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If you want to win an arms race, minor escalation is not the way to go. Only after President Ronald Reagan started developing a wildly expensive and impractical system to shoot down enemy missiles did the Soviet Union give up the Cold War. The $900...
States and many U.S. territories have tourism offices to help visitors. When requesting travel literature, be as specific as possible. Here's a list of Mid-Atlantic region state travel offices. Alabama // Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel, 401 Adams...
Sun ReporterMembers of a Kansas church protested yesterday at the funeral of a fallen Maryland Marine, their most recent foray into the state since a law was passed to insulate grieving families from the often virulent rhetoric of the group. Members of the...
Sun reporterMargaret Brooke Murdock was once president of the Women's Law Center in Towson, an organization that promotes "equal rights for women and children," according to its mission statement. Now she is a Baltimore Circuit Court judge, and a ruling last week...
Sun ReportersIn the chill before daylight yesterday, two men with long beards stood before freshly dug graves in a small cemetery, where four little girls were soon to be buried. The girls, two young sisters and two neighbors, were victims of a massacre in their one-...
Sun ReporterIn a world where violence is shunned and the noises seldom get much louder than the rhythmic clip-clop of horse hooves on pavement, 18 shots rang out in a one-room schoolhouse, hitting 10 children and killing at least five. In a place where...
Sun ReporterFrom his early youth, Petty Officer David Sean Roddy could take things apart and fix them, even things like his father's boat that didn't need fixing. That memory related by the Rev. Charles Wible drew soft laughter from hundreds gathered yesterday for...
1857: The Dred Scott decision, written by Chief Justice Roger Brooke Taney of Maryland, rules that black people cannot be U.S. citizens and have "no rights which the white man was bound to respect." 1865: After the Civil War, Southern state governments...
The suit Though universally known as Brown vs. Board of Education, the case was five separate suits challenging segregation - from South Carolina, Delaware, Virginia, Washington, D.C., and the Brown case in Kansas that the Supreme Court ordered argued...
Tags: Elections, Racism, NAACP, Thurgood Marshall, Civil Rights
Los Angeles TimesTOPEKA, Kan. - In separate speeches yesterday, President Bush and Sen. John Kerry hailed the landmark 1954 Supreme Court ruling that outlawed state-sanctioned school segregation, but they also cautioned that the decision's full promise has not been...
Even before Eric Pihl pulls into TheraPET Wellness Center parking lot, his dog, Bonnie, climbs up from her lounging position in the back seat and eagerly looks out the window. If only we all could get that excited about climbing on the treadmill to...
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