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By Special to the Sun | July 20, 2003
A Memorable Place Adventures in Moroccan marketplace By Nathaniel Counts SPECIAL TO THE SUN Every spring, my family and I travel to a different country when my mother, an endocrinologist at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, attends conferences abroad for her work. The most memorable of all the places we have visited is Morocco. The souk -- marketplace -- in Marrakech was the most incredible market I have ever seen. There was a bustling main square, where people sell things and entertainers -- cobra charmers, fire-eaters, a man with a monkey, and henna tattoo artists -- perform.
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By Special to the Sun | July 20, 2003
A Memorable Place Adventures in Moroccan marketplace By Nathaniel Counts SPECIAL TO THE SUN Every spring, my family and I travel to a different country when my mother, an endocrinologist at University of Maryland Hospital in Baltimore, attends conferences abroad for her work. The most memorable of all the places we have visited is Morocco. The souk -- marketplace -- in Marrakech was the most incredible market I have ever seen. There was a bustling main square, where people sell things and entertainers -- cobra charmers, fire-eaters, a man with a monkey, and henna tattoo artists -- perform.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 16, 1994
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The faces are what you remember.Dominique Simon, a 23-year-old secretary, wiping tears from her bright brown eyes with a pink bandana emblazoned with the picture of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, crying out: "A year ago, I would have been shot for having this."Antenor Volcy, a retired 62-year-old soldier with thick glasses, gray hair and a two-day-old beard, looking at U.S. soldiers guarding the National Palace, and saying: "God has made his miracle."And Marie Dorilus, a 29-year-old mother, holding her 7-year-old daughter's hand and smiling at the sky, shouting: "If you could only feel the joy in my heart, now."
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By Bo Smolka and Bo Smolka,Special to the Sun | May 11, 2003
There is horse racing, and then there is the Palio, the no-holds-barred, bareback mad dash that defines the town of Siena, Italy. As I stand with thousands of others on Siena's magnificent main square to witness this centuries-old tradition, I find myself wishing Baltimore had its own Palio. Oh sure, we have horse racing. We have one of the grandest races of them all, the Preakness Stakes, which takes place next week. But the Palio is much more than a horse race. It is a dramatic testimony to Sienese history, passion and, above all, neighborhood pride.
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 12, 2002
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Taysir Elfar cannot understand why the Israeli army, pushing into town two weeks ago, took aim at his seven-story office building. There are two rocket holes in the back, one on the side. Most of the windows are smashed, the power cut and the lobby flooded with ankle-deep muddy water. By Elfar's estimate, that is $60,000 worth of damage, enough to endanger his ownership of the building. It has belonged to his family for three generations and was filled with shops, offices and a few apartments.
BUSINESS
By Audrey Haar | November 11, 1990
Empty-nesters can recapture a slice of old-time Main Street Americana with the comfort of upscale houses -- complete with the prerequisite town square and band stand -- at the new development of Worman's Mill in Frederick.Located in the northern section of the city and bordering the Monocacy River, the 307-acre site also features a working dairy farm with a herd of cows.A planned community designed by developer Robert K. Wormald, the development is named after a historic mill dating from the 1700s that once stood on the land.
NEWS
By Will Englund and Will Englund,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 1, 2001
ARDAHAN, Turkey - Former boxer that he is, Ozcan Uygur has no plans to give in, but the end of the sex trade here is just killing him. Five years ago Uygur saw a beautiful investment opportunity, here where Turkey runs up against the former Soviet Union, and started building Ardahan's finest hotel, with a waterfall in the restaurant, pink seashell wall sconces, and hot water at least some of the day. But most of his 200 beds go empty every night, and...
FEATURES
By Jayne Clark and Jayne Clark,Los Angeles Daily News | October 18, 1992
VALLE DE BRAVO, Mexico -- The locals point to the neat, whitewashed buildings, to the bustling square, to the faded pink churches, and they tell you, "This is a typical Mexican town."And it is.The buildings remain true to the town's 16th century colonial roots. By law, building facades cannot be altered. Commercial signs must be made of wood. New structures must conform to existing styles. And in typical Mexican fashion, the zocalo -- the main square -- is the pulsing, vibrant heart of town.
