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By Mike Giuliano | November 30, 1990
College Night at Maxwell's was a local institution, as mobs of the young and the restless guzzled draft beer from plastic cups and then hit the dance floor. But institutions don't last forever; Maxwell's has closed and in its Perring Plaza place is a new club, Martinque.If the name seems familiar, well, yes, club historians, this Martinique Cafe & Club is a reborn version of the dress-up disco that was a club pioneer on South Calvert Street from 1977-1985.Owner Dion Dorizas says that despite all the years and miles between the club's first incarnation and its re-emergence, there have always been young people who want to wear their best clothes and manners.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2011
The saga of Laurence Brett, a defrocked priest and teacher who eluded law enforcement for years and frustrated the attempts of his accusers to bring him to justice for alleged sex crimes, appears to have come to an end with reports of his death on a Caribbean island. A prominent figure at Calvert Hall College High School revered by students for his charisma and brilliance, the man known as Father Brett readily earned the trust of those who came to him for guidance. But dozens of his former students have come forward in the past 30 years with accusations that Brett sexually abused them during the 1960s and 1970s, in his posts as teacher and chaplain at the Towson-area Catholic school and other schools and parishes around the country.
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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2011
The saga of Laurence Brett, a defrocked priest and teacher who eluded law enforcement for years and frustrated the attempts of his accusers to bring him to justice for alleged sex crimes, appears to have come to an end with reports of his death on a Caribbean island. A prominent figure at Calvert Hall College High School revered by students for his charisma and brilliance, the man known as Father Brett readily earned the trust of those who came to him for guidance. But dozens of his former students have come forward in the past 30 years with accusations that Brett sexually abused them during the 1960s and 1970s, in his posts as teacher and chaplain at the Towson-area Catholic school and other schools and parishes around the country.
TRAVEL
By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 25, 2007
FORT-DE-FRANCE, MARTINIQUE // Strolling down the narrow, cobblestone streets of Fort-de-France, the nearly 400-year-old capital of the Caribbean island of Martinique, I wipe my brow in the midday heat and wonder whether I should interrupt my sightseeing for a cold, creamy glace -- French ice cream. As I make my way down rue Victor-Hugo, passing boutiques, cafes and shops in the lively shopping district, I spot two Martinican women in business suits, holding colorful parasols to shield the beaming sun. The ladies look cool, composed and tres chic, despite the soaring temperatures.
TRAVEL
By Donna M. Owens and Donna M. Owens,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 25, 2007
FORT-DE-FRANCE, MARTINIQUE // Strolling down the narrow, cobblestone streets of Fort-de-France, the nearly 400-year-old capital of the Caribbean island of Martinique, I wipe my brow in the midday heat and wonder whether I should interrupt my sightseeing for a cold, creamy glace -- French ice cream. As I make my way down rue Victor-Hugo, passing boutiques, cafes and shops in the lively shopping district, I spot two Martinican women in business suits, holding colorful parasols to shield the beaming sun. The ladies look cool, composed and tres chic, despite the soaring temperatures.
NEWS
March 26, 1995
"Creole Folktales," by Patrick Chamoiseau. 112 pages. New York: New Press. $16.95.Whom up a batch of pure delight. Simmer. Chop finely into words. On the side, blend equal parts of whimsy, wit and wisdom. Mix. Garnish like crazy. Spike with an indecent amount of Caribbean hot sauce. Serve. Stand back. This is Chamoiseau's recipe, and if there's a tastier dish in all of folklore, please let us know. Chamoiseau, one of the last and surely one of the grandest of the old-fashioned storytellers, is a native of Martinique.
FEATURES
By Ellsworth Boyd and Ellsworth Boyd,Special to The Sun | October 2, 1994
Faites comme chez vous" -- Make yourself at home," they say when you arrive in the French West Indies, seven sunny isles that are attracting Americans to this little bit of Paris in the Caribbean.You don't have to worry about language. In the hotels, restaurants and shops of Martinique and Guadaloupe and the five smaller islands in the group, the people communicate well enough to meet your needs and make your stay a pleasurable one. From deluxe to first-class hotels to bungalows and cottages, living quarters are boundless at varied prices.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 15, 1991
TROIS ILETS, Martinique -- Following their staunch and solid cooperation during the Persian Gulf war, the United States and France returned yesterday to prewar disagreements over how to achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East.President Bush flew to this Caribbean resort island at the request of French President Francois Mitterrand to discuss Mr. Bush's renewed drive to find a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.But after about three hours of talks at a lush mountain plantation, the two leaders still did not see eye-to-eye on such issues as creation of a Palestinian state, an international conference on the Middle East, a summit of the five leading members of the United Nations Security Council or a continuing role for coalition forces in southern Iraq.
