January 23, 2000 |
As my husband, Edward, and I waited at a bus stop, we chatted with a local man in English and broken Portuguese. Obviously puzzled, the man suddenly asked, "Are you a little bit Portuguese?" We were charmed by the way he put his question, one that was asked of us often during a three-week exploration of the Azores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 2010 |
Reporting from Turlock, Calif. Joe Fagundes, a 66-year-old Central Valley dairy cow broker, likes to joke around. For four decades he has carried a photo of a most unfortunate-looking woman in his wallet, gleefully showing it to strangers as his "beautiful wife" or "lovely daughter." He makes city kids whip around by shouting "Hey, look at that blue cow!" And Fagundes was just joshing when he invented International Fava Bean Day. The latter is a joke gone right. His yarn grew faster than Jack's famous beanstalk (which food scholars believe was most likely inspired by fava beans)
August 23, 1987
Hurricane Arlene headed toward the cooler waters of the North Atlantic, while Tropical Storm Bret lost its punch and was downgraded to a tropical depression, forecasters said. At 6 p.m. Saturday, Arlene was about 500 miles west of the westernmost islands of the Azores and moving about 20 m.p.h., with reported wind gusts of about 75 m.p.h., said Gil Clark, forecaster with the National Hurricane Center in Miami. Clark said there is no danger of Arlene hitting land.
September 3, 1986 |
Torrential rains and flooding killed three people, injured an undetermined number and washed away homes and bridges on the Azores island of Sao Miguel, officials said Tuesday.
November 22, 1988 |
An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale rocked the Azores archipelago in the mid-Atlantic on Monday, damaging some buildings on the largest island, officials said. No injuries were reported.
December 6, 1986 |
A farm worker was hospitalized here Friday with a broken leg after the first road accident on a tiny Azores island that boasts only two cars and a dozen tractors. A hospital spokesman on Terceira, one of the main islands of the Portuguese mid-Atlantic archipelago, said that Joao Mendes, 32, was recovering after being flown here from Corvo.