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December 16, 2009
Baltimore native Gino Culotta , who has spent the past two years playing linebacker and running back at the International School of Brussels, had a season to remember as a senior. Culotta, who lives in Joppatowne in the summer and this year has been pursuing a Division I football scholarship, received every possible award during the season-ending banquet for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools League.The DoDDS League is composed of about 30 teams, most of them affiliated with schools on U.S. military bases around Europe.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2011
Russell Brown, executive chef at O'Learys Seafood Restaurant in Annapolis, was in Today's Kitchen on Nov. 18 with Al Roker and Natalie Morales. The funniest thing happened. See, Brown is demonstrating how to make swordfish steak au poivre, and Morales notices that among the ingredients on the counter was white wine. So, Morales asks Brown about it, and then Al Roker makes it seem like Morales was interested because she wanted to DRINK the wine!!!!! You can watch this classic TV moment here . The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog is running Thanksgiving Tips from the Stars -- here's a recipe for Brussels sprouts with pancetta from Chazz Palminteri, which you can try for yourself at Chazz: A Bronx Original in Baltmore's beautiful Harbor East.
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By Christine Temin and Christine Temin,Boston Globe | November 9, 2003
My mother once told me that water is what you bathe in, wine is what you drink and beer tastes like garbage. I never thought to ask her how she came to that conclusion about beer. When she died -- at 87, after following that formula faithfully -- she took her opinions to the grave. I inherited my mother's distaste for beer. Nonetheless, when my 24-year-old son proposed a beer trip to Belgium, I instantly agreed. Jonathan is good fun, his French is better than mine and he likes driving in foreign countries, which gave me the chance to absorb the architecture while he watched the road.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jasmine Wiggins | March 9, 2011
When I'm making roast chicken, I like to keep everything else very simple. I'll typically roast green beans or asparagus, but this time I decided to go with brussels sprouts. I know not everyone is a fan, but I guess I'm the odd one out. I really like them, and was reminded that I do not eat enough of them, so into the basket they went. Roasted Brussels Sprouts 1 lb brussels sprouts 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt Balsamic vinegar Heat oven to 400 degrees. Rinse brussels sprouts.
NEWS
November 11, 1995
Denyse D. Godenne, 69, data management librarianDenyse D. Godenne, a retired data management librarian and former Columbia resident, died Oct. 30 of complications of emphysema and cancer at her home in Enfield, Conn. She was 69.She was born in Brussels, Belgium, and lived Connecticut before moving to Columbia in 1980, after her divorce. She was a sales associate for Russell T. Baker Co. and later a parts analyst for AAI Corp. in Cockeysville. She was a configuration management and data management librarian for Daedalean Inc. before returning to Enfield in 1990.
NEWS
December 12, 1990
France and Ireland, and with them the rest of the European Economic Community, must bear responsibility for the ominous breakdown in world trade negotiations. Barring a revival of bargaining in good faith, a postwar system that fostered global economic growth through multilateral liberal trading rules might well be replaced. And with what? With bilateral deals, regional blocs and the kind of trade wars that spawn recessions, political instability and even armed hostilities.Considering the high stakes, some of the governments involvemust have been relieved that world attention was deflected by events elsewhere, especially in the Persian Gulf.
BUSINESS
By BLOOMBERG NEWS | July 15, 1997
BRUSSELS -- European Commission officials said concessions offered yesterday by Boeing Co. don't go far enough to overcome European objections to the aerospace giant's $15.5 billion acquisition of McDonnell Douglas Corp.Boeing, facing a commission-set deadline of midnight last night Brussels time, which had already passed, offered proposals that address one of three outstanding issues, but the offers aren't enough to close the antitrust probe, a commission official said."Things had not been sorted out," said European Union Competition Commissioner Karel Van Miert in an interview with Bloomberg News.
BUSINESS
By Paul Martin and Paul Martin,Special to The Sun | January 31, 1994
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- From a suite of offices in the leafy suburbs of Brussels, four Belgians, a German, a Scot and a Dutch woman are selling Maryland across Eu rope and beyond.The seven-member team works for Maryland Center Europe, an arm of the state's Department of Economic and Employment Development (DEED). The office searches for foreign companies invest in Maryland and helps state companies export and sell products abroad.Maryland Center Europe is often the first port of call for 350 to 400 Maryland companies interested in doing business overseas.
NEWS
By Geraldine Baum and Geraldine Baum,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 18, 2007
BRUSSELS -- To the uninitiated, the existential crisis splitting Belgium down the middle these days might seem like a (very) civilized war as told by Dr. Seuss, with the French-speaking Walloons on one side and the Dutch-speaking Flemings on the other. To continue the literary analogy, consider the library at Belgium's Leuven University. Make that two libraries. German armies had burned down Leuven's library in the two world wars, and it was rebuilt after each. But then in 1970, the last time the Flemings and the Walloons got seriously restive, the million-volume collection was carved into two: Odd-numbered books remained on the original campus in the Dutch-speaking part of the country, while even-numbered books went to a new Francophone school built in a field 17 miles to the south.
