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!
July 3, 2010
Toni Horne brings new meaning to the term "cool chic" at the Minus5 Igloo at Power Plant Live. The 24-year-old artist describes her style as "quirky. It can be whimsical one day, the next day collegiate. I don't like to stay in a box." We "glimpsed" the Columbia resident in a strapless cobalt floral-print sundress from Abercrombie & Fitch that featured a ruched bodice and sweetheart neckline and a pair of butterscotch leather almond toe slouch boots from Ross, carrying a ruched and distressed natural leather Guess mini-hobo handbag.
May 31, 2008
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A throbbing plena beat, blaring from a speaker truck, rattled centuries-old houses around a sun-bleached plaza. Barack Obama clutched a water bottle in the tropical heat. "Hola Puerto Rico!" he shouted to hundreds of cheering islanders - and a few surprised cruise-ship passengers - in Old San Juan. So began that most Puerto Rican of campaign activities: the caminata. Following the speaker truck, and trailed by supporters, Obama strolled the cobblestoned streets of the walled city, shaking hands, signing autographs and pausing every so often to wiggle his hips to the music.
July 6, 2006
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- In need of Spanish-speaking officers, Baltimore Police Department recruiters set up shop here at the Rio Piedras campus of Interamericana University. What they found astonished them: applicants by the hundreds, packing classrooms in the stifling Caribbean heat to listen to the pitches from recruiters while wiping brows dripping with sweat. Online To see an expanded photo gallery, go to baltimoresun.com/recruits
December 20, 2005
The Mount St. Mary's men's team lost to Akron, 74-61, in the opening round of the San Juan Shootout at Mario Morales Coliseum in Puerto Rico yesterday. The Zips (4-2) used a 10-2 run to open the second half and take control of the game. Senior Landy Thompson scored a season-high 20 points to pace the Mount (1-7) in the loss. A three-pointer by Kiel Butler with 6:03 left in the first half cut Akron's lead to 23-21 after the Zips opened the game with an 8-2 run. Akron scored the next eight points to take a 10-point lead.
February 15, 2004
For 62 years, the U.S. Navy's hulking presence kept Vieques, a Puerto Rican tropical idyll, frozen in a Cold War time warp. During those decades when the military used Vieques' beaches for bombing practice, this serenely beautiful, 21-mile-long island off Puerto Rico's east coast saw only a few thousand visitors a year, mostly harried urbanites seeking a respite from noisy, crowded San Juan. Paradoxically, the Navy preserved the beauty of Vieques for posterity. Now the Navy is gone, driven away by protests after a fighter jet missed its target and a stray bomb killed a local civilian in 1999.