November 8, 2010
Dr. Michael S. Murphy has developed an unusual way to ensure proper postoperative care for patients he won't see for several months. The orthopedic surgeon, who travels twice a year to the Dominican Republican to treat its neediest people for free, writes his follow-up instructions with indelible ink in Spanish on their casts. He keeps in touch by phone and e-mail with the Dominican hospital staff. Those patients who need attention before he returns "just show their casts to the local doctors," Murphy said.
May 17, 2011
Orioles pitcher Alfredo Simon, accused of shooting and killing a 25-year-old man in his native Dominican Republic during New Year's celebrations, will go to trial, a judge has ruled, according to an Associated Press report out of the Dominican Republic. Simon, 30, was in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, for Monday's hearing. He was back in the United States later Monday and started for Double-A Bowie on Tuesday night in Richmond, Va. Dinora Diloné, an attorney for Simon, maintains that his client is innocent in the shooting that killed Michael Castillo Almonte.
April 6, 2012
Baltimore Orioles' star center fielder Adam Jones loves to sleep out — which works out nicely for him, realization, since his team spends more than 80 days a year on the road. Obviously undaunted by frequent changes of scenery, Jones has been a consistent performer for the Orioles, winning a Gold Glove Award in 2009 and being named the team's most valuable player last fall by the local news media. All of this high-profile activity might lead one to assume that during the offseason Jones would prefer to unwind at home, sleeping in his own bed. But that couldn't be further from the truth.
October 13, 2011
The Least of These Ministries, a faith-based, nondenominational relief organization founded by Manchester resident Steve Hull and his wife, shipped 200,000 meal packages to undernourished Haitian sugar cane workers this week. On the morning of Oct. 10, the organization took possession of the food packages from another group, Feed My Starving Children, after pledging to transport the food to Haitians living in work camps in the Dominican Republic. The shipment was passed along later this week.
May 20, 1994
IT MAY BE that this was not the dirtiest election in Dominican history -- it is also possible that my cat Nikko, placed in an aviary, will embrace the birds.It may also be that the "old crowd" here really did not steal the elections.But in these days immediately after the May 16 elections, the mood is suspiciously quiet. The capital has seen no victory celebrations by President Joaquin Balaguer, officially re-elected by 43 percent of the voters to his seventh term even though he is 87 years old and blind.
November 30, 2008
The Orioles' season is long over, but in fall and winter, baseball aficionados can savor the crack of the bat and the roar of the crowd in the Dominican Republic, one of the Caribbean's "it" destinations. Most people know that several top sluggers hail from the country, but did you know Christopher Columbus is also one of the country's claims to fame? The explorer discovered the island of Hispaniola, which the Dominican Republic shares with Haiti, on his maiden voyage to the New World. Not a sports or history buff?