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By David Roberts and David Roberts,Contributing Writer | March 1, 1992
Years after exile from his native island, Napoleon said, "I would recognize Corsica, blindfolded, by her scent alone."As soon as I stepped off the plane, I knew what Napoleon meant, for I was awash in a wild, sweet fragrance, the ether of longing and regret.That scent is nothing more than the aroma of the "maquis," the thorny, impenetrable brush found all over Corsica below 2,500 feet. Botanically, the maquis is a tangle of shrubby trees such as juniper and holm oak, myrtle and box, mastic and arbutus; of flowers such as broom and dwarf laurel, asphodel and cyclamen; of perfumed herbs that include sweetbrier and rosemary, lavender and thyme.
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September 30, 2005
CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH really ought to sue. The way politicians keep rediscovering the glories of the Chesapeake Bay, one would believe the giant estuary hadn't been seen before. Especially not 398 years ago. But that didn't stop Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. from descending on the Eastern Shore with a considerable entourage in tow to announce a multi-agency initiative aimed at cleaning up the Corsica River. The Corsica, one might recall, is considered to be an "impaired" (EPA-speak for polluted)
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By Edward Harper and Edward Harper,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 5, 2000
I stood on the top deck of the ferry Napoleon Bonaparte, looking down on the wine-dark sea that separates Marseilles, France, from Corsica. A Frenchman turned to me and said that a delegation of Corsicans petitioned Napoleon when he was emperor. Napo-leon didn't much like the Corsicans and greeted them with, "I Corsicani sono tutti banditi." ("Corsicans are all bandits.") "Non tutti, sire," the delegation's leader replied, "ma buona parte." ("Not all, sire, but a large part of us.") Napoleon, Corsica's most famous native son, had a sense of humor and granted their petition.
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By CHRIS GUY and CHRIS GUY,SUN REPORTER | September 28, 2005
Centreville -- Anxious for results in the state's Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. announced plans yesterday for spending nearly $20 million and concentrating the research of 30 state, federal and private environmental agencies on improving the Corsica River - a small Eastern Shore tributary that scientists hope will serve as a model for baywide projects. Ehrlich, who outlined the program during a news conference at Conquest Farm, a 250-acre protected property, was surrounded by an approving crowd of scientists and officials from state agencies and nonprofit groups who have formed a partnership designed to remove the Corsica from the federal government's list of "impaired waters."
NEWS
March 25, 1992
The driver and passenger of a stolen car escaped after their vehicle rammed a Baltimore County Police cruiser in Woodlawn.Detective C.T. Wright said an officer saw the late-model blue Chevrolet Corsica on Security Boulevard at Ingleside Avenue shortly after 1 a.m., realized it was stolen and began pursuit. Officer James Conaway joined the short chase, he said.The driver of the Corsica, which had Virginia tags, rammed Officer Conaway's car in the rear and side, then drove off.Within minutes, Detective Wright said, the car was found abandoned in the 6000 block of Charles St., a dead-end street nearby.
NEWS
September 30, 2005
CAPTAIN JOHN SMITH really ought to sue. The way politicians keep rediscovering the glories of the Chesapeake Bay, one would believe the giant estuary hadn't been seen before. Especially not 398 years ago. But that didn't stop Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. from descending on the Eastern Shore with a considerable entourage in tow to announce a multi-agency initiative aimed at cleaning up the Corsica River. The Corsica, one might recall, is considered to be an "impaired" (EPA-speak for polluted)
NEWS
By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,Staff Writer | February 23, 1992
AJACCIO, Corsica -- People in this land of the mountain bandit and vendetta, the sinister isle that gave the world Napoleon Bonaparte, do not readily embrace new ideas. But when they do, they give an iron loyalty.Consider Pasquale di Paoli. In the mountain town of Corte in 1755, 20 years before the Revolutionary War, Paoli declared to the world that not only was Corsica an independent nation, but that it was a constitutional democracy.The world did not hear him.But the monarchs of Europe felt a chill from the storm brewing in America and France that eventually would blow most of them away.
