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Nov 21, 2010

Program trains immigrants in urban farming

EDMONSTON — On most days, Roy Caspari, a native of Indonesia, works as a massage therapist and landlord in College Park. But every Saturday, Caspari drives to Edmonston to learn about urban farming with new friends from Guatemala, Peru, Ethiopia and Honduras. “Everybody [is] from different places, from different countries,” said Caspari. “But because we […]

Nov 10, 2010

Thirsty Turtle surrenders liquor license

HYATTSVILLE – The owner of the Thirsty Turtle voluntarily surrendered the bar’s liquor license Wednesday, officials said, on the same day a trial date was set for a man accused of stabbing four people after an October fight at the College Park bar. A Prince George’s County Liquor Control Board spokeswoman confirmed that the bar […]

Nov 4, 2010

PG liquor board pulls Thirsty Turtle’s license

HYATTSVILLE — The Prince George’s County Liquor Control Board has voted unanimously to revoke the liquor license of a popular bar in downtown College Park, moving to strip the Thirsty Turtle of its ability to sell alcohol. Liquor can be sold at the bar until a Nov. 23 fact-finding hearing, when the board will determine […]

Oct 28, 2010

Column: Why College Park draws the best of the best

The University of Maryland, College Park is helping the state stanch one of its most costly leaks: the “brain drain” that carries many of our most promising high school graduates to other states for a college education. This year’s freshman class is demonstrating that we are keeping more of our best and brightest in Maryland, […]

Oct 11, 2010

UM robots get center of their own

COLLEGE PARK — The silver robot rises swiftly above the field, flapping its wings and whirring like the Snitch in a game of Quidditch. Meanwhile, its human controllers below watch the trees for signs of a lurking hawk, worried the bird might mistake the robot for prey and attack. The robot, designed for aerial surveillance, […]

Sep 7, 2010

Terps’ new AD promises excellence, fiscal responsibility

COLLEGE PARK — During his formal introduction as the University of Maryland’s new athletic director Tuesday, Kevin Anderson thanked his predecessor for putting the school in the upper echelon of the nation’s sports programs. Then Anderson vowed to do even better. Anderson, the first African-American to hold the position at Maryland, was athletic director at […]

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