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July 15, 2014
The other day I had a discussion with a friend concerning what we felt was facilitating the decline of this nation. We discussed the problem of illegal immigration as a factor. However, immigrants have been coming to America for hundreds of years - even before we created a legal process for entrance. My friend brought up to fact that many years ago we didn't have a welfare system for which to entice illegal immigrants to relieve the burden after entrance. Before welfare, some came over and made it big through hard work, some were less successful and fell into various levels on the economic ladder, some went back home and some simply died from the failure to "make it. " The majority of Americans couldn't care less what happened to them because they weren't a burden on the system and weren't burdened by what I refer to as excessive humanity.
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Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 13, 2014
Maryland's football coaches convened inside Gossett Team House during the Terps ' bye last week. They assessed how players fared during the first half of the season, analyzed what worked and what didn't from a game plan standpoint and also discussed what needs to change heading into the second half of the year. The reality? The Terps (4-2, 1-1 Big Ten) have some issues that need to be addressed for Maryland to make a run during the second half of the season, which begins with a home game against Iowa on Saturday.
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September 16, 2012
The murder by Islamic terrorists of our Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens is a direct result of President Barack Obama's weak and left-wing foreign policy. The total lack of any strong U.S. leadership now is shown all over the Middle East. You just do not apologize to rioting mobs killing Americans and tearing down U.S. flags at your consulates and desert our only and best friend in the region, Israel. The millions of dollars that the Obama administration poured into Libya and Egypt is being used against us now, and this disaster could and should have been foreseen by the White House.
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By Matt Zenitz and Baltimore Sun Media Group | October 1, 2014
COLLEGE PARK - Three times last week, Ohio State defensive backs were left looking at the back of Cincinnati wide receiver Chris Moore's jersey as Moore crossed the goal line at the end of a long touchdown catch-and-run. Ohio State (3-1) is great in the front seven. The Buckeyes have experienced players at linebacker, and their defensive line may be as good as any in the country. The pass defense is Ohio State's "Achilles' heel," said Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer during a teleconference Tuesday.
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By Shia Kapos and Michael Hirsley and Shia Kapos and Michael Hirsley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 24, 2002
CHICAGO - St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Darryl Kile complained of shoulder pain and weakness the night before he died, possible warning signs that he had heart problems, officials said yesterday. An autopsy on Kile, 33, revealed an 80 to 90 percent narrowing of two of his three coronary arteries, and that his heart was nearly 25 percent larger than normal, said Dr. Edmund Donoghue, the Cook County, Ill., medical examiner. Donoghue said he believed Kile's condition, known as coronary atheroscleroris or hardening of the arteries, brought on an erratic heartbeat that caused his death.
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By WILLIAM PFAFF | May 28, 1992
Paris.-- The Italian electoral system is designed to produce governments incapable of governing. The weakness of Italian government, and its vulnerability to corruption, has two causes. The first is the historical weakness of central government in a country that was only unified in the 1860s, after centuries during which Italian political life was dominated by its rich and powerful provincial capitals, by the papacy and by foreign occupiers.Between the collapse of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and the Risorgimento of the 19th century, which reunified the Italian states, Italians more often than not experienced government as a hostile power controlled by foreign interests.
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By Jack W. Germond and Jack W. Germond,Washington Bureau | July 20, 1993
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton already has paid a heavy political price for a policy on gays in the military that he calls "an honorable compromise" but that satisfies no one. Opinion polls have made it clear for weeks that the issue has hardened opposition to Mr. Clinton among cultural conservatives without winning corresponding support among gays.But a more critical question is how much the president's handling of the issue has reinforced the perception of him among a broader constituency as a weak leader caving in to one group after another -- in this case, the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
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By CAL THOMAS | April 3, 2007
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Twenty-five years ago, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ordered British troops to the Falkland Islands to liberate them from an invading Argentine force. It was a military and political triumph widely supported by the public, leading to conservative victories at the polls for another 15 years. Today, Tony Blair presides over a much different Britain. After Iran seized 15 British soldiers and sailors in what it says were Iranian, not Iraqi, waters, the Daily Mail called it "a humiliating week for Britain: a week that saw Iran get away with piracy, kidnap and blackmail, a week fanatics played cat-and-mouse with [Britain]
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By Steve Jacobson and Steve Jacobson,Newsday | December 2, 1990
All Allan Webb knew when he finished scouting the Giants for the 49ers last Sunday was the Giants had lost and his team was in a different time zone. He had his evaluation of the Giants and suspense.When he changed planes in Chicago he went directly to the Red Carpet lounge and asked people sitting around the TV, "Anybody hear the Niners' score?""Everybody looked at me like I was nuts," Webb said.Perhaps the local fans felt there was no other game since the beloved Bears had just had their pelts cleaned by the Vikings.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | April 24, 2003
WASHINGTON - Manufacturing slowed in the United States, and retail sales weakened as consumers turned cautious at the onset of war with Iraq, the Federal Reserve said in its survey of regional economies. "The pace of economic activity continued to be lackluster during March and the first two weeks of April," said the survey that was released yesterday. "The onset of the war appeared to have some effect on sales and spending, although it is too early to ascertain the full effect of the war on both consumer and business confidence."
