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By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 30, 2005
On the island of Nevis in the West Indies, Mount Nevis Hotel offers a "Diving Me Crazy Package" that covers seven nights' accommodations, daily breakfast, car rental for five days and three days of diving, for $2,515 for two through Dec. 14 and $3,125 for two Dec. 15-April 15, including tax and service charge. The hotel features tennis courts, pool and free shuttle to a beach club. Details: 800-756-3847; mountnevishotel.com.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
A Maryland man is suing British Airways over an intended flight to Spain that ended up taking him to the West Indies. In court documents, Edward Gamson said he booked a first-class flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Granada, Spain, via London last September for him and his partner. But he said British Airways instead put the two on a flight to Grenada, an island in the Caribbean, some 4,000 miles from his intended destination. Gamson said he did not realize the error until the flight had departed London and was already over the Atlantic en route to the West Indies.
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By Ellsworth Boyd and Ellsworth Boyd,Special to The Sun | October 2, 1994
Faites comme chez vous" -- Make yourself at home," they say when you arrive in the French West Indies, seven sunny isles that are attracting Americans to this little bit of Paris in the Caribbean.You don't have to worry about language. In the hotels, restaurants and shops of Martinique and Guadaloupe and the five smaller islands in the group, the people communicate well enough to meet your needs and make your stay a pleasurable one. From deluxe to first-class hotels to bungalows and cottages, living quarters are boundless at varied prices.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
Helen Cruse, a retired nurse, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Jan. 31 at the Summit Park Nursing Home. The Gwynn Oak resident was 88. Born Helen Mariano in Baltimore, she was raised on Stricker Street and attended Baltimore City public schools. She later lived with family in New York City, where she became a nurse and worked for the Veterans Administration. She then returned to Baltimore and nursed at the old Provident Hospital and at Liberty Medical Center. She also worked at the Augsburg Lutheran Nursing Home.
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By CINDY STACY and CINDY STACY,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 12, 2006
Long waits at airports for international destinations and inevitable travel glitches these days can make older singles think twice before spending money on exotic vacations. My 84-year-old mother, for example, didn't want to navigate the travel waters alone anymore but was eager for a winter trip to the Caribbean -- specifically to explore the old-style West Indies island of Nevis. A mother-daughter excursion -- with Mom as seasoned traveler and me on hand to smooth any bumps along the way -- yielded an ideal vacation for us in January.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
A Maryland man is suing British Airways over an intended flight to Spain that ended up taking him to the West Indies. In court documents, Edward Gamson said he booked a first-class flight from Washington Dulles International Airport to Granada, Spain, via London last September for him and his partner. But he said British Airways instead put the two on a flight to Grenada, an island in the Caribbean, some 4,000 miles from his intended destination. Gamson said he did not realize the error until the flight had departed London and was already over the Atlantic en route to the West Indies.
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August 13, 2004
On August 7, 2004, EMELINE PETERS, beloved wife of Cecil Peters. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 8 P.M. Funeral Services to be continued in Jamaica, West Indies. See www.marchfh.com
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May 27, 1997
Names in the newsDr. Burger Zapf,a board-certified ear, nose and throat specialist, has been accepted as a fellow by the International College of Surgeons, United States Division. This nonprofit organization sponsors humanitarian exchanges among general surgeons of member countries. Zapf has volunteered at hospitals in Jamaica and St. Lucia in the West Indies. He is an active member of the Anne Arundel Medical Center staff.Pub Date: 5/27/97
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By ORLANDO SENTINEL | February 26, 2006
Royal Caribbean International could call itself the "DreamSports" cruise line. This is the line, after all, that introduced rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks and inline-skating tracks to high-seas vacationers several years ago. ONE PEOPLE, MANY JOURNEYS Lonely Planet / $40 hardcover Every year Lonely Planet trots out its annual photo book and gives National Geographic a run for its money. This installment, One People, Many Journeys, carries a sense of spontaneity because its images are of people, most of whom are caught in the act of everyday life.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
Helen Cruse, a retired nurse, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Jan. 31 at the Summit Park Nursing Home. The Gwynn Oak resident was 88. Born Helen Mariano in Baltimore, she was raised on Stricker Street and attended Baltimore City public schools. She later lived with family in New York City, where she became a nurse and worked for the Veterans Administration. She then returned to Baltimore and nursed at the old Provident Hospital and at Liberty Medical Center. She also worked at the Augsburg Lutheran Nursing Home.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun Reporter | May 20, 2008
William Potter Dukes, a former educator who established a magazine in the late 1970s devoted to the culture and way of life of the Delmarva Peninsula, died Friday of pulmonary fibrosis at Perry Point Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The longtime Denton resident was 71. Mr. Dukes was born in Baltimore and raised on Wickford Road in Roland Park. He attended Friends School and then transferred to Severn School in order to prepare himself for entrance to the Naval Academy. At the academy, he studied electrical engineering and planned to become a Navy pilot.
