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June 3, 2013
Fourteen seniors from The John Carroll School left from BWI Marshall Airport on May 18 for a week-long mission trip to Roatan, Honduras. They were accompanied by John Carroll teacher Jake Hollin, and his wife, Amy. The students spent a week living and working in the Roatan children's home, school and clinic, operated by Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries. This is part of the students' senior project, a graduation requirement that allows seniors to pursue projects that focus on potential careers, creative expression or community service.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
A Honduran man living in Baltimore County faces federal charges after an unaccompanied immigrant girl sent to live with him told police he smuggled her into the United States and that the pair engaged in a sexual relationship. Federal officials gave Pedro Lara Portillo, 42, guardianship over the girl, who is also from Honduras, as part of a program that places minors who cross the border alone with relatives while their immigration status is determined, according to court documents.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
A Honduran man living in Baltimore County faces federal charges after an unaccompanied immigrant girl sent to live with him told police he smuggled her into the United States and that the pair engaged in a sexual relationship. Federal officials gave Pedro Lara Portillo, 42, guardianship over the girl, who is also from Honduras, as part of a program that places minors who cross the border alone with relatives while their immigration status is determined, according to court documents.
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By Scott Novak | June 28, 2014
Growing up in rural Harford County - a red county in a blue state - I quickly became exposed to the many fears that conservative voters have concerning illegal immigration. The Mexicans, I was told as a child (because apparently everyone who illegally crosses the U.S. border is Mexican), were coming to take American jobs. They were coming to deal drugs and spread crime. They were coming to live off of our social welfare programs, all the while avoiding the payment of taxes and not even bothering to learn English.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 15, 1991
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A psychic's forecasts have spooked the Honduran government and brought misfortune on witch doctors, palm readers and soothsayers.The self-styled psychic, Marina Guifarro, is the Jeanne Dixon of Honduras.In a published interview in September, she warned that if President Rafael Leonardo Callejas left the country, he could return to find his seat occupied.Moreover, she said, "traitors" lurk in the military, and they might consider launching a coup against Callejas' elected government.
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By Ginger Thompson and Gary Cohn and Ginger Thompson and Gary Cohn,Sun Staff Correspondents | July 26, 1995
The Honduran government filed criminal charges yesterday against 11 current and former military officers for kidnapping and torturing student activists during the 1980s.One of the men indicted yesterday was Col. Alexander Hernandez, former commander of Battalion 316, a secret intelligence unit trained and equipped by the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1980s, when Honduras was the staging ground for the Reagan administration's war against communism in Central America.Yesterday's indictments came six weeks after the activities of Battalion 316 and the first-hand accounts of its members and victims were described in articles by The Sun.Colonel Hernandez was the first commander of Battalion 316. He currently is a ranking officer in the Honduran police force.
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By David Michael Ettlin and David Michael Ettlin,Sun Staff Writer | February 1, 1994
A missionary trip ended in tragedy yesterday when a bus camper ran over a cliff in Honduras, killing a Mennonite couple from Garrett County and injuring their three daughters and a companion.News of the deaths of Eli and Mary Yoder was received within a few hours through a series of telephone calls from other missionaries and a son on the trip in Honduras to members of the Swanton Mennonite Fellowship Church.Emanuel A. Troyer, a Swanton neighbor and church member, said Mr. Yoder bought an old school bus and turned it into a mobile home late last year.
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By DOUGLASS CASSEL | July 26, 1995
Chicago. -- During the Cold War, the principle that the ends do not justify the means, a banner of Western ethics, was frequently unfurled by Washington against Moscow. A core evil of the communists was their insistence that noble ends justify ignoble means.Yet all too often Washington dishonored its own ethical standard. The latest example to come to light is United States complicity in the torture and disappearances of hundreds of Hondurans during the early 1980s. The facts were revealed last month by Gary Cohn and Ginger Thompson in a carefully documented series in The Baltimore Sun.How many U.S. newspapers would invest two investigative reporters for over a year to dig up the past in, of all places, Honduras?
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By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,Washington Bureau of The Sun Carl M. Cannon of The Sun's Washington Bureau contributed to this article | June 20, 1995
WASHINGTON -- The State Department yesterday defended a former U.S. ambassador to Honduras, John D. Negroponte, saying he shouldn't be blamed for reports sent to Congress during the early 1980s that painted a false picture of that country's human rights record."
NEWS
By Ritu Sharma | October 6, 2009
Almost three months have gone by since Manuel Zelaya, the democratically elected leader of Honduras, was "escorted" at gunpoint from his country and replaced by Roberto Micheletti, a senior official from his own party. Unfortunately, in response to Mr. Zelaya's ouster, the U.S. aid agency the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) decided to pull $11 million in funding for two proposed projects in Honduras that would have benefited rural Hondurans with new roads and improved transportation, saying the current government's actions are "inconsistent with a commitment to democratic governance."
