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By Peter Schmuck | November 14, 2009
T en years after the Orioles made their controversial goodwill trip to Cuba, club owner Peter Angelos apparently would like to take another shot at improving relations between the United States and the isolated island nation with a new round of baseball diplomacy. I wouldn't count him out. Angelos told the Associated Press that he would like to return to Havana with the Orioles this spring, and the climate for such a trip might be better right now than it has been at any time since the Clinton administration gave tacit approval for the first home-and-home goodwill series.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Richard Gorelick and Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 5, 2009
Cuba de Ayer is the wonderful creation of Jessica Rodriguez, who thought so highly of her mother-in-law's home-style Cuban cooking that she decided to open a restaurant. Her mother-in-law, Mayra Lopez, from Camaguey in Cuba, was, I assume, first flattered and later surprised when this actually happened. Cuba de Ayer graciously serves moderately priced, wholesome, and very tasty food in cheerfully attractive and well-managed surroundings. It's the kind of suburban restaurant that is packed with merry regulars on a Sunday night, the kind of place that people discover by word of mouth and stay loyal to for years.
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By Tribune Newspapers | April 18, 2009
Progress toward a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations gained unexpected momentum Friday as leaders of the two countries signaled a willingness to open potentially historic talks on issues that have bitterly divided them since the days of the Cold War. President Barack Obama called for a "new beginning" with the island nation, capping a surge of gestures fed by Cuban President Raul Castro's declaration Thursday that his country "could be wrong" about its approach...
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By Mark Silva and Mark Silva,Tribune Washington Bureau | April 14, 2009
WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama is permitting unlimited travel and transfer of money by Cuban-Americans to their relatives in Cuba and sponsoring greater telecommunications with the island, while keeping a long-standing U.S. embargo against trade with Cuba in place. The State, Treasury and Commerce departments will lift "all restrictions" on the visits of family members to Cuba and remittances of money, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday. This "series of steps ... to reach out to the Cuban people" is intended to "help bridge the gap between divided Cuban families," Gibbs said, and in turn promote greater freedom and human rights in the communist nation.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | February 5, 2009
WASHINGTON - Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. and Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson are a formidable pair. One is an Academy Award winner, while the other is the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. And so, it is with some trepidation that you begin an interview with them at a fancy restaurant asking if they could scooch together a little more on a couch and try to lean forward and speak directly into an old Radio Shack microcassette recorder on a table in front of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2009
ARTS Cuba's art movement The contemporary art movement in Cuba will be the subject of a discussion and talk featuring curator Ana Joa and photographer Vince Gragg from 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Galerie Myrtis, 2224 N. Charles St. The talk is held in connection with the current show at the gallery, Cuba: The Island and Its People, which runs through Jan. 11. Go to galeriemyrtis.com. FILM 'One Foot In the Grave' Boasting influences that range from the classic Hammer horror films featuring Christopher Lee to a pompous writing instructor, director Chris LaMartina, homegrown Baltimore horror specialist, has scheduled the debut of One Foot In the Grave tomorrow night at the Creative Alliance.
NEWS
October 29, 2008
On October 24, 2008, CHESTER L. Friends may call at the CHATMAN-HARRIS FUNERAL HOME, 5240 Reisterstown Road, Thursday, 1 to 8 P.M. (the family will be present 6 to 8 P.M.). Funeral services will be held at Gough U.M. Church, 14200 Cuba Road, Cockeysville, MD, Friday, wake 10:30 A.M.; funeral 11 A.M. Interment church cemetery.
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By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,bill.ordine@baltsun.com | October 5, 2008
Cuba, a 7-year-old horse sired in Maryland and bred in New Jersey, took the lead coming out of the far turn of the Jim McKay Maryland Million Classic yesterday and outraced Diamond David and defending champion Evil Storm down the stretch for a four-length victory in the feature race of a card at Laurel Park restricted to offspring of Maryland stallions. Nearly 22,000 showed up at Laurel for the 23rd running of what is considered Maryland's second-most important race day next to the Preakness, and $2.96 million was wagered at the track and elsewhere.
NEWS
By Carol J. Williams and Carol J. Williams,Los Angeles Times | September 9, 2008
MIAMI - Hurricane Ike ripped through central Cuba yesterday, toppling colonial landmarks and forcing the evacuation of nearly 1 million people - with more likely to be displaced as the powerful storm plowed toward populous Havana. Revolutionary leader Fidel Castro proclaimed his country on "combat alert" against the third large storm to hit the island in as many weeks and what he portrayed as a heartless double standard that blocks U.S. humanitarian aid. The extent of Ike's damage elsewhere in the Caribbean emerged yesterday, a day after it ravaged Turks and Caicos and the Bahamas as a Category 4 hurricane with winds of 135 mph and triggered more flooding in devastated Haiti, where the deaths from a series of storms were said to exceed 1,000.
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By Tribune Olympic Bureau | August 16, 2008
BEIJING - Once upon a time, they were international baseball's Big Red Machine, unbeaten for 10 years in international play and winners of more than 150 consecutive tournament games. But Cuba's national team has fallen on hard times recently. Last fall, they lost to the Netherlands in the preliminary round of the World Cup, marking the first time a European team had beaten Cuba in Cup play. Then, five days later, they lost to the U.S. in the gold medal game for the first time in their history.
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