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May 1, 2014
The Temple for World Peace, Baltimore's first Buddhist temple, will open Friday after more than a year of construction. The nearly two-acre property, east of Belvedere Square on Northern Parkway, includes an orchard, playground, cafe and bookstore, as well as the central worship and meditation space. The temple will celebrate the opening with a blessing ceremony Friday evening, an open house and talk on mindfulness Saturday and a workshop on compassion in the modern world on Sunday.
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By Paul Pierre-Louis and The Baltimore Sun | August 10, 2014
Before the doors opened Saturday evening at SECU Arena, there was a line of people in front of the main entrance that stretched down the sidewalk. The Ball Up All-Stars, a team of streetball legends, stopped at Towson as part of their countrywide summer tour, and some fans waited 21/2 hours to make sure they had good seats. Demetrius Spencer, CEO of streetball tour Ball Up, said after the game that attendance gradually has increased since the team was formed in 2009. That trend was evident in the All-Stars' matchup against a team of Baltimore locals hoping to someday earn the same fame as their Ball Up opponents.
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By Rona S. Hirsch and Rona S. Hirsch,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 28, 2001
After the warmth of a stirring Christmas Eve service, Bill Brandt stepped outside into the cold, huddling with family and hundreds of fellow worshippers as they grasped light sticks and prayed for world peace. "We all have to stand up for peace, any little sign we can do to show we stand for peace," Brandt said. "I think the majority of the world wants a peaceful life," said Brandt, who was visiting from Tyler, Texas, with his wife, Tandy, and son Scott. They attended the service with daughter Dr. Kerry Dunbar and son-in-law Travis Dunbar, who live in Columbia.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
NBA veteran Metta World Peace hasn't been seen in the NBA since the New York Knicks waived him in February, but it appears he's been in the recording studio since then - and he's showing some love to Baltimore while in there. Hot New Hip Hop dropped the artist formerly known as Ron Artest's new single, "Baltimore," last night, with a little bit of an explanation as to why the Queens-born forward is singing about Baltimore. “People often ask why am I obsessed with Baltimore,” Artest told the site.
NEWS
March 24, 2002
People Local author: Linthicum resident Don Sakers has published his fifth book, Dance for the Ivory Madonna, a thriller that depicts the world in 2042, when world peace is maintained by a clandestine organization known as the Nexus. The book was published by Baltimore-based Speed-of-C Productions.
FEATURES
By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,Contributing Writer | October 26, 1994
The Love Bug has turned into the peace turtle.The latest edition of celebrity Volkswagen Beetles visited Maryland earlier this week on a mission that organizers hope will end with 1 million world peace messages delivered to the United Nations.Inspired by the award-winning children's book "The Old Turtle" (Pfeifer-Hamilton Publishers), a custom-painted VW is on the road for eight months gathering messages of peace written by children across the country. At each of the 134 stops -- including one in Bel Air and another in Ellicott City -- children gather to sing folk songs, read their visions of world peace and listen to the teachings of "The Old Turtle," written by Douglas Wood and illustrated by Cheng Khee Chee.
NEWS
January 15, 1991
There are many threats to world peace and stability today, among them problems in the Soviet Union and in the Middle East. We'd like you to tell us which you feel is the greater long-term threat to world peace: strife in the Middle East or instability in the Soviet Union. Please share your opinion with us by calling SUNDIAL, the Baltimore Sun's telephone information service.The call is free and must be made from a tone phone. The SUNDIAL number is 783-1800 or, in Anne Arundel County, 268-7736.
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By Dan Berger | October 30, 1995
The House Republican budget will produce a Democratic Congress next time. Whitewater will get us a Republican president to work with it.For safety, send your kids out on the street, to protect them from daytime talk broadcasting that pollutes the home.Don't worry about the heart of Boris Yeltsin. He is not indispensable to an orderly Russia and world peace. We hope.Giving to panhandlers only encourages them. Just like museums, colleges, environmental advocacy groups, public broadcasting, etc., etc.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | September 8, 2000
The way to world peace through the United Nations is to lock up the world's tyrants before they escape to New York. In G. Bush's latest proposal, he is to debate Adam Clymer while Gore squares off against Lieberman. Don't worry about your SUV tires. The price of gasoline is going to keep everyone home and make the roads much safer. There are some jobs government cannot do by itself. Like cleaning up Baltimore.
NEWS
February 27, 1991
The Severna Park YWCA recently sponsored a Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. The essays were responses to the question, "What can you do to contribute to (King's) goal of world peace?"The essays were written by students in grades 3-6, with a limit of 25-50 wordsfor grades 3-4 and 50-100 words for grades 5-6.The first-place winner in each grade category received a trophy, and the runners-up were awarded ribbons.Entries were judged on individual ideas, originality, continuity and concise thoughts.