NEWS
By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,London Bureau | March 23, 1992
LONDON -- It is time for second thoughts in Europe, about Europe. The drive toward federalism has slowed.Much of the impetus given to the integration process by the treaty signed at the European Community's summit in December in Maastricht, Holland, has diminished."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Julie Rothman, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2010
Millicent Beal from Jarrettsville was trying to find a recipe she saw in a magazine not long ago for Brussels sprouts with pecans. Barbara Clark from Windsor, Calif., sent in a recipe she had from Cooking Light magazine for making Brussels sprouts that she said she really enjoys. She said that she thinks it "elevates boring Brussels sprouts to a tastier level." Slicing the Brussels sprouts before sautéing cuts done on the cooking time. The addition of sugar and chicken stock give the dish a somewhat sweet yet rich and balanced flavor and the toasted pecans on top finish the dish perfectly.
SPORTS
December 16, 2009
Baltimore native Gino Culotta , who has spent the past two years playing linebacker and running back at the International School of Brussels, had a season to remember as a senior. Culotta, who lives in Joppatowne in the summer and this year has been pursuing a Division I football scholarship, received every possible award during the season-ending banquet for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools League.The DoDDS League is composed of about 30 teams, most of them affiliated with schools on U.S. military bases around Europe.
NEWS
By Sandra McKee and Sandra McKee,sandra.mckee@baltsun.com | September 9, 2009
It isn't easy being Baltimore native Gino Culotta, a senior linebacker and running back at the International School of Brussels in search of a Division I football scholarship. When he approaches a college coach, the conversation goes something like this: "Hi, I'd like to talk to you about a football scholarship," Culotta says. "Where are you from?" the coach asks. "Baltimore." "Where do you go to school?" "Brussels." "I've never heard of Brussels, Md." "No. Brussels, Belgium." The coach pauses.
NEWS
By Phillip McGowan and Phillip McGowan,sun reporter | January 3, 2008
State Sen. James C. Rosapepe has returned to Maryland with two bone fractures in his right leg after being struck by a car during a business trip in Europe over the Christmas holiday, he said yesterday. Rosapepe, 56, said he will be in Annapolis when the General Assembly convenes next week. "I'm doing fine," said Rosapepe, a Democrat who represents northern Prince George's and western Anne Arundel counties. The College Park resident said he will be in the state capital when the legislature's 90-day session begins Wednesday, but he told constituents in an e-mail that he "won't be knocking on any doors for several months."
NEWS
By Geraldine Baum and Geraldine Baum,LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 18, 2007
BRUSSELS -- To the uninitiated, the existential crisis splitting Belgium down the middle these days might seem like a (very) civilized war as told by Dr. Seuss, with the French-speaking Walloons on one side and the Dutch-speaking Flemings on the other. To continue the literary analogy, consider the library at Belgium's Leuven University. Make that two libraries. German armies had burned down Leuven's library in the two world wars, and it was rebuilt after each. But then in 1970, the last time the Flemings and the Walloons got seriously restive, the million-volume collection was carved into two: Odd-numbered books remained on the original campus in the Dutch-speaking part of the country, while even-numbered books went to a new Francophone school built in a field 17 miles to the south.
NEWS
By Carol Mighton Haddix and Carol Mighton Haddix,Chicago Tribune | October 17, 2007
Pork roast is one of my fall favorites. The only problem? A pork roast takes time, which relegates it to weekend cooking. The next-best option for a weeknight meal is the smaller, lean pork tenderloin. It still offers the great flavor of pork, but takes only a fraction of the time to cook. I like to sear it quickly in a heavy skillet, then turn down the heat to finish the cooking. Brussels sprouts, another fine fall choice, make a good match to the pork and can be finished in the same skillet.
NEWS
By JEANE KIRKPATRICK | May 13, 1991
Washington -- Not so long ago, it seemed to many that Britain's Margaret Thatcher was the principal obstacle to construction of a federal union of the European Community's 12 member states. In Brussels today, those must seem like the good old days.This is a time of trouble for the community. The Gulf War was the first test of its capacity to forge a common foreign and military policy. It flunked. The very effort revealed that there is no common European diplomacy or military policy because there are no foreign-policy views shared by all members.
TRAVEL
By SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS | August 13, 2006
What do you recommend people put on their luggage tags? I put only a phone number because I had heard that thieves will know your home is vacant if you put your address on tags. You are wise not to put too much personal information on luggage ID tags, says Anne McAlpin, author of Pack It Up, a book-DVD set that offers advice about packing smart. "Only put contact information that will be helpful to your airline" if your bags are lost, McAlpin says. "Writing down your home number if you're not there to answer the phone doesn't do any good."
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By SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS | August 13, 2006
What do you recommend people put on their luggage tags? I put only a phone number because I had heard that thieves will know your home is vacant if you put your address on tags. You are wise not to put too much personal information on luggage ID tags, says Anne McAlpin, author of Pack It Up, a book-DVD set that offers advice about packing smart. "Only put contact information that will be helpful to your airline" if your bags are lost, McAlpin says. "Writing down your home number if you're not there to answer the phone doesn't do any good."
TRAVEL
By Christine Temin and Christine Temin,Boston Globe | November 9, 2003
My mother once told me that water is what you bathe in, wine is what you drink and beer tastes like garbage. I never thought to ask her how she came to that conclusion about beer. When she died -- at 87, after following that formula faithfully -- she took her opinions to the grave. I inherited my mother's distaste for beer. Nonetheless, when my 24-year-old son proposed a beer trip to Belgium, I instantly agreed. Jonathan is good fun, his French is better than mine and he likes driving in foreign countries, which gave me the chance to absorb the architecture while he watched the road.
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