Maryland's 'Golden Girls' definitely on right track

Sylvia Badger

August 20, 1991|By Sylvia Badger

I HEAR there's a gung-ho new group of horse owners who call themselves the Golden Girls. One of Maryland's most knowledgeable horsewomen, Betty Miller, acts as the den mother for the group, which includes Caroline Stautberg, Mary Charlotte Parr, Lorraine Schmidt, Charlotte Filbert and Chris Psoras. These are just a few of the new owners that Michael, Josh and Andrew Pons, members of the well-known racing family, have put together for the new stable. Some of the other owners are Paul Cassidy, president and general manager of a Buffalo television station; the Portera family, who own Trees, that nifty restaurant on North Charles Street; Don Reynolds, retired BG&E exec; Jim Glenn, a food broker; John Adams, a Virginia-based fund raiser; and Pam Fox, a decorator who owns Visions, in Roland Park. I hear you're apt to see one or all of the Golden Girls at Pimlico at the crack of dawn, watching Shine on Sarah or Edgar Allen Pro working out. Sounds like a wonderful hobby to me!

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There are no tickets left for the WGRX/City Paper Thursday night premiere screening of "Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man" at Loews Timonium. However, I've been told that one of the actors, Big John Studd, better known for wrestling than acting, will be outside the theater signing autographs. You won't be able to miss this man, who reportedly weighs so much that he cannot ride in a normal-size car, so they had to hire a limo for him.

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How does a day on the links with Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, Tom Matte, Tom Mitchell, Kenny Cooper, Billy Hunter, Gary Williams or Chuck Thompson sound to you? Well, they are just part of the attraction at the Sixth Annual Ronald McDonald House Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Monday at Towson Golf and Country Club. At 8 a.m. players will tee off in a five-man scramble where each foursome plays nine holes with a PGA/LPGA member and nine holes with a Mid-Atlantic PGA member or local celebrity. PGA players who have committed to play are Brian Claar, Russ Cochran, Lee Elder and Fred Funk; the LPGA players are Tina Barrett, Myra Blackwelder, Elaine Crosby, Cindy Figg-Currier, Lori Garbacz, Laurel Kean, Michelle McGann and Terry Jo Myers. If the antics on the golf course aren't enough to amuse you, then check out the 9 a.m. show by trick-shot artist Wedgy Winchester.

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I don't know how you spent your summer vacation, but I bet you didn't have as much fun or raise as many eyebrows as Suzette Dembrow, the wife of Montgomery County Delegate Dana Dembrow. Besides attracting a lot of attention riding in a convertible in the Fourth of July parade at Bethany Beach, she entered a "best body on the beach" contest and came in second.

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Monday will be a special night at Memorial Stadium for Orioles first baseman Randy Milligan. He'll be honored in a pre-game ceremony by the Maryland Chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Surprisingly, this outstanding athlete suffers from exercise-induced asthma, and he is being honored for his personal involvement with the organization. Joining Milligan on the field will be poster child Cara Gossart, who has had asthma since birth. This Anne Arundel County 12-year-old is also an excellent example of how one can manage asthma -- Cara loves to swim and dance. (Asthma affects about 850,000 Marylanders, according to the foundation's literature.)

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Getting up at 4:30 in the morning isn't what most kids like to do, but nearly 50 young people from 14 Maryland counties did just that for a week at Bay Camp this summer. The camp, sponsored by the University of Maryland's Cooperative Extension Service, was designed to increase the youngsters' awareness of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Under the watchful eye of Conrad Arnold, a 4-H agent from Dorchester County, the kids took part in many activities, including going out with professional watermen to collect crabs and clams. "I liked clamming the best," said Nicholas Juhle, 10, of Owings Mills. "All sorts of things came up besides clams." The kids left the camp with a lot more knowledge about the inhabitants in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

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