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By Robert B. Reich | May 16, 2012
Some want the 2012 election to be about regulating America's bedrooms. But it really ought to be about regulating the nation's boardrooms. The bedroom regulators are on the move. Republicans don't want same-sex marriage. Mitt Romney says he's against it, as are the voters of North Carolina, who just approved a Republican-proposed amendment to the state constitution banning it. Twenty-nine other states have similar bans. President Barack Obama supports same-sex marriage. Meanwhile, Republicans have introduced more than 400 bills in state legislatures banning abortions, requiring women seeking abortions to have invasive ultrasound tests beforehand, and limiting the use of contraceptives.
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By Hal Boedeker and Hal Boedeker,ORLANDO SENTINEL | August 16, 2004
If Paris Hilton can earn a series for her misadventures, why can't television's beloved old stars share their colorful lives in a show? After all, they've provided years of entertainment, a feat beyond Hilton's grasp. We won't always have this Paris. The cable channel TV Land is giving veteran actors their close-ups in the reality series Living in TV Land. The Wednesday premiere focuses on Dick Van Patten, who's zanier than the father he played on Eight Is Enough from 1977 to 1981. Van Patten is such a dynamic, competitive figure at 75 that he launches Living in TV Land with gusto.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE and BILL ORDINE,SUN REPORTER | February 10, 2006
Wayne Gretzky, hockey's all-time greatest player and the Phoenix Coyotes' head coach, may find he was wrong when he said a few days ago that he is not, was not and "not going to be involved" in the sports gambling investigation that has snared his associate coach, Rick Tocchet. Gretzky was captured on a New Jersey State Police wiretap apparently discussing how to avoid having his wife, actress Janet Jones, implicated in the illegal sports wagering ring, an unnamed source with knowledge of the probe told the Associated Press yesterday.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | December 14, 1993
Community groups who had opposed the opening of the state's first off-track betting parlor in Urbana earlier this year were absent yesterday when the Maryland Racing Commission renewed the parlor's license for 1994 at the board's monthly meeting."
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | April 22, 2004
The Maryland Racing Commission met for a second straight day yesterday but adjourned without resolving the ownership issue at Rosecroft Raceway or the simulcast dispute between the standardbred and thoroughbred factions. The commission won't decide until it meets again in May whether Northwind Racing is an acceptable buyer for Rosecroft, the struggling harness track in Prince George's County. Commissioners heard more testimony yesterday at Pimlico - after opening the hearing Tuesday at the North East Racing and Sports Club in North East - but adjourned with more witnesses still to testify.
NEWS
By DAN RODRICKS | May 22, 2005
I LIKE THE cell phone thing at the racetrack. In the old days, you might have been arrested for taking bets over the phone. Now a guy like Dave Miller, the auto mechanic ("I'm a technician," he says), can lean over the hot dog counter in the grandstand, cell phone to his ear, taking bets on the 130th Preakness from his father-in-law, Lawrence, and his brother, Teddy. He can include the whole family in Baltimore's great day at the track. Nice. Anyone with any track sense would recognize Miller as a hard-core horse player and slide up next to the guy. For me, it was almost unavoidable.
SPORTS
By Bill Ordine and Bill Ordine,SUN STAFF | June 9, 2005
Offseason? What offseason? With the draft, free agency and minicamps, the NFL has become the sports league that never sleeps. And eager to take advantage of the apparent nonstop interest in pro football is the 24/7 city - Las Vegas. The Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas has already posted point spreads on all 256 NFL regular-season games. And, of course, there are odds for every team's chances of winning its division, conference and the Super Bowl. While so-called futures bets on NFL postseason games have been around for years in Nevada's legal sports books, the notion of taking wagers in June on, say, a Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers game in November is novel.
NEWS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | April 2, 1993
It's far from the proverbial sure thing, but an afternoon wager on a favorite at Pimlico might be the state's best bet.And the odds of winning the top prize in keno -- the fast-paced numbers game state lawmakers are counting on to help balance the public books -- are actually worse than hitting Lotto's elusive jackpot.A statistical comparison of Maryland's numerous forms of legal gambling shows a wide spread of probabilities. Although many people opt for one game over another for reasons other than odds, such as a love for horses, some bets make more sense than others.
FEATURES
By Michael Hill | September 16, 1991
IF YOU LISTEN closely this week, you can hear the sound of very large tokens being dropped into huge slot machines. Of enormous dice being tossed on very-high-stakes crap tables. Of expensive balls rolling round and round and round an electronic roulette wheel.It's premiere week and millions of dollars are on the table as the networks wait to see what the American viewing public has as its hole card. The four networks are putting more than 25 new shows on this fall -- the count varies depending on how you score revamped ones.
SPORTS
By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1998
It's your first time to the track, and you're wondering: seersucker suit or Love Nut T-shirt?The truth is, either one may be appropriate, depending on where you will be sitting during the race. You see, the Preakness isactually a collection of events, all contained - barely, in some cases - by the confines of Old Hilltop.Preparation, mental and otherwise, is the key.Out on the notorious infield, for example, home of the contraband vodka, the briefer may be the better if the weather is as hot as early forecasts suggest.
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