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BLOG: Making A Difference Overseas

In 2007 Cal Ripken was named a Public Diplomacy Envoy to the U.S. State Department. Essentially that makes him a goodwill ambassador representing our nation.

11/23/2011

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Ripken Visits Japanese Youth In Tsunami-Hit Area

Cal Ripken Jr. took a message of hope and perseverance to Japanese children affected by the March 11
earthquake and tsunami.

11/15/2011

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Japanese Kids Play Ball With Cal Ripken Jr.

Some Japanese children who lost everything in the tsunami were in Harford County working out with Hall of Fame baseball player Cal Ripken Jr.

08/17/2011

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Ripken Leading Sports Exchange With Japanese Youth

A new job for the Iron Man. Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. takes his love for baseball overseas.

08/09/2011

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Ex-Teacher In Va. Gets 25 Years For Child Porn

A former teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on child pornography charges after admitting a decades-long pattern of molesting teenage boys in the United States and Japan.

05/26/2011

Fukushima Daiichi – Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, Japan

NRC Task Force: U.S. Nuclear Plants Still Safe

A federal task force on Thursday vouched anew for the safety of U.S. nuclear power plants in the aftermath of the Japanese crisis.

05/12/2011

Peach Bottom nuclear plant

WJZ Investigates The Safety Of Nearby Nuclear Power Plants

Recent power failures at nuclear plants in Tuscaloosa, Ala.— where the backup system worked— and Fukushima, Japan— where it didn’t— make you wonder what would happen here. Thousands of Marylanders live in the shadow of nearby nuclear power plants.

04/28/2011

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Low Dose Radiation From Japanese Nuclear Crisis Found In Maryland

Radiation from the crippled Japanese nuclear power plants has been found in Maryland.

04/05/2011

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Ravens Hold Fundraiser For Japanese Tsunami Victims

Thousands of Ravens fans turned out to get autographs of their favorite players—all while helping the Japanese tsunami victims.

04/02/2011

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For Md. Plant, Japan Reminder Of Potential Perils

George Gellrich gets up at least once a night to check his computer. He could wait until the morning briefing at work, or even for the morning news shows. But he just can’t. He needs to know: Was there another explosion at the crippled nuclear plant in Japan? Did they restore power to the pumps? Is there enough water in the spent fuel pool at Unit 4? Has the radioactive contamination grown worse?

04/02/2011

japanese students, mcdonough

Japanese Exchange Students Studying At McDonogh Head Back Home

It’s the last day of class for a group of Japanese exchange students. As they head back to their homeland this week, they won’t leave empty handed.

04/01/2011

Three Mile Island – Pennsylvania

Radiation From Japan Makes Its Way To Maryland

Some radiation from Japan has already made its way to the United States. State health officials confirm they’ve detected small levels of radiation right here in Maryland.

03/28/2011

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