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April 4, 2009
On April 3, 2009 Dixie Jason In leiu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Father Flanagan's Boys Town, 300 Flanagan Boulevard, P.O. box 7000, Boys Town, NE. 68010 www.boystown.org
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 30, 2014
First, Anne Arundel County Council candidate Michael Peroutka talks about the need to destroy the "current regime," secede and establish a government based on the Bible.  Then he asks the crowd to stand for the National Anthem. But Peroutka does not sing "The Star-Spangled Banner. " He plucks the guitar and sings:  "Oh I wish I was in the land of cotton Old times there are not forgotten Look away, look away, look away Dixie Land" Is that.... Yup, Peroutka's National Anthem is "Dixie.
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NEWS
December 13, 2005
On Sunday, December 11, 2005, DIXIE CRAIG (nee Rice); beloved wife of the late Algie R. Criag Sr.; devoted mother of Algie R. Jr. and the late Chester Craig; sister of Lexie Duty and Loretta Winstead. Also survived by two grandson's and five great-grandchildren. Friends may call on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the STALLINGS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 3111 Mountain Road, Pasadena. Where funeral services will be held on Thursday, 11 A.M. Interment Glen Haven Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Geniesis Elder Care Activities Department, 613 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD, 21225.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 7, 2014
Dixie Beatrice Lightfoot, a church soloist and homemaker, died of a stroke April 1 at Seasons Hospice at Northwest Hospital. She was 95. Born Dixie Beatrice Jones in Chapanoke, N.C., she was the daughter of Luther and Ella Jones. She was raised by an aunt in Perquimans County, N.C., after the death of her mother. "She was known for her beauty, fashion sense, intellect and her singing voice," said a daughter, Joan L. Powell of Pikesville. She married James Isaac Lightfoot in 1936 and moved to Baltimore.
NEWS
August 17, 2003
On August 15, 2003 DIXIE R. RIPPEL, loving mother of Darlene Croney and her husband Dennis, John Rippel, III and his wife Phyllis, Susan Rippel, Debra Wright and the late Phillip Rippel. Also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Friends may call at CONNELLY FUNERAL HOME OF DUNDALK, P.A., 7110 Sollers Point Rd., at Delvale Ave., Sunday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral service Monday 11 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
NEWS
By Ray Jenkins and Ray Jenkins,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 10, 1996
"Dixie Rising," by Peter Applebome. Times Books. 384 pages. $25In the 1850s, the New York Times dispatched a young reporter named Frederick Law Olmsted on a meandering journey to report from the nether world of the antebellum South. In due course Olmsted's penetrating dispatches were assembled in "The Cotton Kingdom," now regarded as a classic of Southern historical literature.Ever since Olmsted's trek, New York Times reporters assigned to the South have proved to be of incalculable value in defining the land of moss and magnolia to the rest of America.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | January 17, 1995
Dixie Hero evened the score in a four-race stakes rivalry with Ameri Valay yesterday, receiving an unexpected assist from an obscure Canadian gelding, Yonge Castlefield, in the Native Dancer Handicap.The front-running Ameri Valay runs his best races when he gets an uncontested lead and controls a leisurely pace.Yesterday, Dixie Hero not only broke sharper than usual and forced Ameri Valay a length or two wide going into the first turn at Laurel Park, but then jockey Edgar Prado took Dixie Hero back off the pace and let Donnie Miller Jr., on long shot Yonge Castlefield, assume the role of spoiler.
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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 15, 1991
LAUREL -- Just days before its focus shifts to the royally bred horses of its annual Turf Festival, Laurel Race Course yesterday offered the Queen Isabella Handicap as a lead-in.Crowned would have been an appropriate winner, given her name and her assignment as high-weight in a field of eight fillies and mares. But after Dixie Accent moved through a tight opening along the rail, she was able to run down Crowned, ridden by Rick Wilson, in the final 110 yards."You let her through the ---- hole," Wilson said angrily to fellow jockey Alberto Delgado upon unsaddling.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | April 9, 1995
Wanted by the Charlie Peoples stable: a cheap speed horse to exhaust the front-running Ameri Valay."That's what we need: a rabbit" was the comment overheard from a member of Peoples' outfit yesterday after Ameri Valay virtually stole his second straight running of the John B. Campbell Handicap and defeated the Peoples-trained Dixie Hero four lengths.Ameri Valay is virtually unbeatable when he is uncontested on the lead, and that's exactly what he was yesterday in the $100,000 Pimlico feature.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | November 3, 2007
Paul J. Travers remembered the first time he saw the Colts' mascot, Carolyn Clark, and her Welsh pony, Dixie, cantering around the cinder warning track at old Memorial Stadium. "It was 1960. I used to go to Colts games with the Southeast Police Boys' Club. We'd meet on Bank Street carrying our lunches in a brown paper bag and then board a school bus for the trip to the stadium," Travers recalled yesterday. "Once there, we'd take our seats in the far left field bleachers way up high where we spent most of our time looking at Carolyn and the cars in the parking lot. I guess you could say it was an infatuation with an older girl," he said, laughing.
