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By Amy Watts | November 9, 2012
So, the big story this episode is Leslie and Ben's engagement party, to which Leslie has invited both of Ben's very estranged parents. Things seem to be going ok after Ben's mom arrives (and is promptly given a glass of wine) but then Ben's dad shows up with his much younger girlfriend, Ulani. Leslie still thinks she can repair everything by revealing the "unity quilt" she's made, with squares to represent friends and family of both her and Ben. But once the quilt is revealed, it only causes more problems as she didn't make a square for Ulani.
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Sports Digest | October 12, 2014
Laurel Park $100,000 Sprint more likely for Ben's Cat Owner-trainer King Leatherbury said Saturday that he is leaning toward entering Ben's Cat in the $100,000 Sprint at next Saturday's Jim McKay Maryland Million but won't make a decision until he handicaps both the Sprint and $125,000 Turf. Ben's Cat, who could become the first horse to win four Maryland Million races, is pre-entered in both races. Leatherbury, 81, says that if his decision is clear-cut, he will not cross-enter the horse, as he did last year.
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By Nicholas Fouriezos and The Baltimore Sun | October 19, 2013
Ben's Cat came within a neck of setting a new Maryland Million record for victories, but fell short as Ellendale Racing's Roadhog pulled ahead in a photo finish in the $125,000 Maryland Million Turf. Both horses finished the one-mile course in 1:27.06. Ben's Cat trailed early, but was second going into the turn. In the final stretch,  Ben's Cat -- trained by King Leatherbury -- pulled ahead but was then outpaced by the lunging Roadhog. nfouriezos@baltsun.com twitter.com/nick4iezos
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Sports Digest | October 11, 2014
Laurel Park Ben's Cat could be first to win 4 Md. Million races Ben's Cat has a chance next Saturday at Laurel Park to become the first horse to win Jim McKay Maryland Million races in four different years. After victories in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in the Turf Sprint, the King Leatherbury homebred finished second in the Turf a year ago after the Turf Sprint was eliminated. Leatherbury has cross-entered his star in the Sprint and Turf. The 8-year-old has won 27 of 43 starts, with earnings of $2,175,990.
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Sports Digest | October 12, 2014
Laurel Park $100,000 Sprint more likely for Ben's Cat Owner-trainer King Leatherbury said Saturday that he is leaning toward entering Ben's Cat in the $100,000 Sprint at next Saturday's Jim McKay Maryland Million but won't make a decision until he handicaps both the Sprint and $125,000 Turf. Ben's Cat, who could become the first horse to win four Maryland Million races, is pre-entered in both races. Leatherbury, 81, says that if his decision is clear-cut, he will not cross-enter the horse, as he did last year.
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Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2010
Trainer King Leatherbury didn't expect much from Ben's Cat. The horse had suffered a broken pelvis as a 2-year-old and spent nearly a year getting better in his stall. He didn't run at all at ages 2 or 3, so when he was finally ready to hit the racetrack as a 4-year-old no one expected much. Leatherbury entered him in a $20,000 claiming race. The horse won. Leatherbury entered him in a $25,000 claiming race and the horse won again. And no one claimed him. "Each time he ran, he got better," Leatherbury said.
NEWS
April 4, 2008
On March 28, 2008, CASSIE M. BEN, beloved wife of Wesley Ben. On Saturday, the family will receive friends at the VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL CHAPEL (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., with services to follow. Inquiries to (410) 655-0015.
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Sports Digest | September 28, 2014
Laurel Park Dreamsgonewild upsets Ben's Cat In a blanket finish, Dreamsgonewild ran down the speed and held off Ben's Cat to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash, the last of six turf stakes Saturday at Laurel Park. The 12-race card featured five open stakes races on the turf and the Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or -sired runners. Dreamsgonewild, a speedy son of Freud who was ridden by Trevor McCarthy and trained by Bruce Alexander , covered the 6-furlong distance in 1 minute, 7.99 seconds, just a few tenths off the course record of 1:07.29.
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August 18, 2004
On August 16, 2004, BEN. Friends may call at the FAMILY OWNED MARCH FUNERAL HOME EAST, 1101 East North Avenue on Thursday after 8:30 A.M. where the family will receive friends on Friday at 11:30 A.M. Services will follow at 12 noon. See www.marchfh.com
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By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
King Leatherbury said Tuesday he will not be taking Ben's Cat to the Breeders' Cup next week at Churchill Downs. "I made the rule from the beginning, if I could not raise the [supplemental] $100,000 entry fee, I wasn't going," the legendary Maryland horse trainer said. "I couldn't raise the money, so the decision was made for me. I am a little disappointed, but I have a race here. " Ben's Cat qualified for the Breeders' Cup Grade II, $1 million Turf Sprint by winning a "Win and You're In" qualifying race.
