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By Lynn Williams and Lynn Williams,Sun Restaurant Critic | July 26, 1991
Gourmets dream of a sublime creme brulee, or the brioche of brioches. But when I dream of food, really fresh corn tortillas -- hot and fragrant, the kind you find (though not everywhere) in Texas and Mexico -- are near the top of the list.Our latest stop in the search for the Ultimate Tortilla was La Paz. The building, tucked behind a parking deck, is one of those quaint little brick numbers in which Frederick specializes, but the interior set the scene with stucco and folkloric art.When the tortilla chips arrived, we knew right away that they were far from ultimate.
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Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | April 29, 2014
Baltimore city schools' finance chief will leave at the end of the school year to head back north to Connecticut. Victor De La Paz was appointed chief financial officer of the New Haven, Conn. school district Tuesday night, according to published reports.  According to the New Haven Independent, De La Paz will start his post there on July 14. De La Paz was brought here from Hartford, Conn. by former schools CEO Andres Alonso in 2012, and his departure means that Baltimore will most likely see a complete turnover of central office leadership when incoming superintendent Gregory Thornton starts his tenure on July 1.  Thornton announced key appointments to his cabinet, including a new chief of staff and chief academic officer, last week.
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September 10, 2005
On September 8, 2005, DR. LUISEDUARDO RENJEL, of Havre de Grace, MD. Beloved husband of Joanne M. Renjel of Forest Hill, MD, devoted father of Luis A. Renjel and Paula Renjel of La Paz, Bolivia, Louis E. Renjel, Jr. of Alexandria, VA, Robert A. Renjel of Atlanta, GA, Jennifer L. Renjel and Alex J. Renjel of Havre de Grace. Also survived by brothers, Raul Renjel of London and Fernando Renjel of La Paz, Bolivia, and sister, Carmen Renjel of La Paz, Bolivia. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6 to 9 P.M. at the Mitchell-Smith Funeral Home, 123 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 12 noon at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 615 Congress Ave., Havre de Grace, MD. The family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or the American Urological Assoc.
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March 23, 2006
12 Americans killed in Chile as bus plunges down mountain SANTIAGO, Chile -- A bus carrying cruise ship tourists plunged 300 feet down a mountainside in northern Chile yesterday, killing 12 Americans, U.S. and Chilean officials said. Two other Americans and two Chileans - the driver and the tour guide - were hospitalized in serious condition after the crash along a rugged highway near the Pacific port city of Arica, 1,250 miles north of Santiago, said Juan Carlos Poli, an Arica city hall spokesman.
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January 24, 1995
Mario Mercado Vaca Guzman, 67, whose business empire included Bolivia's largest gold mining company, a daily newspaper and the national soccer team, died Saturday in a plane crash near the mining town of Oruro. He was a former mayor of La Paz, former senator and leader of the National Democratic Action party; publisher of the La Paz daily Ultima Hora, one of Bolivia's most-respected newspapers; and president of the Bolivar soccer team, which sent several players to last year's World Cup competition in the United States.
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By Chicago Tribune | March 15, 1992
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- A bachelor says he needs help finding a wife. Another man says his new refrigerator must be blessed. A third wants to bring his house good luck. A fourth is short of cash.They all are shopping at La Paz's Mercado de Brujas, or Witches Market, where dreams come true the old-fashioned way -- through the spirits."The gods are powerful. If you give them something, they will give you something in return," said Marta Guarachi, 35, one of the market's dozen or so witches, whose curbside stall includes everything from incense, minerals and herbs to multicolored candies, statues of frogs and llama fetuses.
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By Hector Tobar and Hector Tobar,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 9, 2005
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia - Departing President Carlos Mesa and other leaders warned of an impending civil war as a conservative senator prepared yesterday to become the country's next president. Hormando Vaca Diez, who could be sworn in today, told reporters that a "bloodbath" could result if radical groups oppose his presidency. Vaca Diez is president of the Senate and next in line to be president after Mesa's resignation Monday. Groups representing Indians, agricultural workers and unions that have laid siege to La Paz and other Bolivian cities said yesterday that they would vehemently oppose a Vaca Diez presidency because he represents the nation's "eastern oligarchy."