NEWS
January 28, 1994
Committee to hear testimony on taxANNAPOLIS -- The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee will hear testimony at 1 p.m. today on a bill sponsored by Sen. Larry E. Haines, R-District 5, on lowering the state's capital gains tax.Mr. Haines, a Westminster Realtor, is sponsoring Senate Bill 204, which would reduce the amount of capital gains subject to taxes.Currently, 100 percent of the profit from an investment is taxed. Only 50 percent would be taxed under the senator's proposal.3 injured in accidents are in Shock TraumaThree people who were injured in two traffic accidents Jan. 20 and 21 remained in the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1996
A Jessup man was seriously injured Tuesday when his motorcycle struck a car broadside and he and a female passenger flipped over the vehicle, county police said.Shawn Robert Paris, 21, of the 7800 block of Clark Road in Jessup suffered head injuries in the collision and was in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday.The unidentified juvenile passenger was treated at North Arundel Hospital for a knee injury and released.Police said Paris was westbound on Quarterfield Road about 8 p.m. when a 1993 Chevrolet Corsica, driven by Andrew Brinton Jacks, 19, of the 1600 block of Isabella Court in Millersville turned left onto eastbound Quarterfield Road from the parking lot of the Chesapeake Medical Center.
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By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | June 13, 1993
Three men, who allegedly took the keys to a 1993 Chevrole Corsica from the counter of the Eldersburg Inn and stole the car outside, were released Friday on $25,000 unsecured bond.The car was stolen Thursday night at the bar, at Routes 32 and 26, state police said.Troopers arrested the three shortly after 9 p.m., after the car ran into a ditch on the parking lot of a convenience store west of Eldersburg. Two men were arrested at the store. Police said the driver fled into nearby woods but was captured by troopers when he came out near Klee Mill Road.
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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | April 24, 2004
CENTREVILLE - State environmental officials, probing allegations that millions of gallons of raw sewage were routinely dumped from an aging treatment plant here into a tributary of the Chester River, say recent water quality tests have ruled out any immediate health hazard. Samples taken from the Corsica River during the past two weeks by the Maryland Department of the Environment show that the 45-year-old facility continues to release unacceptable levels of phosphorus and nitrogen, nutrients linked to the decline of the bay. Other pollutants, such as fecal coliform, a bacteria found in human or animal waste, were within acceptable levels, said Jeffrey R. Welsh, MDE's communications director.
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By Edward Harper and Edward Harper,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 5, 2000
I stood on the top deck of the ferry Napoleon Bonaparte, looking down on the wine-dark sea that separates Marseilles, France, from Corsica. A Frenchman turned to me and said that a delegation of Corsicans petitioned Napoleon when he was emperor. Napo-leon didn't much like the Corsicans and greeted them with, "I Corsicani sono tutti banditi." ("Corsicans are all bandits.") "Non tutti, sire," the delegation's leader replied, "ma buona parte." ("Not all, sire, but a large part of us.") Napoleon, Corsica's most famous native son, had a sense of humor and granted their petition.
BUSINESS
By Gary Hornbacher and Gary Hornbacher,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 10, 1997
The home sits on nearly an acre of ground overlooking the Corsica River near Centreville. To reach it, most visitors follow a winding path through the historic Eastern Shore community, cross a bridge and turn onto a paved road that follows the meandering curves of the nearby river.Like a gem whose setting is partially obscured, the front of the home -- which features a neatly manicured lawn, attractive plantings, a main entrance and a service driveway that slopes down to a neatly tucked-away, under-the-house two-car garage -- gives little hint of its hidden beauty.
