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By LAURA VOZZELLA | November 3, 2006
William Donald Schaefer turned 85 yesterday, and he celebrated at the main Pratt Library with hundreds of friends and cake. A lot of cakes, actually. Eight-five of them. That's enough cake to keep a team of six bakers whipping and folding for a day, and sink six decorators up to their elbows in buttercreams, cream cheese frosting and chocolate drizzle for two and a half more. Lots of times at big events like weddings, there's one fancy cake for show - and a plain sheet cake back in the kitchen.
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By Laura Vozzella and Laura Vozzella,laura.vozzella@baltsun.com | August 21, 2009
Del. Jon Cardin has taken enough heat for wasting scarce police resources on his marriage proposal. It's the bizarr-o nature of the proposal itself that deserves further ridicule. Cardin popped the question the old-fashioned way - on bended knee. On bended knee, aboard a boat, in the Inner Harbor, beneath a police helicopter, amid a faux marine-unit raid, before a woman who feared arrest. Weighing a lifetime with a temporarily insane Baltimore County Democrat against a night in Central Booking, she said yes. Call me prudish, but I say, save the handcuffs for the honeymoon.
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By SUMATHI REDDY and SUMATHI REDDY,SUN REPORTER | July 23, 2006
Most open their doors a bit confused, even quizzical. For Catherine Benton, 85, the tall man standing on her driveway one recent afternoon was recognizable as the "medical guy" from Baltimore. But like many Anne Arundel voters in the sprawling 3rd Congressional District, the details of the race are not so clear. "I may vote for Beilencome. Am I saying that right?" she asks, moments after Dr. Peter L. Beilenson, one of the many contenders for the Democratic nomination, leaves her driveway.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | November 26, 2011
WBAL radio show host Ron Smith doesn't hesitate when asked if anything has changed since he announced he has Stage Four pancreatic cancer and will no longer undergo chemotherapy. "I'm facing death in a very short time," says Smith, 69. "So what becomes supreme in importance is love, friendships, relationships. It's so clear: My family has grown closer together - one to the other. It's been a valuable experience - one I'd rather not have immediately gone to - but you've got to die sometime.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,Staff Writer | January 6, 1993
Is Ben Cardin looking toward Annapolis yet again?The Democratic congressman from the 3rd District has commissioned polls presumably to test his potential strength in a 1994 race for governor. No other candidate would bring to the contest more experience or greater respect among his peers. And, some would say, less electronic sex appeal.As a state legislator who served two terms as House speaker, Mr. Cardin was the Assembly's pre-eminent fiscal expert, a consensus builder of consummate skill who made legislators feel a part of things even when they were not.As a practitioner of the charismatic arts, on the other hand, he was less than masterful.
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By DAN RODRICKS | March 10, 2009
Nobody asked me, but I think it's pathetic that Bobby Prigel's well-to-do neighbors and their lawyer in the Long Green Valley persist in trying to keep him from opening an organic creamery on his farm because they think the barn-like building will spoil their view. What a waste of time and money - and bad feelings for no good reason. Prigel has a great idea - a local, fourth-generation family farmer doing local farming, and in an organic, earth-friendly way - and he ought to be supported.
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By Frank A. DeFilippo | October 14, 1993
REP. Benjamin Cardin's answer to the invisible forces that are coaxing him to run for governor is this: Flattery will get you nowhere.Oh, the 3rd District Democrat would like to be governor, all right. But not this time around. According to his astrological chart, the planets aren't properly aligned and the moon's out of position. Maybe some other year. After all, Mr. Cardin only turned 50 last week.What's uppermost on his mind these days is national health care. He's for it full-bore. In fact, he was author of the leading health-care bill in the House of Representatives last year, and many of its components have been incorporated into the health-care package assembled under the guidance of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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By PETER A. JAY and PETER A. JAY,Peter Jay's column appears here each Sunday | March 1, 1992
Havre de Grace. -- The presidential primary election campaign in Maryland brings back a lot of memories of another campaign 16 years ago, and some of them are unsettling to a voter trying hard to make up his mind in the spring of 1992.In 1976, the Democratic powers-that-be let events get away from them, and before they knew it, the little-known Jimmy Carter was well on his way to winning the nomination. Many party big shots hated the prospect. Here in Maryland, Gov. Marvin Mandel went bananas.
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By C. Fraser Smith and C. Fraser Smith,SUN STAFF Sun staff writer Thomas W. Waldron contributed to this article | September 3, 1997
Now that Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin has completed his torturous journey to non-candidacy, Maryland Democrats must endure yet another period of waiting and watching to see if someone else dares to challenge Gov. Parris N. Glendening."
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By LAURA VOZZELLA | March 16, 2007
One minute you're nobody, an anonymous Irish expat in America, opining on Emerald Isle politics at the dawn of the blog age. Next thing you know, a dozen years zip by, and you're director of a governor's office. And not just any governor, but one fancied far and wide as a Democratic up-and-comer. One whom presidential hopefuls - Hillary Clinton, for instance - might well seek out for help on the campaign trail, just as Bill Clinton helped Martin O'Malley when he was running for governor.
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