July 2, 2006
Poached sea bass with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, seared ahi tuna with ponzu sauce served over napa cabbage, filet mignon with chimichurri sauce: They sound like items on a menu at a four-star resort, not something to chow down on while wedged into seat 34B. But as airlines have pared their meal services down to a bag of pretzels or chips on domestic flights -- if even that -- more resorts have stepped in with the latest must-have amenity: the to-go...
February 28, 2005
Complaints raised over elections in ex-Soviet republics FAIZOBOD, Tajikistan - Parliamentary elections yesterday in two of the former Soviet Union's most remote and impoverished republics, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, were met early by complaints of violations and irregularities of the kind that led to contested votes in Ukraine and Georgia. Preliminary results here and in Kyrgyzstan are not expected until today, but initial reports from international observers seemed to suggest that both governments were continuing on authoritarian paths.
June 26, 2000
In Baltimore County Secretary approves plan to shut down Fort Howard VA center EDGEMERE - Togo D. West Jr., the U.S. secretary of Veterans Affairs, has approved the plan to shut down the Fort Howard VA Medical Center and transfer about 65 patients and 350 employees to three other veterans facilities in Maryland. A privately operated assisted living and independent care facility will eventually be built in place of the 56-year-old hospital, which did not have central air conditioning and had plumbing and electrical problems.
April 14, 2000
Dr. Yasushi Togo, 79, physician, company official Dr. Yasushi Togo, a physician and pharmaceutical company executive, died of pancreatic cancer Monday at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 79. Born in Sapporo, Japan, Dr. Togo was a medical student at Imperial Tokyo University when he was drafted as a naval medic during World War II. In 1945, he tended the dying and wounded in Nagasaki in the atomic bomb aftermath. After the war, he continued his studies at the Okinaka medical department at Tokyo University Hospital.
February 5, 1998
In the Mandingo culture of West Africa, KanKouran is the spirit who guides adolescent boys through the ceremony of initiation into manhood.KanKouran West African Dance Company of Washington, which performs this weekend at the Baltimore Museum of Art, is the performing arm of an organization that helps young African-Americans realize their African heritage.It was founded in 1983 by Assane Konte and Abdou Kounta, both of Dakar, Senegal, who met as members of the Ballet Africaine de Diebel Guee.
December 4, 1997
WASHINGTON -- The Army and the little-known hero of the My Lai massacre, embroiled in a dispute about a fitting location for a long-awaited medal ceremony, appear close to agreement.Army officials said yesterday that they plan to award the Soldier's Medal to former helicopter pilot Hugh C. Thompson Jr. in the spring and that they are amenable to pinning it on at his preferred location: the Vietnam Veterans Memorial."Both the Army and Mr. Thompson thought the most opportune time to make the presentation is in the spring," said Maj. Gen. John G. Meyer Jr., the Army's spokesman.