EXPLORE
September 10, 2012
Dixie Construction Company has made a $150,000 gift to the Harford Community College Foundation Inc. In return, the fitness center in the newly renovated Susquehanna Center will be named in their honor. Of the $150,000, $50,000 has been designated to purchase state-of-the-art fitness equipment and $100,000 will go into the HCC Foundation's unrestricted fund that provides resources for scholarships/grants, innovative teaching grants, faculty and student travel, building restoration and information technology enhancements.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2012
They are plebes no longer. It took two hours, 10 minutes and 13 seconds Tuesday for the freshman class at the U.S. Naval Academy to have one of its own knock a plebe's "dixie cup" hat from the top of the greased Herndon Monument and replace it with a midshipman's hat, symbolically morphing the group into 4th-class Mids. Andrew Craig, 19, of Tulsa, Okla., achieved the goal in the noisy and slippery event that drew between 800 and 1,000 plebes, officials said. Tradition holds that the student who caps the monument will be first in the class to reach the rank of admiral, though that has yet to happen.
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By Rachel Marsden | December 15, 2011
I've had it with this useless, ongoing charade to "save Europe. " It's time to get serious and consider jailing and impeaching some of these European Union member leaders for requisite incentive. Last week's EU show was pathetic. It made me throw a pack of gummy bears at my television screen. You'd think these European leaders were actually in a position to save others when they can't even save themselves as their own countries drown in debt. As every trained water rescuer knows, when faced with a thrashing, flailing potential drowning victim who's trying to pull you under water as you attempt to save his life, you don't let him grab hold of you. Instead, you push him away and assume the defensive "reverse-and-ready" position until you can safely approach him from under water, lift him up and swim both of you to safety.
EXPLORE
November 15, 2011
Editor: Whenever I would see the late, iconic Imogene Johnston, she knew what to expect ... every single time ... you see, many, many years ago when I first met this fine, energetic lady who was a political dynamo, she reminded me of a busy, flying creature of nature ... and thus on our first meeting the name "Dixie Hummingbird" just came out instead of calling her "Miss Johnston" or "Imogene" ... and so it was, over the years, on photographic shoots,...
NEWS
By Kathleen Parker | August 5, 2009
Southern writer Walker Percy liked to poke fun at Ohioans in his novels, just to even things out. "Usually Mississippians and Georgians are getting it from everybody, and Alabamians," he once explained to an interviewer. "So, what's wrong with making smart-aleck remarks about Ohio? Nobody puts Ohio down. Why shouldn't I put Ohio down?" Percy, the genial genius, laughed at his own remark. Now, apparently, it's the Buckeye State's turn to poke back. In a fusillade of pique, Ohio Sen. George Voinovich charged that Southerners are what's wrong with the Republican Party.
NEWS
April 4, 2009
On April 3, 2009 Dixie Jason In leiu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to Father Flanagan's Boys Town, 300 Flanagan Boulevard, P.O. box 7000, Boys Town, NE. 68010 www.boystown.org
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | December 31, 2004
When the beloved Gin Talking retired in 2001, her trainer Robin Graham removed the filly's bridle and preserved it, like a mother's cherished necklace, for future generations. Three years later, Graham bestowed the bridle upon Dixie Talking, Gin Talking's first baby. The young filly wears it with distinction. Yesterday at Pimlico Race Course, Dixie Talking captured the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship Stakes, a race her mother won in 1999. The 2-year-old Dixie Talking has now won both her starts, rekindling memories of Gin Talking, who was Maryland-bred Horse of the Year in 2000.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | May 18, 2008
New York-based trainer David Donk wasn't sure about how his horse, Pays to Dream, would perform in yesterday's $250,000 Dixie Stakes. The 3-year-old had struggled on soggy turf before, and Friday's rain had made the Pimlico surface a little soft. What transpired over the second half of 1 1/8 -mile Grade II race surprised even Donk, when he watched his 19-1 long shot go from the middle of an eight pack to a dominant 7 1/2 -length victory. The win, the first for the 4-year-old gelding in his past four starts and the fifth overall since starting with three straight victories, paid $40.40.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,Sun reporter | November 3, 2007
Paul J. Travers remembered the first time he saw the Colts' mascot, Carolyn Clark, and her Welsh pony, Dixie, cantering around the cinder warning track at old Memorial Stadium. "It was 1960. I used to go to Colts games with the Southeast Police Boys' Club. We'd meet on Bank Street carrying our lunches in a brown paper bag and then board a school bus for the trip to the stadium," Travers recalled yesterday. "Once there, we'd take our seats in the far left field bleachers way up high where we spent most of our time looking at Carolyn and the cars in the parking lot. I guess you could say it was an infatuation with an older girl," he said, laughing.
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