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By MARY MAUSHARD and MARY MAUSHARD,The Evening Sun The Sun The Sunday Sun | August 17, 1991
Weber's on Boston, 845 S. Montford Ave., Canton, 276-0800. Take a deserted corner saloon, surround it with trendies and tourists, lovingly restore it and you have Weber's, one of the newest and most interesting restaurants in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Baltimore. Open only a couple of months, Weber's seems already to be a popular spot. The menu is ablend of old and new, light fare and some that is more substantial. The fresh grilled vegetables ($7.95) with fettuccine in a light tomato sauce were delicious, as well as beautiful.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 11, 2005
LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivia's new president, Eduardo Rodriguez, took office yesterday pledging to hold early elections while working with Congress to meet the demands of angry citizens - the nationalization of energy and the drafting of a new constitution to give an Indian majority more rights. Rodriguez, 49, was the president of the Supreme Court until late Thursday, when Congress chose him to replace the departing president, Carlos Mesa, after a pair of politicians who were first and second in line to the presidency bowed out. The two men recognized that they were seen by a disgruntled people as representing Bolivia's failed ruling class.
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March 23, 2006
12 Americans killed in Chile as bus plunges down mountain SANTIAGO, Chile -- A bus carrying cruise ship tourists plunged 300 feet down a mountainside in northern Chile yesterday, killing 12 Americans, U.S. and Chilean officials said. Two other Americans and two Chileans - the driver and the tour guide - were hospitalized in serious condition after the crash along a rugged highway near the Pacific port city of Arica, 1,250 miles north of Santiago, said Juan Carlos Poli, an Arica city hall spokesman.
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September 10, 2005
On September 8, 2005, DR. LUISEDUARDO RENJEL, of Havre de Grace, MD. Beloved husband of Joanne M. Renjel of Forest Hill, MD, devoted father of Luis A. Renjel and Paula Renjel of La Paz, Bolivia, Louis E. Renjel, Jr. of Alexandria, VA, Robert A. Renjel of Atlanta, GA, Jennifer L. Renjel and Alex J. Renjel of Havre de Grace. Also survived by brothers, Raul Renjel of London and Fernando Renjel of La Paz, Bolivia, and sister, Carmen Renjel of La Paz, Bolivia. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6 to 9 P.M. at the Mitchell-Smith Funeral Home, 123 S. Washington St., Havre de Grace, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 10 at 12 noon at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 615 Congress Ave., Havre de Grace, MD. The family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association or the American Urological Assoc.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | June 11, 2005
LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivia's new president, Eduardo Rodriguez, took office yesterday pledging to hold early elections while working with Congress to meet the demands of angry citizens - the nationalization of energy and the drafting of a new constitution to give an Indian majority more rights. Rodriguez, 49, was the president of the Supreme Court until late Thursday, when Congress chose him to replace the departing president, Carlos Mesa, after a pair of politicians who were first and second in line to the presidency bowed out. The two men recognized that they were seen by a disgruntled people as representing Bolivia's failed ruling class.
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By Hector Tobar and Hector Tobar,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 9, 2005
SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia - Departing President Carlos Mesa and other leaders warned of an impending civil war as a conservative senator prepared yesterday to become the country's next president. Hormando Vaca Diez, who could be sworn in today, told reporters that a "bloodbath" could result if radical groups oppose his presidency. Vaca Diez is president of the Senate and next in line to be president after Mesa's resignation Monday. Groups representing Indians, agricultural workers and unions that have laid siege to La Paz and other Bolivian cities said yesterday that they would vehemently oppose a Vaca Diez presidency because he represents the nation's "eastern oligarchy."
