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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Western Maryland Bureau | June 14, 1994
EMMITSBURG -- Special Thursday prayer services -- at which a woman claims to have visions of the Virgin Mary -- can continue at a small Roman Catholic church here, the Archdiocese of Baltimore said yesterday.Priests from St. Joseph's Church met with Baltimore Archbishop William Keeler yesterday to discuss the visions of Dr. Gianna Talone-Sullivan, 37, a pharmacologist who moved here from Scottsdale, Ariz., several months ago. Dr. Talone-Sullivan's visions at the weekly services are attracting growing numbers of people to the 152-year-old church.
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Derek Chavis and For The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2013
“Hello, I'm America's Jane Lynch,” Jane Lynch says as she snaps a heavy duty cleaning glove on her left hand to stick coal in the stockings of Cloris Leachman, Meryl Streep, Melissa McCarthy and Edie Falco. She explains to the viewers that Fox had taped a Christmas special in 2012 titled “Rough Trade Santa,” but it was entirely too inappropriate to air, so it sat in the vault. Until tonight. We'll never get to see the original episode. An episode which contained the answers as to why Blaine Anderson is obsessed with yule logs and why Will Schuester decided to abandon all of his Washington, D.C., dreams to come back to New Directions.
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By Knight-Ridder Newspapers | April 7, 1993
KETTLE RIVER, Minn. -- Visionaries in Kettle River are predicting that the Virgin Mary will appear in a field north of town at 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday.It's the latest in a series of revelations that Stephen Marino has claimed to have received since 1991. Mr. Marino, formerly of Green Bay, Wis., now lives in Kettle River, near his friends Earl and Linda Nett, who have promoted the messages.Together, they claim that Mary also wants a 10,000-seat chapel and a seven-story housing complex built in Kettle River, which is about 50 miles southwest of Duluth.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2012
An elegant marble statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary graces the entrance to St. Augustine School in Elkridge, moved there by alumni of the shuttered Cardinal Gibbons School. The sculpted image of a veiled young woman stands beneath a large white cross and above a memorial plaque. When Charlotte "Sis" Slavotinek learned that the archdiocese was closing the all-boys Catholic high school two years ago, she insisted that the statue, dedicated to her son Michael, his two classmates and their teacher who died in a 1968 plane crash, be relocated.
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Staff Writer | August 2, 1992
Amid recent reported visions of the Virgin Mary, 10,000 Catholics are expected to converge on Baltimore this fall to explore the role of the mother of Christ in the modern world."
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Staff Writer | November 6, 1993
A convicted burglar who pleaded with a judge for a reduced sentence last year so he could get closer to his mother was charged yesterday with bludgeoning her to death with a bust of the Virgin Mary, just 10 days after he got out of jail, Annapolis police said.Detectives charged Michael Wesley Turner, 29, with first-degree murder after questioning him for several hours in the death of 63-year-old Marie H. Turner, who lived in a small red brick home in the 100 block of Roselawn Road.Turner, who has a history of cocaine abuse, according to court records, had been arguing with his mother about money and the use of her car since he moved back in with her last week, neighbors said.
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By New York Times News Service | February 21, 2000
NEWARK, N.J. -- On its face, it seemed a simple computer error, albeit an incongruously beatific one. A recent search of Middlesex County's computerized land records showed that the Virgin Mary owned about 365 parcels in the county that on closer examination actually belonged to such earthbound entities as Public Service Electric and Gas and the Hungarian Boy Scout Association. But the appearance of Mary's name is just part of the county's larger problem in carrying out its move from the ancient realm of dusty, paper-filled halls of records to the new era of computer-stored images of documents.
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Staff Writer | September 12, 1992
Thousands of Roman Catholics from around the world converged at the Baltimore Arena yesterday to pray to the Virgin Mary, including a frail archbishop who recited the rosary secretly while imprisoned by the Chinese Communists for 22 years.To be precise, "22 years, 4 months," said tiny, 84-year-old Archbishop Dominic Tang, S.J. Seven years of that 1957-1980 captivity for unspecified crimes against the rulers of the People's Republic of China were in solitary confinement.He flew into Baltimore from Hong Kong, where he now lives, with stops in Honolulu and San Francisco.
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | August 11, 2003
Miranda Pakulski wept as she left the small relic hanging from a chain around a statue of the Virgin Mary at the Basilica of the Assumption yesterday. "I can't even begin to explain," said Pakulski, 26, of Highlandtown, who believes the Virgin Mary helped her recover from a chronic case of hives two years ago. "It's just so moving. It's a matter of faith." Pakulski and about 400 others came to the Basilica yesterday to attend Mass and see the relic, a half-inch piece of cloth from a tilma, or cloak, that Roman Catholics believe was imprinted with Mary's image more than four centuries ago in Mexico.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | February 1, 2003
For years, Gianna Talone-Sullivan has relayed what she said was the word of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Frederick County woman spoke of seeing a loving mother figure who wanted her children to pray and live in peace. Later, the messages took on a darker tone, with Mary saying she "was about to meet Satan on his own turf and extinguish his ways forever." "A great test," Talone-Sullivan warned, "is at hand." Until a little more than two years ago, the woman many simply know as Gianna delivered such messages to overflow crowds at a small church in Emmitsburg.
