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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | May 14, 1995
It has been 55 years since a Maryland-bred thoroughbred was named North America's Horse of the Year.Local fans might have gotten a good look at one yesterday.It took five years for Cigar to get from his birthplace at Country Life Farm in Bel Air to Pimlico Race Course.But when he did, the horse that has now won five consecutive Grade I stakes, made it to the finish line in style.Cigar ran the fourth-fastest Pimlico Special in the race's 30-year history yesterday and did it in what looked like little more than a public workout.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2014
Annapolis police say a group of about 10 teens converged on a store Thursday and stole $1,000 worth of candy and cigars. The group entered a store in the 1200 block of Forest Drive at 9:45 a.m. and started taking candy, Slim Jims, cigars and cigarillos, police said. A store employee confronted one of the teens, who wore a white surgical mask and threatened the employee, implying he had a gun, police said. Police said that although the teen wore a mask, an employee recognized his voice.
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By John Eisenberg and John Eisenberg,SUN SPORTS COLUMNIST | October 22, 1995
BEL AIR -- Long before his celestial talent bloomed this year, the thoroughbred named Cigar stood out among the thousands of horses that have come and gone over the years at Country Life Farm in Harford County."
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EDITIORIAL FROM THE AEGIS | August 20, 2013
Given the nature of his writings, its funny to think Sigmund Freud once remarked, "sometimes a cigar is just a cigar," but popular culture, if not history, credits him with the amusing quote. In light of the proliferation of butterflies this summer in Harford County and beyond, it's worth exploring just a bit more deeply the line credited to the father of psychoanalysis. In short, it seems the point of comment is sometimes things can be taken at face value. There's not necessarily reason to delve into the potential ulterior reasons behind certain things.
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By NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | September 12, 1996
ELMONT, N.Y. -- With dreadful weather forecast the next three days, trainer Bill Mott said yesterday that Maryland-bred Cigar might sit out the $500,000, 1 1/8 -mile Woodward on Saturday at Belmont Park rather than run over what could be a sloppy track."
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEW SERVICE | June 16, 1996
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Cigar is back on the track at Belmont Park for the first time since he won the Massachusetts Handicap two weeks ago with a bruised heel. He is merely jogging, but is being pointed toward more serious work later this week and, if everything seems sound, toward the special $1 million race that has been offered by Arlington Park in Chicago.The Arlington race, which would be run at a time chosen by Cigar's handlers, probably would be scheduled on July 13 or 14, giving Cigar about one month until his next scheduled race, the Pacific Classic at Del Mar in California on Aug. 10.The 6-year-old has a winning streak of 15 races and he needs one more to match the modern record set by Calumet Farm's Citation in 1948.
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April 19, 2002
Theodore R. Brockman, 74, owned cigar-making plant Theodore Riley Brockman, who owned a cigar-making plant and was considered an expert in the blending of smoking tobacco, died of cancer Monday at his home in Ambler, Pa. He was 74 and lived in Overlea until 1963. Born in Baltimore and raised in Overlea, he was a 1946 graduate of Polytechnic Institute and earned a degree at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., in 1950. He was an owner of the Schafer-Pfaff Cigar Co., a Baltimore business founded by his great-uncle.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | November 17, 1995
Instead of running for $4 million in one race in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, next year, Maryland-bred Cigar is expected to run in a bonus series of California races that could be worth $6 million, the horse's owner said yesterday."
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By John Eisenberg | October 27, 1995
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Winner of 11 straight races by a combined 38 lengths, Cigar has championship credentials beyond suspicion. He is obviously the real deal.But just how great is he? Is he a legitimate heir to Spectacular Bid, Seattle Slew, Secretariat and the other horses considered the best since World War II? Or is he just the best of a mediocre generation?These are bar-stool questions without definitive answers, like "Who was better, Bird or Magic?" But the subjective nature of the issue isn't keeping opinions from flying before the Breeders' Cup tomorrow at Belmont Park, where Cigar is a 3-5 favorite to win the Classic.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | September 18, 1995
ELMONT, N.Y. -- On the day after he won the Woodward Stakes for his 10th straight victory, Maryland-bred Cigar was declared fit yesterday and likely to run in the Jockey Club Gold Cup in three weeks as his final dress rehearsal for the Breeders' Cup."He's doing really good this morning," said Tim Jones, the deputy to trainer Bill Mott. "He ate everything up. There wasn't an oat left. It looked as though the race didn't take anything out of him."
