My three children (twin girls of seven and a boy of nearly six) were born and brought up in Rio de Janeiro. But from Rio to our recent move to Rome, they've remained rabid Mets fans. "This year," I tell them, "will be the best year for the Mets since you were born." Of course if they read the New York sports pages, they'd take that for cruel sarcasm.
Jacob remains the most popular name for boys born in the U.S., as it has been since 1999. Meanwhile, there's good news for fans of the King: Elvis is back in the top 1,000. Read Post
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Six years ago, Elizabeth Martin's nephew Joseph was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer while out celebrating his 30th birthday in Rio de Janeiro. Now, Martin has a message for the hordes of foreigner... Read Post