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By Marty McGee | June 4, 1991
The sale of Rosecroft Raceway and Delmarva Downs was approved yesterday by trustee Jim Murphy, signaling a likely end to a stormy chapter in Maryland harness racing history.Murphy, trustee of the tracks since they were placed under the protection of a federal bankruptcy court in January, approved an $18.2 million bid by Colt Enterprises Inc., a company fully owned by Frederick Weisman of California."The proposal will be subject to the federal bankruptcy court for approval," Murphy said in a prepared statement.
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By Timothy B. Wheeler and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2014
When Guy W. Willey Sr. was growing up, he hunted and ate Delmarva fox squirrels in the low-lying forests of the Eastern Shore, long before it was clear the giant cousins of the common gray squirrel were in danger of disappearing. He was "dirt poor," he recalled, and lots of folks did it back then. Now, at 83, he's been invited to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Friday, when federal officials are expected to announce the squirrel has bounced back from the brink of extinction and is no longer in need of legal protection.
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By Special to The Sun | July 27, 1994
BERLIN, Md. -- Delmarva Downs was forced to cancel its card last night after two betting races because of the heavy rain and thunderstorms that battered the Eastern Shore.Racing will resume today with a 12-race card. Post time is 7:45 p.m.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Orioles minor league outfielder Mike Yastrzemski was promoted to Double-A Bowie on Wednesday, Single-A Frederick announced, making him the club's first 2013 draft pick to reach that level. Yastrzemski, who is the grandson of Boston Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, hit .312/.364/.462 with a home run and 19 RBIs in 23 games for the Keys, highlighted by a cycle on July 5 against Lynchburg. He was promoted to the Keys on June 19, after earning a South Atlantic League All-Star nod with a .306/.365/.554 batting line for Low-A Delmarva.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | October 14, 1992
Colt Enterprises, owner of the state's two harness tracks, is seeking a longer 1993 racing season.Tom Barry, general manager of Rosecroft and Delmarva raceways, is expected to ask the Maryland Racing Commission today for earlier openings next year for the tracks.The commission meets at Timonium to discuss the harness dates, but will not award either 1993 harness or thoroughbred dates until its November meeting.Rosecroft management is asking for 233 nights, an increase of 32 from 1992, and permission to open Jan. 6. Dates at Delmarva Downs would increase from 87 nights this year to 93 nights in 1993.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | October 26, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has weakened with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph as of 2 p.m., but it is still expected to be a massive and powerful system for the next several days that could strike the Delmarva peninsula at hurricane strength and cause hundreds of thousands of power outages in Maryland. The storm's center is expected to strike the Delmarva early Tuesday before moving to the northwest over Baltimore, according to the National Hurricane Center's 5 p.m. update. Gov. Martin O'Malley declared a state of emergency Friday morning launching statewide storm preparation efforts led by the Maryland Emergency Management agency.
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April 6, 2000
League: Single-A South Atlantic Affiliation: Orioles General manager: Jim Terrill Manager: Joe Ferguson Stadium: Arthur Perdue Directions to stadium: Take U.S. 50 through Salisbury. Pass Business Route 13 and continue to Hobbs Road. Take a right. Game times: Monday through Saturday, 7: 05 p.m.; Sundays through June, 1: 05 p.m.; Sundays in July and August, 7: 05 p.m.; April 19, 10: 05 a.m.; July 12, 12: 05 p.m. Tickets: Club level, $17; field box, $11; reserved box, $9; adult general admission, $8; children 6 to 12, senior citizens and military personnel, $5. Radio: WBSL (97.9 FM)
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By William L. Thompson and William L. Thompson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 25, 1998
Earlier this month, two Republican senators, frustrated by government regulation and big-city "bullies," introduced in the General Assembly a bill to let the Eastern Shore hold a straw ballot on secession. The bill is slated for a hearing March 5 in the Economic and Environmental Matters committee. Secession has been proposed off and on since the 1830s and never gets very far. But what if this time ... (A satire)CRAPO, June 24, 1999 -- There's not much left of Delmarva, the Union's improbable 51st state, created back in 1998.
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By Patricia Meisol and Patricia Meisol,Staff Writer | August 4, 1993
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland moved yesterday to buttress its managed-care presence by purchasing the Delmarva Health Plan of Easton.The acquisition by the CFS Health Group Inc., the management company for three of the Blues' four health maintenance organizations, increases CFS' membership by 12.5 percent and gives the state's largest health insurer an important toehold on the Eastern Shore, where traditional business is declining.Delmarva, owned by Memorial Hospital of Easton and a group of physicians, was acquired for $7 million -- $6.25 million in cash and the remainder in escrowed funds.
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By Marty McGee | October 15, 1991
Ted Snell has been named president and general manager at Maryland's two harness tracks, Rosecroft Raceway and Delmarva Downs.Snell, 51, is a native of New Hampshire who has served in a similar capacity at Freehold Raceway in New Jersey the past four years."