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By Michelle Jefferson | July 10, 2014
I came of age in 1980, just as the women's movement hit its full stride, and those were the days. At my first real job I had sign that read: "Women have to do twice as much to be thought of half as good as men; luckily, this is not difficult. " Unlike our mothers and grandmothers, we faced an open world of opportunity, possibilities, goals and achievable dreams. No more would we be limited to being receptionists, nurses and teachers - you know, the girls-only jobs. In fact, I and most of my girlfriends were in the science/math curriculum in school and attended some form of college.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
The five gilded figures of Buddha sat cross-legged under sheets of plastic, lips curved in half-smiles of silent joy. The room around them, however, was anything but silent. A nail gun rattled, a hydraulic lift groaned and a half-dozen Buddhist nuns and monks bustled through in paint-splattered jeans. The Temple for World Peace, Baltimore's first Buddhist temple, opened with a Friday evening blessing ceremony after more than a year of construction and a week of flurried - and damp - preparations.
FEATURES
May 1, 2014
The Temple for World Peace, Baltimore's first Buddhist temple, will open Friday after more than a year of construction. The nearly two-acre property, east of Belvedere Square on Northern Parkway, includes an orchard, playground, cafe and bookstore, as well as the central worship and meditation space. The temple will celebrate the opening with a blessing ceremony Friday evening, an open house and talk on mindfulness Saturday and a workshop on compassion in the modern world on Sunday.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | April 28, 2014
I think we all know what Barack Obama's foreign policy strategy coming into office was. Step 1: Be Barack Obama (and not George W. Bush). Step 2: ???? Step 3: World peace! (With apologies to "South Park. ") As a candidate, Mr. Obama held a huge campaign rally in, of all places, Berlin, touting his bona fides as a citizen of the world. The crowds went wild, as he talked at length about a world without walls (you had to be there). As president, in his first major speech abroad, Obama suggested to a Cairo audience that the fact America elected him was all the proof anyone should need that America had turned the page.
NEWS
December 2, 2013
I fully support diplomatic efforts to curtail Iran's nuclear programs, especially if it eliminates their efforts to produce an atomic bomb ("The nuclear deal with Iran," Nov. 25). However, I doubt that we can trust the word of Iran on this issue. What seems to be missing here is an additional effort to stop Iran from funding and helping terrorist groups. I think that changing their policy of wishing harm on Israel and other countries should be part of any agreement. This encouragement of terrorists is just as harmful to world peace.
NEWS
September 16, 2013
United Nations inspectors aren't saying who launched the chemical weapons attack that killed 1,400 people in Syria in August, but it would be difficult for anyone - including President Bashar Assad's apologists in Moscow - to maintain the argument that it was anyone but the Assad regime. The report found that Sarin gas was used on a large scale and was delivered by surface-to-surface missiles, some of which were marked with what appear to be Cyrillic characters. That suggests a level of armament and technical ability far beyond what any rebel group in Syria is capable of. Meanwhile, another U.N. panel monitoring human rights violations in Syria said it is investigating 14 incidents of possible chemical weapons use in the country.
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By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,liz.bowie@baltsun.com | March 19, 2009
Children today want clean air, world peace and help for the poor and homeless. That's what they wrote to President Barack Obama. Some also wish for lower taxes and a little more security in shopping malls. And, oh, by the way, Mr. President, "You should stop smoking!" Those were a fraction of the thoughts that were written by children from Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School in Baltimore to Obama as part of part of a national handwriting project called Mail to the Chief. About 34,000 letters from all over the United States were delivered yesterday to the Washington office of Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Maryland Democrat who plans to forward them to Obama.
NEWS
By Stacey P. Patton and Stacey P. Patton,SUN STAFF | January 2, 1998
Ruthena Warren Tudbury, a longtime activist in Howard County who worked for world peace and women's rights, died Sunday of pneumonia at St. Agnes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Ellicott City. She was 87.The Boston-area native graduated from Newton High School and Mount Holyoke College, where she studied art and history.Shortly after graduation, Mrs. Tudbury began a career as a volunteer activist that would span seven decades in Detroit; Lakewood, Ohio; White Plains, N.Y.; and Howard County, where her work was curtailed in 1991 by arthritis.
NEWS
August 22, 2012
Archbishop William E. Lori's article on the Second Vatican Council ("Not a break but a continuum," Aug. 18) fails to mention Pope John XXIII who convened the council. Instead Mr. Lori refers to Pope Paul II. According to Archbishop Lori, Pope Paul II reports the council as "historically a thing of the past, but spiritually still in being. " In fact the church has been trying to put the "spirit" of that gathering behind them ever since the death of John XXIII. The Second Vatican Council was not just a meeting of bishops, as reported in the article, but included laity and women of the church.
SPORTS
By Kevin Cowherd and The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2012
All morning long, on every sports and news show on TV, they've been showing the clip. You know the one . The one that shows Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace viciously throwing the elbow that floored Oklahoma City Thunder guard James Hardenin the Lakers' 114-10 double overtime win Sunday. I've seen it at least 30 times. It's an absolutely brutal blow. And a classic cheap shot. It wasn't in the same league as the infamous haymaker Kermit Washington delivered to the face of Rudy Tomjanovich 35 years ago, but it was gutless and sneaky, behavior we've come to expect to expect from the hilariously-named World Peace.
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