March 17, 2010
Green will be everywhere today - on shirts, on faces, and yes, in beer. Though the parade might be over, there are still plenty of St. Patrick's Day events happening today and this weekend. Here are five Irish-themed options, including a "green" wine tasting and a Celtic concert starring our very own governor. Slainte ! Pub crawling for charity Four South Baltimore bars - Don't Know Tavern, The Rowan Tree, Taps and No Idea Tavern - team up to raise money for a neighborhood elementary school.
November 29, 1993
The great thing about the World Cup of Soccer to be played in this country next summer is that perennial power England did not qualify. Its legion of hooligan fans, who travel only to start riots, will not come. The U.S. is self-sufficient in riots, thank you, with no need to import any.Nor will soccer-mad Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales come. They also failed to qualify. The United Kingdom has more national soccer teams (four) than the old Soviet Union had votes in the U.N. (three).But Ireland, a country with hardly any soccer tradition, will come with a strong team.
May 23, 2010
— With nearly three minutes left in the game, Maryland attackman Ryan Young had a clear look at the goal from about 12 yards away, and instead of scoring a goal that would have brought the Terps within one, he clanged a shot off the pipe. Again. And it was like that for the Terrapins most of the afternoon Saturday. And if they weren't hitting goal posts, they were either making bad passes or simply dropping them. On a day when Maryland's offense had to be good, the attack was awful as unseeded Notre Dame upset No. 3 seed Maryland, 7-5, in an NCAA Division I men's quarterfinal at Princeton University.
February 24, 1991
Tours of Rockwood Museum in Wilmington, Del., during March will emphasize the mansion's Irish connection. The Bringhurst family, which occupied the 19th century country estate around the turn of the century, had ties with Ireland, and many of their servants were born there.In 1899, a St. Patrick's Day party held at the mansion made headlines in the society pages of the Wilmington papers. Next month the mansion will be decorated to appear as it might have looked during the event.Tours of Rockwood are available Tuesdays to Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Each Saturday in Maarch, Victorian teas will be held at 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. following the tours.
April 27, 1996
I FIRST interviewed John Hume over a quarter-century ago, as he lay down for the night outside 10 Downing Street to protest British policy on Northern Ireland.He was a Northern Ireland legislator and civil-rights leader. His cause then was justice for the minority, not ending British rule. Yet his detractors assured me he was as Green underneath as Nationalist rivals he supplanted, which proved accurate.John Hume has long led the Social Democratic and Labor Party '' which wins the most votes from the Roman Catholic and Nationalist minority people of Northern Ireland.
December 22, 1993
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The Rev. Ian R. K. Paisley rises in his pulpit like Captain Ahab in the bow of a whaling boat, a harsh, obsessive, blackclad figure wielding his Bible like a harpoon.His Moby Dick is unification of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Irish Republican Army is for him the incarnation of evil, the pope in Rome the Antichrist.He sees treachery, betrayal and surrender everywhere. He is the implacable foe of compromise to whom great majorities of Protestant, pro-British Ulstermen have turned in past times of crisis.