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: I'm glad I write for an American newspaper and not a British one, because with the controversial Luis Suarez causing the inevitable downfall of the disappointing English national team, I don't think I'd sleep until Tuesday. What's on tap: Italy vs. Costa Rica, noon, ESPN; Switzerland vs. France, 3 p.m., ESPN; Honduras vs. Ecuador, 6 p.m. ESPN. What you'll see: Get ready, North America. There might be days when there are better matches, or more important matches (USA Sunday!
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Yesterday in one sentence: Nobody needs me to remind them life is unfair, but the fact that we are judged as people on the same scale as Andrea Pirlo is terribly unfortunate for us all. What's on tap: Switzerland vs. Ecuador, 12 p.m., ABC; France vs. Honduras, 3 p.m.; ABC; Argentina vs. Bosnia and Herzegovina, 6 p.m., ESPN. What you'll see: On the eve of the United States' first game, it's important to note that CONCACAF is 2-0 with a pair of big wins so far in the tournament.
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Sports on TV | July 19, 2013
SATURDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS AFL Orlando@Cleveland CBSSN7 Autos Global Rallycross Championship ESPN4:30 MLB Yankees@Boston 45, 54 Dodgers@Washington MASN, 97 Orioles@Texas MASN2, 138 Arizona@San Francisco MLB8 Cubs@Colorado WGN-A8 NBA Summer: teams TBA 4 Summer: teams TBA 6 Summer: teams TBA 8 Summer: teams TBA ...
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By Jordan Littman, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2013
Two months ago, Maryland men's soccer coach Sasho Cirovski had dinner with Portland Timbers coach Caleb Porter at a restaurant in Dallas. It was a meeting of chance, as Cirovski was traveling and Porter's Timbers were playing there. The two coaches discussed a wide variety of topics, including one that piqued Porter's interest. They were talking about midfielder Rodney Wallace, a former Terp under Cirovski who's now on Porter's roster in Portland. "He couldn't sing his praises enough," Cirovski said.
NEWS
June 3, 2013
Fourteen seniors from The John Carroll School left from BWI Marshall Airport on May 18 for a week-long mission trip to Roatan, Honduras. They were accompanied by John Carroll teacher Jake Hollin, and his wife, Amy. The students spent a week living and working in the Roatan children's home, school and clinic, operated by Sandy Bay Lighthouse Ministries. This is part of the students' senior project, a graduation requirement that allows seniors to pursue projects that focus on potential careers, creative expression or community service.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2012
Owings Mills ophthalmologist Marc Honig and his son, Evan, could have simply donated some money to help the disadvantaged in Honduras. They could have collected some old eyeglasses, or solicited their colleagues and fellow students for help, or tried to convince big corporations to hand over cash and equipment. In fact, they've done all of that — and more. This weekend, the Honigs are beginning a week-long stay at a makeshift medical clinic in a small Honduran village. They and some 40 other doctors and students will volunteer their time, screening and treating thousands of villagers from the surrounding area, bringing healing to a corner of the world desperately in need.
NEWS
February 18, 1996
LOS ANGELES -- Two reporters for The Sun, Ginger Thompson and Gary Cohn, have won the seventh annual Selden Ring Award for investigative journalism administered by the University of Southern California School of Journalism's Annenberg School for Communication.Ms. Thompson and Mr. Cohn were awarded the coveted prize over 120 other nominations for their series, "Battalion 316," which told of atrocities committed by a secret Honduran intelligence unit that had been trained and equipped by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 30, 1997
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Democracy is wearing a little thin in Honduras.After 16 years of civilian rule, the mere fact of being able to vote for their president today is no longer enough for the citizens of this Central American nation. They want real change and are becoming impatient with their political system's inability to provide it quickly enough."Without resolving the needs of the poorest, the nation is heading toward ungovernability and confrontation," warned the Roman Catholic Church's weekly newspaper Fides.
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November 3, 2011
Ann Rochford, of Columbia, and Klaus Deutsch, of Berlin, Germany, announce the marriage of their daughter, Jessie Anne Rochford, to Tyler Petrini, son of Janis and Andrew Petrini, of Grand Rapids, Mich., on Oct. 1, 2011, in Traverse City, Mich. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Wilde Lake High School, a 2004 graduate of the University of Maryland and a 2006 graduate of Fordham University. She is currently employed as the Hispanic achievement liasion at Oakland Mills High School. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Byron Center High School and a 2008 graduate of Calvin College.
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