July 19, 2012
THURSDAY'S TELEVISION HIGHLIGHTS MLB Mets@Washington (T) MASN9 a.m. Mets@Washington MASN12:30 Orioles@Minnesota MASN21 Orioles@Minnesota (T) MASN7 White Sox@Boston MLB7 Mets@Washington (T) MASN11:30 Basketball United States vs. Great Britain ESPN22 United States vs. Great Britain (T) NBA12:30 a.m. NBA Summer Lg.: Milwaukee vs. Wash. (T) NBANoon Summer Lg.: New York vs. Toronto NBA4 Summer Lg.: Boston vs. Sacra.
July 18, 2012
As nations battle it out for sports supremacy at the Olympics in London this summer, we can all acknowledge that when it comes to fashion, the Brits have us beat. Vivienne Westwood, Victoria Beckham, Burberry, Kate Moss, Kate Middleton, Twiggy, the late Princess Diana and Alexander McQueen ... what is it about the British that allows them to excel at clothing design and setting standards? It starts with their willingness to try new colors and styles, according to Felicia Peele, head of Fashionably Young, a nonprofit fashion image consultant in Baltimore.
July 4, 2009
In the summer of 1776, more than a year after the start of the Revolutionary War, Maryland was among the last holdouts among the 13 colonies in authorizing a declaration of independence from Great Britain. The colony's major landholders, who dominated political affairs, were reluctant to take that step, but tradespeople, merchants and common citizens became increasingly convinced that reconciliation with England was impossible and agitated for a formal separation. The state's convention finally agreed to support independence on June 28, but communications in those days were slow.
November 3, 2008
Radcliffe runs down NYC Marathon title No. 3 running Paula Radcliffe defended her title at the New York City Marathon yesterday to become the second woman to win the race three times. Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil won the men's race for the second time in three years, passing Abderrahim Goumri of Morocco with about a mile left. Unlike Radcliffe's tight victories in 2004 and 2007, the world-record holder from Great Britain pulled away from Ludmila Petrova in the 22nd mile to win comfortably in 2 hours, 23 minutes, 56 seconds.
May 28, 2008
President Bush's vision of a new Middle East was a badly executed push to encourage democracy around the world. It never fully appreciated the need for democracy movements to be home-grown and vastly underestimated the suspicion generated by U.S. interest in promoting such movements. And yet Mr. Bush wasn't wrong about the genuine desire of people to live in a country governed by democratic principles. Democracy has a robust following, especially among non-Western democracies, according to a recent poll of 19 nations by WorldPublicOpinion.
July 31, 2007
CAMP DAVID -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is regarded as a somber figure in his home country, in contrast to his predecessor, the energetic Tony Blair. But after spending four hours alone with the new British leader during dinner Sunday and a long breakfast yesterday, President Bush declared that conventional wisdom about Brown is distorted, and he said the relationship between the U.S. and Great Britain was as strong as ever, despite a change in leadership. "He's not the dour Scotsman that you describe him, or the awkward Scotsman.