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By Jay Hancock and Jay Hancock,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | August 30, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright leaves Wednesday on a mission to revive the Middle East peace process, trying to conjure the optimism and good will that flowed from Israeli elections in May but then quickly dried up.Albright will visit Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Syria and Jordan, seeking progress not only on the West Bank, where Israel has stalled on yielding territory to the Palestinians, but also in the Golan Heights, the Syrian land...
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By Wesley Case and The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2014
For Wye Oak to continue as one of Baltimore's most well-established indie-rock acts, change was necessary. Sometime after the 2011 album "Civilian," singer Jenn Wasner began viewing the guitar - her instrument since she formed the duo in 2006 with drummer Andy Stack - as a liability. Before then, Wye Oak's clever songwriting and dramatic rock sound had propelled the group from the city's DIY music scene to success on a national scale that included song placements on popular TV shows and a live performance on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | January 18, 1996
WASHINGTON -- Despite public optimism in the recent Israeli-Syrian peace talks on the Eastern Shore, U.S. and Israeli officials privately are voicing disappointment over the lack of progress and fears that an accord again may elude them.If the pace is not quickened, a deal may be impossible before this year's elections in Israel, officials and experts warn. And the Clinton administration might not achieve its own election-year goal of a comprehensive Middle East peace, a glittering capstone to Secretary of State Warren Christopher's diplomatic career.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
When Wye Oak announced its spring/summer tour in support of new album "Shriek," the duo's hometown of Baltimore was conspicuously missing. Now, we have a date for an outdoor show. Wye Oak will headline an all-ages concert in the Charles Street parking lot at Metro Gallery on July 26. Matmos (who were recently shouted out by Detroit rapper Danny Brown) and Wume will also perform. Tickets go on sale today at noon, via missiontix.com and ticketfly.com. Tickets ($17) can also be purchased at Charmington's Cafe (2601 N. Howard St.)
NEWS
By Phyllis Bennis | November 1, 1998
Already the "land for security" Wye understandings have hit the skids. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled his cabinet's ratification vote, thus derailing implementation even before it began.But it's hard not to wonder whether that matters. It's hard not to wonder whether, despite the intense, personal involvement of President Clinton, King Hussein, Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, CIA director George Tenet and others, last month's Wye summit ever held the real potential to move the parties closer to real peace in the region.
NEWS
By Scott Calvert and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2000
QUEENSTOWN -- Just before 3 p.m. yesterday, the ABC News crew got a hot tip: A motorcade shuttling Elian Gonzalez and his father from Andrews Air Force Base to a secluded Eastern Shore retreat had reportedly reached the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Satellite dishes on TV trucks whirred skyward, and video cameras swung into place at Wye Plantation. But as the minutes passed, there was no trace of 6-year-old Elian or Juan Miguel Gonzalez at the Aspen Institute's Wye River Conference Centers. The closest thing to a motorcade was the herd of Black Angus cattle lumbering across a nearby field, mooing all the way. And so, the small cluster of media types kept waiting for Gonzalez.
FEATURES
By David L. Greene and David L. Greene,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 28, 1998
QUEENSTOWN -- We drank coffee strong as battery acid and thick as mud. We munched on stale cheese pizza. A new blueprint for peace in the Middle East was being drafted and we had to stay awake to watch.Tucked away in a nondescript room at the Wye Plantation conference center here last week, a dozen weary reporters and photographers spent 28 hours waiting for a deal between the Israelis and Palestinians. As negotiations ground on through the night, other journalists, who were farther from the action at a press center 2 miles away, retreated to their Eastern Shore motor lodges for some rest.
NEWS
September 20, 2004
William Tilghman Hemsley III, an engineer, died of cancer Wednesday at his Wye Island home. He was 72. Born in the Pimlico area of Baltimore, he was 5 when his father took him to see his first horse race - Seabiscuit defeated War Admiral. He graduated from Polytechnic Institute in 1950 and earned a degree in engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. From 1955 to 1957, he served in Korea with the Army Corps of Engineers, where he was a battalion intelligence officer. He worked for Douglass Aircraft Corp.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | May 25, 2001
HAY-ON-WYE, Wales - Some people purchase books a volume at a time. Richard Booth buys them by the ton. Some people yearn for a swanky home on a hill. Booth lives in a tumbledown castle with Norman foundations, worn wooden floors, a history of fires, and hundreds of thousands of books spreading along walls, into outbuildings and out to the front yard. Booth is the unofficial, unabashed king of what is billed worldwide as the "Town of Books." Four hours from London, two hours from Oxford, rises the book-lover's paradise named Hay-on-Wye.
