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January 20, 2000
AUGUSTO Pinochet is history. Ricardo Lagos is the future. The past is important, but less so than the next chapter. Chile, like South Africa, is torn between the needs of justice and reconciliation. Chileans must work out the trade-offs. President-elect Lagos is an old socialist who supported the leftist President Salvador Allende, whom General Pinochet deposed in 1973. He helped initiate the agitation to hold the former president and army commander responsible for some 3,000 deaths and disappearances of political enemies.
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December 20, 2012
Five local Realtors were installed last month to positions on the Harford County Chapter of the Women's Council of Realtors in a ceremony at the Annapolis Doubletree Hotel Nov. 19. The Harford County Chapter is a professional real estate group affiliated with the Women's Council of Realtors. Charlene Lunsford of Long and Foster Real Estate Inc. was installed as the 2013 president and will serve a one-year term as president. She will be responsible for oversight of the chapter operations.
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By Los Angeles Times | January 5, 1993
WASHINGTON -- Although President-elect Bill Clinton pledged in his campaign to spend as much as $80 billion in his first term to rebuild and improve the nation's public works, key advisers say that they now think he is likely to present a substantially scaled-down plan to Congress this month.In recent weeks, Clinton staff members, advisers and technical experts have sorted through an array of possible capital investments in roads, bridges, transit lines, aviation, water treatment and communications systems to bolster long-term U.S. competitiveness and stimulate future economic development.
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By Raymond Daniel Burke | November 19, 2012
Baltimore's Fifth Regiment Armory is a good place to start for some perspective on the recent presidential election. Within its gray stone walls, the tumultuous 1912 Democratic National Convention played a major scene in the political drama that resulted in an incumbent president not only being defeated, but finishing third in the national election. The dynamics that led to such an extraordinary result are lessons that apply to any analysis of an election involving a sitting president.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Staff Writer Mark Matthews of The Sun's Washington Bureau contributed to this article | November 13, 1992
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Laying the groundwork for his administration while trying to keep expectations in check, President-elect Bill Clinton said yesterday that fueling the economy was his first order of business but warned that there would be no "overnight miracles."In his first news conference since his Election Day victory, Mr. Clinton strayed little from the themes and pledges of his campaign, honing his message of job creation and priming the economic pump."We cannot balance this budget -- ever -- unless we can get more economic growth than we've got," he told a large roomful of reporters at the Old Statehouse here.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,jill.rosen@baltsun.com | January 18, 2009
As President-elect Barack Obama's train rolled slowly through Maryland yesterday afternoon on his way to the nation's capital, people eager for even a glimpse of him pulled on their warmest hats and snuggest gloves. They lined the railway paths and packed a downtown plaza, prepared to wait as long as it took. And what it took was hours - hours in the frigid cold, to spot the historic train car or, better yet, catch a wave from the man who, in a few days, will be president. 'I had to be here' A diverse crowd of about 60 began to gather at 1:30 p.m. in Baltimore's Oliver neighborhood, huddling together in the frosty air in the median of North Broadway.
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By BILL ORDINE | November 18, 2008
Barack Obama's election as the next president of the United States has obviously generated a lot of excitement and optimism in a country desperate for solutions and, yes, change. But among the topics that the president-elect and Republican John McCain wrestled over in their campaign debates, I don't recall a college football playoff being mentioned. And on all those whistle-stops where Obama talked eloquently and convincingly about the top issues in Americans' minds - the economy, the war in Iraq, health care, education - again, I don't remember any discussion of BCS rankings.
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January 18, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama is retracing the inaugural train route taken by fellow Illinoisan Abraham Lincoln and is scheduled to appear with Vice President-elect Joe Biden in War Memorial Plaza across from City Hall. The Baltimore appearance, scheduled to begin at 4:15, is expected to be the largest event of a whistlestop tour carrying the president-elect to his inauguration Tuesday in Washington. The Presidential Inauguration Committee chose Baltimore because of the War of 1812 bombardment that inspired Francis Scott Key to write 'The Star-Spangled Banner.
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August 23, 2000
MOST people in this country who thought at all about Mexico's July 2 election hoped that Vicente Fox would win the presidency, which he did. The tall cowboy businessman throws out the ossified and corrupt governing party, brings refreshing ideas and a faith in market economics that was honed through decades of work for a U.S.-based global company. But his visit here this week, part of his run-up to a Dec. 1 inauguration, could not come at a worse time in U.S. politics. He brings a message about North American relations that neither Democrats or Republicans want to hear during the U.S. election campaign.
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By Hugh Dellios and Hugh Dellios,CHICAGO TRIBUNE | March 25, 2004
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador - President-elect Tony Saca has vowed to continue his predecessor's brotherly relationship with the United States, but that might not assure that El Salvador remains in the Bush administration's military coalition in Iraq. The token unit of 370 Salvadoran troops serving in the Middle East has become all the more important symbolically after Spain and Honduras said they probably would not renew their troop deployments in June. Nicaraguan troops pulled out last month.
