Advertisement
HomeCollectionsCoral Gables
IN THE NEWS

Coral Gables

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Chicago Tribune | June 16, 1991
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- For nearly 70 years, this Mediterranean-style suburb of Miami has remained a shady pocket of Old World decorum amid the razzle-dazzle growth of sunny South Florida.The muted colors of its buildings, the deep shadows cast by its exotic trees, the very mood of Coral Gables have been carefully guarded from change by what may be the strictest set of city codes anywhere.Among other things, the codes ban the outdoor parking of pickups and vans overnight, outlaw street vendors and used-car lots, even forbid swimming in private pools near churches on Sunday mornings.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Virginia L. Evans, a former Army nurse who while serving in Europe during World War II cared for Gen. George S. Patton Jr., died Sept. 24 at Hope Hospice in Coral Gables, Fla., of renal failure. She was 98. The daughter of Leonard Schmidt, a tailor, and Ascensia Schmidt, the former Virginia Lucille Schmidt was born and raised in Indianapolis, where she graduated from public schools. Mrs. Evans was a 1938 graduate of St. Vincent's Hospital School of Nursing in Indianapolis, where she earned her nursing degree.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | March 27, 2002
Affluent shoppers with a penchant for Gucci handbags and Prada shoes might soon be able to swipe their gold cards again and again along one short stretch of the South Florida seaboard. The Rouse Co., the Columbia-based retail company, said yesterday that it settled a 2-year-old lawsuit in which it had contended that a competing mall was illegally preventing some of the world's best-known purveyors of upscale goods from also locating in a new Rouse mall 14 miles away. Rouse plans a September opening for Village of Merrick Park in Coral Gables, Fla., recently touted by the company as a premier member of its portfolio.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
Arthur E. Dase, a retired Chessie System supervisor and longtime Greater Baltimore Medical Center volunteer, died May 19 of heart failure at his winter home in Seminole, Fla. He was 91. "I always thought that Arthur was devoted to two things: his family and the railroad," said Robert W. "Bob" Breiner, who worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and later Chessie System. "He was also well-liked by the other railroaders. " The son of John Dase, a toolmaker, and Leona Dase, a homemaker, Arthur Earl Dase was born in Springfield, Ohio.
BUSINESS
By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | May 11, 2001
The Rouse Co.'s next major retail project to debut will be the Village of Merrick Park, a $285 million shopping mall in Mediterranean architecture under construction in affluent Coral Gables, Fla. Company officials said yesterday that when it opens next year, it will not be just another property in the portfolio. It also will be the company's future. Officials at Columbia-based Rouse, who presented Merrick Park and other developments in the pipeline to shareholders at the company's annual meeting yesterday, said the new project is indicative of Rouse's move to luxury and top quality - a push they are predicting will translate into higher earnings for the company.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Reporter | March 4, 2007
Just my luck. I'm six weeks into the South Beach Diet and guess what's going on this weekend in Coral Gables? The International Chocolate Festival - two days of music, cooking demonstrations, chocolate sculpture competitions, kid activities and something called a chocolate spa. Don't be fooled. I tried to fill a Jacuzzi with melted chocolate once and it just clogged up the filter.
SPORTS
By HEATHER A. DINICH and HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER | January 8, 2006
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Maryland took the court with every intention of proving it was a better team than last year, different from the squad that lost at Miami in overtime and, for the first time in 11 years, went to the National Invitation Tournament instead of the NCAA tournament. It definitely wasn't like last year. No. 14 Maryland @No. 1 Duke Wednesday, 9 p.m., ESPN, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM
NEWS
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | May 12, 1996
MIAMI -- Stewart P. Thomas of Coral Gables, Fla., fought frustration and fear of the inevitable as he watched yesterday's images of ValuJet Flight 592.The crash site pictures showed scrap metal. No people. No hint that his daughter, Betsy Favero, 44; her husband, Franco, 50; or their daughter Laura, 14, could have survived."There doesn't seem to be any hope," Thomas said. "The screens on TV have gotten pretty close. I can't see any metal larger than a dishpan. I'm watching it. If you can find any hope, I'd sure like to hear it."
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
A Florida man who sold military-style night-vision goggles without a license to an undercover agent in Baltimore - believing him to be an overseas buyer - was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of probation late Wednesday, prosecutors announced Thursday. Anthony J. Torresi, of Coral Gables, had posted the goggles on eBay, and sold them to an undercover U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in Baltimore in 2011, prosecutors in U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's office said.