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By Michael Nagrant and Michael Nagrant,Chicago Tribune | December 26, 2007
A new breed of American small-batch distiller is staking a claim to rum. The burgeoning growth made small-batch rum the focus of the American Distilling Institute's national conference this year. "There's a whole new generation, from the Eastern Seaboard to Hawaii, who are making great rum," said institute president Bill Owens. The 12 active small-batch rum distilleries operating in the United States might seem like pioneers, but rum (aka Nelson's blood, kill-devil, demon water) is part of America's heritage.
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By Robert White and Robert White,Special to the Sun | February 4, 2007
Do you know your black history? Take this test and see how well you do. The quiz was developed by Coppin State University professor Charles Christian, founder of the annual Black Saga competitions, which are held in 162 schools in Maryland. The competitions for elementary and middle school students began in January and culminate next month with the state finals at Towson University. Many of the questions for the contest and for this quiz were taken from Christian's book, Black Saga: The African American Experience, which includes more than 500 years of African-American history.
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By CINDY STACY and CINDY STACY,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 12, 2006
Long waits at airports for international destinations and inevitable travel glitches these days can make older singles think twice before spending money on exotic vacations. My 84-year-old mother, for example, didn't want to navigate the travel waters alone anymore but was eager for a winter trip to the Caribbean -- specifically to explore the old-style West Indies island of Nevis. A mother-daughter excursion -- with Mom as seasoned traveler and me on hand to smooth any bumps along the way -- yielded an ideal vacation for us in January.
TRAVEL
By ORLANDO SENTINEL | February 26, 2006
Royal Caribbean International could call itself the "DreamSports" cruise line. This is the line, after all, that introduced rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks and inline-skating tracks to high-seas vacationers several years ago. ONE PEOPLE, MANY JOURNEYS Lonely Planet / $40 hardcover Every year Lonely Planet trots out its annual photo book and gives National Geographic a run for its money. This installment, One People, Many Journeys, carries a sense of spontaneity because its images are of people, most of whom are caught in the act of everyday life.
TRAVEL
By CHICAGO TRIBUNE | October 30, 2005
On the island of Nevis in the West Indies, Mount Nevis Hotel offers a "Diving Me Crazy Package" that covers seven nights' accommodations, daily breakfast, car rental for five days and three days of diving, for $2,515 for two through Dec. 14 and $3,125 for two Dec. 15-April 15, including tax and service charge. The hotel features tennis courts, pool and free shuttle to a beach club. Details: 800-756-3847; mountnevishotel.com.
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By Robert White and Robert White,Special to the Sun | February 4, 2007
Do you know your black history? Take this test and see how well you do. The quiz was developed by Coppin State University professor Charles Christian, founder of the annual Black Saga competitions, which are held in 162 schools in Maryland. The competitions for elementary and middle school students began in January and culminate next month with the state finals at Towson University. Many of the questions for the contest and for this quiz were taken from Christian's book, Black Saga: The African American Experience, which includes more than 500 years of African-American history.
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By Gregory Kane and Gregory Kane,Sun staff | November 23, 1997
"The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: 1440-1870," by Hugh Thomas. Simon & Schuster. 810 pages. Two volumes. $37.50 per volume. Some 11,328,000 Africans were transported to the New World during the years 1440-1870. Some 4 million went to Brazil, 2.5 million to countries ruled by Spain, 2 million to the British West Indies and 1.6 million to the French West Indies. Only 500,000 went to the country that eventually became known as the United States of America. Such is the information you get from Hugh Thomas' marathon work on the Atlantic slave trade.
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August 13, 2004
On August 7, 2004, EMELINE PETERS, beloved wife of Cecil Peters. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME WEST, INC., 4300 Wabash Avenue, on Friday from 8:30 A.M. until 8 P.M. Funeral Services to be continued in Jamaica, West Indies. See www.marchfh.com
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Pop Music Critic | June 12, 2003
In Concert u CDs Joan Armatrading, who emerged on the scene in the early '70s, has never really received the attention she deserves. But it's not much of a surprise, you know. Mainstream audiences are seldom receptive of plain-faced (but still attractive) black women like Armatrading -- serious sisters who strum guitars and write candid tunes of personal evolution and political liberation. The singer-songwriter's mahogany voice communicates resiliency even as she falls apart in the lyrics.
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