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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,Sun reporter | July 3, 2007
Here, water is everything - the heart of the city's revival, the point of its main tourist attraction, the flavor of the hometown dish. There, the wettest things are the decorative fountains outside the convention center. It's dust, it's prairie, it's cows - it's Texas. Despite having nothing visibly in common, Baltimore and Fort Worth have become the nation's newest clique - business partners and instant mutual admiration society. Tourism boosters in each city are reaching across the country to join hands, hoping that together they can grab visitors' dollars that traditionally end up in other cities.
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By Amanda Krotki and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
It's here! It's queer! Go to it!  B'more Qfest - Baltimore's Queer Film and Media Festival -- strives to build relationships with the community and bring LGBT-themed films to Baltimore on a regular basis. The event comes back to Baltimore June 12-15 with opening and closing night festivities, parties and more than 40 films -- many of them Maryland premieres. Screenings take place at MICA Brown Center, Fred Lazarus Studio Center at MICA, Theater Project, Yellow Sign Theater and 1727 N. Charles St. Individual tickets for regular screenings are $10 each.
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By Jon Morgan and Jon Morgan,Staff Writer | September 2, 1992
The long-running battle for Texas racing, being waged in courtrooms and boardrooms by the warring owners of Pimlico and Laurel, tentatively has been lost by both of them.A hearing officer recommended the Texas Racing Commission award a lucrative thoroughbred-track operating license to a group now running a small track near Fort Worth.The final decision rests with the commission, which is set to rule next month, and the local investor groups say they still could win.But the surprise recommendation is a setback for groups affiliated with both Joseph De Francis and Robert Manfuso, part-owners of Pimlico and Laurel, Maryland's major thoroughbred tracks.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2013
The first college recruiting letter Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds received came from a school less than 30 miles from his home outside Nashville, Tenn. Reynolds wound up going to the tryout camp run by the school's coach after his junior year at Goodpasture Christian School. Reynolds thought he played pretty well, but he never heard from the coach again. Three years later, Reynolds will get another chance to impress Rick Stockstill when Navy (8-4) plays Middle Tennessee State (8-4)
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By FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM | September 12, 1999
FORT WORTH, Texas -- At 6: 30 a.m., tiny voices begin to resonate inside the Presbyterian Night Shelter. Thirty-nine children have slept there overnight, and more than a dozen are getting ready for school.There is no smell of brewing coffee or sizzling bacon. Instead, the odor of sweat, stale cigarettes and dirty mop water lingers in the shelter hidden on a side street east of downtown Fort Worth.For reasons as varied as their appearance, more and more children and teen-agers are being raised in homeless shelters once occupied mostly by men on skid row. Educators in Fort Worth and nationwide are reaching into the shelters and pulling those children into classrooms.
TRAVEL
By Rosemary McClure and Rosemary McClure,Special to the Sun | June 29, 2003
You probably don't give much thought to Fort Worth when you fly into Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport. If you think about it at all, you may associate the town with cowboys, livestock and rodeos. And with good reason: Fort Worth residents are proud of their Western heritage. They even call their city Cowtown. But you may not know that Fort Worth is a culture capital, with 14 museums, including a huge new contemporary art museum, which opened recently. In a city where oil money and phi-lanthropy go hand in hand, its museums can and do buy some of the biggest and best art in the world.
NEWS
September 19, 1999
DISTRAUGHT and red-eyed, Chris Hightower, 15, emerged from Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth. Eight people were dead or dying inside the church, including the man who opened fire."
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By DALLAS MORNING NEWS | February 22, 1998
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Less than 24 hours after their oldest child was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and murder, Carlos and Gloria Zamora flew to New York for an early-morning appearance on the "Today" show.Later that day -- Wednesday -- word reached New York that Diane had cut her arm with a razor blade and was under a 24-hour suicide watch. Gloria Zamora then made a second New York television appearance. This time, it was CNN's "Larry King Live," where they were joined by Diane's lead defense attorney, John Linebarger.
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By Sam Howe Verhovek and Sam Howe Verhovek,NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE ,,TC | April 14, 1996
HEREFORD, TEXAS -- Willa Cather's books are on display, as are the platinum records of Patsy Cline. There is a display on Wilma Mankiller, the former head of the Cherokee Nation, and a bronze statuette of Sacajawea, the Shoshone interpreter for the Lewis and Clark expedition.And 125 other honorees have their due: There are the pink and turquoise cowgirl hats of Gertrude Maxwell, an Idaho rancher and historian, and a photo exhibit on Mamie (Mae) Francis Hafley, the daredevil rider, and her Arabian mount, Babe, who performed their act 628 times from 1908 to 1914.
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By Neal Thompson and Neal Thompson,SUN STAFF | February 1, 1998
He told me, 'You haven't been the only girl in my life.' He said, 'I have had sex with someone else before.' I kept ramming my head against the walls. I just didn't want to live with what he had said to me. I felt like I had lost everything. My family wasn't in the best financial shape, and now he was telling me the one thing I prized more than anything else was taken away. I screamed at him, 'Kill her, kill her.' -- Diane Zamora, Sept. 6, 1996FORT WORTH, Texas -- The journey to the Tarrant County Courthouse for her murder trial tomorrow began 16 blocks away at Harris Methodist Hospital, where 7-pound Diane Zamora emerged as the first child of Carlos and Gloria Zamora.
