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By BARBARA MALLONEE | November 22, 1991
The great are sometimes very great and sometimes very small. Inthe soaring space of a symphony hall, the violinist Midori looks momentarily lost. But on any stage, she has presence.In her presence, a roomful of young musicians at the Peabody Conservatory last spring grew silent as Dean Eileen Cline and Rebecca Henry, chair of the preparatory string department, introduced Midori. She had made her concert debut at age 11. Now 19, Midori Goto (she never uses her last name in public) stood at the foot of the stage in North Hall with its high windows and bare wood floor to talk with schoolchildren, high school boys, adolescent girls, at least one of whom, like Midori, hopes fervently to grow taller than her mother.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 21, 2014
BOSTON -- Even though Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has just one home run three weeks into the season, he has still found a way to be productive in the middle of the lineup. After leading the majors with 53 homers last year, Davis knows that teams are attacking him differently. With two walks and a single in his first three plate appearances Monday, he has now reached safely in 17 straight games, tying his career high. Davis hasn't seen very many pitches to hit. He's not seeing many fastballs, and the ones he does see seem to be consistently inside.
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By MARK MAZZETTI and MARK MAZZETTI,LOS ANGELES TIME | October 1, 2005
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. generals running the war in Iraq presented a new assessment of the military situation in public comments and sworn testimony this week: The 149,000 U.S. troops in Iraq are increasingly part of the problem. During a trip to Washington, the generals said that the presence of U.S. forces was fueling the insurgency, fostering an undesirable dependency on American troops among the nascent Iraqi military and energizing terrorists across the Middle East. For all these reasons, they said, a gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops is imperative.
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By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2014
Shoppers have come to know the Pandora name for glittering displays of customized sterling bracelets and gemstone charms sold by jewelers or the company's own retailers. But the Danish company kept a lower profile for its Maryland connection — a U.S. headquarters that's been lodged in Columbia since the brand arrived in the country in 2003. At first, the small headquarters didn't garner much notice; then the company didn't want to advertise the location because its warehouse was filled with high-priced goods.
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September 10, 1996
THE REFERENDUM to reduce the U.S. military presence on poor little Okinawa was a cry from the heart of people who believe themselves second-class citizens of Japan. It may weaken Japan's coalition government because the leading Liberal Democratic Party shows no real sympathy for Okinawans on this issue, while its junior partner, the Social Democratic Party, does.Only three-fifths of eligible Okinawans voted, which is low for a Japanese election. But nine-tenths of those favored reduction of U.S. forces and reduced legal status for them, which is high for any referendum.
FEATURES
By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Staff Writer | June 15, 1992
Ralph Harper sits on a bench on the Johns Hopkins University campus, a vigorous man of 76, in a tan corduroy jacket and khaki slacks. His hair runs silver to gray, and his eyes are a startling Caribbean-blue. Physically, Mr. Harper slips smoothly into this academic tableau, a professor emeritus perhaps, returning for lunch with the university president, or a visiting lecturer from an Ivy League school.But the tableau disintegrates as soon as Mr. Harper, an adjunct professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins, begins to talk of the lifelong odyssey that has taken him around the world and left him bereft of professional legitimacy.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Staff Writer | June 15, 1992
Ralph Harper sits on a bench on the Johns Hopkins University campus, a vigorous man of 76, in a tan corduroy jacket and khaki slacks. His hair runs silver to gray, and his eyes are a startling Caribbean-blue. Physically, Mr. Harper slips smoothly into this academic tableau, a professor emeritus perhaps, returning for lunch with the university president, or a visiting lecturer from an Ivy League school.But the tableau disintegrates as soon as Mr. Harper, an adjunct professor of humanities at Johns Hopkins, begins to talk of the lifelong odyssey that has taken him around the world and left him bereft of professional legitimacy.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2002
U.S. Foodservice said yesterday that it has acquired St. Louis-based Allen Foods Inc. in an effort to expand its reach in the Midwest. "Allen Foods has been one of the most respected names in the food service business," Robert Gillison, vice president and treasurer of Columbia-based U.S. Foodservice, said yesterday. "We had an opportunity to do a transaction with them, and really beef up our presence in what is one of the best and largest markets in the country." Gillison declined to disclose financial terms of the transaction.
NEWS
March 4, 2002
WHEN THE Academy of American Poets sought nominees to grace commemorative stamps, Langston Hughes far outpolled other lyric notables. The popularity of the Harlem Renaissance poet is but one example of, in the words of biographer Arnold Rampersad, Hughes' "risen presence in the national culture." His poems, novels, short stories, plays, librettos, translations and essays - he covered the Spanish Civil War for The Afro-American newspaper in Baltimore - are being reissued in a 17-volume collection of his works, the first ever.
