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April 2, 2011
I am deeply troubled by The Sun's promotion of animal circuses as fun-filled family events. ("50 ways to spring forward," March 18). Animals don't wear demeaning costumes, stand on each others' backs, or jump through rings of fire by choice. It is only through cruel training methods that these majestic animals perform such behaviors. One need only do a quick Internet search to find hundreds of circus training videos depicting elephants, tigers, bears and horses being shackled, shocked or beaten with sharp hooks.
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April 12, 2012
I am so saddened about to read that the Piccadilly Circus is coming to Howard County ("Piccadilly Circus coming to county fairgrounds," April 5). Not only that, this article provided them with free advertising. Circus animals suffer inordinately in these venues. Please do not support any circuses that use animals. Instead enjoy the wonderful Big Apple Circus or others like it. This will teach compassion and civility to our children and others. Choosing Civility would only lead to the choice of not attending/supporting circuses such as Piccadilly, Ringling, etc. Barbara Glick Columbia
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April 12, 2012
I am so saddened about to read that the Piccadilly Circus is coming to Howard County ("Piccadilly Circus coming to county fairgrounds," April 5). Not only that, this article provided them with free advertising. Circus animals suffer inordinately in these venues. Please do not support any circuses that use animals. Instead enjoy the wonderful Big Apple Circus or others like it. This will teach compassion and civility to our children and others. Choosing Civility would only lead to the choice of not attending/supporting circuses such as Piccadilly, Ringling, etc. Barbara Glick Columbia
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
A day after Jada Pinkett Smith sent a heartfelt letter to Baltimore's mayor, pleading for her to stand up for circus elephants she believes are being abused, circus officials called the actress "completely misguided. " "She doesn't know the first thing about elephants or about how to take care of them," Stephen Payne, the spokesperson for Ringling Bros., told Baltimore Insider Wednesday. "She's completely misguided. " In a letter dated Tuesday, Jada Pinkett Smith wrote to the mayor, "as a mother and proud Baltimore native," asking her to stop the circus from using devices called bullhooks to prod the elephants into performing.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2012
A day after Jada Pinkett Smith sent a heartfelt letter to Baltimore's mayor, pleading for her to stand up for circus elephants she believes are being abused, circus officials called the actress "completely misguided. " "She doesn't know the first thing about elephants or about how to take care of them," Stephen Payne, the spokesperson for Ringling Bros., told Baltimore Insider Wednesday. "She's completely misguided. " In a letter dated Tuesday, Jada Pinkett Smith wrote to the mayor, "as a mother and proud Baltimore native," asking her to stop the circus from using devices called bullhooks to prod the elephants into performing.
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By Ericka Blount Danois and Ericka Blount Danois,Special to The Sun | October 8, 2006
Anthony Luewellyn is dressed in a black three-piece suit and black-checkered brim hat. It is an unusually conservative outfit for a man with a job that is decidedly unconventional. He is center stage, and all around him are children screaming with joy, smiling parents, trapeze artists and circus animals, all waiting for the UniverSoul Circus to begin. Luewellyn, who goes by the stage name Tony Tone, is in his first year as the ringmaster for the African-American big top, developed by Baltimorean Cedric Walker in 1994.
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2002
COLLEGE PARK -- It was the launching pad for Len Bias and Steve Francis, the floor where John Lucas and Juan Dixon pulled up off the dribble, and where Lefty Driesell and Gary Williams stomped their feet and ruined perfectly good sport coats. It's where legends like Adolph Rupp, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan lost. Not bad for a joint that opened as a white elephant. The University of Maryland will sound the buzzer on Cole Field House tonight, capping 47 seasons of men's basketball with one final Atlantic Coast Conference game.
