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By PETER A. JAY | September 10, 1995
Havre de Grace. -- In the cool before sunrise, the horses weren't waiting at the gate as they usually are. They were still out in the foggy pasture somewhere on the other side of the stream. I whistled, but nothing happened.So I walked a hundred yards through the dewy grass, crossed the little stream overflowing from a spring up in the woods, and whistled again. This time I heard them coming, but the fog was so thick I couldn't see them yet.Signs of the terrible drought were all around me, although in the damp chilly morning with my feet soaked from the dew it didn't feel especially dry. There were too-early touches of color in some of the trees.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
The legacy of Craig Willinger lives on with Hannah Smith at the 2014 World Cup. Smith, a 17-year-old high school soccer player from Murraysville, Pa., is in Brazil this week with her mother, Rori. She is the ninth honoree of a Baltimore-based foundation that sends young cancer patients and those who've survived the disease to soccer events around the world. Willinger, who grew up in Highlandtown, started the fund after he was diagnosed with an incurable form of cancer in 2007.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | February 18, 2000
EL PASO, Texas -- When educators in this border city hear that poor kids can't learn, they reply, "All we have are poor kids, and look at us now." They have a point. Schools in the nation's fifth-poorest congressional district, where two-thirds of students live in poverty and half enter school with limited or no English, are on a seven-year roll. El Paso's reading and mathematics scores for grades three through eight on state tests have been steadily rising until they are now in the middle among Texas schools, while the historic gap between minority and white achievement has narrowed considerably.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Julie Rothman, For The Baltimore Sun | April 15, 2014
Fran Klees from Dowagiac, Mich., was looking for a recipe for Polish sauerkraut and sausage that contains vinegar and sugar as well as other traditional seasonings and is made in a slow cooker. I was a little surprised that I didn't receive any responses from readers to Klees' request, but with a little research I had no trouble finding several recipes that fit the bill. I decided to test a recipe from a food blog called Foodie Smash, written by Ashlee Warzin from El Paso, Texas.
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By Ginger Thompson and Ginger Thompson,Staff Writer | October 22, 1993
EL PASO -- Out of economic and social need, many people in El Paso and its Mexican sister city, Ciudad Juarez, ignored the international border that separates them.With relative ease, people from Juarez came to El Paso each day to work in low-skilled jobs where they were paid less than the typical U.S. wage but up to three times more than what they could earn in a Mexican factory. They would spend the bulk of their money in U.S. stores, where food and clothing costs less than half of such goods in Mexico.
TRAVEL
By Hugo Martin and Hugo Martin,Los Angeles Times | February 1, 2009
EL PASO, Texas - In bouldering lingo, a climbing route is called a "problem." Some problems here in Hueco Tanks State Historic Site are tougher than others. Mine was a gentle overhang pocked with shallow depressions, among the easiest routes in the park. No need for a 5-inch-thick pad to soften my landing, I thought. After all, I'm only a few feet off the ground. I clung to the gritty granite, struggling against gravity until my grip on a thin ledge failed and I fell to a flat, slanting rock below, landing on my keister on the desert floor.
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By Paul West and Paul West,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 21, 1998
EL PASO, Texas -- In 1598, Spanish explorers stumbled upon this desert valley, where the currents of the Rio Grande broke through the spine of the Rockies. They named it "El Paso del Norte," the northern pass.Four hundred years later, a political pathfinder named George W. Bush is seeking a breakthrough of his own here.Bush's re-election as Texas governor next month is a foregone conclusion. But Bush, the front- runner for the Republican Party's 2000 presidential nomination, would like to convey a message beyond "blowout" on election night.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 24, 2002
WASHINGTON - An administrative law judge concluded yesterday that the El Paso Corp. illegally drove up prices for natural gas in California during the state's power crisis in 2000 and 2001, the first time any federal regulatory official has determined there was widespread manipulation of energy supplies. In the ruling, Curtis L. Wagner Jr., the chief administrative law judge at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, essentially validates the suspicions of California officials that El Paso, the nation's largest natural gas company, withheld natural gas from the state, thus driving up the cost of electricity that was generated by gas-fired turbines.
FEATURES
By Joanne E. Morvay | May 3, 2000
Taco kit comes loaded with pluses Item: Old El Paso Hard and Soft Taco Dinner Kit What you get: 6 servings Cost: About $3 Preparation time: About 21 minutes Review: Deciding what kind of tacos to have tonight just got easier, thanks to Old El Paso's new dinner kit. The kit includes six hard shells and six tortillas, plus taco seasoning and sauce. It can be used with ground beef or chicken (both take additional time to brown, but still put your dinner preparation time at under 40 minutes)
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By Allison Klein and Allison Klein,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 19, 2001
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico - With panic on their faces and dollars in their pockets, Americans are streaming into this shabby border town to buy cheap fixes of ciprofloxacin, the now-famous antibiotic also known as Cipro, which has become the latest fad in the United States since the public learned it can successfully treat anthrax. Though ciprofloxacin can cost hundreds of dollars a bottle in the United States and is in limited supply, Mexican ciprofloxacino is abundant in pharmacies near the border and sells for a fraction of the price.
