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August 27, 1987 | MYRA VANDERPOOL GORMLEY
Question: I have an ancestor who was born on the Isle of Man in 1812. He was living in Rochester, N.Y., at the time of the 1850 census. Is there an Isle of Man genealogical organization? Answer: The Isle of Man, located in the Irish Sea, is not part of the United Kingdom, but is a Crown possession. Its history dates back to 9th-Century Vikings settlements. Write to the Manx Society in care of Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man, England, and Mrs. I. J.
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May 22, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
In 2009 the famed Isle of Man TT racetrack hosted the first "zero emissions Grand Prix" -- a motorcycle race closed to the internal combustion machines that for 100 years brought their roar to the narrow streets and winding country roads of the tiny English island. Similar Grand Prix followed for the next three years as teams from England, India, Germany, the U.S. and elsewhere battled to beat one another to the finish line and to overcome local sentiments ranging from apathy to outright opprobrium.
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August 19, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and SCOT PALTROW, Times Staff Writers
Three years ago, Sen. Dan Quayle, George Bush's vice presidential running mate, agreed to appear on behalf of foreign officials seeking to lure American companies and individuals to invest in the Isle of Man, a well-known tax haven, according to a former official of the Isle of Man Parliament. A full-page advertisement urging American businessmen to meet Quayle at an offshore investment seminar ran May 6, 1985, in the New Yorker magazine.
TRAVEL
August 9, 2009
Thanks to Susan Carpenter for her article on the Isle of Man ["On Motorcycle, the Thrill Is Definitely On," Aug. 2]. I am so impressed that she rented a [motorcycle] as part of her experience. I grew up there but have not been back for a while. Her writing was a great trip down memory lane for me as I continue life in Los Angeles. I'll be forwarding it to my Manx friends. Tony Bowling Los Angeles
BUSINESS
May 22, 2013 | By Charles Fleming
In 2009 the famed Isle of Man TT racetrack hosted the first "zero emissions Grand Prix" -- a motorcycle race closed to the internal combustion machines that for 100 years brought their roar to the narrow streets and winding country roads of the tiny English island. Similar Grand Prix followed for the next three years as teams from England, India, Germany, the U.S. and elsewhere battled to beat one another to the finish line and to overcome local sentiments ranging from apathy to outright opprobrium.
TRAVEL
August 9, 2009
Thanks to Susan Carpenter for her article on the Isle of Man ["On Motorcycle, the Thrill Is Definitely On," Aug. 2]. I am so impressed that she rented a [motorcycle] as part of her experience. I grew up there but have not been back for a while. Her writing was a great trip down memory lane for me as I continue life in Los Angeles. I'll be forwarding it to my Manx friends. Tony Bowling Los Angeles
NEWS
October 6, 1985 | MARCUS ELIASON, Associated Press
The tailless Manx cat ends with the unsettling abruptness of a sawed-off shotgun, but makes up for this anatomical shortage in an abundance of love and loyalty. And the absence of a tail has made the Manx the stuff of legend. Its tail got caught in the doors of Noah's Ark. It's part cat, part rabbit. It escaped minus its tail from a Spanish shipwreck and threw a litter on this little island in the Irish Sea. Viking invaders cut off the tails to adorn their helmets. . . .
NEWS
May 19, 1985 | MARCUS ELIASON, Associated Press
The Isle of Man has a dilemma: Can it go on believing in fairies now that the gnomes are here? Gnomes--the kind who run banks--are a growing phenomenon on this tiny tax haven between England and Ireland, and the people of Man are torn between the allure of fat bank deposits and the preservation of their ancient culture and identity. As tax havens go, the Isle of Man is regarded in financial circles as something of a poor cousin.
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August 20, 1995 | ANNE GORDON, Gordon is a free-lance writer based in Ontario, Canada
Ten thousand years ago a warming of the world's temperature brought about the slow disintegration of the vast ice mantle that covered a large part of the Northern Hemisphere. As the massively thick glacier slowly melted and retreated northward, an island was revealed in what is now called the Irish Sea. To the east of it was a large land mass, later to be known as Great Britain; to the west, Ireland. Among its earliest human inhabitants were the Celts and later the Vikings.
