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December 10, 1993
Did you hear the one in Howard County this week about the four cows that broke out of their confines? It took a police tactical response team, several animal control officers, state livestock experts and two helicopters equipped with heat-sensing devices to track down the escapees. Two of the heifers were shot dead, but two others escaped into the woods and haven't been seen since.It would all be that much more laughable it it weren't so scandalously true. Let us state unequivocally from the beginning that we are rooting 100 percent for the surviving cows in this bizarre story.
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By Jon Kelvey, Baltimore Sun Media Group | August 2, 2014
A cow originally destined for the Carroll County 4-H & FFA Fair this week remained at large in the greater Westminster area as of Saturday morning, according to the Carroll County Sheriff's Office. "I take them out to the fair every year for the kids' rodeo and a few of them managed to get off the trailer," said Doug Dell, the owner of the animals. Initially, four cows escaped on Tuesday, but three were later found. The missing animal is a 500- to 600-pound heifer, according to Dell, and was intended to participate in the "calf scramble" at Wild West Night, a rodeo event at the 4-H & FFA Fair.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Sun Staff Writer | June 20, 1994
A Howard County jury has cleared a veterinarian of a criminal charge that he mistreated a cow at his Mount Airy farm in January 1992.The Circuit Court jury of six men and six women deadlocked on a charge of mistreatment of a second cow after seven hours of deliberation.The trial lasted three days.The veterinarian, Richard John Burroughs, 51, had been convicted in District Court in May 1993 of mistreating both cows. He was fined $500 and given a probationary sentence that called for him to give 350 hours of community service.
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Leonard Pitts Jr | May 8, 2014
There was a method to this madness. Meaning that night more than three weeks ago when a caravan of trucks and buses descended on a boarding school in rural Nigeria and more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted from their beds. As is often the case with acts of terror, this mass kidnapping was accomplished with a theatricality and audacity designed to inspire awe. But the act of terror was also an act of fear. What the 2012 shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan suggested, the mid-April taking of these Christian and Muslim children makes abundantly clear: Extremist Islam is scared of little girls.
FEATURES
By Dave Barry | May 5, 1991
When you have been an experienced, highly accurate professional journalist for as long as I have, you develop a "sixth sense" for spotting a news trend that has the two elements that are absolutely essential for a major story:DTC 1. The potential destruction of all life on the planet.2. Cows.I regret to report that we are experiencing such a trend now.Consider the following true items:Item one: According to newspaper articles sent in by many alert readers, livestock in England are experiencing an epidemic of "Mad Cow Disease," a disorder that strikes the brains of cows (Yes!
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By TaNoah V. Sterling and TaNoah V. Sterling,Staff Writer Staff writer Alan Craver contributed to this story | July 25, 1993
A veterinarian convicted on two counts of animal cruelty received a sentence of two years' supervised probation and 350 hours of community service, and was fined $500 in Howard County District Court Friday.Richard John Burroughs, 51, of Mount Airy, faced a maximum sentence of 90 days in prison and $1,000 in fines on each count of cruelty to his two cows. District Judge Louis Becker decided May 18 that the animals had been mistreated."I have to hold you to a higher standard than someone who's a farmer or a simple pet owner," Judge Becker said.
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By Peter A. Jay | December 15, 1996
HAVRE DE GRACE -- The Year of Our Lord 1996 drains squishily toward its close, and there is water everywhere. It's flowing into the pond faster than the 8-inch tile drain through the dam can take it away, and creeping up the banks around the trunks of the maples. It's rushing down stream beds. It's dripping from the morose faces of the cows, and exploring new ways to get into my cellar.Out in the fields it's made big shallow lakes in places which before this year even the Corps of Engineers wouldn't have suspected were wetlands in disguise.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | May 25, 1993
A veterinarian accused of mistreating two cows at his Mount Airy farm plans to appeal his Howard District Court conviction on two counts of animal cruelty.Dr. Richard John Burroughs, 51, faces a maximum sentence of 90 days in prison plus fines of up to $1,000 for each count if his conviction is upheld.Daniel Green, an Eldersburg attorney for Dr. Burroughs, said he believes his client's conviction by District Judge Louis Becker on May 18 was based only on circumstantial evidence."We feel the court was in error," Mr. Green said.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | May 25, 1993
A veterinarian accused of mistreating two cows at his Mount Airy farm plans to appeal his Howard District Court conviction on two counts of animal cruelty.Dr. Richard John Burroughs, 51, faces a maximum sentence of 90 days in prison plus fines of as much as $1,000 for each count if his conviction is upheld.Daniel Green, an Eldersburg attorney for Dr. Burroughs, said he believes his client's conviction by District Judge Louis Becker on May 18 was based only on circumstantial evidence.Mr. Green said he will take Dr. Burroughs' case to Howard Circuit Court after the veterinarian is sentenced in District Court.
