. Based on original survey data from rebel-controlled territory in Syria, we find that civilians are war-weary and looking for a settlement to end the war, but rebel fighters appear entrenched in the belief that Syrian President Bashar Assad must be defeated, no matter the costs.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2014
Judith Cloughen, a Holy Land peace activist and former Ten Thousand Villages manager, died of multiple myeloma Friday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Towson resident was 66. Born Judith "Judy" Elizabeth Huntress in Portland, Maine, she was the daughter of Carroll Huntress, an athletic coach, and Elizabeth Curran, an English teacher. Raised in Lewisburg, Pa., she earned an English degree from Bucknell University. She later lived in New Haven, Conn., where she met her future husband, the Rev. Charles Edward Cloughen Jr., the former rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Providence Road in Towson.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2014
Maryland political and Jewish leaders reflected Saturday on the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and said they found hope in the vision for peace in the Middle East that he outlined shortly before suffering a stroke in 2006. Sen. Ben Cardin extended his sympathies to Sharon's relatives, who have cared for the leader since he was incapacitated by a stroke. "For eight years, they have stood vigil as a great general fought the greatest battle of his life," Cardin said in a statement.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2013
Virginia Bates, a poet and artist who opposed the Vietnam War and was a founder of the Howard County Peace Action Community, died of complications from the flu Dec. 9 at Bridgepoint of Los Altos, an assisted-living facility in California. The former Woodbine resident was 88. Virginia Neumann was born in Baltimore. She was the daughter of William Neumann, a plumber, and Elinor Neumann, a homemaker. She was a 1942 graduate of Western High School and earned a degree in literature from Case-Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
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December 14, 2013
A recent article about the Arab-Israeli peace process could not be further from the truth when it talked about the "continued commitment of both [Israeli and Palestinian] leaders" ("Kerry: Israeli-Palestinian talks 'closer than we have been in years,'" Dec.7). In fact, the talks are a farce because Israel doesn't want a peace settlement with the Palestinians - today or ever. All Israel wants is to continue stealing more Palestinian land until there is nothing left. Unfortunately, the U.S. doesn't have the backbone to stand up to Israel and its powerful lobby, so nothing will change.
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December 13, 2013
It's ironic that Republicans, who seem to spend all of their time finding things to criticize President Barack Obama for rather than doing anything positive to help our country, are now up in arms regarding his handshake with Cuban President Raul Castro ("Handshake shakes up foes, friends of Cuba," Dec. 11). Without going into the pros and cons of whether it was appropriate or not, consider the milieu in which this diplomatic incident took place. It was at a ceremony eulogizing the extraordinary life of the man whose singular accomplishment was to rise above the intense animosity and vitriol in South Africa during the apartheid era, and who by embracing his implacable foes, brought peace and a spirit of reconciliation to his country, thereby avoiding what could have been a massive, bloody civil war. Nelson Mandela's life was a remarkably vivid demonstration of the benefits of finding the road to peace and cooperation as opposed to continuing confrontation.
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