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July 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two tiny French Caribbean islands officially broke away from Guadeloupe, gaining partial financial and political autonomy. St. Barts and St. Martin can now create or change laws related to local taxes, tourism, public transportation and other issues, according to a statement by the French government. St. Barts also gained jurisdiction over housing, construction and environmental and energy affairs, areas over which St. Martin will have autonomy in 2012.
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July 16, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Two tiny French Caribbean islands officially broke away from Guadeloupe, gaining partial financial and political autonomy. St. Barts and St. Martin can now create or change laws related to local taxes, tourism, public transportation and other issues, according to a statement by the French government. St. Barts also gained jurisdiction over housing, construction and environmental and energy affairs, areas over which St. Martin will have autonomy in 2012.
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FOOD
December 26, 1991 | STEVEN RAICHLEN, Raichlen is a Miami-based food writer and cookbook author
French West Indians call it christophene and bake it with cheese and chiles. Jamaicans call it chocho and add it to apple pies. Puerto Ricans call it chayote (pronounced "chy-OH-tay") and scramble it with eggs and ham. Cajuns call it mirliton (pronounced "mellaton") and stuff it like eggplant. Elsewhere in the United States it's called chayote, though many Americans have actually never heard of it.
TRAVEL
February 11, 2001
Canada--Susanne Vaughn, Santa Monica: "Malaspina Ranch Resort, 13199 Sunshine Coast Highway, Madeira Park, BC V0N 2H0; telephone/fax (604) 883-1122. B&B on its own inlet near Pender Harbor. Horses, canoes, bikes available; pool, hot tub. Wonderful hosts." Rates: about $62 double. Caribbean--Jim Hester, Sierra Madre: "Le Manoir de St.-Barthelemy, Lorient 97433, St.-Barthelemy; tel. 011-590-27-7927, fax 011-590-27-6575. Spacious cottages with kitchenette and private bath.
NATIONAL
August 2, 2006 | From Reuters
Tropical Storm Chris, the third of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed Tuesday east of the Leeward Islands, prompting storm alerts for some of the small northeastern Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico. Chris had maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph and was expected to get stronger, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said. The hurricane center said Chris could become a hurricane by Friday.
NEWS
April 12, 1987 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Locals call this tiny fishing village on St. Thomas Island "Cha Cha Town." That's because, years ago, ancestors of French-American Virgin Islanders who live here often responded with the unfriendly term cha cha when other islanders kidded them about their dress. Their clothes usually included black-and-calico shirts and trousers rolled halfway up their legs. They also were teased about their unique patois, a mixture of French, Creole and English.
TRAVEL
September 17, 1995 | MIKE CLARY
Hurricane Luis, which killed at least a dozen people, left thousands homeless and caused billions of dollars in damage, also dealt a severe blow to the tourist industry that is the main source of income for many of the small islands in the Caribbean. The islands of St. Martin/St.
NEWS
November 7, 1993 | THE SOCIAL CLIMES STAFF
Books come and go across the Social Climes desk, but we're usually interested only in the ones that are about shopping, travel or food. But who could resist the hubba-hubba color photo that adorns the cover of "Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story" by Wendy Leigh. Since we didn't have time to paw through every page, we decided to just read the index. Under "Kennedy, John F., Jr." we found "travels to . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2014
Larry D. Mann Canadian character actor, TV announcer Larry D. Mann, 91, a veteran actor who voiced Yukon Cornelius in the animated Christmas favorite "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," died of age-related causes Monday in Los Angeles, said his son, Richard Mann. Mann, a Canadian-born actor and TV announcer, played the role of the hearty prospector in the Christmas TV special first broadcast in 1964. Since the 1950s, Mann did voice work for other animated shows, had small roles in movies, including "The Sting" and "In the Heat of the Night," and appeared in dozens of TV series including "Gunsmoke," "Bewitched" and "Hill Street Blues.
TRAVEL
October 19, 1986 | SHARON DIRLAM, Times Staff Writer
Everyone who celebrates Christmas has an idealized fantasy of how it ought to be. Each holiday season brings hope of recapturing a sense of joy that often seems lost forever in a world of childhood dreams. Stores are alive with the sound of carols. Street corners glisten with tinsel and light. There are cards to be mailed, gifts to buy, cookies to bake and relatives to remember.
NEWS
September 6, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Caribbean island residents hauled their boats from the water, boarded up houses and businesses, jammed gas stations and rushed to buy emergency supplies Friday as Hurricane Erika churned across the Atlantic toward Antigua and volcano-ravaged Montserrat with 75-mph winds and torrential rains. "We pulled all the boats out, battened down the house and bought a bottle of rum," said Ellis Chaderton, owner of a dive shop on the island of Nevis.
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