FEATURES
By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2005
The cows are organized, and they're coming for us. This was bound to happen. These gentle, docile creatures have provided us with milk and beef for so long, never asking anything in return. Those days are over. The cow uprising is near. Like any group of aggrieved workers, they now have a Web site, BovineUnite.com, advertised on billboards that have cropped up across Maryland. The site features an alarming video of cows pumping iron and a manifesto worthy of Patrick Henry. "Every day, the humans chase us with horses, rope us and milk us for all we're worth," the site declares.
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By Buzz McClain and For The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2014
Last year my wife, Leslie, and I, after 20 years of marriage and five houses -- Cape Cod bungalow, brick Colonial, one-level ranch, a spec contemporary and a 6,000-square-foot McMansion -- downsized into a 2,200-square-foot farmhouse within walking distance of Washington, D.C.'s East Falls Church Metro station. The house was built in 1892. The year Grover Cleveland was elected president for the second time, Sherlock Holmes began solving mysteries, Thomas Edison patented the telegraph, and the rules of basketball were established, walrus-mustachioed George Crossman was finishing up construction on a cross-gabled two-story house for his new bride, Nellie, on 65 acres in what was then the farming region of Arlington, Va., not far from the Potomac River and the nation's capital.
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By David Horsey and By David Horsey | December 17, 2013
At the memorial for Nelson Mandela, President Obama gave those who pander to right-wing outrage two great opportunities to rattle the cage of Obama haters. The first was his handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro; the second was the "selfie" he posed for with Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Taking the second one first, critics said that it was disrespectful for the president to be clowning around with the two PMs in the middle of a funeral.
NEWS
July 10, 2013
As part of the restaurant chain's ninth annual Cow Appreciation Day celebration, Chick-fil-A is offering a free combo meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who visits one of its restaurants fully dressed as a cow on Friday, July 12. Customers will also receive a free entree of their choice for wearing any cow-spotted accessory, such as a hat, tie, scarf or purse. The Laurel Chick-fil-A restaurants are located at the Centre at Laurel, 13600 Baltimore Ave., or Corridor Marketplace, 3366 Corridor Marketplace.
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By Amy Watts, for The Baltimore Sun | April 1, 2013
I'm filling in for your regular recapper, Janell. I'm usually on b's dance show beat, covering "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance. " This show is pairs of people doing things that are uncomfortable, so how different can it be? Seven teams remain, including one with a guy with MAGNIFICENT hair. Haters gonna hate, but that permed mullet takes some dedication, y'all. We're in Botswana and there is a very cute little kid bopping around. This area has a lot of wildlife and the racers all get to take time to see some elephants roaming around.
FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | October 23, 2012
Cows, rather than chickens, caused the pollution for which an Eastern Shore farm couple and Perdue are being sued, contends a witness for the Salisbury-based poultry company. Charles Hagedorn, a microbiology professor from Virginia Tech , told a federal judge Monday that a small herd of cattle grazing on Alan and Kristin Hudson's farm near Berlin were the sole source of high levels of bacteria and nutrients found in drainage ditches there. "These counts - and they are high - came from the cattle," Hagedorn testified.  But a lawyer for the Waterkeeper Alliance pressed Hagedorn to acknowledge that manure blown by large ventilation fans out of the Hudsons' two poultry houses could also have reached the ditches, contributing to the pollution.
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By Katie V. Jones | January 8, 2012
As a resident of Strawbridge Home for Boys in 1950, Jim Mathis, at age 13, found himself working on a full-fledged farm with cows, hogs, chickens and horses. He soon learned a few lessons. "Cows don't care what day it is. At the same time every day, when it is time to milk, they come to the barn," Mathis, now 74, chuckled. "Farming is a 24-hour, seven days a week job. (Today), there's not a farmer amongst us. " That "us" is Mathis' fellow alumni from Strawbridge, a Methodist-run home in Eldersburg where boys between ages 6 and 18 were sent to live, from 1924 to the late 1950s, either because they were orphans, or their families couldn't care for them.
NEWS
By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | July 22, 1999
Someone in Carroll County has lost two prime black heifers, and Ed Primoff wants to know who.The two bovines showed up uninvited this week on Primoff's 211-acre spread in Woodbine and have developed a taste for the family's azaleas and peaches. Attempts to catch them -- from using lassoes to chasing the cows in an all-terrain vehicle -- have proved futile. And all neighborhood cows are accounted for.Primoff figures he has lost bushels of peaches and most of the azaleas under his front windows.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2011
One singer crooned like Sinatra. One twanged in true Conway Twitty style and another gave a credible gravel-voiced impression of Louis Armstrong. And, of course, an Elvis entered the Cow Palace at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium with a guitar and had most of the audience swaying in the seats Thursday before he left the building. The show was called "Baltimore County Seniors Got Talent," and 11 performers proved it in a contest loosely based on the similarly named TV reality show.
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