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2013
Restaurants are luring families in on Father's Day with cigars and golf bags and by dry-aging anything that's not nailed down. Here are some Father's Day dining options around town: RA Sushi is offering an all-day "manly-sized" happy hour menu selection on Father's Day, 11 a.m. to close, featuring more than 30 sushi, appetizer, and tapas items ranging from $2.75 to $7.75, plus a wide variety of beer, wine, sake, and signature cocktails ranging...
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by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 29, 2012
Heavy Seas Alehouse is throwing one of those stag shopping nights. You know, men hate to shop. But if you ply them with manly things like specialty bourbons, Heavy Seas beer and steak appetizers, they'll fold like tents. Heavy Seas Alehouse is presenting its Stag Night with Smyth Jewelers and Parfections Handmade Gourmet Chocolates. Read: Looking for every sale, retailers inject testosterone into holiday shopping Stag Night starts at 6 p.m. on Dec. 4 at Heavy Seas Alehouse , 1300 Bank St. Tickets are $49 and include bourbon tasting, two beers, a cigar, steak appetizers and a glass growler to take home.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2012
UPDATE: Carl Snowden has been found guilty of a misdemeanor drug possession charge.  Police smelled marijuana 10 feet from the car in which the civil rights chief for the Maryland attorney general's office was sitting, then saw the marijuana cigar lying a foot from Carl O. Snowden in his car, a Baltimore prosecutor told jurors Monday. "We've all heard of contact highs," city prosecutor Deniece Robinson said in her closing arguments, contending that Snowden had been "enjoying" the illegal drug as much as his passenger was. City police approached the Honda Pilot last April in Druid Hill Park and charged both men. "He knew the marijuana was there.
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By Andrea K. Walker | October 24, 2012
A tax increase on small cigars and other tobacco products popular with teenagers has resulted in a bump in the prices of these products just as health advocates had hoped. The Maryland Health Care for All! Coalition will release a study today showing that prices have increased since the tax went into affect July 1. For instance, a single Swisher Sweets flavored cigar cost $1.29 before the tax and now costs $1.69.  A 5-pack of Swisher Sweets cost $5.49 before the tax and now costs $7.99.
NEWS
April 17, 2012
A special session of the legislature is definitely needed to prevent the disastrous "doomsday budget" from taking effect - but it is also needed to enact the life-saving tobacco tax increase, which like the proposed income tax increase failed to gain final General Assembly approval by midnight on April 9. The House and Senate revenue conferees had agreed that the tax on little cigars should be increased from its very low present rate of 15 percent...
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March 16, 2012
While Maryland pays more than $2 billion annually in tobacco-related health-care costs, the tobacco industry spends upward of $1 million an hour to market its products nationwide. Even though Congress banned flavored cigarettes in 2009, Big Tobacco continues to target youth with flavored cigars sold for as little as 69 cents and packaged to look like candy. A new surgeon general's report finds that one in five high school males smokes cigars and that cigar use appears to be rising overall.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1995
ELMONT, N.Y. -- Cigar had little trouble disposing of Kentucky Derby winner Thunder Gulch yesterday in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park.But jockey Jerry Bailey did go to the whip a couple of times to ensure a one-length victory by the heavily favored horse over long shot Unaccounted For in the $750,000 stakes.It is now on to the $3 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Belmont on Oct. 28, where Cigar likely will find a new challenger, the English-based Halling, winner of eight consecutive races in Europe and the Middle East.
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
On Feb. 1, Ryleigh's Oyster is throwing a cigar social that at first seems in blatant violation of the Maryland  indoor smoking ban.  The promotional ad features a slender stogie atop a glass of whiskey and promises giveaways of hand-rolled cigars from Cross Street Tobacco. But don't expect to smoke inside the Federal Hill bar , says owner Brian McComas. The event is just that - promotion for the cigar shop and for Jameson whiskey. It's part of the bar's spirits tasting series.
NEWS
January 19, 2012
Over the past decade, Maryland has gradually raised its tax on cigarettes to the current $2 per pack, and the results have been striking. Fewer people smoke cigarettes today than before the tax was implemented, and that's particularly true among high school students. Yet even as lawmakers acted boldly to reduce cigarette use, they foolishly left alone other forms of tobacco, chiefly snuff, chewing tobacco and cigars. So while cigarettes and what's known as "OTP" or Other Tobacco Products were taxed at comparable levels in 1999 (36 cents per pack for cigarettes and 15 percent of wholesale prices for OTP)
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