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Susan Reimer | January 9, 2013
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners. England and the United States have been staunch allies for more than a century, and what diplomats call "a special relationship" has matured with time and wars. And as the breadth and might of British Empire diminished and we emerged as a world power, we still looked to the English with the respect of a student who has surpassed his tutor but cannot bring himself to acknowledge the new order.
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January 12, 2013
In reference to Susan Reimer 's commentary ("Our special relationship with 'Downton Abbey,'" Jan. 10), my wife and I were also discussing the reasons why we've been so taken with "Downton Abbey. " In our case, it has nothing to do with any preoccupation with royalty. The fact that all the people in the house, from highest to lowest, treat each other with basic respect and dignity is very appealing, not to mention that it gives us some momentary respite from the cultural cesspool in which we find ourselves at the moment.
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By Richard O'Mara | September 10, 2002
TONY BLAIR'S continual and very forceful defense of President Bush's intention to make war on Iraq, his dismissal of the opposition to it in Europe as "straightforward anti-Americanism," suggests that the so-called "special relationship" - that historical coincidence of policy and world view shared by the United States and Britain - is alive, if not entirely well. Mr. Blair's promise to provide evidence against Saddam Hussein damning enough to erase all doubt about the rightness of Mr. Bush's policy gives everybody something to look forward to. But it also raises a question: Why isn't Mr. Bush doing this?
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Susan Reimer | January 9, 2013
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners. England and the United States have been staunch allies for more than a century, and what diplomats call "a special relationship" has matured with time and wars. And as the breadth and might of British Empire diminished and we emerged as a world power, we still looked to the English with the respect of a student who has surpassed his tutor but cannot bring himself to acknowledge the new order.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | November 30, 1995
LONDON -- President Clinton reaffirmed America's special relationship with Great Britain yesterday and won over one of the world's toughest political audiences in the process.In a quiet, reverent speech before both houses of Parliament on the first day of his European trip, the president hailed the U.S.- British relationship as "extraordinary." He reasserted America's leadership role in Europe, vowed to maintain peace in Bosnia and embraced renewed peace efforts in Northern Ireland.Standing beneath the gold chandeliers of the Royal Gallery at the Palace of Westminster, he said: "Always I have felt the power of this place, where the voices of free people who love liberty, believe in reason, and struggle for truth have for centuries kept your great nation a beacon of hope for all the world."
NEWS
February 23, 2001
PRIME MINISTER Tony Blair, who with wife Cherie visits Camp David today for an overnight stay, never met George W. Bush. They talked on the phone twice. No personal chemistry there. Doesn't matter. They need each other. Both know it. It is right and proper that they start work on their chemistry while the thaw comes to the snowy Catoctin hills. Mr. Blair, who led the Labor Party to unaccustomed victory preaching the third way of centrism in politics, is known to detractors as Clinton Lite.
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | July 7, 2002
JON MILLER remembers his first day in Baltimore as the Orioles play-by-play announcer. It was 1983, and he was just up from spring training, attending a workout at Memorial Stadium the day before Opening Day. "They put us on buses, and we headed down to the Inner Harbor where they wanted me to emcee a pep rally or something," says Miller. He could scarcely believe the sight that greeted him. "There must have been ... [40,000] or 50,000 people down there. They stretched as far as the eye could see. I was pretty astounded because the team had lost the previous year.
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By DAN BERGER | March 17, 1995
Bill gave new meaning to the special relationship with the UK by recognizing Sinn Fein, in return for which Prime Minister Major will recognize the independence of Puerto Rico.Whatever you may think of O.J., Marcia and F. Lee make a lovely couple.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | March 26, 2009
Quaid and Moore set to play the Clintons Dennis Quaid is lined up to play former President Bill Clinton with Julianne Moore as Hillary Clinton for a movie, The Special Relationship, that HBO is working on. The special relationship is between President Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who will be played by Michael Sheen. Spokeswoman Tobe Becker says HBO hasn't fully given the green light to the film. Facing eviction Isaiah Washington's landlord has started an eviction procedure against the former Grey's Anatomy star, claiming he owes $100,000 in rent.
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By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,London Bureau | January 17, 1993
LONDON -- The British government has made it clear that i will take part in further attacks on Iraq if necessary -- an announcement that will be interpreted in certain quarters here to mean that the "special relationship" with the United States is still alive and working.But there has been much anxiety lately about the "special relationship," and most of it tends toward the conclusion that the historic coincidence of policy and world view held by the two pre-eminent English-speaking powers -- a point of view fortified by shared experiences and culture over many years -- may already be a memory.
NEWS
October 31, 2012
As a devout Christian, I have spent the majority of my 62 years in close relationship with a God of love, compassion and acceptance. Once who created me in His own image, to live in His ways on this earth, and to care for the other creatures who He created, whether human or not. He commanded me in Baptism to lead a good life and to worship Him. In Confirmation, I accepted His challenge. Later in life, I took on more responsibilities to make known His holy word to others in all that I do each day, whether personally, or in business situations.