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
Maryland is now facing a $405 million revenue shortfall over this year and next, largely the result of sluggish job growth, stagnant incomes and a weak housing market, state officials reported Wednesday. Five years after the official end of the recession, Maryland continues to confront fiscal trouble. This latest shortfall will force Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration and the General Assembly to make deeper cuts than previously expected to balance the state's roughly $40 billion budget.
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Mike Preston | September 21, 2014
CLEVELAND -- The Ravens secondary couldn't cover and tackle - and gave up a long pass that will be on every NFL highlight package this week. The linebackers had trouble getting off blocks and holding the edge on running plays. The defensive line wasn't much of a factor, either. And the Ravens still won. On a day when their defense was atrocious, the Ravens won because they played a team that always finds a way to lose. And if they don't find one, the Cleveland Browns will invent one. As the Ravens walked out of FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday evening, they realized they were lucky to win and the best team might have lost.
NEWS
August 5, 2014
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defends his decision on the two-game suspension of Ray Rice by citing the need to remain "consistent" with like violations regarding domestic violence ( "Roger Goodell defends two-game suspension of Ravens' Ray Rice," Aug. 2). He states the NFL takes the issue of domestic violence "seriously. " In his position of leadership, remaining "consistent" only maintains the league's status quo regarding its weak stance on domestic violence. Stronger action by Mr. Goodell would have sent the clear message to NFL players, management, staff and fans that the league is willing to take a societal leadership role, as a major entertainment employer, in an effort to eliminate domestic violence.
NEWS
July 15, 2014
The other day I had a discussion with a friend concerning what we felt was facilitating the decline of this nation. We discussed the problem of illegal immigration as a factor. However, immigrants have been coming to America for hundreds of years - even before we created a legal process for entrance. My friend brought up to fact that many years ago we didn't have a welfare system for which to entice illegal immigrants to relieve the burden after entrance. Before welfare, some came over and made it big through hard work, some were less successful and fell into various levels on the economic ladder, some went back home and some simply died from the failure to "make it. " The majority of Americans couldn't care less what happened to them because they weren't a burden on the system and weren't burdened by what I refer to as excessive humanity.
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
The last time that C.J. Mosley made the transition to a higher level of football, he had no trouble adjusting. Mosley quickly emerged as a starter as a true freshman at Alabama and showed himself to be a playmaker, running back an interception for a touchdown against the Florida Gators. He was named a freshman All-American. Now, the Ravens' first-round pick in the draft is getting acclimated to the NFL and making his bid for an immediate starting job at weak-side inside linebacker.
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By Matthew VanDyke | June 17, 2014
Less than three years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, the black flag of an al-Qaida inspired terrorist group flies above several Iraqi cities. The Iraqi army, despite years of training by the United States, has disintegrated and abandoned bases and weaponry to these terrorists (and in some cases even supports them). Iran, enemy of the United States for more than three decades and a constant threat to international security, is increasingly supplanting American influence in Iraq with its own and exerts significant influence in Syria as well.
BUSINESS
By Amanda J. Crawford | February 6, 2000
THE EURO has slumped in recent weeks after stronger than expected economic growth. In the United States on Monday, the currency hit a record low of 96.65 U.S. cents, a decline of about 17 percent since it was adopted by 11 of the 15 European Union countries in January 1999. While some have expressed concern about the euro's slide, Dutch Finance Minister Gerrit Zalm called it "a good investment opportunity." What caused the euro's decline against the U.S. dollar? What does it mean for Europe?
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 11, 2006
NEW ORLEANS -- One of the city's major levees failed during Hurricane Katrina because of a combination of factors that had not been anticipated by the Army Corps of Engineers when it planned the city's flood protection, according to a new report that the corps released yesterday. The report, based on the corps' own investigation of the levee failures, described a previously unknown set of circumstances during the storm: The floodwaters rising in the 17th Street canal sliced through the protective levee like a knife through a cake, sharply reducing the levee system's ability to resist the water's push.
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By Jules Witcover | June 2, 2014
In keeping with his determination to get America off "a perpetual wartime footing" after more than a decade of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama's commencement address at West Point was a sobering preview of what lies ahead for the graduates. Before an audience of the newly minted military officers, he sought at length to make the case for a selective response to global and regional challenges. He argued that this country must make hard choices about when and where the nation's might can be exerted as the leading partner in the world community.
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Mike Preston | May 11, 2014
An average football team had an average draft. The Ravens came away from the annual event held over the weekend with nine rookies, but only two - linebacker C.J. Mosley and safety Terrence Brooks - will have immediate impact. A third, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan, could make this draft a little bit more special. Ideally, the Ravens wanted to draft a quality offensive tackle or guard. They did get better on defense, but the biggest weakness from a year ago is still a major problem.
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