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By Ginger Thompson and Ginger Thompson,SUN STAFF | April 29, 1996
Sumanayah El-Sheikh stood yesterday on a hill overlooking her mosque in Catonsville and stared down at the 2,000 people who had gathered there for one of the most important Muslim holidays of the year.Smiling, she pointed out clusters of Egyptians hugging Sudanese and Pakistanis kissing African-Americans on the cheek.It is that show of unity, she explains that marks the Eid-Ul-Adha, the holiday of sacrifice. It is one of the most significant Muslim holidays of the year and Ms. El-Sheikh's favorite.
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NEWS
April 25, 2000
KEVON M. GAVIN tried so hard to overcome the odds. He went to the Navy to escape his crack-infested Brooklyn (N.Y.) neighborhood. He became a police officer and urged other relatives to join him in Baltimore because he thought life was simpler and safer here. This city's indiscriminate violence caught up with 27-year-old Officer Gavin at the corner of Lombard and Gilmor streets Thursday night. He never had a chance: He was crushed when a sports utility vehicle chased by police plowed directly into his patrol car, which caught fire.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 24, 2005
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's rallying call that America is a nation at war is increasingly ringing hollow to men and women in uniform, who argue in frustration that America is not a nation at war but a nation with only its military at war. From bases in Iraq and across the United States to the Pentagon and the military's war colleges, officers and enlisted personnel quietly raise a question for political leaders: If America is truly on a...
NEWS
By Doug Donovan and Doug Donovan,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2003
Mayor Martin O'Malley prepared the city yesterday for "more loss, sacrifice and pain" as fiscal shortfalls, war in Iraq and a stubborn drug trade threaten to derail three years of progress that has made Baltimore a leader in urban renewal. "The state of the city is improving," O'Malley said during a speech before City Council and a crowd of dignitaries that included allies such as Maryland Attorney General Joseph J. Curran Jr. and potential rivals such as city State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy.
NEWS
By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | February 3, 2004
EL-BIREH, West Bank - They came not in a procession but in a trickle, each family standing over the grave of a lost loved one, offering prayers and paying their respects. The families were in a cemetery yesterday where Palestinians in the Ramallah area who are killed fighting Israelis are laid to rest, and visiting their graves has become an important part of celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice. The three-day feast, which concludes today and coincides with the end of Muslims' hajj, or pilgrimage, to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, commemorates Abraham offering his son as a sacrifice to God, who upon seeing Abraham's commitment, spared the child.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | February 16, 1993
Everyone must sacrifice, but folks who believed Bill's promises must sacrifice more.Some state senators are outraged to be held accountable for their vote on the Arnick confirmation.The Army has a navy, the Navy has an army, they both have air forces and the Air Force has a space agency. Who says there's duplication in the military?
NEWS
December 8, 1999
The following is the complete prepared text of Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley's inaugural speech.Today, Baltimore celebrates a new beginning. Today, we stand on the threshold of a great opportunity. Today, we have a chance to renew our city. For as Teddy Roosevelt once said: "Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."With hope and optimism, we look ahead, asking ourselves: What do we want for our city? What is it about this place that makes it a place worth fighting for?
SPORTS
By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,Staff Writer | May 23, 1993
Hammond's Jeff Price pitched two-hit ball through six innings and closer John Yezek worked a 1-2-3 seventh to lead the third-seeded Bears past fourth-seeded Hereford, 5-1, in the Class 2A, Region II final yesterday at Dundalk Community College.It was the eighth straight win for the Bears, who advanced to Tuesday's state semifinals with a 14-5 mark. Hammond will be seeded fourth and will meet top-seeded Rockville at McCurdy Field in Frederick or Dundalk Community College.Yesterday's loss ended Hereford's nine-game winning streak as it closed out its season at 13-5.
SPORTS
By Jim Henneman | July 10, 1991
TORONTO -- It's hard to believe, but Cal Ripken did have one disappointment in the All-Star Game last night. When Cincinnati righthander Rob Dibble, reputedly the hardest thrower in the game, came in with two on and nobody out in the seventh inning, Ripken was the scheduled hitter.But manager Tony La Russa decided to use all lefthanded hitters against Dibble, and sent switch-hitting Ozzie Guillen up to pinch-hit for Ripken."It would have been a challenge," Ripken said, when asked if he looked forward to facing Dibble.
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