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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2011
— The look of joyous disbelief on Lisa Jones' face was similar to those worn by previous winners of Washington College's Sophie Kerr Prize. But everything else leading up to Tuesday's announcement — from the afternoon trip over the Brooklyn Bridge to the National Book Award winner pulling Jones' name from his blazer — was a departure from the past. Instead of receiving the nation's most lucrative undergraduate literary prize before a crowd of cap-and-gowned college kids in Chestertown, Jones won it in the capital of the publishing world, with the Hudson River as a majestic backdrop.
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By New York Times News Service | December 24, 2006
ZANZIBAR, Tanzania -- Islamist forces in Somalia expanded their offensive yesterday, witnesses said, and began attacking the seat of the transitional government from a new direction. According to residents in the Bakal area north of Baidoa, the inland city where the transitional government is based, Islamist forces rushed in with several dozen pickup trucks bristling with heavy guns. Before this, their attacks had been limited to the south and the east of Baidoa, where they met stiff resistance and suffered many casualties.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | November 30, 2000
Members of the Bonds Meadow Rotary club in Westminster are traveling to Tanzania today to help world health organizations battle river blindness, a debilitating disease that has affected hundreds of thousands of people and devastated farming communities in central Africa. Vince Campanella, chairman of Carroll's Economic Development Commission, and Paul Derstine, director of Interchurch Medical Assistance in New Windsor, will spend 10 days in remote villages of Tanzania. They will meet with Tanzanian officials and members of other Rotary clubs.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | December 12, 2001
A small service club in Westminster is helping to eradicate an illness that is devastating remote villages in the United Republic of Tanzania. Bonds Meadow Rotary Club, which has 70 members, has dedicated its resources to fighting river blindness in the East African country of 50 million for nearly three years, making the battle against what many call a debilitating scourge its signature project. In a meeting yesterday in Westminster, the group celebrated with Tanzanian officials - who are in Washington this week for an international conference on river blindness - a $297,000 grant from Rotary International.
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By David Kohn and David Kohn,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2004
These days, most scientists don't worry about being denounced as witches, vampires or body snatchers. Sarah Tishkoff is an exception. In the course of her DNA research travels around Africa, she has been accused of these offenses and more. One tribe in Tanzania refused to let her into their village. "They thought that white people were coming to steal their children, or to kill them, or to take their body parts or their blood," Tishkoff recalled. "And I did want to take their blood. So, then it's really scary."
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By Valerie Feldner and Valerie Feldner,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 11, 2002
Her job description might be "trying to save the world." She spends almost 300 days of the year on the road lobbying, lecturing, fund-raising, educating and overseeing conservation projects, and is remarkably chipper, considering the state of the planet. At 68, Jane Goodall still looks like the ponytailed young woman who, 39 years ago, came into our living rooms in a National Geographic documentary about her groundbreaking study of a chimpanzee troupe in Gombe National Park in what is now called Tanzania.
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October 11, 1996
Yoko Ono and the surviving Beatles say an Owings Mills stamp distributor shouldn't be selling Fab Four stamps issued by Third World nations."This is bootleg merchandise which is hiding behind the fact that small, Third World countries put a seal of approval on them," said their lawyer, Paul Licalsi.They charge in a federal lawsuit that the International Collectors Society violated licensing laws by selling stamps bearing Beatles likenesses from such nations as Chad, Madagascar, St. Vincent and Tanzania.
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October 17, 1990
Kenneth Kaunda has been Zambia's president since soon after he led it to independence in 1964. Julius Nyerere was chief minister of Tanganyika after the election of 1960, president since 1962 and president of Tanzania (incorporating Zanzibar) since 1964. They are founding fathers still ruling, the last of the giants who brought English-speaking Black Africa to independence. Though each has recognized his rule is obsolete, they have reacted in different ways.Both made their countries one-party states early on. They contended that British-style parliamentary democracy did not transplant to Africa, that tribalism cutting across national boundaries made it unworkable.
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April 30, 1992
A South Baltimore church near the new Oriole Park at Camden Yards wants baseball fans to see the light as well as the games.Saints Stephen and James' Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hanover and Hamburg streets, a few blocks from Oriole Park, is placing "baseball-inspired" messages on its outdoor signs before Orioles home games.A recent message: "Easter Doubleheader. Sermon: 'The Alleluia vs. The Eclipse.' Sinners Admitted Free."Future messages will tell fans that "God never makes errors" and that "No one should balk at God's gift of salvation."
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | November 18, 2002
Dr. David Francis Clyde, a world-renowned malaria expert whose experiences and research in Tanzania led to a greater understanding of the disease, died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. He was 77. Born in Meruit, India, the son of a physician, he was sent to England at age 7 to study. He was evacuated from England at the start of World War II and sent to Kansas City, Kan., where he lived with relatives and graduated from high school in 1942. He earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 1946 and earned his medical degree from McGill University in 1949.
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