December 10, 2008
1 City series: Coppin State had its problems with Morgan State, but now the Eagles take on another local foe, at Loyola (7 p.m., MASN). 2 Him again?: Check out Cavaliers-76ers (8 p.m., ESPN) because it has been at least five minutes since you last saw LeBron James (left) on TV. 3 Speaking of which ...: And maybe 10 minutes since you last saw Kobe Bryant (Suns at Lakers, 10:30 p.m., ESPN). 4 Riddle me this: In this afternoon's Champions League soccer match, Real Madrid takes on Zenit (2:30 p.m., ESPN2)
August 10, 2008
The best value restaurants from Food & Wine magazine's 2008 lists (in alphabetical order): 1. Kau Kee Restaurant, Hong Kong 2. Kefi, New York City 3. Kiosko Universal, Barcelona, Spain 4. Legendary Noodle, Vancouver, Canada 5. Les Cocottes, Paris 6. Love Supreme, Sydney, Australia 7. Open Colonna, Rome 8. Refuel, London 9. Taberna Laredo, Madrid, Spain 10. Tempura Mikawa, Tokyo
August 3, 2008
Yes, Europe can be expensive, and yes, the dollar is taking a battering against the euro. But, no, that doesn't mean there are not good deals on the Continent. Consider: *A 7-Day Classic Spain & Portugal package from Gate 1 Travel starts at $1,529, including round-trip airfare from select U.S. cities and four-star hotels. The escorted tour visits Madrid, Segovia, Avila and Salamanca in Spain, and Fatima and Lisbon in Portugal. Included are daily breakfasts and one dinner with wine, an air-conditioned coach, tour managers and local guides, two nights' lodging in Madrid, an overnight in Salamanca and two nights in Lisbon.
October 3, 2007
The date hasn't been set. There is no firm guest list or agreed agenda. A site has been chosen, the Naval Academy in Annapolis, but that decision doesn't offer much assurance that the Bush administration's Middle East peace conference proposed for November is going to take place. There are too many unknowns at this late date, and a stark difference of opinion exists between Israeli and Palestinian leaders on the meeting's expected outcome. Neither Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice nor President Bush has offered any clarity on that point.
June 24, 2007
When my son's Spanish teacher told us that he was not performing to expectations, my wife and I, zealots for foreign travel and languages, began to worry. His grades in algebra, physics, history and English were all good. Only the Spanish reports coming from the high school caused concern. Eight minutes into worry, my wife, Annabelle, announced: "We'd better get Miles to Spain." We queried friends for leads on a Spanish-speaking family with one or more kids in Miles' age bracket. A horse-mad English friend told us about an equine veterinarian named Willie Manley, his wife, Begona, and their three teenage sons living near Madrid.