NEWS
May 28, 1992
Pieter A. Fisher, a native of Baltimore who was a partner in the Wall Street brokerage house of Goldman, Sachs & Co., died Sunday of prostate cancer at his vineyard in Rutherford, Calif. He was 61.Mr. Fisher had a home in New York City from 1957 to 1991. His business interests over the years included the Ramco Oil and Gas Co. of Oklahoma City, in which he was a partner.He and his wife recently bought the vineyard in the Napa Valley, where they built a winery, Clos du Montagne.In addition to his wife, the former M. Helen Anderson, whom he married in 1978, his survivors include two children from his marriage to Harriet Cooper, which ended in divorce.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 6, 2014
Robert Joseph Shockley, a former Loch Raven Elementary School principal, died of cancer Jan. 13 at Metropolitan Hospital in Miami. The former Towson resident was 92. Born in Greensboro in Caroline County, he was the son of William Harvey Shockley, who operated a milk route, and Margaret Shockley, a teacher. Raised in Cumberland, he was a 1938 graduate of Fort Hill High School and earned a bachelor's degree at what is now Frostburg State University. Dr. Shockley served in the Army's Signal Corps and Air Forces during World War II and was assigned to Japan and the Philippines.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | January 29, 2014
Welcome to a second season of Morning Shootaround. We will follow the Terps throughout the 2013-14 season, but in this space this year, we will provide a look ahead, rather than back. We will try to analyze Maryland's strengths and weaknesses, as well as those of its upcoming opponent. We also hope to provide quotes and anecdotes from practices to give some idea of what coach Mark Turgeon and his team are doing. Here are a few things to watch as the Terps get ready to play Miami on Wednesday night at Comcast Center.
NEWS
August 6, 2013
Major League Baseball took its strongest action yet against the use of steroids in the national pastime on Monday, handing down 12 season-ending suspensions and one that will keep the game's highest-paid star, Alex Rodriguez, off the field until 2015. The Baltimore Orioles, we are happy to report, were not implicated in the latest fallout from the sport's investigation of the Coral Gables, Fla., Biogenesis lab, but members of the team had two of the most interesting things to say about it. The first is remarkable not just for what was said but for who said it. Nick Markakis, the Orioles' excellent but generally soft-spoken right fielder, unloaded on steroid users just before the suspensions were announced Monday, saying baseball should ban players for at least five years for a first offense.
NEWS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2013
A Florida man who sold military-style night-vision goggles without a license to an undercover agent in Baltimore - believing him to be an overseas buyer - was sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of probation late Wednesday, prosecutors announced Thursday. Anthony J. Torresi, of Coral Gables, had posted the goggles on eBay, and sold them to an undercover U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in Baltimore in 2011, prosecutors in U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein's office said.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 13, 2013
It was growing late Sunday night at BankUnited Center, and the concerns Mark Turgeon had expressed about the Miami game were being realized. The Maryland coach had fretted that his young players - “puppies,” he called them - might not be able to hang with Miami's big dogs. The Hurricanes started four seniors against a Maryland lineup that was largely untested, particularly on the road. The Terps began the game looking as bewildered as Turgeon had feared. After a difficult first half, Maryland threatened, but the Hurricanes hung for a 54-47 victory.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Reporter | March 4, 2007
Just my luck. I'm six weeks into the South Beach Diet and guess what's going on this weekend in Coral Gables? The International Chocolate Festival - two days of music, cooking demonstrations, chocolate sculpture competitions, kid activities and something called a chocolate spa. Don't be fooled. I tried to fill a Jacuzzi with melted chocolate once and it just clogged up the filter.
NEWS
September 20, 1990
Francis M. McGlannan, retired owner of a janitorial chemicals distributing company, died Monday at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center of respiratory and circulatory illness. He was 78 and lived in the Elkridge Estates.A mass of Christian burial for Mr. McGlannan was being said today at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, 5200 N. Charles St.He retired 15 years ago as owner of Airkem Sales and Service of Maryland, which he started during the late 1940s.He did volunteer work for the Travelers Aid Society at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
NEWS
By Lan Nguyen and Lan Nguyen,Staff Writer fTC | August 26, 1992
Freshman Debbie Aaronson didn't know the meaning of her school's nickname,the "Hurricanes," until she arrived at the University of Miami and Hurricane Andrew hit.The 18-year-old Columbia resident moved into her dorm in Coral Gables the day before the storm rumbled through Miami, killing 10 people, leaving 50,000 others homeless and was estimated to cause up to $20 billion damage.The storm did no damage to her dorm, but it destroyed the Holiday Inn where her parents had stayed two days earlier, and toppled radar towers off the National Hurricane Center just a mile away.
SPORTS
By DAVID STEELE | November 9, 2006
Four days after their teammate was shot to death under still-mysterious circumstances, the Miami football players plan to play their scheduled game at Maryland on Saturday. Good for the university and its officials for giving the players the final say on it. Well - maybe not so good. Maybe an older head with more wisdom gleaned from life experience would have offered a different solution. Maybe such a person - a former star player, for example, later a Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, a man who lived through a near-identically wrenching tragedy - would say something about how picking up and playing and moving on with the grind of life, even if you're convinced that Bryan Pata would have wanted it that way, isn't quite the thing to do. Someone did. "I'm kind of lopsided with that," Ray Lewis said yesterday.
SPORTS
By HEATHER A. DINICH and HEATHER A. DINICH,SUN REPORTER | January 8, 2006
CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Maryland took the court with every intention of proving it was a better team than last year, different from the squad that lost at Miami in overtime and, for the first time in 11 years, went to the National Invitation Tournament instead of the NCAA tournament. It definitely wasn't like last year. No. 14 Maryland @No. 1 Duke Wednesday, 9 p.m., ESPN, 1300 AM, 105.7 FM
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.