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By Reed Lindsay and Reed Lindsay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 7, 2003
CHAPARE, Bolivia - For more than a month, about 200 Bolivian soldiers have been living in Victor Franco's back yard. The soldiers, trained and financed by the United States to eradicate coca in this jungle basin, arrived in helicopters, setting up camp a stone's throw from Franco's house, a dirt-floored structure made of unevenly cut wooden planks and a rusted sheet metal roof. They pitched tents on his small yucca plantation, and chopped down his pineapple plants and mandarin tree to clear a helicopter landing pad. At first they left Franco's coca plants alone, instead eradicating the crops of other families in the area.
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By James Langman and James Langman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 5, 2000
CHUSPIPATA, Bolivia -- At the summit of the harrowing one-lane Unduavi-Yolosa highway, some Bolivian drivers seek to ensure their safe passage by chewing coca leaves and sprinkling a local brandy on the road as an offering to pachamama, Mother Earth. The road hugs the cliffs of the Andean mountain range as it descends nearly 11,800 feet from Bolivia's capital, La Paz, into the lush tropical jungles of the northern Yungas region. Dubbed by the Inter-American Development Bank "the world's most dangerous road," the highway has claimed thousands of lives.
NEWS
January 24, 1995
Mario Mercado Vaca Guzman, 67, whose business empire included Bolivia's largest gold mining company, a daily newspaper and the national soccer team, died Saturday in a plane crash near the mining town of Oruro. He was a former mayor of La Paz, former senator and leader of the National Democratic Action party; publisher of the La Paz daily Ultima Hora, one of Bolivia's most-respected newspapers; and president of the Bolivar soccer team, which sent several players to last year's World Cup competition in the United States.
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By James Langman and James Langman,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 5, 2000
CHUSPIPATA, Bolivia -- At the summit of the harrowing one-lane Unduavi-Yolosa highway, some Bolivian drivers seek to ensure their safe passage by chewing coca leaves and sprinkling a local brandy on the road as an offering to pachamama, Mother Earth. The road hugs the cliffs of the Andean mountain range as it descends nearly 11,800 feet from Bolivia's capital, La Paz, into the lush tropical jungles of the northern Yungas region. Dubbed by the Inter-American Development Bank "the world's most dangerous road," the highway has claimed thousands of lives.
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Erica L. Green and Erica L. Green | April 29, 2014
Baltimore city schools' finance chief will leave at the end of the school year to head back north to Connecticut. Victor De La Paz was appointed chief financial officer of the New Haven, Conn. school district Tuesday night, according to published reports.  According to the New Haven Independent, De La Paz will start his post there on July 14. De La Paz was brought here from Hartford, Conn. by former schools CEO Andres Alonso in 2012, and his departure means that Baltimore will most likely see a complete turnover of central office leadership when incoming superintendent Gregory Thornton starts his tenure on July 1.  Thornton announced key appointments to his cabinet, including a new chief of staff and chief academic officer, last week.
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By Chicago Tribune | March 15, 1992
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- A bachelor says he needs help finding a wife. Another man says his new refrigerator must be blessed. A third wants to bring his house good luck. A fourth is short of cash.They all are shopping at La Paz's Mercado de Brujas, or Witches Market, where dreams come true the old-fashioned way -- through the spirits."The gods are powerful. If you give them something, they will give you something in return," said Marta Guarachi, 35, one of the market's dozen or so witches, whose curbside stall includes everything from incense, minerals and herbs to multicolored candies, statues of frogs and llama fetuses.
FEATURES
By MARY MAUSHARD and MARY MAUSHARD,The Evening Sun The Sun The Sunday Sun | August 17, 1991
Weber's on Boston, 845 S. Montford Ave., Canton, 276-0800. Take a deserted corner saloon, surround it with trendies and tourists, lovingly restore it and you have Weber's, one of the newest and most interesting restaurants in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Baltimore. Open only a couple of months, Weber's seems already to be a popular spot. The menu is ablend of old and new, light fare and some that is more substantial. The fresh grilled vegetables ($7.95) with fettuccine in a light tomato sauce were delicious, as well as beautiful.
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