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By Paul McCardell, The Baltimore Sun | November 22, 2013
If it had kept raining in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, would it have changed history? Several books and articles have pondered this question. President John F Kennedy greeted a crowd on a misty morning rain in Fort Worth at 8:45 a.m. central standard time. The weather in Dallas had been rainy, but the sun came out before the president's plane had landed. The plexiglass "bubble" top had been removed from the car. The Secret Service knew the president preferred not to use the bubble, unless it was inclement weather, according to media reports.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
Considering what Navy's Keenan Reynolds had done to Hawaii the week before, the South Alabama football team couldn't be blamed for focusing its defensive efforts on the sophomore quarterback Saturday. But the Jaguars forgot to account for Darius Staten. The senior slotback had seven carries for a career-high 127 yards and one touchdown to propel the Midshipmen to a 42-14 rout before an announced 33,086 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Navy scored 32 unanswered points over the final three quarters as a defense missing three starters shut out South Alabama for nearly 40 minutes.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | November 16, 2013
Perhaps more than any other player on the Navy football team, senior slotback Darius Staten is thrilled that the Midshipmen will be playing in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas, which is about 35 miles from his hometown of Carrollton, Texas. “I'm emotional right now,” Staten said after the team's 42-14 throttling of South Alabama on Saturday night. “It's going to be amazing. You wouldn't want to end your career any way better than to end it where you started.
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June 17, 2013
Elizabeth Riney and Shaun Smith were united in marriage Dec. 1, 2012 at Old St. Joseph's Church in Philadelphia, Pa. Monsignor Thomas Cini, VG of St. Ann's Church, in Wilmington, Del., officiated. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Susan Riney of Yardley, Pa. The groom is the sone of Gregory and Phyllis Smith of Havre de Grace. The bride was given in marriage by her father, Michael Riney. The maid of honor was Meredith Riney of Philadelphia, Pa, the bride's sister. Bridesmaids were Allison Riney of Yardley, Pa, sister of bride; Megan Riney of Dallas, Texas, cousin of bride; Leanne Karr of Philadelphia, Pa., Stacie McSpadden of Havre de Grace, Jennifer Smith of Philadelphia, Pa., and Jaclyn Woehnker of Sea Bright, N.J., friends of bride.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Catherine Mallette and The Baltimore Sun | May 9, 2013
"Look," my husband said the first night we ate dinner in our new house. He had just herded Ben and Jerry, our two cats, into the basement. And now, he was closing the door. For the first time in a year, we would be able to eat dinner at home without a spray bottle of water beside us, at the ready to chase off our perpetually hungry felines. Yes, we had doors on the rental house we'd been living in, but they didn't close well and our beasts inevitably managed to pry them open. We love a lot about our new home.
NEWS
January 22, 2013
I become almost speechless when I hear the NRA and people like Fort Worth, Texas, Mayor Betsy Price speak of their right to assault weapons and the high-capacity magazines for them. I cannot understand why any "good, outstanding citizens" need them. This is beyond the scope of the Second Amendment. I admire President Barack and Vice President Joe Biden for being steadfast in the policies they wish to pass. We, the people, are supposed to be running the United States, not the NRA. As for the better mental health policies and services the opponents of gun control like to put forth, I wonder if they realize they are the very ones who vote to cut these services.
NEWS
August 5, 2007
HAROLD E. WILLIAMS, 74, a retired construction worker, died Sunday, July 29, 2007, at a Fort Worth nursing center. Harold was born November 1, 1932, in Fort Worth. Survivors include son Darnell H. Williams, brothers Joe Williams Jr. and Vonda Lee Lewis (Margarite); sisters, Katherine Bowens and Estherlene Newton; five nephews, three nieces and a host of other relatives. Funeral at 11 a.m. Friday, August 3, 2007 at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel. Burial at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
NEWS
August 4, 1994
* Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn, the mother of Van Cliburn and his only piano teacher until he was 17, died Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas, after suffering a stroke. She was 97 and lived in Fort Worth.* Artie Glenn, 79, whose song "Crying in the Chapel" became a hit for Elvis Presley in 1965, died of a heart attack July 25 in a Dallas hospital.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun and By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
Enalee E. Bounds has been running Ellicott's Country Store on Main Street in historic Ellicott City for 50 years, telling customer after customer that they have stepped into a house that could be the oldest "duplex" in the country - built in the late 18th or early 19th century - and how Mr. Walker lived on one side, Mr. Chandler on the other. In her view, Main Street hasn't changed so much since her family bought the store in 1962, and she doesn't see why it should. "It could always be spiffed up," said Bounds, whose store boasts four floors of antiques and home furnishings and an interior design service.
NEWS
November 22, 2009
Maryland State Police have arrested a tractor-trailer driver for pointing a fake gun at a dump truck driver Friday on the Baltimore Beltway. Troopers arrested the driver, Johnathan Maniah Adams, of Fort Worth, Texas. Adams was being held at the Baltimore County jail. - Associated Press
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