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By Edward Lee | August 13, 2012
When left tackle Bryant McKinnie reported to Ravens training camp five days late, many figured that 11-year veteran would need some time to get back in shape, but would soon regain his spot on the first offense. That hasn't happened yet. McKinnie is still playing with the second offense while Michael Oher and rookie Kelechi Osemele man the left and right tackle positions, respectively, with the starting offense. McKinnie's presence would appear to set the stage for Oher to return to right tackle and for Osemele to find a spot with the second offense.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
In a span of three short months, Albany's trio of brothers Miles and Lyle Thompson and cousin Ty Thompson have graced the front page of The New York Times and the cover of the Inside Lacrosse magazine. In doing so, they have becomes role models for the lacrosse-playing youngsters at the Onondaga Reservation in upstate New York where they grew up. “A lot of little kids on our reservation hit us up on the social networks,” Miles Thompson said as the No. 19 Great Danes traveled to Baltimore for Friday night's game against No. 10 Johns Hopkins at Homewood Field in Baltimore.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
When the Orioles take the field Monday, one of the least visible but most beloved members will be missing from the team. Monica Pence Barlow, the public relations director, had been there through 14 seasons - in the press box, in the locker room, at the elbows of reporters conducting interviews - and some say they are having difficulty imagining the coming season without her. "She was one of us. She was around us for the 162 games. She was around us as much as our teammates," said shortstop J.J. Hardy.
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By Natalie Sherman, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
Isaac Hametz doesn't identify as an Orthodox Jew, and neither do many of the Jewish people living in downtown. But the 30-year-old was enlisted by the leader of Lloyd Street's B'nai Israel congregation for a singularly Orthodox quest: Determine how to create a downtown eruv, a ritual zone typically marked by wire or string that makes possible certain activities otherwise forbidden on the Sabbath. Rabbi Etan Mintz, who joined B'nai Israel in August 2012, said an eruv is critical to helping the 140-year-old congregation attract and retain families, and ultimately re-establish itself as the center of a thriving downtown Jewish community.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
Southwest Airlines won 54 slots recently vacated amid federal litigation at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, expanding its already-large presence in the region. The airline said its pending growth at Reagan, where its number of daily departures is expected to balloon from 17 to 44, will not impact existing schedules or routes out of BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport. "We have about 240 flights a day from BWI, and we're not expecting that to change," said Dan Landson, a Southwest spokesman.
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By David Horsey | January 21, 2014
Guns don't kill people, popcorn kills people. Or maybe it's texting. Or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time with some fool who thinks he needs to take a gun to the movies. Each and every day it is possible to scan the news from across America and find an example of human stupidity turned lethal by the presence of a gun. This week's top horror is the shooting of a father out on a kid-free date with his wife who was gunned down by an idiot with a pistol in his pocket. Except he wasn't really an idiot.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | November 25, 2013
Howard County police announced Monday that it will increase its presence around shopping malls, neighborhoods and on the roadways this holiday season. The increased police presence, which will begin on Thanksgiving and continue through New Year's Day, is aimed at deterring robberies, thefts, shoplifting and other crimes associated with the holiday season. Officers will be increasing patrols in cars, on foot and on bikes in both plainclothes and uniforms. Police also will be riding Howard Transit buses in uniformed and plainclothes.  In addition, police released the following safety tips for the holidays: S AFE SHOPPING : Residents are advised to be more careful, prepared and alert.
FEATURES
October 16, 2007
Oct. 16 1962 The Cuban missile crisis began as President John F. Kennedy was told that photographs had revealed the presence of missile bases in Cuba.
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By Glenn McNatt | July 6, 1997
"WHAT, THEN, is this American, this new man?" asked the visiting Frenchman Hector St. John de Crevecoeur some time in the 1780s.The answer to that riddle is rich and complicated, and it has been told and retold in our art, literature and music since the country's earliest days."American art tells the American story," wrote the critic Robert Hughes. "Americans, like any other people, inscribe their histories, beliefs, attitudes, desires and dreams in the images they make."Hughes presented his ideas in a recent book, "American Visions," which also served as the basis of a popular television series and a special edition of Time magazine earlier this year.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2013
Anne Arundel County police and state police are cracking down on aggressive and impaired drivers on busy Route 3 this month. Since Nov. 8, county police officers and Maryland State Police troopers have stopped 626 drivers and arrested 12 drivers for drunk driving, said Justin Mulcahy, a county police spokesman. The "wave of enforcement" will continue at least through the end of November, Mulcahy said. Officers are looking for distracted, impaired and unsafe drivers, he said.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2013
When the Morgan State football team took the field at Hughes Stadium in Baltimore for Saturday's home and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener against Norfolk State, the Bears did not run to the sideline closest to their fans, their marching band and their cheerleaders. Instead, the team stood on the visitors' sideline - in front of the Spartans' fans, marching band and cheerleaders. After the 27-21 loss, Morgan State coach Donald Hill-Eley explained his decision to have the team stand on the opposing sideline.
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