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By From Staff Reports | November 29, 1993
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Coppin State (2-1) secured fifth place in the San Juan Shootout with an 80-62 blowout of American University of Puerto Rico yesterday.Sidney Goodman led the Eagles with 23 points and six rebounds. Stephen Stewart added 17 points on 6-for-12 shooting. Rafael Novas led American with 16.Coppin dominated early and led at the half, 44-26.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
Southwest offers flights to four new cities from BWI Southwest Airlines is now operating flights from Baltimore to four new cities as it continues its integration of subsidiary AirTran Airways. As of April 14, passengers can book flights on the airline from BWI-Marshall Airport to Charlotte, N.C.; Flint, Mich.; Portland, Maine; and Rochester, N.Y., all cities where AirTran has ended service. In addition, Southwest is now offering flights beyond the contiguous 48 states for the first time in its history.
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By Rita St. Clair and Rita St. Clair,Contributing Writer Los Angeles Times Syndicate | May 16, 1993
During the long winter months, those of us who live in th colder climes feel a natural craving for sunshine and warmth. I'm among the fortunate Northerners who are able, most winters, to escape for a short period to some tropical isle. But my personality doesn't permit extended lazing at a beach resort. After a day or two of that, I'm ready to do some exploring.While recently visiting Puerto Rico for the first time in many years, I found myself transported not only to a wonderfully warm and sunny place but to a different time as well.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2013
Gwen Darwin McDade, a retired architect who worked on the Johns Hopkins medical campus and later designed structures for the State Highway Administration, died of heart disease Saturday at his Glen Arm home. He was 87. Born in Verona, Pa., he was the son of a contractor and a secretary. The family lived in New Kensington, Pa. Mr. McDade joined the Army immediately after graduating from New Kensington High School. He was assigned to an infantry unit fighting in Belgium during World War II. Family members said he was injured as he was loading heavy- armament shell casings during the Battle of the Bulge.
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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 Suzanne Murphy | December 22, 1991
It's been said that Puerto Rico celebrates nearly twice as many holidays a year as its stateside neighbors. But of all the festive activities that take place on this subtropical island in the eastern Caribbean, none are welcomed with more gusto than those surrounding the Christmas season.Festivities last much longer than in mainland cities to the north, although not everyone agrees on just when they actually begin. For some, Dec. 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, marks their official opening, while others contend that the ball gets rolling as early as Thanksgiving.
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By Sarah Talalay and Sarah Talalay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 11, 2003
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Mention major league baseball to Puerto Ricans here and their eyes and mouths get wide and their silence indicates you should know the reverence islanders hold for the sport. That doesn't mean everyone here loves baseball or can afford one of the pricey tickets to the 22 "home" games the Major League Baseball-owned Montreal Expos play in San Juan this season, starting tonight against the New York Mets. But Mike Moran has already snatched up an $85 ticket for tomorrow's game.
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September 22, 1994
Jorge Luis Cordova Diaz, 87, who represented Puerto Rico in the U.S. Congress and served as a commonwealth Supreme Court justice, died Sunday in San Juan. He was a lifelong supporter of statehood for Puerto Rico.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2013
Southwest offers flights to four new cities from BWI Southwest Airlines is now operating flights from Baltimore to four new cities as it continues its integration of subsidiary AirTran Airways. As of April 14, passengers can book flights on the airline from BWI-Marshall Airport to Charlotte, N.C.; Flint, Mich.; Portland, Maine; and Rochester, N.Y., all cities where AirTran has ended service. In addition, Southwest is now offering flights beyond the contiguous 48 states for the first time in its history.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | December 22, 1997
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- One of the two sniper rifles that U.S. authorities suspect were to be used in a plot to kill Cuban President Fidel Castro was purchased by the president of the Cuban American National Foundation, the Miami Herald has learned.Francisco Hernandez, CANF's second-highest ranking official, bought the weapon in 1994, according to FBI records. The second rifle was bought by Miami exile Juan Evelio Pou, a veteran of the Bay of Pigs invasion, FBI records say.The two .50-caliber rifles, capable of firing a flat-trajectory bullet for nearly one mile, were seized by the U.S. Coast Guard on Oct. 27 aboard a Miami-based yacht carrying four Cuban exiles off the northwest coast of Puerto Rico.
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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!
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By Sloane Brown, Special to The Baltimore Sun | 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.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Matthew Hay Brown,Sun reporter | 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.
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By GUS G. SENTEMENTES and GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER | 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
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | 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.
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By Reed Johnson and Reed Johnson,Los Angeles Times | 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.
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By GUS G. SENTEMENTES and GUS G. SENTEMENTES,SUN REPORTER | 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
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By GAIL FORMAN | December 12, 1993
I booked lunch at Giovanna's Cafe my first day in San Juan, Puerto Rico, planning to meet with chef Giovanna Huyke. Called "the Julia Child of Puerto Rico," she reputedly has revolutionized Puerto Rican cuisine.When fresh yucca chips with a fragrant garlic sauce called ajilimojili (a-he-lee-mo-he-lee) were served, I knew I was in for something special -- but not an interview with Giovanna Huyke, it turned out. No, the pioneer of the new Caribbean cuisine was in bed with a slipped disk and had sent her mother.
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By John-Thor Dahlburg and John-Thor Dahlburg,LOS ANGELES TIMES | June 17, 2003
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - When asked about the ubiquity of the thing called "pelota" in this island's life and culture, Puerto Rico's top justice official says she only has to glance out the windows of her home to catch the dazzling blue-white lights of Hiram Bithorn Stadium. Or to think back to when she was a schoolgirl. "My father and I, whoever had gotten up first, would go get the paper," says Anabelle Rodriguez, the secretary of justice in the Puerto Rican government. "We wanted to know what Roberto Clemente had done in his at-bats the night before."
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By Sarah Talalay and Sarah Talalay,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 11, 2003
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Mention major league baseball to Puerto Ricans here and their eyes and mouths get wide and their silence indicates you should know the reverence islanders hold for the sport. That doesn't mean everyone here loves baseball or can afford one of the pricey tickets to the 22 "home" games the Major League Baseball-owned Montreal Expos play in San Juan this season, starting tonight against the New York Mets. But Mike Moran has already snatched up an $85 ticket for tomorrow's game.
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