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Sports Digest | September 28, 2014
Laurel Park Dreamsgonewild upsets Ben's Cat In a blanket finish, Dreamsgonewild ran down the speed and held off Ben's Cat to win the $100,000 Laurel Dash, the last of six turf stakes Saturday at Laurel Park. The 12-race card featured five open stakes races on the turf and the Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or -sired runners. Dreamsgonewild, a speedy son of Freud who was ridden by Trevor McCarthy and trained by Bruce Alexander , covered the 6-furlong distance in 1 minute, 7.99 seconds, just a few tenths off the course record of 1:07.29.
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Sports Digest | September 27, 2014
Et cetera Ben's Cat seeks third Laurel Dash victory Ben's Cat will run today in the $100,000 Laurel Dash with a chance to move ahead of Hall of Famer Safely Kept in earnings among Maryland-breds. The Dash is one of six stakes races on the 12-race card. The card will feature five open stakes races on the turf and the Jameela Stakes for Maryland-bred and/or sired runners. All the races drew double-digit fields. The Laurel Dash drew 11 entries, including one on the also-eligible list.
BUSINESS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Former Johns Hopkins surgeon Dr. Ben Carson has been named chairman of the board of Frederick biotechnology company Vaccinogen Inc., which also announced Monday it received a commitment of up to $80 million from a Swedish investor. The company is readying for clinical trials of OncoVAX, a cancer treatment it has shown to prevent recurrence in colon cancer patients. An investor group known as The Investment Syndicate, led by Swedish entrepreneur Anders Halldin, invested $10 million in Vaccinogen and pledged $70 million more in four installments, contingent on the company hitting certain milestones.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
The Heifetz International Music Institute, a summer training program founded by violinist and Ellicott City resident Daniel Heifetz, has named public radio veteran Benjamin K. Roe executive director. The 18-year-old institute, which was based for a time in Annapolis and then in New Hampshire, relocated in 2012 to the campus of Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Va. There, 80 students chosen among applicants from around the world spend six weeks in lessons, performances and honing of communication skills.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
The worlds of pop and classical music do not meet all that often — or all that well, as a rule — but certain artists have proved quite adept at bridging the gap. Ben Folds is one of them. The Winston-Salem, N.C.-born, Nashville-based songwriter and pianist has been on an international tour billed as the Ben Folds Orchestra Experience. The tour brings him to Charm City on Thursday for a concert with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, which first joined Folds in a gig nine years ago. That 2005 program featured Folds songs enhanced with orchestral arrangements.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
I scream, you scream.... OK, we can all stop screaming now.  Ben & Jerry's is giving away free ice cream today.  A truck promoting the company's new flavors will be parked at 500 W. Baltimore Street at 2:30 this afternoon, according to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's office. The mayor helped make Baltimore a stop on Ben & Jerry's summer promotional tour, according to the news release.  Keep that in mind at election time. The latest Ben & Jerry's flavors feature a core of gooey yumminess, such as salted caramel, peanut butter fudge or raspberry jam. The truck will be parked in a designated food-truck area.   The City Council recently approved legislation expanding the areas in which food trucks can park.
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From Sun staff reports | May 31, 2014
Maryland sensation Ben's Cat will attempt to become the seventh Maryland-bred to reach the $2 million earnings mark when the King Leatherbury homebred competes in the Grade 3, $300,000 Jaipur Invitational at Belmont Park next Saturday. A first- or second-place finish will allow Ben's Cat to reach the milestone. "The last three years we have run in the Pennsylvania Governor's Cup and it fit perfectly into the schedule," Leatherbury said. "That was my original plan until the New York race came on our radar screen.
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Sports Digest | April 7, 2013
Pimlico Race Course Ben's Cat wins Mister Diz for 4th year in row Make that four years in a row for Ben's Cat in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes. The Jim Stable star from the King Leatherbury barn carried Julian Pimentel to an easy 13/4-length victory over the firm turf at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday. "Four years in a row, that's quite rare," said Leatherbury, who owns, trains and bred Ben's Cat. "He is amazing. " Sent to post at odds of 2-5, Ben's Cat broke with the leaders, patiently sat off a two-horse duel, moved up and swept by without urging and spurted away.
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By Childs Walker and Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Commissioner nearly became the latest long shot to win the Belmont Stakes, losing to Tonalist in a photo finish as a 28-1 shot Saturday. Trainer Todd Pletcher said all along his horse had the perfect pedigree to run 1 ½ miles at Belmont Park. He had dreamed of saddling him in the Belmont from the first days he worked with the colt. “He ran super,” Pletcher said. “I didn't anticipate that we would be on the lead, but we weren't going to take away anything they gave us. He was almost good enough today.” Like Tonalist, Commissioner did not run in either of the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
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From Sun staff reports | May 31, 2014
Maryland sensation Ben's Cat will attempt to become the seventh Maryland-bred to reach the $2 million earnings mark when the King Leatherbury homebred competes in the Grade 3, $300,000 Jaipur Invitational at Belmont Park next Saturday. A first- or second-place finish will allow Ben's Cat to reach the milestone. "The last three years we have run in the Pennsylvania Governor's Cup and it fit perfectly into the schedule," Leatherbury said. "That was my original plan until the New York race came on our radar screen.
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