TRAVEL
By Bo Smolka and Bo Smolka,Special to the Sun | May 11, 2003
There is horse racing, and then there is the Palio, the no-holds-barred, bareback mad dash that defines the town of Siena, Italy. As I stand with thousands of others on Siena's magnificent main square to witness this centuries-old tradition, I find myself wishing Baltimore had its own Palio. Oh sure, we have horse racing. We have one of the grandest races of them all, the Preakness Stakes, which takes place next week. But the Palio is much more than a horse race. It is a dramatic testimony to Sienese history, passion and, above all, neighborhood pride.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 9, 1997
AKMOLA, Kazakstan -- In a new sports jacket and tie, Aybek Nurtaev was scurrying around the top hotel in this nation's new capital -- searching for a bathroom."
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | April 12, 2002
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Taysir Elfar cannot understand why the Israeli army, pushing into town two weeks ago, took aim at his seven-story office building. There are two rocket holes in the back, one on the side. Most of the windows are smashed, the power cut and the lobby flooded with ankle-deep muddy water. By Elfar's estimate, that is $60,000 worth of damage, enough to endanger his ownership of the building. It has belonged to his family for three generations and was filled with shops, offices and a few apartments.
NEWS
By Will Englund and Will Englund,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | July 1, 2001
ARDAHAN, Turkey - Former boxer that he is, Ozcan Uygur has no plans to give in, but the end of the sex trade here is just killing him. Five years ago Uygur saw a beautiful investment opportunity, here where Turkey runs up against the former Soviet Union, and started building Ardahan's finest hotel, with a waterfall in the restaurant, pink seashell wall sconces, and hot water at least some of the day. But most of his 200 beds go empty every night, and...
NEWS
By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 16, 1994
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- The faces are what you remember.Dominique Simon, a 23-year-old secretary, wiping tears from her bright brown eyes with a pink bandana emblazoned with the picture of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide, crying out: "A year ago, I would have been shot for having this."Antenor Volcy, a retired 62-year-old soldier with thick glasses, gray hair and a two-day-old beard, looking at U.S. soldiers guarding the National Palace, and saying: "God has made his miracle."And Marie Dorilus, a 29-year-old mother, holding her 7-year-old daughter's hand and smiling at the sky, shouting: "If you could only feel the joy in my heart, now."
FEATURES
By Jayne Clark and Jayne Clark,Los Angeles Daily News | October 18, 1992
VALLE DE BRAVO, Mexico -- The locals point to the neat, whitewashed buildings, to the bustling square, to the faded pink churches, and they tell you, "This is a typical Mexican town."And it is.The buildings remain true to the town's 16th century colonial roots. By law, building facades cannot be altered. Commercial signs must be made of wood. New structures must conform to existing styles. And in typical Mexican fashion, the zocalo -- the main square -- is the pulsing, vibrant heart of town.
BUSINESS
By Audrey Haar | November 11, 1990
Empty-nesters can recapture a slice of old-time Main Street Americana with the comfort of upscale houses -- complete with the prerequisite town square and band stand -- at the new development of Worman's Mill in Frederick.Located in the northern section of the city and bordering the Monocacy River, the 307-acre site also features a working dairy farm with a herd of cows.A planned community designed by developer Robert K. Wormald, the development is named after a historic mill dating from the 1700s that once stood on the land.
NEWS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | October 24, 2003
JERUSALEM - Masked Palestinian gunmen carried out execution-style killings yesterday of two Palestinians suspected of being informants for Israel and placed their bodies in the central square of the Tulkarm refugee camp in the West Bank. Palestinian militants have killed dozens of suspected informers or collaborators during the past three years of fighting. Such attacks often draw little attention, but the gunmen responsible for this shooting sought to publicize their deed both beforehand and afterward.
NEWS
January 14, 2001
PAPERS COPIED by a disaffected civil servant and smuggled to the United States for translation and publication by academics should be the least of the Chinese government's worries. It is the unchallenged and unaccountable ruler of 1.2 billion souls, with nuclear weapons, a monopoly on political power and the world's most dynamic economic growth. The energies of the most capable millions of its population are devoted to the creation of wealth for private consumption and not to introspection or history.
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