NEWS
May 30, 1993
J. T. Bishop, 80, retired dairy farmer on ShoreJ. Tilghman Bishop, a retired dairy and feed grain farmer, died Thursday of complications from Parkinson's disease at his Winona Farm on the Wye River in Carmichael.The 80-year-old Carmichael native farmed there from 1935 until his retirement about eight years ago.A 1929 graduate of the Centreville High School, he earned a degree in agriculture in 1933 at the University of Maryland, and worked for two years at the Federal Land Bank in Baltimore for two years before starting his farming career.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | February 5, 2014
If you're a middle-aged construction worker living in Baltimore and don't have any dance experience, you might think your odds of appearing in a music video are pretty low. Well, here's your big chance. Baltimore-based dreamy rock duo Wye Oak is seeking "people who fit the look of a construction worker or mechanic type" for their next video, according to a Craigslist post that band member Jenn Wasner shared on Facebook.  The band is seeking seven men and three women, preferably between the ages of 30 and 50.  Those "who enjoy getting dirty" are encouraged to apply.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Did you ever think you could see Wye Oak and Outkast perform on the same day at the same show? Probably not, but in April, you can. The big rumor was finally confirmed yesterday: Outkast, arguably hip-hop's greatest duo ever, will reunite at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. The festival will be held on two weekends in the spring, April 11-13 and April 18-20. Wye Oak - likely performing new songs from the Baltimore duo's currently untitled fourth album due later this year - will perform April 11 and 18. Future Islands, who just announced its next album is called "Singles" and will be released on 4AD on March 25, will perform April 12 and 19. Finally, J. Roddy Walston and the Business - a band with members located all along the East Coast but still identifies itself as a Baltimore act - will perform on both final nights, April 13 and 20. Thinking about going?
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
With more than 50 local bands performing all around Station North and Mount Vernon this weekend, Scapescape is one of Baltimore's premier events to better understand the hype surrounding its diverse arts and music scenes. (It's also a bit intimidating. A friend of Midnight Sun, Seth, created a handy Google document to keep track of all the sets scheduled for Labor Day weekend.) I don't mean to single out a particular artist or band when there are so many worthy acts performing, so just know that Scapescape is an awesome event and we're lucky to have it. With that said, tonight could be particularly special because Jenn Wasner, the singer/guitarist of Wye Oak and her solo project Flock of Dimes, will perform two sets at the Charles Street Parking Lot (1712 N. Charles St.)
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
Mary D. Tilghman, who spent the past two decades preserving Talbot County's historic Wye House plantation, which has been occupied by her family since 1659, died there Friday of heart failure. She was 93. "She was quite a lady and the great steward of Wye House. It is a seven-part Georgian-period house that was built in 1782 and is an extraordinary one," said Walter G. Schamu, a partner in the firm of Schamu, Machowski, Grego Architects, who designed several projects at the house.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2012
Walk around Baltimore today and you could see Jenn Wasner's big eyes staring up at you. Wasner, who plays guitar and sings in Wye Oak and now by herself as Flock of Dimes, is the cover star for b's latest "10 to Watch Under 30" issue . In 2011, Wasner, an Owings Mills native, lived on the road, playing more than 200 shows alongside Wye Oak drummer Andy Stack. When she returned home to Baltimore, she was burned out, and even considered moving away from the city. But don't ever underestimate the power of rest.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
For some people, the concert news of the day has already run, and no one's gonna top it. They'll read these names below and say, Are any of these guys VAN HALEN ??? Do they wear shiny leather pants and vaguely Middle Eastern scarves and a pinstripe vest and also a belt buckle bigger than Mitt Romney's head? Are they responsible for “RUNNING WITH THE DEVIIIIIIL!!”? Ok, no. For everyone else, here's the other concert news of the day: To raise money for the experimental music festival High Zero, Matmos's Drew Daniel, Dan Deacon and Schwarz will play DJ sets at the H&H Building's 5th Dimension April 27. Leprechaun Catering and  John Berndt's Multiphonic Choir will also perform.
NEWS
September 19, 2004
WILLIAM TILGHMAN HEMSLEY III, was born in the Pimlico area of Baltimore, to parents of William Tilghman Hemsley II and Jewel Magdalene La Duca Hemsley, March 31, 1932. He died of cancer at age 72 at his home on the Wye River, Wednesday September 8, 2004. His father took him to see his first horse race at Pimlico at age 5, Seabiscuit beat War Admiral. At age 19 his father died and he helped support his mother and younger brother James Michael Hemsley. Two other siblings Joseph and Mary succumbed to childhood illnesses.
NEWS
May 11, 2001
State and Howard County officials wished the new Columbia Council well at an induction ceremony at Columbia Association headquarters last night. State Sen. Christopher J. McCabe, Del. Elizabeth Bobo, County Executive James N. Robey and County Council Chairman Guy J. Guzzone also offered to help the council with issues facing the community of 87,000 residents. "You have a friend in county government who cares about this community just as much as you do," Robey said. Seven of the council's 10 seats were decided in elections last month, and five of the members are new. The council will gather for a retreat at Wye River Plantation this weekend.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2012
A couple of controversial, Internet piracy bills in Congress have pit the tech industry against the music business, even independents. In a statement sent out early Wednesday afternoon, A2IM, the largest trade organization of independent musicians and labels, was the latest to support the Stop Online Piracy and the Protect Intellectual Property acts, despite that some high-profile indie musicians, like Baltimore's Wye Oak , are protesting the...
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By Wesley Case | September 7, 2011
Wye Oak just premiered their latest video, "Holy Holy," over at Pitchfork . The Civilian -standout gets a simple video of the Baltimore duo at the carnival, riding the swings and rollercoasters. Somehow, no fried food was consumed. The clip was directed by Jeremy Johnstone, whose credits include videos from Young Widows and the New York Dolls. Wye Oak is currently on tour with the National (whose Scott Devendorf had kind words for the band when I spoke with him a couple weeks ago)
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