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January 14, 2001
Nassau used to be a cheap weekend. A quickie cruise from Lauderdale to the Bahamas. A second-rate gambling junket. The poor man's Caribbean experience. Not anymore. If you want to come to Nassau -- and you may, after reading this -- raise your expectations and assume the brace position for a little sticker shock. And we're not talking just about the marine-themed Atlantis resort -- though we will talk about that later. First, a quick geographical orientation and a bit of history: Nassau is the capital, main port and only real town on New Providence Island, one of 700 Bahamian islands.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2011
Baltimore and the Bahamas' Freeport have a lot in common. They're both cities with a mix of tourist areas and heavy industry, and both often play second banana to a national capital. Now the two cities are linked by a direct air service that began Thursday. Vision Airlines, a U.S. carrier known for its occasional role as a charter contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, will offer twice-weekly service between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Freeport, a vacation destination that in recent years has been eclipsed by bustling Nassau.
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By Arline Bleecker and Sam Bleecker | September 30, 2007
Already the cabdrivers line the cruise ship piers in Nassau plugging tours to Anna Nicole Smith's home and gravesite. Just as it did elsewhere, the Smith circus pushed everything else off the front page in this capital city of the Bahamas, a chain of islands 179 miles southeast of Florida. It's not as if Nassau needed Smith to draw tourists. It has been a perennially popular port for cruise ships for eons. At some time or other, virtually every line schedules stops there. But there's more to Nassau (known to residents as New Providence Island)
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By Arline Bleecker and Sam Bleecker | September 30, 2007
Already the cabdrivers line the cruise ship piers in Nassau plugging tours to Anna Nicole Smith's home and gravesite. Just as it did elsewhere, the Smith circus pushed everything else off the front page in this capital city of the Bahamas, a chain of islands 179 miles southeast of Florida. It's not as if Nassau needed Smith to draw tourists. It has been a perennially popular port for cruise ships for eons. At some time or other, virtually every line schedules stops there. But there's more to Nassau (known to residents as New Providence Island)
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 2, 1999
WMAR, Channel 2, and Maryland Public Television won the most local Emmy nominations with 17 apiece, according to a final list released by the Washington chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. New nominations for WMAR, announced since the first list was released May 10, came in the areas of program segments, news series (for "Hometown Portraits"), cinematography/videography and graphics, while additional nominations for MPT were for public affairs programming, children's programs ("Vid Kid")
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2011
Baltimore and the Bahamas' Freeport have a lot in common. They're both cities with a mix of tourist areas and heavy industry, and both often play second banana to a national capital. Now the two cities are linked by a direct air service that began Thursday. Vision Airlines, a U.S. carrier known for its occasional role as a charter contractor for the Central Intelligence Agency, will offer twice-weekly service between Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport and Freeport, a vacation destination that in recent years has been eclipsed by bustling Nassau.
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | April 5, 1998
Grab the sand toys, masks and fins. It's time to hit the beach. With more than 40 to choose from on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, each with plenty of white sand, secluded coves and some of the best snorkeling anywhere, the only question-of-the-morning is which beach?Do we opt for Trunk Bay with its friendly National Park ranger lifeguards and just-offshore underwater snorkeling trail marked by white buoys and underwater signs identifying the different kinds of coral and fish? Do we head to Cinnamon Bay Beach, home to the popular campground and the longest, widest beach on the island?
BUSINESS
October 26, 1993
Resorts files reorganization planMerv Griffin's Resorts International Inc. said it filed a prepackaged reorganization plan with the Securities and Exchange Commission.Under the bankruptcy plan, the company would transfer its resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas, cash, new secured debt and about 40 percent of the company's equity to its debt holders. In return, the holders will cancel $482 million in notes and accrued interest owed them by Resorts International.
TRAVEL
July 20, 2008
The best beach resorts for families, from a ranking by Parents Magazine. 1. Sheraton Grand Bahama Island Our Lucaya, Bahamas 2. Club Med Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. 3. South Seas Island Resort, Captiva Island, Fla. 4. Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas 5. Disney's Vero Beach Resort, Florida 6. Beaches Negril Resort and Spa, Jamaica 7. Hilton Hawaiian Village, Honolulu, Hawaii 8. Ocean Edge Resort & Spa, Brewster, Mass. 9. Loew's Coronado Bay Beach Resort & Spa, San Diego 10. Rio Mar Beach Golf Resort Casino & Spa, Puerto Rico
NEWS
April 1, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Zook of Ormond Beach, Florida, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Dena Kay Zook, to Charles Linton Howell, son of Josephine Howell and the late Grady Howell of Perry Hall, Maryland. The wedding took place December 30, 2006, in Westminster at St. John Catholic Church. Father John Robbins and Pastor Roger Record co-officiated. The Maids of Honor were Patsy Longard and Lori Record and the Best Man was John Madden. Victoria Howell, daughter of the groom, was also a bridesmaid.
TRAVEL
January 14, 2001
Nassau used to be a cheap weekend. A quickie cruise from Lauderdale to the Bahamas. A second-rate gambling junket. The poor man's Caribbean experience. Not anymore. If you want to come to Nassau -- and you may, after reading this -- raise your expectations and assume the brace position for a little sticker shock. And we're not talking just about the marine-themed Atlantis resort -- though we will talk about that later. First, a quick geographical orientation and a bit of history: Nassau is the capital, main port and only real town on New Providence Island, one of 700 Bahamian islands.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | June 2, 1999
WMAR, Channel 2, and Maryland Public Television won the most local Emmy nominations with 17 apiece, according to a final list released by the Washington chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. New nominations for WMAR, announced since the first list was released May 10, came in the areas of program segments, news series (for "Hometown Portraits"), cinematography/videography and graphics, while additional nominations for MPT were for public affairs programming, children's programs ("Vid Kid")
FEATURES
By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | April 5, 1998
Grab the sand toys, masks and fins. It's time to hit the beach. With more than 40 to choose from on St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, each with plenty of white sand, secluded coves and some of the best snorkeling anywhere, the only question-of-the-morning is which beach?Do we opt for Trunk Bay with its friendly National Park ranger lifeguards and just-offshore underwater snorkeling trail marked by white buoys and underwater signs identifying the different kinds of coral and fish? Do we head to Cinnamon Bay Beach, home to the popular campground and the longest, widest beach on the island?
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman | March 22, 2009
$200 air credit on Bahamas trip What's the deal?: Book a minimum three-night, air-inclusive vacation package at various Bahamas hotels and receive a $200 credit per room toward airfare when you book by April 6. Packages start at about $500 per person. What's the savings?: $200. The air credit can also be paired with other hotel deals such as the Atlantis, Paradise Island "Super Spring Break" package, starting at $499 per person, which offers a fourth night free when you book three by April 30 for travel by May 31. What's the catch?
ENTERTAINMENT
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2010
Kamie Crawford, a 17-year-old from Potomac was crowned Miss Teen USA Saturday night in the Bahamas, making her the first contestant from the state of Maryland to win the distinction. Crawford, a senior at Winston Churchill High in Potomac, beat out Miss Illinois to win the title. The competition was held at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, in the Bahamas. She was named Miss Maryland Teen USA in November, which was her first time competing in the pageant. As a result of the win, Crawford received a two-year scholarship from the New York Film Academy worth more than $100,000, a diamond tiara, and various trips and clothes.
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