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By Tribune news services | June 26, 2010
Honduras held Switzerland to a 0-0 draw in Group H on Friday in Bloemfontein, South Africa, a result that knocked both teams out of the tournament. The Swiss could have locked up a spot in the second round with a two-goal win over Honduras. Honduras almost stole a win in the 71st minute, but goalkeeper Diego Benaglio denied a wide-open Edgar Alvarez with a brilliant one-handed save. In Durban, Portugal reached the second round after a 0-0 draw with group winner Brazil as two of soccer's most powerful offenses couldn't score.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2013
From the street, 707 Hillstead Drive in Lutherville appears as a lovely Swiss chalet. Located on more than 2 acres of a tree-filled and manicured lawn, the entrance is lined with rounded evergreens, set at intervals along a flagstone path to a pair of heavy wood doors with multi-paned glass. The half-timber exterior and partial A-frame structure will not disappoint those desiring an Aspen-like mountain ambience. "This home is like two houses," noted listing agent Cindy Conklin of Prudential Homesale YWGC Realty in Federal Hill.
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NEWS
July 11, 2002
THE SWISS HAVE a reputation and the Russians have a reputation, and how easy it must have been for Switzerland's aviation authorities to dump all the blame on a single Russian pilot when things went horribly wrong and a plane full of children had collided with another and crashed into southern Germany. Swiss: Competent, efficient, modern, like clockwork. Russian: Reckless, slapdash, emotional, probably drunk. This was the subtext of the script that went out around the world in the hours following the crash July 1, and a large part of the world bought it. News services began running articles about junky Russian planes, cataloging other Russian catastrophes.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
Simona De Silvestro's 25th birthday Sunday was one reason to celebrate. But the 24-year-old native of Thun, Switzerland gave herself another reason by scoring her best finish in almost three years. Driving the No. 78 car, De Silvestro placed fifth in the Grand Prix of Baltimore. It is her first top-five showing since finishing fourth at the 2011 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 27. “It was kind of a crazy race,” said De Silvestro, who began the race from the 17th position.
NEWS
July 21, 2006
On July 16, 2006, MARGARET BANZ SWISS age 93, of Essex, MD. Survived by three daughters Dorothea Kilner of Timonium, Kathleen Bazzarre of Longs, S.C. and Christine Bryant of Boca Raton, FL. Burial will be private. Memorial donations may be sent to the Hospice of Baltimore, 6601 N. Charles St., Balto. MD 21204
NEWS
December 28, 1990
Leonard B. Swiss, 78, a retired lieutenant with the Baltimore Fire Department, died of complications after heart surgery Christmas evening at Johns Hopkins Hospital.A mass of Christian burial will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, McCormick Avenue, Rosedale.Mr. Swiss lived in northeast Baltimore.The Baltimore native graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy for a year before joining the Fire Department in 1938.
NEWS
December 28, 1990
A Mass of Christian burial for Leonard B. Swiss, a retired lieutenant with the Baltimore Fire Department, will be offered at 9 a.m. tomorrow at the Roman Catholic Church of the Annunciation, McCormick Avenue, Rosedale.Mr. Swiss, who lived in Northeast Baltimore, died of complications following heart surgery Christmas evening at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 78.The Baltimore native graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy for a year before joining the Fire Department in 1938.
NEWS
December 9, 1997
Two Swiss officials are scheduled to speak tomorrow at the Johns Hopkins University on how their country deals with the drug problem and whether legalization could work. Switzerland has closed Needle Park in Zurich, where police had allowed the sale and use of drugs.Roberto Balzaretti, first secretary of the Swiss Embassy in Washington, and Marcus Bechsel, an attache for science and technology, will speak at 7 p.m. in Room 3 of Shaffer Hall on the university's Homewood campus.The event is sponsored by the City Wide Coalition, which advocates dispensing drugs at nominal cost to addicts to eliminate dangerous open-air markets.
NEWS
December 22, 1992
The movement to a monolithic European economy of 370 million people from Iceland to Greece took a setback when the voters of Switzerland, in the center, said no. By itself, this stops nothing. But it is symptomatic of growing resistance in many countries to the supranationalism of the leaders of government and business. Nationalism -- as cultural identity, security blanket, tradition and protest against gigantism -- is back.The Swiss vote went against the advice of almost all the Swiss leadership in government and business.