NEWS
April 1, 1992 | Reuters
Lawmakers on the Isle of Man, a semi-autonomous British island in the Irish Sea, on Tuesday voted to scrap the island's laws against homosexuality.
TRAVEL
August 20, 1995 | ANNE GORDON, Gordon is a free-lance writer based in Ontario, Canada
Ten thousand years ago a warming of the world's temperature brought about the slow disintegration of the vast ice mantle that covered a large part of the Northern Hemisphere. As the massively thick glacier slowly melted and retreated northward, an island was revealed in what is now called the Irish Sea. To the east of it was a large land mass, later to be known as Great Britain; to the west, Ireland. Among its earliest human inhabitants were the Celts and later the Vikings.
NEWS
August 19, 1988 | HENRY WEINSTEIN and SCOT PALTROW, Times Staff Writers
Three years ago, Sen. Dan Quayle, George Bush's vice presidential running mate, agreed to appear on behalf of foreign officials seeking to lure American companies and individuals to invest in the Isle of Man, a well-known tax haven, according to a former official of the Isle of Man Parliament. A full-page advertisement urging American businessmen to meet Quayle at an offshore investment seminar ran May 6, 1985, in the New Yorker magazine.
NEWS
August 27, 1987 | MYRA VANDERPOOL GORMLEY
Question: I have an ancestor who was born on the Isle of Man in 1812. He was living in Rochester, N.Y., at the time of the 1850 census. Is there an Isle of Man genealogical organization? Answer: The Isle of Man, located in the Irish Sea, is not part of the United Kingdom, but is a Crown possession. Its history dates back to 9th-Century Vikings settlements. Write to the Manx Society in care of Manx Museum, Douglas, Isle of Man, England, and Mrs. I. J.
NEWS
October 6, 1985 | MARCUS ELIASON, Associated Press
The tailless Manx cat ends with the unsettling abruptness of a sawed-off shotgun, but makes up for this anatomical shortage in an abundance of love and loyalty. And the absence of a tail has made the Manx the stuff of legend. Its tail got caught in the doors of Noah's Ark. It's part cat, part rabbit. It escaped minus its tail from a Spanish shipwreck and threw a litter on this little island in the Irish Sea. Viking invaders cut off the tails to adorn their helmets. . . .
NEWS
May 19, 1985 | MARCUS ELIASON, Associated Press
The Isle of Man has a dilemma: Can it go on believing in fairies now that the gnomes are here? Gnomes--the kind who run banks--are a growing phenomenon on this tiny tax haven between England and Ireland, and the people of Man are torn between the allure of fat bank deposits and the preservation of their ancient culture and identity. As tax havens go, the Isle of Man is regarded in financial circles as something of a poor cousin.
NEWS
February 10, 1985 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Sylvia O'Brion, 76, sat beside an oil lamp and wood-burning stove in her clapboard cabin on the sub-zero night, strumming her banjo and singing: "This is my home where the bobcats holler and the wild deer roam." She has lived in the primitive dwelling without running water or electricity on the slopes of Dead Fall Mountain her entire life. She shuns modern conveniences. She lives alone in one of the isolated pockets beyond the power lines in West Virginia.
TRAVEL
September 8, 2002
I hope readers will ignore Karin Esterhammer's negative review of the food on the Isle of Man ("An Emerald Jewel in the British Crown," Aug. 25). I don't know whether her dining choices were influenced by finances, lack of knowledge of where to eat or having a 2-year-old in tow, but she missed many fine restaurants. All the major hotels along the two-mile promenade have restaurants, which range from good to excellent. In our 14 years of visiting the Isle of Man, on three occasions we stayed at the Mount Murray Hotel and Country Club, just south of Douglas on the road from the airport.
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