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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | November 11, 1990
WASHINGTON -- When the nation's 300 Catholic bishops gather in Washington for their annual meeting tomorrow, the most controversial topic within the U.S. Catholic church, the role of women, won't be a major point of discussion.The bishops delayed a position paper on women for another year because of opposition from both conservative and liberal Catholics.In controversial areas outside the church, the bishops take clear stands, putting them in direct opposition to recent Bush administration policy on drugs, gun control and the death penalty.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2012
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the self-styled dean of the Democratic women in Congress, urged support of female candidates in an address to her party's national convention Wednesday that came as both presidential campaigns sought to court women voters. As the longest-serving woman in Congress, Mikulski has emerged as a high-profile cheerleader and fundraiser for her party's female candidates. She has stepped into that role at an important time — as health care, abortion and equal pay have risen to the top of the nation's political discourse.
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By Lyle Denniston and Lyle Denniston,Washington Bureau of The Sun | February 1, 1991
WASHINGTON -- The first loss of an American servicewoman in the Persian Gulf war -- as a prisoner or as a casualty -- is not an event of "war-stopping" dimensions, a number of observers said yesterday, but it is stirring up a sharp new debate over women's role in the military.The divided reaction to the official report listing a servicewoman as missing in action ranged from demands for new restrictions on putting women at risk in the war to equally firm calls for fully equal roles in combat for women.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2010
For its next-to-last show of the 2009-2010 season, Colonial Players is presenting Doris Baizley's "Mrs. California," which depicts a televised contest of 1950s homemaking skills. Although the play is a better choice than the previously scheduled "Kitchen Witches," it lacks the substance of CP's first five shows of the season. Baizley, who wrote the play in 1986, sets the action in 1955, a decade after millions of veterans had returned to their careers and their wives had left their wartime jobs for full-time home and family care duties.
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,SUN STAFF Staff writer Scott Shane contributed to this article | February 11, 1997
Day after day, through pre-dawn runs toting M-1 rifles, afternoon rowing races on the Severn and late-night dormitory ,, pep talks, the Naval Academy officer had won the loyalty of the midshipmen.Now the officer, a Marine captain, stood before 40 students and described the test they would face after graduation if they chose the same career: daunting obstacle courses, exhausting marches over rugged terrain, a Spartan life in tents.And she told the young women that they, too, could make it in the Marines.
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By From staff reports | September 29, 1998
The Central Maryland Ecumenical Council will explore and celebrate the role of women in laity and the clergy in a one-day conference, "Women in Churches," on Friday.The conference will begin with a 9 a.m. worship service and feature workshops and discussions before closing at 2 p.m. with prayer and song. It will be held at Grace United Methodist Church, 5407 N. Charles St.Men are welcome. A $10 registration fee includes a boxed lunch. Information and registration: 410- 467-6194.Pub Date: 9/29/98
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September 25, 2000
New Web address announced for county agriculture The Agricultural Marketing Program of the Howard County Economic Development Authority has established a new Web address for the county's agriculture industry: HowardAg.org. Consumers can use the site to contact farms that market directly to the public. Agricultural producers and processors can use the site to explore alternative farming options, or to register for the "Howard County Grown" logo promotion program. Information: 410-313-6500.
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May 14, 1991
It used to be that during war, most of the women in uniform were nurses. But a lot has changed since 1948 when the United States barred women from combat. Today women make up nearly half the work force -- holding jobs that a generation ago were off-limits to them, including key positions in the military.The gulf war ignited a national debate on the role of women in the armed forces. Women participated in the initial surges into Iraq and Kuwait, and 33,000 women served in combat support positions that put them in harm's way. One woman was held as a POW and others were killed in action.
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September 4, 1994
Major Lance, 55, whose vocals helped shape Chicago's soul sound in the 1960s, died at his home in Decatur, Ga., yesterday of heart disease. Mr. Lance had hit singles in 1963 with "The Monkey Time," which started a dance craze, and "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um" in 1964. Both songs were written by Curtis Mayfield. Mr. Lance, a Chicago native, started out singing gospel. A former boxer, he got his break in rock after appearing on a local television show, Jim Lounsbury's "Record Hop." His first single, "I Got A Girl-Phyllis," was written and produced by Mr. Mayfield.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 16, 1990
WASHINGTON -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops wound up their annual meeting yesterday with a tense discussion of a pastoral letter on women, indicating that the role of women in the church is almost sure to be a matter of violent controversy for years to come.In their four-day meeting, the bishops dealt with women in a statement on sexuality, in the new guidelines for the use of gender-neutral language in some church readings, and in a proposed pastoral letter condemning sexism in society and in the church.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 19, 2005
WASHINGTON - An amendment that would have further restricted the role of women in the military was withdrawn late last night, and the House Armed Services Committee instead agreed to take more control of which jobs women may hold on the battlefield. Rep. John McHugh, a New York Republican, offered an amendment last week to bar females from serving in so-called Forward Support Companies. Those Army units supply maintenance and medical support to soldiers in direct combat missions. As a result, McHugh and others feared women were coming closer to combat than allowed under a Pentagon policy approved 10 years ago. Army leaders and veterans groups strongly objected to McHugh's proposal, saying it would disrupt operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, where women are playing an increasingly important role.