BUSINESS
By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 19, 2005
General Electric Co. said yesterday that it had reached a deal to sell its reinsurance business to Swiss Reinsurance Co. for $6.8 billion in cash and stock, substantially completing the company's exit from the insurance industry. GE will register a $2.8 billion after-tax loss on the sale. Swiss Re also will assume $1.7 billion in debt. The deal marks the fifth sale of an insurance business by GE since 2002 as its chief executive, Jeffrey R. Immelt, pushes for faster growth. GE Insurance Solutions of Kansas City, Mo., had net premiums of $6.2 billion last year and assets of $41.5 billion as of June.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Catherine Mallette,
The Baltimore Sun
| July 15, 2013
With my husband out of a town, and full share from the Moon Valley Farm in my refrigerator, I decided to give myself a bold challenge: I would not do any additional grocery shopping this week, but find creative ways to use all the great vegetables and pantry items I already had. Because I am the kind of person who doesn't feel the need to eat certain kinds of foods at specific times of day, having to feed only myself seemed incredibly freeing....
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2011
Simona De Silvestro stepped out of her hauler Saturday afternoon after an intense meeting with her race team, only to be greeted by a pleasant surprise. A green and white birthday cake covered with candles. De Silvestro, who was born in Switzerland, actually turned 23 on Sept. 1, but her week leading up to the Baltimore Grand Prix had been such a mad rush there had been little time for celebration. Even this moment wasn't exactly ideal. She had just wrapped up qualifying — finishing a respectable 12th, one of her best of the year — and was trying to squeeze in a quick interview before she ran to an autograph session.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | July 11, 2011
Is there a better way to market your product than naming "East Bound & Down's" Kenny Powers your CEO?  That's just what K-Swiss did with its new YouTube marketing campaign.  The videos -- which in true Powers style are profane (cover your ears children!) -- feature cameos from Michael Bay, Matt Cassel, Jillian Michaels, and MMA Champion Jon "Bones" Jones, among others, who now apparently help Powers run the company.  K-Swiss now has a new slogan too: "Shut up and buy them.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | March 23, 2011
Annapolis-based iJET Intelligent Risk Systems, an intelligence firm for multinational companies, has agreed to sell itself to a Swiss company for an undisclosed amount. 3i-MIND, a threat-management software company based in Zurich, Switzerland, said Wednesday that it wants to combine its products with iJET's "risk management solutions and proven intelligence expertise. " Both firms are privately held. iJET, which employs slightly more than 100 people, keeps tabs on problems worldwide — ranging from travel disruptions to political unrest — and helps clients get their employees out of dangerous situations when necessary.
NEWS
By Tribune news services | June 26, 2010
Honduras held Switzerland to a 0-0 draw in Group H on Friday in Bloemfontein, South Africa, a result that knocked both teams out of the tournament. The Swiss could have locked up a spot in the second round with a two-goal win over Honduras. Honduras almost stole a win in the 71st minute, but goalkeeper Diego Benaglio denied a wide-open Edgar Alvarez with a brilliant one-handed save. In Durban, Portugal reached the second round after a 0-0 draw with group winner Brazil as two of soccer's most powerful offenses couldn't score.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson | July 12, 2009
The company known for sharp knives now makes sharp shoes. Wenger, the Swiss Army knife people (wengerna.com), have a line of shoes - the Alps collection - that can take you from the mountaintop to base camp to town in style and comfort. My favorite Alp is the Shiltorn, a low-cut dayhiker with Euro good looks. The lightweight shoe has a seamless interior to reduce chafing, a mesh-paneled upper for better circulation and an insole that keeps foot odor under control. The sole is made of a proprietary material called Temposit that allows it to soften in summer weather and harden in cooler temperatures for better traction.
SPORTS
By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 23, 1994
LOS ANGELES -- The Swiss may be sold on celibacy, but Bora's Boys, it appears, will be allowed to be boys when the World Cup comes to America this summer.U.S. national team coach Bora Milutinovic says he has no plans to follow Switzerland coach Roy Hodgson's lead and forbid his players to have sex during the month-long soccer championships.That was welcome news for the American players."Perfect," says midfielder Brian Quinn, a 33-year-old father of six."Sex is a big part of everybody's life, including the U.S. national team's," defender Alexi Lalas said.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | December 7, 1992
BERN, Switzerland -- Voters dealt a sharp setback to Switzerland's political and business leaders yesterday by rejecting a national referendum to join a 19-nation European Economic Area, a move that would have required this Alpine country to abandon some of its traditional isolation and neutrality on global issues.Most leading bankers, industrialists and mainstream politicians strongly supported the referendum, which called for Swiss participation in a giant, 370 million-population trade bloc composed of the 12 members of the European Community and the seven countries of the European Free Trade Association, of which Switzerland is a member.
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