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October 19, 2008
Trains a better choice for 21st Century travel Bemused as I was by the long list of benefits that Neil J. Pedersen claims will flow to us when we complete the 19-mile Intercounty Connector, I couldn't get past the price tag for the highway: $2.4 billion ("A worthwhile investment," Commentary, Oct. 10). North Carolina has a different approach. I just returned from a train trip there and traveled around the state quite comfortably without a car. Since 1991, the N.C. Department of Transportation, in cooperation with the railroads and the cities involved, has restored 12 train stations at a cost of $74 million and worked to increase train service in the state.
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By Mark I. Pinsky and Mark I. Pinsky,Orlando Sentinel | April 29, 2007
ORLANDO, Fla. -- When Castle Designs opened its Orlando gallery Friday morning, Chiem Nguyen was waiting, along with four other members of his family and employees of his nail salon. A Catholic and a Vietnamese immigrant, Nguyen came to the gallery to pray at a statue of the Virgin Mary, asking for help in locating the father he never met. The five people, the latest of hundreds to view the statue in the past week, knelt and recited the rosary in front of the copy of Michelangelo's famed Pieta.
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By David Haldane and David Haldane,Los Angeles Times | December 17, 2006
The wonder, believers said, appeared in a chunk of chocolate. A worker arriving at a Fountain Valley, Calif., candy factory saw it in a sugary glob at the mixing vat's spout: an amazing likeness of the Virgin Mary standing in prayer. "It's absolutely a miracle," said Jacinto Santacruz, a 26-year-old Roman Catholic who in August discovered the 2 1/2 -inch-tall apparition at Bodega Chocolates. All over the world, people like Santacruz have been finding religion in odd places. Holy figures have been perceived in bricks, logs, the gritty underpass of a Chicago expressway, a Tennessee coffee shop called Bongo Java and, last month, a tiny gold nugget found in the Arizona desert.
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By Stephanie Shapiro and Stephanie Shapiro,Sun Staff | September 4, 2005
If we were a nation, we would be the ninth most populous nation in the world," noted eBay CEO Meg Whitman during a CNBC documentary in June. By "we," she meant the 135 million users who had registered on the site by the end of 2004. Add to that figure those who lurk on eBay, talk about eBay, read about eBay, create businesses based on eBay, fantasize about finding treasures or making a fortune on eBay, and the population of this virtual nation would soar astronomically. As it reconfigures consumer culture, the auction site, which officially turns 10 years old this Labor Day weekend, stirs passionate debate over its impact on society.
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February 20, 2005
Sister Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, 97, the last survivor of the three Portuguese shepherd children who told of a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the village of Fatima in 1917, died Feb. 13 in her convent in Coimbra, Portugal. She had lived in near-isolation since 1948 in the Carmelite Sisters' convent, where she had devoted her life to prayer. Sister Lucia, who was born Lucia Abobora, was 10 when she and her two cousins, Francisco Marto and his sister Jacinta, said they first saw the Virgin Mary in a field on May 13, 1917.
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November 20, 2004
WE'RE NOT SURE which is the sadder commentary on life as we know it: that Diana Duyser of Hollywood, Fla., auctioned on eBay last week a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich that supposedly has imprinted on it the image of the Virgin Mary; that hundreds of people bid on it, driving the price into the thousands; or that the online auction site then found itself inundated with close to a hundred other "related" items. Like the Virgin Mary grilled cheese sandwich T-shirt, the VMGCS replica, the agnostic grilled cheese sandwich, and - most puzzling of all - "4 new banquet table cloths and grilled cheese sandwich."
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November 20, 2004
WE'RE NOT SURE which is the sadder commentary on life as we know it: that Diana Duyser of Hollywood, Fla., auctioned on eBay last week a 10-year-old grilled cheese sandwich that supposedly has imprinted on it the image of the Virgin Mary; that hundreds of people bid on it, driving the price into the thousands; or that the online auction site then found itself inundated with close to a hundred other "related" items. Like the Virgin Mary grilled cheese sandwich T-shirt, the VMGCS replica, the agnostic grilled cheese sandwich, and - most puzzling of all - "4 new banquet table cloths and grilled cheese sandwich."
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February 20, 2005
Sister Lucia de Jesus dos Santos, 97, the last survivor of the three Portuguese shepherd children who told of a series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary in the village of Fatima in 1917, died Feb. 13 in her convent in Coimbra, Portugal. She had lived in near-isolation since 1948 in the Carmelite Sisters' convent, where she had devoted her life to prayer. Sister Lucia, who was born Lucia Abobora, was 10 when she and her two cousins, Francisco Marto and his sister Jacinta, said they first saw the Virgin Mary in a field on May 13, 1917.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | August 15, 2004
LOURDES, France - As Pope John Paul II visited here yesterday, he counted himself as one of the thousands of ailing Roman Catholics who come to this pilgrimage town in the Pyrenees foothills every year to pray to a shrine dedicated to the Virgin Mary, but the Vatican denied that he came seeking a cure. "I am here with you, dear brothers and sisters," the pope said in a message that was read for him by Cardinal Roger Etchegaray of France. "With you I share a time of life marked by physical suffering."
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By Del Quentin Wilber and Del Quentin Wilber,SUN STAFF | August 11, 2003
Miranda Pakulski wept as she left the small relic hanging from a chain around a statue of the Virgin Mary at the Basilica of the Assumption yesterday. "I can't even begin to explain," said Pakulski, 26, of Highlandtown, who believes the Virgin Mary helped her recover from a chronic case of hives two years ago. "It's just so moving. It's a matter of faith." Pakulski and about 400 others came to the Basilica yesterday to attend Mass and see the relic, a half-inch piece of cloth from a tilma, or cloak, that Roman Catholics believe was imprinted with Mary's image more than four centuries ago in Mexico.
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