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By Abigail Tucker and Stephen Kiehl and Abigail Tucker and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | April 10, 2005
As a child, Janet Houlihan Kain never envied her altar-boy brothers. She accepted what she learned about the role of women as wives and mothers while attending nearly two decades of Catholic school. When it came time to have children of her own - seven of them - she didn't consider artificial birth control and never breathed a word about it to her daughters as they were growing up. Now, though, when she recites the Lord's Prayer with her grandchildren, the 77-year-old Crofton resident alters the ancient litany: Our Holy Mother, who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
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By Sandy Alexander and Sandy Alexander,SUN STAFF | September 25, 2003
In Melissa Vertosick's art, the way she constructs everyday objects gives the familiar shapes broader meaning. Teapots and glasses are flat cutouts made of homemade paper. A pair of latex gloves is embroidered in a floral pattern with human hair. Skillets hanging from hooks are made of glycerin, with tiny faceless plastic figures embedded in them. "I am looking at the domestic space and questioning the given role I should have as a woman in those spaces," said Vertosick, a graduate student in fine arts at Pennsylvania State University.
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By Sherry Stravino and Sherry Stravino,SUN STAFF | July 20, 2003
Church group marks biblical role of women St. Mary of Magdala is focus of Abingdon event For three days, women of the St. Francis de Sales Church in Abingdon will be acknowledging their contributions and awakening women to their role in the life of the Roman Catholic Church at an event called Women Spirit, which originated six years ago at Future Church, based in Cleveland. In its first year at St. Francis de Sales, the focus of Women Spirit has been on the courage and contribution of biblical women, including St. Mary of Magdala.
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By Diane Reynolds and Diane Reynolds,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 23, 2001
Freedom for all people was the theme of a women's seder this week at the Oakland Mills Meeting House. Woman-oriented and contemporary, and discussing current scourges as AIDS and pollution likened to the plagues that befell ancient Egypt, the seder's modern tone marked a contrast to the traditional seder service. With the National Council of Jewish Women, Howard County section, as host, the seder focused on the struggles and triumphs of women in humankind's fight for freedom, with an emphasis on the often overlooked role of Jewish women in the Passover story.
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September 25, 2000
New Web address announced for county agriculture The Agricultural Marketing Program of the Howard County Economic Development Authority has established a new Web address for the county's agriculture industry: HowardAg.org. Consumers can use the site to contact farms that market directly to the public. Agricultural producers and processors can use the site to explore alternative farming options, or to register for the "Howard County Grown" logo promotion program. Information: 410-313-6500.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | November 16, 1990
WASHINGTON -- The nation's Roman Catholic bishops wound up their annual meeting yesterday with a tense discussion of a pastoral letter on women, indicating that the role of women in the church is almost sure to be a matter of violent controversy for years to come.In their four-day meeting, the bishops dealt with women in a statement on sexuality, in the new guidelines for the use of gender-neutral language in some church readings, and in a proposed pastoral letter condemning sexism in society and in the church.
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By New York Times News Service | April 16, 1995
ROME -- Pope John Paul II ended the period of Christian mourning with an Easter vigil service last night, the climax of three days of religious observance in which the pope sought greater involvement for women in the church and for Christians outside the Roman Catholic fold.On Good Friday evening, the pope made an impassioned plea for Christian unity after praying through the Way of the Cross, Christ's path to crucifixion, with meditations composed by a Protestant nun."At this hour the people of God throughout the world gather together to keep watch," the pope said in a sermon prepared for delivery at the vigil service in St. Peter's Basilica.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2000
As a film crew set up a camera and lights in Baltimore's Woman's Industrial Exchange shop yesterday, Lillian Bowers paced the cluttered aisles, rearranging curios and fussing with displays. She was, she said, too nervous to sit down. The filmmaker wrote and produced the award-winning documentary "Little Castles: The Formstone Phenomenon," which exalted what many scorn: the false stone facades slathered on whole blocks of Baltimore's brick rowhouses. Now Bowers is working with a local production company on a film celebrating another of the city's institutions: the consignment shop and tearoom downtown on North Charles Street.
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