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By Don Markus | January 26, 2012
Longtime coach Gary Williams spoke with the media after Wednesday's court-naming ceremony at Comcast Center.  Here's what he had to say. Williams' opening remarks: "It's been a great ride. A lot of great people, as I said out there. Assistant coaches, players. It's always about the players. That determines your success. Not just their ability, but the character that they show. I've been proud to coach some really great people here at the University of Maryland, and people I'll be friends with the rest of my life.
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By Walter Ladwig | May 6, 2010
The British elections today provide the Obama administration with an opportunity to fix what can be charitably described as its clumsy handling of Anglo-American relations. Although Barack Obama campaigned promising to respect and listen to America's traditional allies, as president he has been cool toward many of them. This is most evident with Britain, where, from my perspective as an American in the U.K., the Anglo-American relationship appears to be on life support. Since taking office, President Obama and his team repeatedly snubbed Prime Minister Gordon Brown, rejecting five separate requests for one-on-one meetings at the U.N. and G-20 summits and siding with Argentina in recent Falkland Island disputes.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | March 26, 2009
Quaid and Moore set to play the Clintons Dennis Quaid is lined up to play former President Bill Clinton with Julianne Moore as Hillary Clinton for a movie, The Special Relationship, that HBO is working on. The special relationship is between President Clinton and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who will be played by Michael Sheen. Spokeswoman Tobe Becker says HBO hasn't fully given the green light to the film. Facing eviction Isaiah Washington's landlord has started an eviction procedure against the former Grey's Anatomy star, claiming he owes $100,000 in rent.
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By LAURA CADIZ and LAURA CADIZ,SUN REPORTER | October 29, 2005
When clients visit Bob Bohan's Annapolis law office, his priorities soon become apparent. There's an 8-by-10-inch photo of his foxhound, Maddy, displayed prominently in a cherry wood frame at the edge of his desk. A much smaller photo of his wife, Barbara, is on the other side of the desk. So it should come as no surprise that Bohan is carving out a niche in the growing field known as animal law, advising his elderly, two-legged clients on issues involving their furred dependents. "As people are growing older and in some cases outliving children, I've seen a number of cases where the pets become the most important players in providing companionship," said Bohan.
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By Paul Moore | November 21, 2004
SUCCESSFUL newspaper columnists develop a special relationship with readers. Regular readers might like or dislike the columnist, but they always want to know what he or she has to say. The columnist informs, challenges, angers, surprises and entertains. It is a job that requires energy and risk taking, and one that allows significant latitude in the choice of subject matter. There is, however, a difference between latitude and carte blanche. Does a columnist have the right to provide an opinion on any subject simply because he has a column?
NEWS
October 19, 2003
On October 17, 2003 JOSEPHINE MARIE BAXTER (nee Baucia) beloved wife of the late Clarence G. Baxter, devoted mother of Joan R. Appel and her husband Ernest V. Appel and the late Grayson L. Baxter Sr., cherished grandmother of Jody M. Copinger and her husband Scott, John J. Quinn, Richard A. Strassner and Grayson L. Baxter Jr., dear great-grandmother of Scott S. Copinger Jr. and Steven A. Copinger, great-great-grandmother of Breana G. Copinger and Alexa...
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January 12, 2013
In reference to Susan Reimer 's commentary ("Our special relationship with 'Downton Abbey,'" Jan. 10), my wife and I were also discussing the reasons why we've been so taken with "Downton Abbey. " In our case, it has nothing to do with any preoccupation with royalty. The fact that all the people in the house, from highest to lowest, treat each other with basic respect and dignity is very appealing, not to mention that it gives us some momentary respite from the cultural cesspool in which we find ourselves at the moment.
NEWS
October 19, 2003
On October 17, 2003 JOSEPHINE MARIE BAXTER (nee Baucia) beloved wife of the late Clarence G. Baxter, devoted mother of Joan R. Appel and her husband Ernest V. Appel and the late Grayson L. Baxter Sr., cherished grandmother of Jody M. Copinger and her husband Scott, John J. Quinn, Richard A. Strassner and Grayson L. Baxter Jr., dear great-grandmother of Scott S. Copinger Jr. and Steven A. Copinger, great-great-grandmother of Breana G. Copinger and Alexa...
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By Richard O'Mara | September 10, 2002
TONY BLAIR'S continual and very forceful defense of President Bush's intention to make war on Iraq, his dismissal of the opposition to it in Europe as "straightforward anti-Americanism," suggests that the so-called "special relationship" - that historical coincidence of policy and world view shared by the United States and Britain - is alive, if not entirely well. Mr. Blair's promise to provide evidence against Saddam Hussein damning enough to erase all doubt about the rightness of Mr. Bush's policy gives everybody something to look forward to. But it also raises a question: Why isn't Mr. Bush doing this?
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