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By William J. Clinton | November 28, 1996
Following is the text of President Clinton's 1996 Thanksgiving Day proclamation: AMERICA'S OLDEST tradition, Thanksgiving is also a reaffirmation of our most deeply held values, a public recognition that, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, ''God who gave life gave us liberty.''In gratitude for God's gift of freedom and ''for all the great and various favors which He hath been pleased to confer upon us,'' George Washington made Thanksgiving his first proclamation for the new nation, and it is one we are privileged to renew each year.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | November 4, 2013
Over the past 181 years, the bill of sale has turned a pale tan. The ink has faded from black to brown and includes elaborate flourishes that seem ill-suited to such a grim and ugly business. On Feb. 25, 1832, the bill reads, a slave named William Johnson "about eighteen years of age" was sold to the owner of an Alabama plantation for $550 - or roughly $14,000 in today's currency. "This document changed my life," the Los Angeles-based philanthropist and collector Bernard Kinsey says about the piece of paper he received as a gift in the 1970s from a friend.
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April 30, 2012
As the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, the Harford County Association of Realtors joined the National Association of Realtors in honoring Fair Housing Month this April and received a proclamation from the Harford County Council declaring April Fair Housing Month. Carole Milan, chairperson of the Equal Opportunity Committee, led the association Fair Housing Poster Contest among the local students in kindergarten through eighth grade. From the many submitted entries, three students' posters are recognized and submitted to the Maryland Association of Realtors as entries in the state Fair Housing Calendar contest.
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November 4, 2013
SARC, a non-profit in Harford County providing hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, received a proclamation from the Harford County Council recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation was issued by Billy Boniface and the Harford County Council in hopes to increase public awareness about domestic violence. The proclamation states the long-term personal and societal effects of domestic violence, which is a largely under-reported crime.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 21, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis will be required to turn over automatic weapons and heavy weapons under a proclamation that allied authorities plan to issue this week, allied officials said yesterday. The aim of the proclamation is to help stabilize Iraq by confiscating the huge supply of AK-47s, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons that are used by criminal gangs, paramilitary groups and remnants of the Saddam Hussein government. Iraqis who refuse to comply with the edict will be subject to arrest.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | March 22, 2000
MARDELA SPRINGS -- The town commission in this tiny Wicomico County community refused last night to go along with an anti-abortion proclamation offered by one of its members, saying the measure has no legal weight and can do nothing but bring unwanted publicity. The decision came with no discussion as the proposal died for lack of a second, apparently matching the sentiments of many in the town of 362, who questioned why Commissioner Anthony Severn had pushed the issue into the spotlight.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | September 26, 1998
A controversial plan to rededicate a Confederate monument in Ellicott City received another blow yesterday as Maryland's secretary of state refused to issue a proclamation he considered inflammatory.John T. Willis declined to approve a request by Sons of Confederate Veterans to proclaim tomorrow "Howard County Confederate Heritage Day," saying it would be "inappropriate" to issue a government proclamation that "unnecessarily inflames emotions and might divide rather than unify the citizens of Maryland."
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By Liz F. Kay and Liz F. Kay,SUN STAFF | February 19, 2003
A Howard County councilman has decided that debate on a legislative resolution against a possible war in Iraq he intended to introduce this week could cause "unnecessary acrimony" among County Council members. Councilman David A. Rakes, an east Columbia Democrat, said yesterday he plans to present an honorary proclamation opposing potential military action during a county public hearing instead of introducing a resolution on which council members would vote. The hearing, originally scheduled for Tuesday, was postponed until today because of the inclement weather.
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November 4, 2013
SARC, a non-profit in Harford County providing hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, received a proclamation from the Harford County Council recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation was issued by Billy Boniface and the Harford County Council in hopes to increase public awareness about domestic violence. The proclamation states the long-term personal and societal effects of domestic violence, which is a largely under-reported crime.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | March 16, 2000
For more than 60 years, Thelma C. Wimmer has preserved the history of her hometown. By unanimous proclamation of Sykesville Town Council, the 90-year-old resident is now the official historian of the municipality of 3,500. The council bestowed the title Monday on the woman who secured a Town Hall for Sykesville; founded its Historic Commission; stored town archives and antiques at her home until a museum was established; volunteered her time; and shared her resources. "She has collected and recorded facts, traditions, images and artifacts relating to the history of the town," said a proclamation issued Monday.
