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By Elaine Glusac, For Baltimore Sun Media Group | November 14, 2013
With glamorous resorts, ramped-up cuisine and high adventure, this no-passport-needed Caribbean isle has new allure for U.S. tourists. Not since the Cuban exodus precipitated by the rise of Fidel Castro has Puerto Rico been so flush. In the late 1950s and early '60s, hotels and casinos fled Havana for San Juan, setting up gleaming resorts on capitalist-friendly shores. Over time, islands from the Bahamas to Aruba turned travelers' heads with newer resorts and more exotic settings.
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Sports on TV | September 6, 2014
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SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
Notes from the Puerto Rico Tip-Off: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Assistant coach Scott Spinelli sat in the lobby of Maryland's beachfront hotel on Saturday and attempted to verbally chart the progress of sophomore guard Terrell Stoglin. Consider the strange arc of Stoglin's season so far: It began when head coach Mark Turgeon wanted to send a message to the player by not starting him in the opener against UNC-Wilmington.   “There were some things that Coach Turgeon wanted Terrell to work a little harder on in practice.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2014
Tropical Storm Bertha formed late Thursday night, forecast to be headed toward the Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, but not U.S. shores. The storm was about 110 miles east-northeast of Barbados as of 8 a.m., with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tropical storm warnings were in effect from Barbados to the British and U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The center forecasts the storm will continue to move northwest until it reaches the Bahamas some time early Monday, before turning back toward the northeast, away from the U.S. Atlantic coast.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
Tropical Storm Dorian, the fourth cyclone of the Atlantic hurricane season, is moving through the Atlantic, tracking to pass north of Puerto Rico by early next week. The storm was becoming more organized early Thursday, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph about 700 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center. From there, there is some uncertainty as to how the storm could develop. Dorian is expected to move relatively quickly toward the west or west-northwest, passing north of most of the Caribbean islands.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 18, 2011
The Puerto Rico Tip-Off is very much a made-for-TV event (what isn't these days?). Which makes it strange to actually be here live. Not that I'm complaining, but I feel like a prop. A stage set with a laptop. Here's what I mean: The Coliseo de Puerto Rico normally seats more than 14,000. Maybe it will attract that many for the coming Demi Lovato concert. But for college basketball? Here's what you could tell, even from watching on TV, about attendance, particularly at yesterday afternoon's games : there wasn't any!
NEWS
November 20, 1993
It's a good thing that Gov. Pedro Rossello will not be petitioning Congress to make Puerto Rico the 51st state. The issue would not bring out the best in Congress, or even among his Republican allies.The prospect of a new state retaining Hispanic identity and language would get tied up in arguments over the role of Spanish in the life of the existing United States. Statehood would not be assured, even though former Republican presidents campaigned for it and President Clinton promised to favor whatever the Puerto Rican people want.
NEWS
By Marianne Means | August 11, 1997
WASHINGTON -- Into the volatile political racial wars, Congress is now preparing to throw another complication -- statehood for Spanish-speaking Puerto Rico.The island has been an American commonwealth for nearly 100 years, locked in an anachronistic half-baked status that no longer makes much sense either in Washington or San Juan. Denying the territory full rights has kept it in dependent second-class limbo for too long.But the politics of elevating Puerto Rico into full participation in the union are murky, messy and even a bit mean.
SPORTS
From Sun staff reports | August 17, 2012
Guard Jannah Tucker (New Town) had one rebound and one assist before leaving in the first quarter with a left knee injury as Team USA (2-0) rolled to a 68-28 victory over Argentina (1-1) on Thursday at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship on Thursday in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. Lexie Brown, a guard who has committed to Maryland, had six points, two rebounds and two steals but committed six turnovers. Brown said of losing Tucker: "We lost Allisha [Gray] earlier [Aug. 7] and we're just short on guards right now. So her hurting her knee is killer, but it's going to give us more fire to win this for her, for Allisha, and for each other, basically.
NEWS
By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 14, 2012
A Salisbury man was arrested Wednesday as part of a nationwide, coordinated seizure of 50 individuals prosecutors say are involved in a Puerto Rico-based identity-trafficking ring, according to the federal immigration agency. Darcia Ramirez-Segura, 43, has been charged with conspiracy to commit identification fraud, according to a statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, relating to the alleged trafficking of the identities of Puerto Rican U.S. citizens and their identity documents.
