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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Southwest Airlines hopes to add Central America to its list of destinations with daily round trip service from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Costa Rica starting in early March, the airline announced Friday. The Dallas-based carrier, which is BWI's largest, has applied for permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to add the flights to Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. With its many national parks and nature sanctuaries, the country is known for having pioneered ecotourism, and is the most visited Central American country, according to the World Tourism Organization.
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By Arthur Hirsch and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
Southwest Airlines hopes to add Central America to its list of destinations with daily round trip service from Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport to Costa Rica starting in early March, the airline announced Friday. The Dallas-based carrier, which is BWI's largest, has applied for permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to add the flights to Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, Costa Rica. With its many national parks and nature sanctuaries, the country is known for having pioneered ecotourism, and is the most visited Central American country, according to the World Tourism Organization.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: I'm glad I write for an American newspaper and not a British one, because with the controversial Luis Suarez causing the inevitable downfall of the disappointing English national team, I don't think I'd sleep until Tuesday. What's on tap: Italy vs. Costa Rica, noon, ESPN; Switzerland vs. France, 3 p.m., ESPN; Honduras vs. Ecuador, 6 p.m. ESPN. What you'll see: Get ready, North America. There might be days when there are better matches, or more important matches (USA Sunday!
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence : The gap between the Americans' loss and these matches didn't really help anyone's World Cup fever sustain itself, as France and Germany was kind of boring and Brazil won the battle against Colombia but lost the war as Neymar will miss the rest of the tournament with a fractured vertebra. What's on tap : Argentina vs. Belgium, noon, ABC; Netherlands vs. Costa Rica, 4 p.m., ESPN. What you'll see : Hopefully, better matches than yesterday's slugfest in Rio or snoozefest in Fortaleza.
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By JUDY REILLY | July 6, 1995
With the release of Ron Howard's movie "Apollo 13," our memories have been jogged back 20 years, and we recall a more idealistic and "can do" spirit of recent American history.A few days ago, I walked down a personal memory lane with Wilbur and Sandy Wright of Jasontown Road. The Wrights have a long history of pursuing their ideals with a "can do" spirit, starting with a stint in the Peace Corps in 1966.The Wrights were recent college graduates when a Peace Corps poster in a school cafeteria advertising "The Hardest Job You'll Ever Love" captured Mrs. Wright's imagination, and a Peace Corps recruiter persuaded Mr. Wright that the corps was the place for him.The couple wanted to do something positive with their lives; they married, and became the second and third Peace Corps volunteers from Carroll County.
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By MARTHA HONEY | November 24, 1996
LATE ONE AFTERNOON in July 1987, the front door to our house in San Jose, Costa Rica, suddenly burst open. A half-dozen local narcotics agents, wearing blue jeans and gold chains, charged in, dragging in tow our hysterical secretary, Carmen Araya.The agents ransacked file drawers in our ground-floor office and then tore through the rest of the house, looking for drugs. They found none. No matter, they said, they already had the "smoking gun." They produced a brown paper package addressed to us, with a return address from the Interior Ministry in Nicaragua.
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
Two months ago, Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski had dinner with Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter at a restaurant in Dallas. It was a meeting of chance, as Cirovski was traveling and Porter's Timbers were playing there. The two coaches discussed a wide variety of topics, including one that piqued Porter's interest. They were talking about midfielder Rodney Wallace, a former Terp under Cirovski who's now on Porter's roster in Portland. "He couldn't sing his praises enough," Cirovski said.
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By Brian Donovan and Brian Donovan,Newsday | February 2, 1993
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- In an unusual and controversial move, the United States has been using its economic muscle to pressure this tiny Central American democracy into settling several land disputes. The likely beneficiaries include some U.S. businessmen whose property here figured in the Iran-contra affair.State Department officials denied that the U.S. government's primary motive was to reward the owners of land that was used for a secret military airstrip. Some of the condemnation disputes go back to the 1970s, and U.S. officials contend they would never be settled without some pressure on the Costa Ricans.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 15, 1991
HAVANA -- Indianapolis in 1987 belonged to Sylvia Poll. She was this 17-year-old who came from nowhere and everywhere to win eight swimming medals at the Pan American Games.She looked like a basketball player and swam like a submarine out on maneuvers. And she had this exotic life story to tell, of bumping around Latin American with her German-born parents.The story and the swimmer are a little older, yet no less enchanting. Poll is now 21 and even more self-assured. But to be honest, these Pan Am Games are merely a training exercise for her.Last night, she appeared in her first and only race at the sweltering pool complex, taking the women's 100-meter backstroke gold medal in 1 minute, 3.15 seconds.
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By Richard O'Mara | March 28, 1999
OSCAR ARIAS SANCHEZ is an uncommon man from an uncommon country.The country is Costa Rica, a small republic of 2.5 million people in Central America whose many admirers tend to overload it with lavish compliments. They call it "the Switzerland of Latin America" or "the Denmark of the Isthmus of Panama." They make other benign comparisons.These parallels hold, but not for long. Costa Rica is small, like those two European countries. It is also passionately democratic, and manifestly independent and individualistic, as they are. All three have been progressive welfare states for a long time.
