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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 1, 1991
Washington -- The invitation says "Dress: Black Tie with Decorations." Given Governor William Donald Schaefer's fondness for fanciful dressing -- his gold-trimmed admiral's uniform was indeed memorable -- it's anyone's guess what medals, ribbons or flourishes Hizzoner will dig out to meet Her Majesty.The royal occasion? Governor Schaefer and companion Hilda Mae Snoops are among those invited to a dinner at the British Embassy hosted by Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during their four-day state visit to Washington later this month.
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By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2014
Debbie Lamperti and Lorna Patrick of New Market decided to observe the new year from one of their favorite places — a hiking trail. They were in good company. Thousands were expected to join in on "First Day Hikes" across the country Wednesday, the third year that state park services nationwide have held the event. "Of all the things I'd like to do on New Year's Day, hiking is definitely top of my list," said Patrick, 48, as she prepared to set off in Patapsco Valley State Park in Ellicott City with her partner and brother.
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By Jean Marbella | April 10, 1991
The Royals are coming to Memorial Stadium . . . the ones from London, not Kansas City.Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip will be at the stadium May 15 to watch what apparently will be their first baseball match ever."
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | November 13, 2013
The relationship between Maryland coach Mark Turgeon and Dez Wells has always been a little different from most others the Maryland coach has with his players. Turgeon didn't recruit Wells out of high school, but gave him a place to land after Wells was expelled - unjustly, as it turned out - from Xavier after his freshman year. A little more than a year into his career with the Terps, Wells is the most talented athlete on Maryland's young team, but the 6-foot-5 junior is still trying to find himself as a basketball player.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 5, 1998
TOKYO -- Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright dropped by today on her way back from China to give Japan a reassuring hug and emphasize that the United States values its ties with Tokyo as much as ever.But Albright, in addition to comments about the "unshakable friendship" between Japan and the United States, also prodded Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto to take further steps to bolster the Japanese economy.The mood in Japan is so doleful and insecure these days that many Japanese were hurt by President Clinton's decision to spend nine days in China without even a brief visit to Japan.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 26, 1998
BEIJING -- U.S. officials expressed concern to the Chinese government yesterday over reports that several dissidents had been detained and others harassed in preparation for President Clinton's state visit."
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March 23, 2001
Britain's Blair likely to call elections despite epidemic LONDON - British Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labor government gave its strongest signal yet yesterday that it will call a general election for May 3 despite a foot-and-mouth disease epidemic ravaging the countryside. With speculation rife that the first Thursday in May is the date Blair favors to make his bid for a second term, a senior Cabinet minister added fuel to the fire by confirming that no plans had been made to delay local elections that day. Since the date for local elections is set by law, emergency legislation would have to be passed by Parliament to postpone them.
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June 23, 2002
UNDER Communist Party rule, the Chinese people have made friends all over the world, or so the relentlessly employed party slogan goes. The people of China, indeed, have many true friends -- certainly more than their government, which is all too happy to rely on foreigners kowtowing before its considerable weight. The world recently got a look at how that can play out shamefully in -- of all places -- Iceland, where Chinese leader Jiang Zemin visited last weekend. Tiny Iceland, a wealthy, tranquil place, boasts an admirable history of democracy and free speech, dating back to the founding of the world's oldest parliament in 930. But these traditions were put on hold in the days leading to Mr. Jiang's visit.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | May 1, 2007
And then the queen said ... Name-dropping doesn't get much better than that, does it? The queen of England, last in these parts in 1991, arrives in Virginia on Thursday - for the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown - offering a fresh opportunity to pick up a royal anecdote for your next cocktail party. The queen, courtesy of the movie The Queen and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren's sympathetic portrayal of the title character, is hot these days, having survived that tabloid-queen daughter-in-law of hers, Princess Diana, and, at 81, is still beloved by her subjects.
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By Maura Reynolds and Maura Reynolds,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 19, 2003
MANILA, Philippines - Dodging protesters and invoking history, President Bush paid a festive but condensed state visit to the Philippines yesterday aimed at shoring up President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's support and her efforts to curb terrorism in the former U.S. protectorate. But fears of terrorism overshadowed events, forcing the president to rush through the schedule - a formal arrival ceremony, a wreath-laying at the national monument, an address to a joint session of the Philippine Congress and a state dinner - in a mere eight hours.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
Who was that affable older gentleman who was asked to show his identification in order to enter the State House Monday? It was Paul S. Sarbanes, the longest-serving United States senator in Maryland history. Sarbanes, who retired in 2007 after 30 years in the Senate, was in Annapolis for a meeting of the War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission, on which he serves. After that meeting, he went to the State House to view an historical exhibit on the war, where he cheerfully complied with a request to show his ID -- smiling at a reporter's offer to vouch for him. The police officer couldn't be faulted for not recognizing the former senator.
