March 16, 2011
Tio Pepe is one of those constants in the world of wine. As a nonvintage blend of bone-dry sherry, it doesn't change from year to year. It may not be the greatest fino sherry; it is simply the definitive wine of its type — certainly the best-known dry sherry around the world. Tio Pepe is a pale-colored wine of great complexity and elegance, with hints of almond and very subtle citrus. Its distinguishing feature is a hint of salt water, as though it were meant to be sipped by the sea. If you tasted this wine in your youth and thought it too severe, it's worth retasting to see if your palate has changed.
July 23, 2006
On Monday, July 17, 2006, MARYKATHRYN GONZALES, age 81 of Columbia, MD, wife of the late Roger G. "Chick" Gonzales, mother of Walter Gregg Meade, Linda Deichgraber and Debbie Kendall. Also survived by five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Services private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Anne Arundel County Special Olympics, POB 553, Crownsville, MD, 21032.
September 18, 1990
If politics is a horse race, then pollster Patrick E. Gonzales risks becoming the 300-pound jockey of Anne Arundel County.After leaving a job two years ago with Mason-Dixon Opinion Research to start his own consulting business, PEG Research, he has ridden two Democratic campaigns into the dirt.Gonzales was first thrown from his mount last year after suiting up as the pollster for Annapolis Mayor Dennis M. Callahan's losing primary bid for re-election.And last week, he never approached the finish line as campaign manager for County Councilman Michael F. Gilligan, who pulled up lame in the primary race for county executive.
December 23, 1993
Of the 35 major-league players who weren't tendered contracts this week, it's probable that none will draw as much interest from the Orioles as two of their former players.Technically, Gregg Olson falls into that category, because he is a free agent. The other is Rene Gonzales, an ex-Orioles infielder who became a free agent when the California Angels declined to exercise their option on his contract.Assistant general manager Doug Melvin and Jeff Moorad, the agent who represents the right-hander, reaffirmed yesterday that keeping Olson in Baltimore is a priority.
January 6, 2005
WASHINGTON -- President Bush began the new year with a bipartisan gesture, appointing former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush to head up a massive aid effort for tsunami victims in South Asia. But congressional Democrats aren't likely to reciprocate. The first test comes Thursday when the president's pick for attorney general, White House counsel Alberto R. Gonzales, faces the Senate Judiciary Committee. When President Bush announced his choice in November, most observers thought Mr. Gonzales would be easily confirmed, but he now faces some stiff opposition.
January 19, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said yesterday that there was little he could do about Republican campaign brochures distributed in Maryland on Election Day that Democrats said were designed to mislead African-American voters. But he agreed to meet with Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin to discuss the issue. Cardin, a Democratic candidate in that election, pressed Gonzales on the issue during a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "If there is an effort made to deny minorities full participation in the state of Maryland, you have a responsibility to do something about that," he told Gonzales.