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.
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.
June 6, 2012
Tara Beth Downing of West Chester, Pa., and Stephen Sams of Bel Air, were united in marriage on March 3 at the Mendenhall Inn with the Rev. John V. Carlson officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Linda Downing of West Chester. The bridegroom is the son of Doss and Marilyn Sams of Street. A reception hosted by the bride's parents was held at the Mendenhall Inn in Chadd's Ford, Pa. After a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, the couple resides in Bel Air.
October 27, 2011
Chesapeake Math and IT Academy Public Charter School , located at 6100 Frost Place, in West Laurel, will hold a silent auction on Nov. 12, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the school. Items up for bid include 15 themed baskets, hotel stays, one week at a villa in Costa Rica, gift certificates and electronics. Light refreshments will also be served. Proceeds from the event will go to the purchase of a large oven for the cafeteria to warm up food, which range from $9,000 to $12,000, and for the purchase of a school bus, which can cost between $10,000 to $50,000.
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)
February 10, 2003
Vacation Express adding flights, starting Friday Starting Friday, Vacation Express will expand its flight schedule at Baltimore-Washington International Airport by adding nonstop service to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, on Mondays and Fridays. On Saturdays, it will operate a flight to Atlanta with a connection to Aruba, Costa Rica and St. Maarten. The company has two flights a week (Thursday and Sunday) to Cancun. The new service will increase the number of flights to five a week. All Vacation Express flights leave BWI in the morning and arrive at their destination by early afternoon.
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.
May 20, 2007
My daughter and I are interested in a volunteer vacation to Mexico or Central America for less than $2,000 a week. Any suggestions? Here are some projects that might fit your budget: Global Volunteers (globalvolunteers.org) has work and tutoring programs around the world. You might be asked to teach English to adult students in any of several cities in Mexico, for instance, starting at $1,795 a week. A cheaper U.S. option: You could help paint or repair homes or mentor preschool students in the Mississippi Delta.
November 11, 2007
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- Pity the poor Costa Rican postman. Sure, he doesn't have to deal with sleet or snow. But consider what passes for an address here: From the Tibas cemetery, 200 meters south, 300 meters west, cross the train tracks, white two-story house. That's actually an easy one. Making his rounds on the outskirts of this capital city one recent morning, carrier Roberto Montero Reyes pulled from his canvas sack envelopes whose addresses read like treasure-hunt clues or lines of haiku.
August 4, 2004
OSCAR ARELA flew to Costa Rica and all he had to show for it was a sexually provocative T-shirt - that got him and his girlfriend kicked off their plane. The incident took place Saturday at Miami International Airport. Mr. Arela and his girlfriend had taken seats on American Airlines Fight 952 (Miami was the connecting stop on their trip from Costa Rica to New York) when he was approached by a flight attendant. She asked him to change his T-shirt or turn it inside out. The shirt featured an image of a couple who, according to the airline, appeared to be engaged in a sexual act. One of the woman's breasts was exposed.