May 8, 1994
Great state occasions, like ocean liners, are slow to turn, difficult to move. And so the opening of the Channel Tunnel went ahead as planned, more than one year delayed, with Queen Elizabeth II of England and President Francois Mitterrand of France dining and transiting together, although there was nothing to open. More work needs doing. Scheduled use by inter-city trains, shuttle trains bearing trucks and others bearing passenger cars will be phased in from spring to autumn.Typical of engineering marvels, the Chunnel comes in a year late with cost overruns of 100 percent.
January 13, 2012
Where does a highly acclaimed Baltimore chef like to escape when she has the opportunity to temporarily hang up her apron? If you are Cindy Wolf, there's no better place than Paris. As often as possible, Wolf sneaks away to "the world's best food city" to gain new inspiration for her Baltimore restaurants, Petit Louis Bistro, Pazo, Cinghiale and Charleston. She first visited Paris, briefly, in 1985 while on a backpacking trip. She returned for her honeymoon in 1994 and has been going back ever since.
October 24, 1991
Paris -- Some of the big fashion houses are setting off explosions that will be heard round the world with their spring ready-to-wear collections.The best designers here, like Christian Lacroix, mix practicality with imagination. He has toned down the creative blast that brought him to the head of the fashion column five years ago, but his clothes haven't lost their fizz.The colors still sizzle, and the patterns grab the eye with their mixtures of checks, stripes, heart shapes, ornate frills and flowers.
October 27, 2005
On October 23, 2005, MARY L. PARIS (nee Bowen) beloved wife of Mitchell E. Paris and the late Edward L. Kulesza, devoted mother of Elaine Valentini and Patricia Sadowski, dear sister of Frank Bowen. Survived by five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony of Padua Church on Friday at 11:30 A.M. Interment Gardens of Faith. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mary's name may be made to Alzheimer's Assoc., 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD, 21093.
April 21, 1997
PARIS -- April in Paris: the delightful time celebrated in song lyrics. Like "chestnuts in blossom." And "holiday tables under the trees."Starting this spring, Parisians have a few more things to sing about. Like lovers lolling on the grass in many of the city's parks.In one of those little revolutions that tell a lot about contemporary changes in French lifestyles, Paris authorities have been compelled to revoke long-standing regulations that made it illegal to walk on the grass in most of the city's 413 public gardens, parks and promenades.
November 20, 2004
Now this seems more her speed: Party girl Paris Hilton, in the area recently with pal Nicole Richie to film their Fox TV show, The Simple Life, was largely stuck in the 'burbs - until Monday night. Paris jumped on the pool table to dance and performed karaoke at Grand Central, the sprawling club on Charles Street in midtown Baltimore. She got there about 11 p.m. and stayed until 1:30 a.m. Owner Don Davis, photographed here with his celebrity guest, said the hotel chain heiress was delightful, singing Madonna songs and proving quite the match to "house diva" Tia, who hosts the club's regular "Tia-oke" competition.