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By Lewis Dolinsky and Lewis Dolinsky,SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE | December 21, 1996
AJACCIO, Corsica -- When French Prime Minister Alain Juppe's mayoral office in Bordeaux was blown up last month, the first thought was: Corsican separatists. Corsicans are always blowing up something.But this is an odd independence movement; it doesn't quite want independence from France but something vaguer called "autonomy" -- as in "I'm running away from home. Can I have the keys to the car?"Two decades after the birth of modern Corsican nationalism, a genuine movement has degenerated into infighting over power and money.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | June 27, 1996
A Jessup man was seriously injured Tuesday when his motorcycle struck a car broadside and he and a female passenger flipped over the vehicle, county police said.Shawn Robert Paris, 21, of the 7800 block of Clark Road in Jessup suffered head injuries in the collision and was in critical condition at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center yesterday.The unidentified juvenile passenger was treated at North Arundel Hospital for a knee injury and released.Police said Paris was westbound on Quarterfield Road about 8 p.m. when a 1993 Chevrolet Corsica, driven by Andrew Brinton Jacks, 19, of the 1600 block of Isabella Court in Millersville turned left onto eastbound Quarterfield Road from the parking lot of the Chesapeake Medical Center.
NEWS
January 28, 1994
Committee to hear testimony on taxANNAPOLIS -- The Senate Budget and Taxation Committee will hear testimony at 1 p.m. today on a bill sponsored by Sen. Larry E. Haines, R-District 5, on lowering the state's capital gains tax.Mr. Haines, a Westminster Realtor, is sponsoring Senate Bill 204, which would reduce the amount of capital gains subject to taxes.Currently, 100 percent of the profit from an investment is taxed. Only 50 percent would be taxed under the senator's proposal.3 injured in accidents are in Shock TraumaThree people who were injured in two traffic accidents Jan. 20 and 21 remained in the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore yesterday.
NEWS
By Richard O'Mara and Richard O'Mara,Staff writer | February 23, 1992
AJACCIO, Corsica -- Corsica has a big attachment to its most famous son. He is the object of an obsession that seems to go beyond mere commercial exploitation. In addition to all the Bonaparte bric-a-brac on sale, the plastic busts, pictures, plates, etc., his visage, with its pouty lips and brooding eyes, his name, ++ is everywhere.For instance, the Hotel Napoleon is on the rue Napoleon, just off the cours Napoleon where the Bonaparte cinema and Galleria Bonaparte flourish. Around the corner, near the Little Corporal Restaurant and the Restaurant Pizzeria Napoleon, stands a statue of Napoleon I gazing down to the quai Napoleon, where the boats are moored.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | August 8, 1993
Drifting was the story at last weekend's Corsica River Yacht Club's 53rd annual regatta.Forty-four crews in seven classes took off from a starting line north of Sandy Point for a ride up and over into the Chester River to finish at the mouth of the Corsica.Although there was light but decent breeze at the start, and again at the finish of that race, doldrums in the mid-section added to the challenge -- and frustration levels -- of the event.Those problems paled in comparison with the next day's Corsica River Race Back, produced by the Magothy River Sailing Association, when nobody managed to finish in non-existent wind and a strong current.
SPORTS
By NANCY NOYES | August 8, 1993
Drifting was the story at last weekend's Corsica River Yacht Club's 53rd annual regatta.Forty-four crews in seven classes took off from a starting line north of Sandy Point for a ride up and over into the Chester River to finish at the mouth of the Corsica.Although there was light but decent breeze at the start, and again at the finish of that race, doldrums in the mid-section added to the challenge -- and frustration levels -- of the event.Those problems paled in comparison with the next day's Corsica River Race Back, produced by the Magothy River Sailing Association, when nobody managed to finish in non-existent wind and a strong current.
NEWS
By Bill Talbott and Bill Talbott,Staff Writer | June 13, 1993
Three men, who allegedly took the keys to a 1993 Chevrole Corsica from the counter of the Eldersburg Inn and stole the car outside, were released Friday on $25,000 unsecured bond.The car was stolen Thursday night at the bar, at Routes 32 and 26, state police said.Troopers arrested the three shortly after 9 p.m., after the car ran into a ditch on the parking lot of a convenience store west of Eldersburg. Two men were arrested at the store. Police said the driver fled into nearby woods but was captured by troopers when he came out near Klee Mill Road.
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