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Catcher Chance Sisco and right-hander Jon Keller, both of Low-A Delmarva, earned Orioles Player and Pitcher of the Month honors for June, respectively, the Shorebirds announced Tuesday. Sisco, the Orioles' second-round pick last year, hit .404 with eight doubles, a home run, and 19 RBIs in 24 June games, good for a 1.004 OPS. Sisco overcame a slow start -- he hit .245 in April -- to raise his average to a league-leading .353, thanks to his hot June and .411/.441/.589 line in 13 games this month.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
Right-hander Hunter Harvey garners most of the attention when the pitching staff at Low-A Delmarva is discussed, but three left-handers in the six-man starting rotation are doing their part to ensure the Shorebirds continue to compete in the South Atlantic League. Mitch Horacek, Steven Brault, and Luis Gonzalez are among the system's best pitchers halfway through the minor league season, with each ranking among the league leaders for starting pitchers. Horacek, unfortunately both for him and the timing of this piece, turned in his worst outing of the season Wednesday night when he allowed five runs in 5 1/3 innings.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | June 20, 2014
With a gentle breeze blowing and temperatures in the low 80s, it was mild for a June afternoon on the Eastern Shore, but adjacent to the main attraction at the Queen Anne's County 4-H Park, it was hot as blazes. John Draper stood next to a 650-pound frying pan, stirring 140 pieces of chicken in 160 gallons of bubbling soybean oil with a pair of giant tongs. His face was flushed. The hair on his forearms was singed. And as the line of hungry customers grew to 100 people and more on Friday afternoon, he pondered why he'd decided to volunteer at the 65th Delmarva Chicken Festival, which will be the last, as old-time marketing gives way to more modern demands.
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By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
In recent years, the Orioles' first-round draft picks haven't required much seasoning before they arrived on Eutaw Street. Manny Machado was up just over two years after his selection in 2010, while Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman, the club's last two first-round picks, each reached the majors in their first full seasons. But in last year's amateur draft, the team's two first-round selections - pitcher Hunter Harvey and outfielder Josh Hart - represent the kind of high-ceiling, long-lead developmental projects rarely seen in the Orioles system.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2014
It's one of the more impressive streaks in all of baseball, and yet I'm terrified to write about it for fear of retribution from the baseball gods. But this has gone on for too long to continue ignoring it. Low-A Delmarva reliever Jimmy Yacobonis has made 15 appearances on the season and not allowed a run - earned or unearned - in 20 innings of work. Only two pitchers in all of minor league baseball have gone longer this year without allowing an earned run: Reds prospect Carlos Gonzalez, who has pitched 24 scoreless innings for Class-A Bakersfield, and Jeff Beliveau, a 27-year-old reliever in the Rays system who has pitched two scoreless innings in the big leagues and 21 2/3 shutout frames with Triple-A Durham.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Well, we have made it to Memorial Day. Students are graduating, pools are open and we have our first "Orioles have interest in trading for ... " story. I love annual traditions. This report comes out of CBS Chicago - that the Orioles are interested in Chicago Cubs right-hander Jeff Samardzija, a free agent after the 2015 season who is 1-4 with a 1.68 ERA in 11 starts this season. The Orioles were interested in Samardzija this winter and certainly haven't lost that interest since the 29-year-old has posted the second-best ERA for a major league starter so far this season.
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By Ted Shelsby and Ted Shelsby,Staff Writer | August 28, 1993
The agriculture secretaries of Maryland, Delaware and Virginia jointly announced their support for the North American Free Trade Agreement yesterday, saying the potential for an expanded Mexican market was good news for the farmers of the region."
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2000
Despite a tumble last season, the Single-A Delmarva Shorebirds have been the most successful Orioles farm club on the field recently, and there is hope that trend will continue. "This looks like it's going to be a good club with pretty good pitching and a lot of enthusiasm and eagerness that you like to see in young kids," said new manager Joe Ferguson. Ferguson has moved to Salisbury after three seasons with the Double-A Bowie Baysox. He is building a home in the area and looking forward to dealing with more rudimentary skills.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2014
It's becoming something of an annual tradition. Each year, the Orioles' first-round pick - a pitcher, typically - opens his first full season with the organization by posting otherworldly numbers and generating a buzz the likes of which hadn't been seen since, well, the year before. That run slowed a bit for 2013 top pick Hunter Harvey, who issued four walks and allowed a career-high four earned runs in five innings in a 4-0 loss Tuesday to Savannah for Low Class-A Delmarva. Compared to the total of seven earned runs he'd conceded in his career entering the start, four is a big number.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2013
UPDATE: The mission has been postponed because of repairs needed to a pump on the International Space Station, according to NASA. Crew members aboard the space station are slated to take space walks Dec. 21, 23 and 25 to replace the pump, used to keep equipment cool. Original post: A launch to restock the International Space Station with provisions and scientific equipment is expected to be visible across Maryland on Thursday, though it could be delayed. NASA and Orbital Sciences Corp.
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