May 23, 1993
New York--Psssst. Wanna buy some indium? It's today's fanciest investment (um, what's the word? Oh yes . . .) scam. Gullible Americans are taking the bait from boiler rooms clustered in Toronto and the Cayman Islands, beyond the jurisdiction of U.S. law.If they get you on the phone, these "yakkers" will say that Detroit plans to use indium on all car and truck windows. They'll say the defense industry is snapping it up. They'll call back a week later and say you've already made money (they saved you some indium at last week's price, but can't hold it indefinitely . . .)
October 15, 2011
Outfitted in scuba gear and 100 feet underwater, Cody Unser noticed a weird tingling in her legs. She dived a second and a third time, and again felt tingling. It was subtle, but it was the first new sensation that she had felt in three years, since becoming paralyzed from the chest down at age 12. "I couldn't believe I had gotten some feeling back," said Unser, daughter of Indianapolis 500 champ Al Unser Jr., now 24 and leading a foundation focusing on paralysis research and quality-of-life issues called The Cody Unser First Step Foundation.
September 12, 2004
NATIONAL Grief and remembrance for 9/11 On the third anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Americans paused yesterday to remember and mourn. Relatives of those who were killed read out their names at Ground Zero in New York. President Bush and his Democratic opponent, Sen. John Kerry, also paid quiet tribute to the victims. [Page 3a] Clinton spurs surge in checkups Former President Bill Clinton's highly publicized bypass surgery has caused worried, middle-aged men across the country with similar symptoms to rush to hospitals for checkups.
May 19, 1991
Pearl Harbor Day, 1986, saw a number of Johns Hopkins University dignitaries gather for an elegant banquet at the Hyatt Regency's Constellation Room to honor retiring provost Richard P. Longaker.Also that year, then-president Steven Muller took one of his many trips to Europe to raise money for Hopkins.At the University of Pittsburgh, the president's wife took a trip to the Grand Cayman Islands, and Pitt administrators and guests went to the opera.Massachusetts Institute of Technology officials shopped at a posh jewelry store, and Cornell University representatives ordered exclusive Steuben wine glasses and paid off the president's overdue library fines.
July 24, 2005
LOOKING FORWARD MONDAY One year after the release of the Sept. 11 commission report recommending an overhaul of the U.S. security and intelligence apparatus, the House Homeland Security Committee will hold a hearing titled "The Secretary's Second-Stage Review: Re-thinking the Department of Homeland Security's Organization and Policy Direction." The House Small Business Committee will hear testimony on the government's compelling pharmacists to dispense drugs to which they are morally opposed.
April 14, 2002
WHEN the owners of the Bibelot book chain absolutely, positively had to shield $17 million from the Bank of America and the U.S. legal system, they didn't mess around with Bermuda, the Bahamas or Liechtenstein. They sent the money straight to the Cook Islands, the tightest ship in the "asset protection" business. A gorgeous, palmy archipelago in the boundless blue between Australia and Chile, the Cook Islands cooked up a new set of incorporation and trust laws in the 1980s with the help of a Denver lawyer.
November 4, 2002
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua - When John Allen Muhammad snatched his three young children in Tacoma, Wash., and fled a custody order 4,000 miles to the twin-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, he landed on an atoll in flux. The year was 2000, and the U.S. Treasury Department had just lifted an advisory that warned Americans to take precautions when investing there, even as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development called the former British colony a tax haven on the order of the Cayman Islands, Panama and Lebanon.
July 20, 1997
Steve LeePos.: FullbackHeight: 6-0Weight: 265Age: 23Season: RookieHighlights: Used primarily as a blocker, he paved the way for Indiana RB Alex Smith's two 1,000-yard seasons. Started every game last season for the Hoosiers. Academic All-American and All-Big Ten Conference selection in 1995. All-state, all-conference and all-county pick as a linebacker and fullback at Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis.Favorite restaurant: Yonker's Steakhouse in IndianapolisFavorite TV show: "SportsCenter"Leisure activities: Weight training, boatingFavorite vacation spot: Cayman IslandsPub Date: 7/20/97
September 22, 2006
All the jumpy, hopscotch-style editing in the world can't save Haven, a blow- and weed-scented drama written and directed by young Cayman Islands native Frank E. Flowers. It's one of those fragmented narratives, the curse of the success of Pulp Fiction and Crash, wherein we see in passing somebody throwing up on a lawn, and then a half-hour later in flashback it's revealed who the puker is and why he's upchucking. I don't know about you, but when I see someone hurling I want immediate identification.
August 14, 2003
Hilda Benisch Mullan, a homemaker and avid doll collector, died of complications from a stroke Thursday at Blakehurst Retirement Community. The longtime Homeland resident was 88. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Pimlico area, Mrs. Mullan graduated from Western High School in 1932 and went on to study ballet at the Peabody Conservatory and painting at the Maryland Institute of Art. She married Thomas F. Mullan Jr. in 1936. Her husband, who died in 1994, owned Mullan Contracting Co. in Baltimore and developed and built 2 Charles Center in the mid-1960s.