NEWS
January 7, 2011
It is disconcerting that this "man of the cloth" would be subject to such extensive charges of sex abuse ( "Defrocked priest accused of sex abuse dies in Martinique," Jan. 7). Before these men become initiated as sons of God, there should be a more thorough background check in order to prevent these heinous events from taking place. These accusations cause people to fall away from religion because if they can't trust the person who is supposed to be teaching and helping them, how do they expect to become dedicated children of faith?
NEWS
By Colleen M. Webster | January 27, 1995
She was speakingas the car swerved by lit developmentswhere families ate through Jeopardyand yawned through Beverly Hills 90210.''You know, about Gauguin, his colorswere never the same after Martiniqueand Panama with Charles Laval.Still, he had his son, Emile,with him in Paris, the other fourwith his wife in her home, Holland.It was mainly the brush strokesthat Gauguin changed, VanGogh andhe not agreeing right up tothe night Vincent cut off his ear.Yes, Gauguin was there, the twoof them fighting across theArles countryside and absinthesinstead of dinner when theycould afford only one or the other.
NEWS
March 26, 1995
"Creole Folktales," by Patrick Chamoiseau. 112 pages. New York: New Press. $16.95.Whom up a batch of pure delight. Simmer. Chop finely into words. On the side, blend equal parts of whimsy, wit and wisdom. Mix. Garnish like crazy. Spike with an indecent amount of Caribbean hot sauce. Serve. Stand back. This is Chamoiseau's recipe, and if there's a tastier dish in all of folklore, please let us know. Chamoiseau, one of the last and surely one of the grandest of the old-fashioned storytellers, is a native of Martinique.
FEATURES
By Ellsworth Boyd and Ellsworth Boyd,Special to The Sun | October 2, 1994
Faites comme chez vous" -- Make yourself at home," they say when you arrive in the French West Indies, seven sunny isles that are attracting Americans to this little bit of Paris in the Caribbean.You don't have to worry about language. In the hotels, restaurants and shops of Martinique and Guadaloupe and the five smaller islands in the group, the people communicate well enough to meet your needs and make your stay a pleasurable one. From deluxe to first-class hotels to bungalows and cottages, living quarters are boundless at varied prices.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 15, 1991
TROIS ILETS, Martinique -- Following their staunch and solid cooperation during the Persian Gulf war, the United States and France returned yesterday to prewar disagreements over how to achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East.President Bush flew to this Caribbean resort island at the request of French President Francois Mitterrand to discuss Mr. Bush's renewed drive to find a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict.But after about three hours of talks at a lush mountain plantation, the two leaders still did not see eye-to-eye on such issues as creation of a Palestinian state, an international conference on the Middle East, a summit of the five leading members of the United Nations Security Council or a continuing role for coalition forces in southern Iraq.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mike Giuliano | November 30, 1990
College Night at Maxwell's was a local institution, as mobs of the young and the restless guzzled draft beer from plastic cups and then hit the dance floor. But institutions don't last forever; Maxwell's has closed and in its Perring Plaza place is a new club, Martinque.If the name seems familiar, well, yes, club historians, this Martinique Cafe & Club is a reborn version of the dress-up disco that was a club pioneer on South Calvert Street from 1977-1985.Owner Dion Dorizas says that despite all the years and miles between the club's first incarnation and its re-emergence, there have always been young people who want to wear their best clothes and manners.
NEWS
By Erica Marcus and Erica Marcus,Newsday | March 14, 2007
I received a comment from a reader who sounded a bit frustrated with this column's choice of subject matter. "I can't wait for the next article on some earth-shattering topic like the history of the ice cube," he wrote. I always have wondered about the history of the ice cube. After a bit of poking around on the Internet, I came across Jeff Hendler, an executive at Arctic Glacier Inc., a national ice distributor. Hendler's father, Richard, founded one of the New York area's leading ice manufacturers (now part of Arctic Glacier)
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