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October 10, 2011
Heather Schafer-Adkins, a Realtor with Joan Ryder & Associates Real Estate Inc., participated in the two-day Leadership Academy in Chicago, Aug. 6-7, sponsored by the Women's Council of Realtors, a national professional development organization with 14,000 members. Schafer-Adkins is President-elect of Women's Council of Realtors Harford County Chapter. More than 245 elected officers attended the annual, invitation-only academy, which provides leadership and chapter management training for incoming Women's Council of Realtors local and state chapter presidents.
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June 20, 2011
The New York Times reported this weekend that President Barack Obama's views on gay marriage are "evolving" and that there are serious discussions inside the White House about how to handle the shift if he decides to publicly support same-sex unions. The president has a fairly good record on gay rights issues; he successfully pushed for the abolition of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and has stopped defending the Defense of Marriage Act in the courts. But even as the nation has grown to accept the idea of same-sex marriage, the president has held back, citing his own religious views as the basis for an embrace of civil unions but not of full-fledged marriage.
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January 18, 2009
Even now, President-elect Barack Obama is struggling to keep his beloved BlackBerry. For reasons of security and privacy, Mr. Obama has been pressed to give it up. For a number of other reasons, that would be a shame. Through a long, grueling election year, Mr. Obama used his BlackBerry to stay in touch with a wide assortment of acquaintances beyond his inner circle of political operatives. They should stay within easy reach. Isolation should not be a cost of the 21st-century presidency.
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January 18, 2009
Jim Warlick has been in business through eight inaugurations in 28 years, but he has never seen a frenzy like the one surrounding President-elect Barack Obama. The owner of Political Americana, a souvenir retailer with a store blocks from the White House, said sales have never been better. His five locations have bustled for weeks, with people buying T-shirts, bobbleheads, buttons, paper dolls or other Obama memorabilia. Customers snap pictures in an Oval Office setting at the store, sitting behind a replica of a desk used by various presidents since 1880.
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January 18, 2009
President-elect Barack Obama is retracing the inaugural train route taken by fellow Illinoisan Abraham Lincoln and is scheduled to appear with Vice President-elect Joe Biden in War Memorial Plaza across from City Hall. The Baltimore appearance, scheduled to begin at 4:15, is expected to be the largest event of a whistlestop tour carrying the president-elect to his inauguration Tuesday in Washington. The Presidential Inauguration Committee chose Baltimore because of the War of 1812 bombardment that inspired Francis Scott Key to write 'The Star-Spangled Banner.
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January 18, 2009
Reprinted from The Sun of Monday, February 25, 1861. Mr. Lincoln's Secret Passage through Baltimore - Immense Gathering at Calvert Station - Arrival of the Special Train from Harrisburg - Disappointment - The Republican Committee - Mrs. Lincoln and Family on the Train - Their Departure for Washington - Mr. Lincoln's Appearance at Washington - Interviews with Mr. Buchanan and Gen. Scott. Saturday was the day appointed for the passage of Mr. Lincoln, President elect, through Baltimore, and as a matter of course curiosity was on tiptoe to behold the man who had been chosen to stand at the helm of the ship of State.
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December 19, 2000
IF PRESIDENT-ELECT Bush wants to signal that he's going to govern from the center, he should back away from the centerpiece of his election campaign, a $1.6 trillion tax cut. It worked well in stump speeches, but not in the halls of Congress. Already, House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has spoken out against such a massive, across-the-board tax cut. So has Sen. Charles E. Grassley, the incoming Finance Committee chairman. Put simply, the Bush campaign plan can't pass muster with Democrats or moderate Republicans.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,matthew.brown@baltsun.com | January 17, 2009
With temperatures expected to remain well below freezing for today's visit by President-elect Barack Obama, Baltimore officials are urging parents to keep children younger than 6 away from the outdoor event at War Memorial Plaza, and are recommending that adults 60 and older consider watching from the safety of indoors. "We are very concerned that people who come out and wind up waiting for hours are at high risk of developing hypothermia," Baltimore Health Commissioner Joshua M. Sharfstein said at a news conference that was held outdoors yesterday to stress the cold.
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By Gadi Dechter and Gadi Dechter,gadi.dechter@baltsun.com | January 18, 2009
At the start of Barack Obama's whistle-stop tour to Washington yesterday, the president-elect hailed the "outstanding" mayor of Philadelphia, Michael Nutter. In Wilmington, he acknowledged Mayor James M. Baker by name. Not so in Baltimore. Mayor Sheila Dixon was one of thousands of Obama supporters braving hours of sub-freezing temperatures to greet him at War Memorial Plaza. "It's an extremely huge deal for me," she said in an interview before Obama's address. "Words can't describe how ecstatic we are."
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