FEATURES
By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
A lesbian couple married in Massachusetts filed a lawsuit this week looking for recognition of their marriage in Puerto Rico. Ada Conde and Ivonne Alvarez married in Massachusetts in 2004. Because Puerto Rico signed a law in 1999 that defined marriage as between a man and a woman, the couple's union is not recognized in the commonwealth. "We wish to enjoy the same social privileges and contractual rights that are conferred by the Commonwealth on individuals in opposite-sex marriages," Conde and Alvarez write in the lawsuit .  In the lawsuit, Conde writes that Puerto Rico's lack of recognition for her marriage prevented Alvarez from making medical decisions during Conde's daughter's heart surgery.
SPORTS
By Aaron Oster | March 16, 2014
On Friday night, the WWE announced Carlos Colon as the latest inductee into the 2014 Hall of Fame. While he's not the biggest name, especially to casual wrestling fans, Colon certainly deserves the induction based on his contributions to wrestling. However, he also brings some controversy. To put it simply, Carlos Colon represents professional wrestling in Puerto Rico. He helped to start the World Wrestling Council, the biggest promotion in Puerto Rico, and was its booker and a wrestler for several decades.
TRAVEL
By Elaine Glusac, For Baltimore Sun Media Group | November 14, 2013
With glamorous resorts, ramped-up cuisine and high adventure, this no-passport-needed Caribbean isle has new allure for U.S. tourists. Not since the Cuban exodus precipitated by the rise of Fidel Castro has Puerto Rico been so flush. In the late 1950s and early '60s, hotels and casinos fled Havana for San Juan, setting up gleaming resorts on capitalist-friendly shores. Over time, islands from the Bahamas to Aruba turned travelers' heads with newer resorts and more exotic settings.
NEWS
By David Horsey | October 23, 2013
For the sake of the republic, it is time to say, "So long Texas; welcome England. " The government shutdown and the game of chicken over the debt ceiling demonstrated just how dysfunctional the American political system has become. Congress cannot even pass a budget, let alone deal with climate change, Medicare reform, a jobless economy or the looming national debt. And the situation will not improve because there are so many safe, one-party-dominant congressional districts where deluded voters keep electing the sort of Republicans who think political compromise is a far greater sin than hiring call girls or keeping an Argentine mistress.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2013
A Puerto Rican woman was charged with a weapons violation at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport after security officials located a pink stun gun in her carry-on bag, according to local authorities. The Transportation Security Administration, which screened the woman, said a small pocket knife was also located in her bag. However, the Maryland Transportation Authority, which responded and charged 56-year-old Carmen Luz Pineiro Roman, said it has no record of the knife. First Sgt. Jonathan Green, a MdTA Police spokesman, said officers responded to a domestic concourse about 6:37 a.m. and issued Roman a criminal citation - the result of a lesser weapon violation.
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 25, 2013
Tropical Storm Dorian, the fourth cyclone of the Atlantic hurricane season, is moving through the Atlantic, tracking to pass north of Puerto Rico by early next week. The storm was becoming more organized early Thursday, with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph about 700 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, according to the National Hurricane Center. From there, there is some uncertainty as to how the storm could develop. Dorian is expected to move relatively quickly toward the west or west-northwest, passing north of most of the Caribbean islands.
FEATURES
By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2014
A lesbian couple married in Massachusetts filed a lawsuit this week looking for recognition of their marriage in Puerto Rico. Ada Conde and Ivonne Alvarez married in Massachusetts in 2004. Because Puerto Rico signed a law in 1999 that defined marriage as between a man and a woman, the couple's union is not recognized in the commonwealth. "We wish to enjoy the same social privileges and contractual rights that are conferred by the Commonwealth on individuals in opposite-sex marriages," Conde and Alvarez write in the lawsuit .  In the lawsuit, Conde writes that Puerto Rico's lack of recognition for her marriage prevented Alvarez from making medical decisions during Conde's daughter's heart surgery.
NEWS
July 1, 1993
A study tour of Puerto Rico and Cuba in January 1994 is being arranged for students and others by Western Maryland College and Global Exchange, a nonprofit educational organization."
EXPLORE
By L'Oreal Thompson | July 22, 2013
Ten years ago, Cheryl Holdefer was busy scribbling notes on legal pads while watching her kids' softball and baseball games. Now she's the proud author of “Victoria's Run,” her first novel, pieced together from those notes she wrote so long ago. Holdefer's “Run” is both literal and figurative, as the novel blends themes of distance running and life's challenges. Although not autobiographical, the story is loosely based on Holdefer's life. While recovering from foot surgery as the result of  (what else?
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