March 12, 2003
It's the time of year to think green - and to sip Guinness or Harp, or even Murphy's or Beamish. St. Patrick's Day allows us all to be a little bit Irish and, best of all, to enjoy a chance to celebrate good beer. Americans tend to flock toward mass-produced brands, standardized for consistency and designed to please as many people as possible. So it's easy to forget that beer can have intricate flavors and enough body to let you know you're encountering something more substantial than a watery brew.
August 22, 2002
Folk-rocker Lis Harvey was one day into the road trip of a lifetime, all 50 states in 61 days, and her station wagon had already had enough. A tire was flat, the struts were shot and the air conditioner died. Hey, if it was going to be easy, it wouldn't be a world record. These days, Harvey, 24, is rolling toward her Maryland stop - where she'll really appreciate the air conditioning - behind the wheel of a borrowed car. It's a token of true friendship (Harvey warned her buddy the trip could cover 20,000 miles)
November 27, 2005
Dublin, Ireland - - Painted on the streets of Dublin are warnings for pedestrians who aren't used to people driving on the left side: "Look left," they say, or "Look right," with an arrow pointing the way to look in case you don't get it. It's a small sign of how multicultural and visitor-oriented Ireland's capital city has become. This is not the first thing tourists think about. Dublin is, after all, a city known for its 1,000 pubs, not its upscale restaurants or its museums. Visitors who aren't interested in drinking a few pints of Guinness stout, the city's most famous product, or touring the Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jameson Distillery may write the city off, eager to get to the historical sites and spectacular countryside to the west.
November 29, 1992
CLAIBORNE -- Every time Ken Guinness takes his privat plane soaring over the tidewater creeks and fields in these environs, he winds up landing in the water.The wet touchdowns are intentional, though, because the 1947 Cessna Mr. Guinness bought two years ago is a seaplane outfitted with two watertight floats serving as its landing apparatus.While seaplanes have been around almost as long as airplanes, they are relatively rare in Maryland, despite the state's enormous Chesapeake Bay and many waterways and lakes.
March 28, 2012
Pictured in a tall glass with ice cream poking above the rim and foam overflowing, the Irish Float looked obscenely tantalizing. It stood out from the mosaic of golden fries and fluffed up burgers in the menu of the new Greene Turtle at McHenry Row. A combination of Guinness and Bacardi rum, it suggested one of the alcoholic shakes at Abbey Burger Bistro. Those aren't cocktails. They are unapologetic guilty pleasures, both potent and decadent. But what I got at the Greene Turtle last week turned out to be little more than an alcoholic Shamrock Shake.
August 9, 1996
Mary Thompson, 120, who might have been the oldest American, died after a heart attack Saturday in Orlando, Fla. Records suggest she was at least 120.She was born to former slaves and never had an official birth certificate. The Social Security Administration traced her life as far back as March 27, 1876.Using that date, she would have been older than Carrie White, whom The Guinness Book of Records listed as 116 at the time of death.Mrs. Thompson outlived two husbands and eight of 10 children.