October 31, 2006
OAXACA, Mexico -- The state capital remained divided yesterday, as thousands marched in defiance while many other residents praised government forces that dislodged a protest encampment from the city center this weekend. The recovery of the plaza by federal police late Sunday marked a symbolic end to the five-month occupation by striking teachers and an assortment of leftist supporters who have demanded the resignation of the state governor. But exactly when the tourist capital will return to normal remains in doubt.
October 29, 2006
OAXACA, Mexico -- Hundreds of federal riot police officers and soldiers took up positions outside this besieged tourist city in southern Mexico yesterday, poised to end an increasingly violent protest that has shut the downtown for five months and left a dozen people dead. Tension hung heavily in the air as night fell. Protesters appeared to be digging in at the barricades that they had constructed around town from sand bags, old tires, barbed wire and burned-out vehicles. The federal government issued a statement ordering the protesters to "immediately hand over streets, plazas, public buildings and private property" so that officials could "guarantee public order and adherence to the law, as well as preserve respect for the population's individual guarantees."
May 8, 2005
There's nothing wrong with Spain's Costa del Sol. The beachfront is pleasant, the food is OK, the weather is generally pretty good. But for a truly enriching experience, to really get to know Spain, its people, its historic sites, its cuisine? For that, you go inland: Seville, Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Toledo, Madrid. Which brings us to Mexico. Again, no problem with spending a week under a palapa on the water with a couple of good books, someone you like and a steady supply of icy Coronas.
July 8, 2004
It's `All Good' Everything is "all good" this weekend in Masontown, W.Va., as fans gather for the eighth annual All Good Summer Festival and Campout. The festival, which begins tomorrow , boasts three days of music, workshops, crafts and kid's activities. Performers include Keller Williams, the Disco Biscuits, Medeski Martin and Wood, Dark Star Orchestra, North Mississippi Allstars and more. Jah Works and the Recipe will perform early-arrival sets tonight. Family and handicap camping are available, and there will be ice, food and crafts from vendors, activities and a kids' play tent, but no babysitting will be provided.
March 17, 2003
Moves Baseball ATHLETICS: Optioned P Roy Smith to Triple-A Sacramento. Assigned C Jeremy Brown to minor-league camp. INDIANS: Acquired P Derrick Van Dusen from Rangers for IF Marshall McDougall. PADRES: Optioned P Michael Nicolas to Double-A Mobile. Assigned P Kris Keller, IF Chris Sexton and IF Mario Valdez to minor-league camp. Acquired rights to IF Oscar Robles from Mexican League Oaxaca; invited him to spring training as nonroster player.
February 21, 1999
At the end of every street in the city of Oaxaca, a mountain rises, a nubby tooth in the eternal smile of the Sierra Madre. If you look down from a balcony or window upon the central plaza of the town, the zocalo, your mind inevitably brings forth the analogy of an immense school of fish, an undulating swarm that defeats all efforts to focus upon any individual within the collectivity.It's only when you go down and get among them that you can see things in their particularity. A young woman rushes to work, her remarkably long hair flying behind her like the tail of a brown fox in flight.