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By Katie V. Jones, Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 25, 2013
It wasn't supposed to end up a fruit and vegetable farm. But in some ways, it seemed to be the family's fate. After years of running a truck farm with his dad - growing vegetables and taking them to Baltimore on carts drawn by horses - Larry Moore had had enough of that, said his son, Guy Moore. So Larry Moore started a dairy farm on his family's property in the Guilford area. The cows moved with him in 1963, when he and his wife, Polly, sold that Guilford farm to the Rouse Co. and bought 250 acres in Woodbine.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 23, 2013
For three decades Dorothy "Dot" Maurer has been a major contributor to beautification efforts in the Town of Bel Air. Earlier this month, Maurer was recognized by town government leaders, associates and friends for her work with the Bel Air Appearance and Beautification Committee, which she joined in 1983. She is stepping down after serving as the committee's chairman for many years. "Everyone agrees wholeheartedly that Bel Air is the way it is because of Dot's attention to detail and the flowers," Mayor Edward Hopkins said as he presented a proclamation to Maurer during the May 6 town meeting.
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April 30, 2012
As the leading advocate for homeownership and housing issues, the Harford County Association of Realtors joined the National Association of Realtors in honoring Fair Housing Month this April and received a proclamation from the Harford County Council declaring April Fair Housing Month. Carole Milan, chairperson of the Equal Opportunity Committee, led the association Fair Housing Poster Contest among the local students in kindergarten through eighth grade. From the many submitted entries, three students' posters are recognized and submitted to the Maryland Association of Realtors as entries in the state Fair Housing Calendar contest.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 12, 2006
From the time he was 8 years old, Joseph Mansfield Fuller wanted to be a firefighter. But when he returned to Howard County after serving in the Army during World War II, he never even considered applying. The fire department was all white. Fuller is black. So Fuller, who stopped going to school after the seventh grade, went on to other things. He worked at a paper company, at Taylor's department store in Ellicott City, and at a post office in Columbia. He almost forgot about his childhood ambition.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2004
In a preliminary September 1862 proclamation, President Abraham Lincoln announced his intention to free all slaves in states that were in rebellion against the Union. The historic action taken by Lincoln signaled to the world that the Civil War was about more than simply preserving the Union. It was also about ending the cruelty of slavery. Lincoln's proclamation stated in part: "That on the 1st day of January, A.D. 1863, all persons held as slaves within in any State or designated part of a State the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thence forward, and forever free."
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By Greg Morago and Greg Morago,HARTFORD COURANT | April 8, 2004
NEW YORK - The sidewalks of Times Square are paved with gold. Well, fake gold: Rolex, Tag Heuer, Breitling and Cartier timepieces whose gleaming casings are as authentic as the inside mechanism is reliable. Myriad street vendors choking this "crossroads of the world" are hawking more than watches, though. The gilt dreams of tourists pouring into Times Square are also fed with enticements of faux Louis Vuitton purses, Montblanc pens, Tiffany bracelets and pashmina scarves. Not all of Times Square's street vendors sell knockoffs.
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December 19, 1995
Chapelgate Presbyterian Church, 2600 Marriottsville Road, will begin its centennial celebration Jan. 14 at the 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services. The church's choir, orchestra and singing ensemble will perform.A hundred years ago, North Avenue United Presbyterian Church, forerunner to Chapelgate, was chartered as a church.Country Executive Charles I. Ecker will issue a proclamation commemorating the centennial.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 6, 2000
Four months ago in Texas, Gov. George W. Bush signed a proclamation declaring June 10 to be Jesus Day, and urging all Texans to "follow Christ's example by performing good works in their communities and neighborhoods." The proclamation received little attention at the time, except for gratitude from a Christian organization that had asked governors to issue proclamations supporting its annual day of charity, prayer and parades in Jesus' name. Now what seemed purely ceremonial has turned into a controversy for Bush.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 21, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis will be required to turn over automatic weapons and heavy weapons under a proclamation that allied authorities plan to issue this week, allied officials said yesterday. The aim of the proclamation is to help stabilize Iraq by confiscating the huge supply of AK-47s, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons that are used by criminal gangs, paramilitary groups and remnants of the Saddam Hussein government. Iraqis who refuse to comply with the edict will be subject to arrest.
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By John Daniszewski and John Daniszewski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 9, 2003
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Maybe the fight has gone out of Baghdad. After a ferocious battle yesterday on the grounds of a presidential compound and around one of the main bridges into the city, there are signs that organized resistance to the U.S. advance in the capital may be crumbling. Baath Party members are taking off their uniforms, and streets that a few days ago had been filled with activists vowing to fight to the death are suddenly empty. Even the pro-government demonstrations periodically orchestrated for the benefit of the international press corps are getting smaller and smaller.
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