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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."
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By New York Times News Service | July 3, 1994
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- At the home of Maria Rodriguez, 27, a housewife with four children, the plants are dead, the washing machine is idle and the driveway is dirty.She gets water from civil defense trucks that, on most days, stop by to fill up the large drums and assorted buckets that now sit permanently by her front door. She does laundry with a washboard in a nearby brook. And she forages for bottled water in supermarkets.High on the mountains in Caguas, a city of 134,000 people 17 miles south of San Juan, the residents of Barrio Beatriz drew not a drop of water from their faucets for a month and a half, and only a trickle for a few hours this week.
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By Judy Reilly and Judy Reilly,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 29, 1999
WELCOME HOME TO Milt Griffin, John Gartrell, Nick DiGiaconantonio, Judy Blair and Susan Smith-Taylor, members of Union Bridge United Methodist Church who returned from a Volunteers in Mission project on the island of Vieques last week. The five church members spent 10 days working with residents to repair a health clinic and build a kindergarten classroom. Both structures are part of the United Methodist Church complex on the island, which is part of Puerto Rico. The Union Bridge parishioners teamed with members of Thurmont United Methodist Church for this leg of the mission.
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The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
Adam Jones delivered again at the World Baseball Classic, driving home a run in the seventh inning of the U.S. team's 7-1 win over Puerto Rico in Miami on Tuesday night. Jones' single up the middle against former Orioles lefty J.C. Romero stretched the U.S. lead to 4-0. The Orioles center fielder had the go-ahead hit in the U.S. team's win over Canada on Sunday, which sent them through to the double-elimination second round. The U.S. is off Wednesday and faces the Dominican Republic on Thursday at 7 p.m., also at Marlins Park.
NEWS
August 14, 1992
The Kazmarek Little Orioles were eliminated from the Continental Amateur Baseball Association 14-and-under World Series yesterday after a 5-2 loss to Puerto Rico in Dublin, Ohio.The Little Orioles (73-9) split their 10 games to finish in seventh place.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,Sun reporter | June 2, 2007
They left behind their homes near the beach. Their young children. The ease of speaking in the language of their homeland. Twenty-three men and women left behind their lives in Puerto Rico for the chance to work as police officers in a city many had never heard of - Baltimore. Yesterday, a class of graduates of the city's police academy - the first with a large group of Puerto Ricans since the department led a recruitment effort on the island last year - received their diplomas in a ceremony that not only acknowledged their service, but celebrated their diversity.
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By Ronnie Greene and Ronnie Greene,SUN STAFF | December 1, 1996
In the classroom, Sister Mary Carola Himmelheber made the plays of Shakespeare come to life for her students. In the rectory, she lent a helping hand to the poor, providing food and clothing.Sister Carola, who went from Baltimore to Puerto Rico and back in three-quarters of a century in the Roman Catholic order of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, died Wednesday at the Maria Health Center at Villa Assumpta, its motherhouse. She was 95.An Annapolis native, she professed her vows in 1921 in Baltimore.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | March 24, 1996
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Opening another chapter in the long and complex relationship between this island territory and the United States, a Republican congressman led a hearing yesterday on a bill he said could bring either sovereignty or statehood to Puerto Rico by 2010.Several hundred Puerto Ricans demonstrated outside the hearing at the Government Receptions Center in Old San Juan, waving flags and holding placards, ranging from "statehood now" to "commonwealth forever."Inside, their political leaders defended their status preference before the often heated session of the House Subcommittee on Native American and Insular Affairs.
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By Martin Espada | July 26, 1998
One nation should never be the property of another. Yet Puerto Rico is a colony of the United States. Yesterday marked the centennial of U.S. occupation; in 1898, U.S. troops landed in Puerto Rico and seized the island as a prize of the Spanish-American War.The colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico has not fundamentally changed since that time. The island remains a political anachronism, a throwback to the age of gunboat diplomacy and the handlebar mustache.The invasion of Puerto Rico was directed by Gen. Nelson Miles, who hunted down Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.
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By GUS G. SENTEMENTES and GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER | May 23, 2006
In a push to hire more bilingual officers who can communicate with the city's growing Hispanic community, the Baltimore Police Department is planning a weeklong recruiting mission to Puerto Rico next month. Police officials say they've begun advertising in newspapers and hanging banners in the streets of the Caribbean island in an effort to lure potential recruits. Officers expect to meet with hundreds of candidates, and conduct interviews and testing during the trip, which starts June 4. Maj. Edward Schmitt, director of personnel, said the excursion is meant for the department to keep pace with the demographic changes affecting the city.
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