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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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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.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,SUN STAFF | April 16, 2003
When the world is in turmoil, it's easier to see differences rather than similarities among religions, cultures and races. Yet, certain beliefs and customs link Jews, Christians and Muslims in ways that are at once humble and significant. In spring, the symbolic significance of lamb brings these faiths together, if not around the table, then through the Bible and their common origins in the Middle East. Lamb, as an emblem of sacrifice, plays a role at Passover, Roman Easter and Orthodox Easter (celebrated a week later)
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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?
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By Emrys Westacott | December 25, 2012
Would you give a friend or family member an item of used clothing as a Christmas gift? I put this question to two of my colleagues. They both saw it as a no-brainer. "Sure," said one. "My mom and I do it all the time. " "No way," said the other. "That's really tacky. " Aha, I thought. Here's work for an ethicist with psychoanalytic tendencies. So, is there anything wrong with secondhand gifts? The question is timely, given the state of the economy. And the argument for giving used items as gifts is obvious.
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October 4, 2011
Jay Hancock 's article about shared sacrifices was well written and I couldn't agree more with his main thrust of putting everything on the table for all to sacrifice, from entitlements to cuts in spending to raising revenue ("Fixing America needs contributions from everybody," Oct. 2). I will point to one piece and take another point of view. That is Medicare. I believe there is a way to reform Medicare making it more solvent without sacrifice. I suggest lowering the age of eligibility for Medicare to 55. This would add about 20 million new younger premium paying subscribers to Medicare.
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