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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | December 23, 2008
Gifts of gems pass quickly through the hands of Condoleezza Rice Arab leaders showered Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice with jewelry worth more than a quarter of a million dollars last year, including at least $316,000 in gem-encrusted baubles from the kings of Jordan and Saudi Arabia, making her one of top recipients among U.S. officials of gifts from foreign heads of state and government and their aides in 2007. In January, Jordan's King Abdullah II gave Rice an emerald and diamond necklace, ring, bracelet and earrings estimated to be worth $147,000, according to the State Department's annual inventory of such items released yesterday just in time for Christmas.
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SPORTS
By From Sun news services | January 22, 2009
Browns coach Eric Mangini was encouraged by two days of meetings with Ravens pro personnel director George Kokinis and indicated his longtime friend will soon be Cleveland's new general manager. Kokinis spoke with team owner Randy Lerner yesterday and could be days away from joining the club. It is not known whether Lerner offered Kokinis a contract. Patriots: : Quarterback Tom Brady said his rehabilitation from season-ending knee surgery was "going really well," but he did not offer any timetable for a return to the football field.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
Actress Jada Pinkett Smith is appealing directly to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on behalf of elephants. In a letter dated Tuesday, the actress said she was appealing to the mayor "as a mother and proud Baltimore native. " Pinkett Smith wanted to make sure no elephants were jabbed with bullhooks during the upcoming performance of Ringling Bros. Circus' at 1st Mariner Arena. She reminded Rawlings-Blake of the city's law against any “mechanical, electrical, or manualdevice that is likely to cause physical injury or suffering” to a performing animal.
FEATURES
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,sun reporter | December 20, 2007
New in hoosgow chow: veggie burgers, tofurkey and mock dogs. Faux meat has gone mainstream among those who are, alas, no longer in the mainstream. Most correctional institutions around the nation offer vegetarian entrees at all meals, according to a new survey by the Norfolk, Va.-based animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. The group has also looked at colleges (very veggie) and ballparks (not as much) and insists there has been a response to growing demand in the nation's institutions, some of which haven't often been at the forefront of wholesome eating.
NEWS
By Laura Vozzella laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | February 10, 2010
N o matter how much snow lands on Maryland, one thing's for sure: Katie O'Malley will face it furless. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals surveyed the nation's first ladies on their outerwear habits and trumpeted the results in a news release Wednesday. "[A]fter mentioning that first ladies Michelle Obama of the U.S. and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy of France had issued statements that they are fur-free" - no pressure! - "[PETA] simply asked, 'Do you wear fur?
NEWS
By LAURA VOZZELLA | December 16, 2005
One of Baltimore's biggest companies, Constellation Energy Group, could be gobbled up by a Florida utility. What's the most serious fallout for Charm City? Losing one of Baltimore's last Fortune 500 companies? Bummer, but we'd get over it. Losing thousands of jobs. Even bigger bummer. Losing Molly Shattuck as a Ravens cheerleader. Ugh! Perish the thought! I phoned Ms. Molly the other day as news of the merger was spreading to ask what it meant for her cheerleading career. If CEO-hubby Mayo had to look for a new job, would she limit his search to NFL cities?
FEATURES
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2012
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wasn't exactly jumping when Jada Pinkett Smith asked for her help in protecting elephants earlier this week. The mayor more or less says she had bigger fish to fry -- that and the actress didn't help her out when the city needed it. But Friday Pinkett Smith's aunt, who runs the Baltimore-based charity of the actress, said her niece has done quite a bit for the city -- and she's surprised that the mayor doesn't...
FEATURES
April 8, 2004
Las Vegas names Roy `Citizen of the Month' Illusionist Roy Horn, recovering from a near-fatal tiger mauling, missed the excitement as the Las Vegas City Council honored him yesterday as "Citizen of the Month." There was a proclamation from the mayor and an interview with "Siegfried & Roy" show manager Bernie Yuman, but there was no Siegfried. Siegfried Fischbacher was on his way to Los Angeles. The animal act was shut down after a white tiger attacked Horn during an Oct. 3 performance.
NEWS
By Drew Bailey and Drew Bailey,Contributing Writer | April 18, 1992
A couple of Easter bunnies hopped out yesterday to prove that the holiday isn't just for people with living rooms and lawns, it's also for those without a place to sleep at night.At the Antioch Shelter Home in Baltimore, representatives from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) served a vegetarian breakfast while children swarmed the big bunny, almost knocking off his oversized white head with their hearty hugs.At Baltimore's Carroll Park, another mammoth rabbit presided as more than 100 children from three other area shelters played outdoor games and hunted for 1,000 plastic eggs filled with candy, in an event staged by students at the University of Maryland school of law.Antioch's breakfast menu dropped the usual bacon, sausage and scrambled eggs.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amy Watts | April 11, 2012
Rock Night was last night, and the leaderboard was shook up. We know Melissa was taken from the hospital and my source for all Hollywood gossip, my dad, reported to me earlier today that he'd heard "concussion. " The clip package from last night shows Melissa wacking her head on Maks's leg before being carried to an ambulance and carted off. Last night, Gavin wore another stupid hat and lots of eyeliner. Melissa wacked her head on Maks's leg as she spun and it appears that may be why he fell on the floor.
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