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By KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | March 28, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Within minutes of receiving word that an Air Force pilot was down in Yugoslavia, an elite air commando team took off from its base in Brindisi, Italy, to rescue the flier from deep inside enemy territory.The F-117 Nighthawk fighter went down at 2: 50 p.m. EST, 50 to 70 miles northwest of Belgrade, according to a military officer knowledgeable with the rescue operation and who spoke only on condition of anonymity.A commando team launched "nearly immediately" from their base at Brindisi, guided to the crash site by a pair of E-3 AWACs surveillance aircraft, the officer said.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | June 22, 2000
The fireboat in Stony Creek was a bit like having a fire station in your back yard, according to some Riviera Beach residents. It was ideal when there was an emergency, but not so appealing when there wasn't. Deciding the boat was more of a safety liability than an asset, the Sunset Beach Improvement Association asked the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company to remove it this season, which has happened. The volunteer company still has a boat in Rock Creek, which is a good location from which to send out rescue operations and fight fires on boats in the Patapsco River.
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By Stephanie Hanes and Stephanie Hanes,SUN STAFF | October 12, 2003
Neighbors rescued an East Baltimore woman last night after she was beaten and bound in her Jefferson Street home and apparently left to die as her attacker set fire to the house and fled, police said. Last night, police took into custody a former boyfriend of the woman's cousin. Police declined to identify the man, who was being interviewed by investigators at the Southeastern District. Romaine Vance, 32, was saved by two men in their late teens or early 20s, who looked in the window of the burning home in the 2800 block of Jefferson St. and saw Vance struggling to free herself from rope that bound her, said police spokesman Agent Donny Moses.
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By Matt Zapotosky and Matt Zapotosky,The Washington Post | September 8, 2009
It could not have been a more memorable proposal. A man took his girlfriend hiking Sunday afternoon on the gorgeous - albeit rocky and rough - Billy Goat Trail near Great Falls in Montgomery County. At some point, he popped the question. She said yes. As they continued their walk, the woman apparently slipped, fell down a rock face and was injured. Unable to easily reach her any other way, emergency responders had to use a U.S. Park Police helicopter to pluck her off the path. Authorities said the woman, who briefly lost consciousness, suffered bumps and bruises and injuries to her head and chest, but her injuries were not life-threatening.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Sun Staff Writer | February 11, 1994
A post office letter carrier got the credit yesterday for possibly saving the life of a 71-year-old farmer whose leg was trapped between the wheel and fender of his tractor in subfreezing temperatures for more than an hour.Russell Ray of the 5600 block of Olde Oak Drive, between Mount Airy and Taylorsville, was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after fire and rescue workers freed him.A hospital spokeswoman said Mr. Ray had no major injuries and was to be released last evening.
FEATURES
By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | July 18, 2003
With the White House and Pentagon facing mounting criticism over their handling of the war in Iraq, what's one more television report attacking their credibility? Perhaps not all that much when measured against the sheer mass of media questions as to whether there really were stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq or efforts by Saddam Hussein's regime to obtain uranium. But War Spin: Jessica Lynch, a British report airing tonight on BBC America, does take allegations that the U.S. government purposefully misled the public to a new level that warrants consideration.
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By Peg Adamarczyk and Peg Adamarczyk,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 30, 2002
MEMBERS OF local fire companies will be out raising funds Sept. 14 for a memorial that organizers hope to build in Annapolis to honor fallen comrades. Organized by Don Mooney, a longtime member of the Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Company, the Maryland Fire-Rescue Services Memorial Foundation was formed to create a memorial to honor the sacrifices of emergency services personnel statewide. "Our foundation has identified 325 men and women in our state's fire, EMS and rescue services who have died in the line of duty since the 1840s," Mooney said.
NEWS
January 24, 1995
Police arrested a Manchester man early yesterday morning when a state trooper was assaulted after a driver was rescued from an overturned vehicle.Jeffrey S. Schillinger, 30, of the 3400 block of Augusta Road was held on $10,000 bond after a hearing with a court commissioner. He was charged with assault, battery, malicious destruction of property and resisting arrest.Traffic charges were driving under the influence of alcohol, negligent driving, failure to display a driver's license, failure to use a seat belt and refusing to sign a traffic citation, police said.
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By Carl M. Cannon and Carl M. Cannon,Washington Bureau of The Sun | June 13, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Capt. Scott F. O'Grady subsisted on a diet of insects, grass and water for six days as he avoided Serbian patrols in Bosnia last week. But at the White House yesterday, the fare was decidedly better -- and the hospitality a whole lot warmer."
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,Sun Staff Writer | May 4, 1995
In France, they work as lifeguards. In Canada, they sit on rescue boats. In Maryland, they go on tour. They are Newfoundland dogs, large, canines born with an ability to swim.About 20 of them will demonstrate their talents in four performances at this weekend's waterfront arts festival in downtown Annapolis. Yesterday, they were leaping into the water near City Dock during a trial run for the show."Once he gets ahold of you, he's not going to lose you," said George Brown as he watched Newton, one of the Newfoundlands, close his jaws around the arm of a pretend drowning victim who was bobbing in the water.
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