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2013
Hunt Valley-based Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. said Thursday it has closed on the planned purchase of four television stations owned by Cox Media Group for $99 million in cash. The broadcaster also priced its previously announced offering of Class A stock at $27.25 per share and said it is offering 18 million shares. The offering, to raise money for pending and future potential acquisitions, is expected to close May 7. The Cox deal is one of three acquisitions the television station owner and operator announced in the past two months.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2011
Dr. Edwin H. T. Besson, a retired pediatrician who was the former chairman of the St. Agnes Hospital pediatric department, died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease, Dec. 4 at his Ellicott City home. He was 85. In a memoir, he recalled that after his birth in Carbondale, Pa., he often moved with his family and wound up living in the small town of Stockton in Worcester County. His family had suffered economic hardship in the Depression and they lost their home. Dr. Besson said that despite the poverty, some of the happiest times of his life were those spent on the Eastern Shore.
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By Steve Kilar and Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | November 11, 2011
New federal charges have been filed against 10 people from Maryland who are being held in a sex-trafficking case that allegedly was centered in Baltimore and Western Texas, said prosecutors, who are calling the case a "forced prostitution" scheme. The superseding indictment made public Thursday alleges that five of the defendants "used their ties to the music industry to recruit young women, then force them to work as strippers and prostitutes," according to the U.S. attorney's office for the Western District of Texas.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | October 14, 2011
Police and federal agents arrested 10 people in Baltimore this week on charges that they ran a prostitution ring and forced women to travel to Texas for sex, according to law enforcement authorities and an indictment. Few details of the case were publicly released. The suspects were arraigned Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore and ordered detained. Prosecutors in El Paso, Texas, said they would be transferred to that state for prosecution. A statement from the U.S. attorney's office in the western district of Texas identifies the suspected ringleader as Alarcon Allen Wiggins, 43, who has addresses in the past few years that include Pulaski Highway in Baltimore and Hampstead in Carroll County.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | November 9, 2010
Almost any bowl game looks appealing to a Maryland football team that remained on its chilly campus after last season while other Atlantic Coast Conference teams prepared for postseason games in enticing locations such as Miami and Orlando, Fla. But of course, there is appealing (for example, the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, or the Champs Sports Bowl in Orlando) and then there is spectacular (the Orange Bowl in Miami). With three regular-season games left, many Maryland players and coaches can't help but glance at the list of bowl games and contemplate their possible December or January destinations.
TRAVEL
By Hugo Martin and Hugo Martin,Los Angeles Times | February 1, 2009
EL PASO, Texas - In bouldering lingo, a climbing route is called a "problem." Some problems here in Hueco Tanks State Historic Site are tougher than others. Mine was a gentle overhang pocked with shallow depressions, among the easiest routes in the park. No need for a 5-inch-thick pad to soften my landing, I thought. After all, I'm only a few feet off the ground. I clung to the gritty granite, struggling against gravity until my grip on a thin ledge failed and I fell to a flat, slanting rock below, landing on my keister on the desert floor.
BUSINESS
November 30, 2004
LOCALLY Dialysis Corp. of AmericaThe Linthicum-based operator of kidney dialysis centers dropped $2.60, or 15.7 percent, to $13.99, ending the upward run it began after it reported a 44 percent increase in third-quarter revenue. Still, the stock is up 71 percent in the past eight days. NATIONALLY El Paso Corp. The owner of the largest U.S. network of natural gas pipelines tumbled 95 cents, or 8.2 percent, to $10.59, the steepest drop in the S&P 500, after J.P. Morgan Securities cut its rating, saying El Paso may lower its 2005 production forecast and may be unable to fulfill all of its expected production this year.
FEATURES
By Maria Hiaasen | August 6, 1997
* Old El Paso One Skillet Mexican* Item: Each 14.4-ounce kit contains enough tortillas, rice and sauce mix for five* Cost: $2.39* Time to prepare: 20 to 30 minutes* Review: Not drastically different from a taco kit, yet this kit is 30 cents cheaper than El Paso's taco dinner at my grocery, and it comes in three flavors. I like the addition of rice to what's essentially a taco mix, but I was surprised to find the salsa variety bland. (It reminded me of my mom's porcupine meatballs, a quick dinner made from ground beef, rice and a can of tomato soup)
NEWS
By GARRISON KEILLOR | June 5, 2008
School is winding down, and small children are staring out the windows at freedom and counting the days until the heavy hand of grammar and spelling will be lifted from their backs. My sandy-haired daughter dove into the pool on Memorial Day and has been amphibious ever since. She loves swimming and has to be extracted after four or five hours, before she turns prunish, and because the pool is a public pool, not our own - sensible people in Minnesota don't own pools, any more than people in Tucson build backyard hockey rinks - this requires an adult to spend those hours sitting under an umbrella, reading a book and trying not to look at a clock.
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