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By Cody Goodwin and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
The knockout round of the World Cup is usually the best part. So far, though, two games have been decided by penalty kicks, which is a darn shame, in my opinion. They should go back to golden goal. There'd be a loooooot more tension that way, and that's always fantastic. If you weren't able to catch any World Cup action, we'll catch you up here at the Coffee Companion, where we recap this weekend's sports headlines. - The Orioles had a rough final 3 ½ innings yesterday in a 12-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays , during which the bullpen surrendered nine runs.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: The nation of Brazil let out the world's largest sigh of relief after a win in penalties against Chile, and Uruguay proved (wait for it) toothless in attack when held up against Colombia and its star forward James Rodriguez. What's on tap: Netherlands vs. Mexico, 12 p.m., ABC; Costa Rica vs. Greece, 4 p.m., ABC. What you'll see: If Saturday was decidedly South American, here's to a Sunday that is decidedly CONCACAF-y. Along with the United States, a record three teams from the North and Central American federation advanced to the knockout rounds, with Mexico and Costa Rica fighting to move on today.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: I'm glad I write for an American newspaper and not a British one, because with the controversial Luis Suarez causing the inevitable downfall of the disappointing English national team, I don't think I'd sleep until Tuesday. What's on tap: Italy vs. Costa Rica, noon, ESPN; Switzerland vs. France, 3 p.m., ESPN; Honduras vs. Ecuador, 6 p.m. ESPN. What you'll see: Get ready, North America. There might be days when there are better matches, or more important matches (USA Sunday!
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: Nobody needs me to remind them life is unfair, but the fact that we are judged as people on the same scale as Andrea Pirlo is terribly unfortunate for us all. What's on tap: Switzerland vs. Ecuador, 12 p.m., ABC; France vs. Honduras, 3 p.m.; ABC; Argentina vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 p.m., ESPN. What you'll see: On the eve of the United States' first game, it's important to note that CONCACAF is 2-0 with a pair of big wins so far in the tournament.
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By Mike Giuliano | November 7, 2013
The painter Diane Dunn and the photographer Joan Forester have different mediums, but they have a shared tendency to get close to their subjects in their exhibit "Patterns" at the Artists' Gallery. Dunn's acrylic paintings actually alternate between those that get up close and others that pull back a bit further from the subject matter. The exploratory nature of the exhibited paintings owes a lot to the fact that most of them were inspired by a trip the artist took to the west coast of Costa Rica.
SPORTS
By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
Two months ago, Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski had dinner with Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter at a restaurant in Dallas. It was a meeting of chance, as Cirovski was traveling and Porter's Timbers were playing there. The two coaches discussed a wide variety of topics, including one that piqued Porter's interest. They were talking about midfielder Rodney Wallace, a former Terp under Cirovski who's now on Porter's roster in Portland. "He couldn't sing his praises enough," Cirovski said.
FEATURES
By Jean Allen and Jean Allen,SUN SENTINEL, SOUTH FLORIDA | March 29, 1998
We're looking for a cruise that includes Costa Rica, which I'm told is a good way to see that country. Any suggestions?Wind Song is the only ship of a major passenger line (Windstar Cruises) that offers Costa Rica on a regular basis. But this ship is a goody, a small, 148-passenger schooner whose six sails are computer-operated and deploy at the touch of a button. An auxiliary motor kicks in if the wind dies.It operates one-week cruises that call at several ports on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast during the winter season.
SPORTS
By Lowell E. Sunderland and Lowell E. Sunderland,SUN STAFF | September 6, 1997
Ticos top the World Cup qualifying menu for the U.S. national men's soccer team tomorrow afternoon in Portland, Ore., for a game that was sold out three months ago.But will the Ticos, as Costa Rica's team is known, be hot and spicy, or, as in their past two games, cold and flavorless?For the U.S. team, inching through five regional qualifying games toward next summer's World Cup finals in France, here are a couple of other questions:Will home cooking perk up a club that sometimes seems soft in confidence?
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Sports on TV | July 16, 2013
TUESDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS Univ.Gms. W. basketball, final: teams TBA (T) ESPNU8 a.m. M. basketball, 3rd pl.: teams TBA (T) ESPNU7 M. basketball, final: teams TBA (T) ESPNU9 IndyCar 2 in T.O. - Race 2 (T) NBCSN4 F1 German Grand Prix (T) CSN7 MLB All-Star Game 45, 57:30 NBA Summer: Cleveland vs. N. Orleans (T) NBA9 a.m. Summer: Minnesota vs. Phoenix (T) NBANoon Summer: Clippers vs. Lakers (T)
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March 14, 2013
Men's soccer U.S. could play in Gold Cup here M&T Bank Stadium will host CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinals July 21 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., and one of them could include the United States. The U.S. team will play Belize, Costa Rica and Cuba in the group stage, the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football announced Wednesday. If it finishes first or second, the U.S. would play in the doubleheader here. The other quarterfinals are set for Atlanta.
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