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By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | January 23, 2012
Even though Calvert Hall All-Metro football players Da'Quan Davis and Trevor Williams have been playing football together since they were 12, they never set out to go to Penn State together. They started playing together at Roland Park Middle School, moved on to Calvert Hall and committed to West Virginia. A couple weeks ago, they decided separately to decommit from West Virginia. When other coaches came calling, Penn State appealed to both of them. Davis and Williams made their official visits to Happy Valley over the weekend with their families and orally committed Sunday.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun Reporter | May 5, 2007
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- It seemed most appropriate that Queen Elizabeth II should arrive here, a place of cobblestone streets and brick storefronts frozen in time, where people in period-piece costumes talk as if they're still in the 17th-century British settlement. "Hail the Queen," someone shouted from a crowd gathered to see Her Majesty's entrance into the Governor's Palace, where she dined with the likes of Vice President Dick Cheney and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
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By JEAN MARBELLA | May 1, 2007
And then the queen said ... Name-dropping doesn't get much better than that, does it? The queen of England, last in these parts in 1991, arrives in Virginia on Thursday - for the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Jamestown - offering a fresh opportunity to pick up a royal anecdote for your next cocktail party. The queen, courtesy of the movie The Queen and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren's sympathetic portrayal of the title character, is hot these days, having survived that tabloid-queen daughter-in-law of hers, Princess Diana, and, at 81, is still beloved by her subjects.
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By Heather A. Dinich and Heather A. Dinich,Sun reporter | October 21, 2006
COLLEGE PARK -- The whole point of playing college football, according to Maryland tight end Joey Haynos, is to play in a bowl game. "That," he said, "is what we dream [of]." N.C. State@Maryland Today, noon, Ch. 13, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM Line: Maryland by 1 1/2 today's game Matchup -- North Carolina State (3-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) @ Maryland (4-2, 1-1) Time -- Noon TV/Radio -- WJZ-TV/ 105.7 FM and 1300 AM Line -- Maryland by 1 1/2 Series -- N.C. State leads 30-28-4 Last meeting -- N.C. State won, 20-14, on Nov. 26, 2005, in Raleigh Maryland offense vs. N.C. State defense -- Running backs Lance Ball and Keon Lattimore have started to develop into a solid 1-2 punch for the Terps, but the Wolfpack's defensive ends line up wider than the Terps are used to seeing.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 23, 2005
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Forty-two years after the Birmingham church bombing that killed four little girls and inflamed the civil rights movement, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice helped honor them by recalling one of the victims as a friend with whom she grew up, played dolls and sang in musicals. On the second day of a trip to highlight the civil rights era as an example to countries struggling to achieve democracy, Rice and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw of Britain visited the 16th Street Baptist Church where the bombings occurred and watched as plaques honoring the girls were unveiled.
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun Reporter | May 5, 2007
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- It seemed most appropriate that Queen Elizabeth II should arrive here, a place of cobblestone streets and brick storefronts frozen in time, where people in period-piece costumes talk as if they're still in the 17th-century British settlement. "Hail the Queen," someone shouted from a crowd gathered to see Her Majesty's entrance into the Governor's Palace, where she dined with the likes of Vice President Dick Cheney and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
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By Ian Johnson and Mark Matthews and Ian Johnson and Mark Matthews,SUN FOREIGN STAFF Mr. Matthews contributed to this article from Washington | October 25, 1995
BEIJING -- The government of China will tell you that the things worth remembering about recent history are these: the pillaging of China carried out in the past by the West and Japan, and the emergence now of China as a major economic power.The government of the United States offers a different account: China has an authoritarian regime with a deplorable human rights record, flouts international rules on selling dangerous weapons abroad and is engaged in a worrisome military buildup.Their clashing views help explain the striking difficulties the two nations had even in agreeing to yesterday's meeting at the United Nations between President Clinton and China's President Jiang Zemin.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | July 31, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Secretary of State Colin L. Powell used an unannounced visit yesterday to Baghdad to tell anxious and embittered Iraqis that the United States will stand by its pledge to bring "peace, freedom and democracy" to their country, and to issue a rallying cry against kidnappers, bombers and others who, he said, wanted to return the country to a "Saddam Hussein-like" past. Powell's visit, his third in the 16 months since Baghdad fell to American troops, appeared to be aimed in part at boosting the uncertain morale of the Iraqi interim government.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | December 9, 2003
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration, seeking to remove an irritant threatening to undermine the president's meeting today with China's premier, strongly criticized yesterday a planned referendum in Taiwan that could be interpreted as a move toward independence. Senior administration officials told reporters that the United States would oppose "any unilateral steps" to change Taiwan's status, including the use of force by Beijing or "any moves by Taiwan itself, including referenda or constitutional reform that would change the status quo on independence or unification."
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