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September 17, 2009
FRIDAY SMOKE RINGS OPENING RECEPTION: The latest exhibit at Gallery Imperato, 921 E. Fort Ave., features Rob Tarbell's works on paper depicting smoke-smeared circus animals. The opening reception takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The show runs through Oct. 31. Go to galleryimperato.com. GERMAN BEER FEST: Max's Taphouse, 737 S. Broadway, celebrates with more than 75 authentic German bottled beers and a German-inspired menu. The event takes place Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. There is no entrance fee for this event.
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By Lori Sears | February 28, 2002
Antique bottle show Have an old bottle in your attic you think may be valuable? Or an antique jug you can't bring yourself to throw out? Bring it to the Baltimore Antique Bottle Club's annual show and sale Sunday in Essex. There'll be free bottle appraisals, educational displays and tables upon tables of unique collectibles for show and sale. You'll find glass bottles, tins, fruit jars, antique jugs, breweriana and more from more than 300 dealers. The bottle show runs 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Athletic Center on the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
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By Rob Hiaasen and Rob Hiaasen,Sun Staff | June 6, 1999
* O.J. finds killer: Los Angeles -- After months of tireless searching, a triumphant O.J. Simpson announced Wednesday that he has found the killer of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. "I am deeply sorry for doubting you ..." said lead prosecutor Marcia Clark.This is the devilish work of the Onion. The weekly humor publication started as a college humor sheet by a couple of Midwesterners in 1988 and, until recently, enjoyed a faithful underdog following."People think they have discovered the Onion in the last two years," says Onion staff writer Carol Kolb.
NEWS
April 2, 2011
I am deeply troubled by The Sun's promotion of animal circuses as fun-filled family events. ("50 ways to spring forward," March 18). Animals don't wear demeaning costumes, stand on each others' backs, or jump through rings of fire by choice. It is only through cruel training methods that these majestic animals perform such behaviors. One need only do a quick Internet search to find hundreds of circus training videos depicting elephants, tigers, bears and horses being shackled, shocked or beaten with sharp hooks.
NEWS
By Ericka Blount Danois and Ericka Blount Danois,Special to The Sun | October 8, 2006
Anthony Luewellyn is dressed in a black three-piece suit and black-checkered brim hat. It is an unusually conservative outfit for a man with a job that is decidedly unconventional. He is center stage, and all around him are children screaming with joy, smiling parents, trapeze artists and circus animals, all waiting for the UniverSoul Circus to begin. Luewellyn, who goes by the stage name Tony Tone, is in his first year as the ringmaster for the African-American big top, developed by Baltimorean Cedric Walker in 1994.
SPORTS
By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | March 3, 2002
COLLEGE PARK -- It was the launching pad for Len Bias and Steve Francis, the floor where John Lucas and Juan Dixon pulled up off the dribble, and where Lefty Driesell and Gary Williams stomped their feet and ruined perfectly good sport coats. It's where legends like Adolph Rupp, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Michael Jordan lost. Not bad for a joint that opened as a white elephant. The University of Maryland will sound the buzzer on Cole Field House tonight, capping 47 seasons of men's basketball with one final Atlantic Coast Conference game.
NEWS
By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,Staff Writer | September 13, 1992
Perfect weather and a variety of entertainment created difficult choices for Maryland festival-goers this weekend.Elephants and clowns paraded up Main Street in Reisterstown yesterday, kicking off the Seventh Reister's Towne Festival where 30,000 were expected for the two-day affair which concludes tonight at 7.Children dug for treasure on the beach as their parents dug in for the crab cakes and steamed shrimp at Sandy Point State Park where about 30,000...
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff writer | August 29, 1991
If your plants are losing their pep in the August heat, the Clyde Beatty-Cole Bros. Circus coming to town next week has just the answer:Dung.Jumbo dung, in particular -- 15 tons of quality manure to make your ailing garden grow. And the fertilizer is free to anyone who findsa way to cart it off, says Chuck Werner, circus marketing director.The two-hour, three-ring circus coming to Harundale Mall Tuesday is offering area residents a huge supply of mineral-rich fertilizer, generated by the elephants and other beasts.
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