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By Sylvia Badger | August 20, 1991
I HEAR there's a gung-ho new group of horse owners who call themselves the Golden Girls. One of Maryland's most knowledgeable horsewomen, Betty Miller, acts as the den mother for the group, which includes Caroline Stautberg, Mary Charlotte Parr, Lorraine Schmidt, Charlotte Filbert and Chris Psoras. These are just a few of the new owners that Michael, Josh and Andrew Pons, members of the well-known racing family, have put together for the new stable. Some of the other owners are Paul Cassidy, president and general manager of a Buffalo television station; the Portera family, who own Trees, that nifty restaurant on North Charles Street; Don Reynolds, retired BG&E exec; Jim Glenn, a food broker; John Adams, a Virginia-based fund raiser; and Pam Fox, a decorator who owns Visions, in Roland Park.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | October 10, 2013
Just when you thought Betty White couldn't possibly do more to endear herself to the LGBT community, the "Golden Girls" alumna took part in a promotional video for Spirit Day , GLAAD's anti-bullying initiative that asks people to wear purple to show support for LGBT youth. Doing her best mugging while reading copy that makes NBC's The More You Know campaign look Pulitzer-worthy, White jokes about changing her name on Oct. 17 to "Betty Purple" as a way to stand up for LGBT teens and young adults.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | September 18, 1992
"Golden Palace" is "Golden Girls" without Dorothy (Bea Arthur), who's simply "gone," in the explanation given by her TV mother, Sophia (Estelle Getty). Not dead, but definitely out of the picture and the series.The three remaining "girls" -- Betty White, Rue McClanahan and Getty -- sell their house and buy a small Miami hotel. The "palace" of the title is something considerably less than that. Call it "in receivership."The "girls" are joined by three male cast members. The most famous is Cheech Marin of Cheech and Chong.
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By Dan Rodricks | March 12, 2011
Last Sunday, my brother and I went to the Catholic church in our hometown to make arrangements for a funeral Mass for my mother, Rose — more familiar to readers of this column as the former Rose Popolo — and, for the first time in all the years since I lived there and served as an altar boy, I didn't recognize a single soul in the pews. What I did recognize were names engraved on a wall — the men and women who had donated things the church needed for its reconstruction after a fire in 1954.
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By SARAH KICKLER KELBER | December 15, 2005
What's the point? -- Think you are the only one who wants to see Golden Girls on DVD? Sign up for a free account, and you can vote for whatever shows you'd be willing to shell bucks out for on disc. If a show gets enough interest, it can show distributors that it would be worth it to publish. What to look for --Also check out an oft-updated list of DVD release dates and reviews.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Staff Writer | September 27, 1993
Chasing balls and ripping line drives up the middle has been sweet for Janet Hull. But the 75-year-old Brooklyn Park woman is tired of trips to Northern Virginia to play with the Golden Girls, a senior women's softball league. She wants to play in her own back yard: Maryland.After five years of making the 100-mile round trip to Vienna, Va., twice a week, Ms. Hull is trying to organize a senior women's softball league here. "You just can't explain how much fun it is to get out there and play with other senior women," said the retired secretary.
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By KATHY SUTPHIN and KATHY SUTPHIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 13, 1995
GOLDEN GIRL Jane Rogers returned to her home from a West Coast adventure this week -- a victor.The Mount Airy resident and other members of the Golden Girls softball team traveled to Palm Springs, Calif., to participate in the Senior World Series on Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2 and 3. The 50 and above team played 11 games and won the Women's Division Series.Mrs. Rogers, a lefty who plays first base, said her team first played four games in the World Series bracket play, winning three games.Seven games played in double elimination format followed, with the Golden Girls triumphant in six."
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | February 18, 1992
Baltimore area viewers want their early evening local news. And WMAR-TV (Channel 2) has what they want.That's one of the messages that came through loud and clear with release of the advance local ratings for January, from A.C. Nielsen. Channel 2's audience at 5 continued to grow last month and is now twice as large as the audience for reruns of "Golden Girls" and "Who's the Boss?" on WBAL-TV (Channel 11). Channel 11 canceled its 5 o'clock news in September and replaced it with the entertainment programs.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Sun Television Critic | November 5, 1991
WJZ-TV (Channel 13) is still No. 1. But more and more Baltimore viewers are turning to WMAR-TV (Channel 2) for news at 5 p.m., according to the Nielsen audience survey for October.The ratings, which were released yesterday, are the first scorecard on several key changes in the local TV news landscape this fall. The biggest involved WBAL-TV (Channel 11) canceling its 5 o'clock newscast in favor of "Golden Girls" reruns. Channel 11 was going for a larger audience with the entertainment programming, but according to the latest figures the sitcom did worse than the station's last-place newscast did a year ago, losing an estimated 18,000 TV households.
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | June 13, 1994
They are called the Bay Ladies. But they feel more at home on the dirt and grass of a softball diamond.The team is Maryland's first entry into slow-pitch softball for women 40 and older.The average age for players is 47. Many have played ball before.Family responsibilities often forced them into early retirement, said Janet Hull, 76.Ms. Hull spent years organizing the team and is its oldest member."I've worked long and hard. It's a great experience to see that these women are interested in playing ball again with their own age group," said Ms. Hull, who has patterned the Bay Ladies after the Golden Girls, a senior women's softball league in Virginia in which she has played for six years.
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By Claudia Luther and Claudia Luther,Tribune Newspapers | April 26, 2009
LOS ANGELES -Bea Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom Maude and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls, died Saturday. She was 86. Ms. Arthur, a stage-trained actress who was a success on Broadway long before television audiences got to know her, died of cancer at her Los Angeles home, family spokesman Dan Watt told the Associated Press. In 1966, the tall and husky-voiced Ms. Arthur won a Tony for her performance as Angela Lansbury's sharp-tongued sidekick, Vera Charles, in the original production of Mame on Broadway.
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By Claudia Luther and Claudia Luther,Special to Los Angeles Times | July 23, 2008
LOS ANGELES - Estelle Getty, whose acting career bloomed late in life with her Emmy-winning performance as Sophia Petrillo, the wise-cracking mother of Bea Arthur on the popular NBC sitcom The Golden Girls, died yesterday. She was 84. Ms. Getty, who also won notice for her performance on Broadway as Harvey Fierstein's mother in Torch Song Trilogy, died at her home in Hollywood, said her friend and caretaker, Paul OChapdelaine. Ms. Getty had been battling Lewy body dementia for the past eight or nine years, he said.
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By SARAH KICKLER KELBER | December 15, 2005
What's the point? -- Think you are the only one who wants to see Golden Girls on DVD? Sign up for a free account, and you can vote for whatever shows you'd be willing to shell bucks out for on disc. If a show gets enough interest, it can show distributors that it would be worth it to publish. What to look for --Also check out an oft-updated list of DVD release dates and reviews.
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By Tamara Ikenberg and Tamara Ikenberg,Sun Staff | March 12, 2000
In 1994, when she starred in "The Next Karate Kid," no designers were clamoring to flatter Hilary Swank's five-star figure. But since her gender-bending turn in "Boys Don't Cry," which has earned her an Academy Award nomination for best actress, she's reached a kind of quirky fashion-plate status. The willowy actress with the punk pixie haircut has become both edgy ingenue and the darling of designers eager to outfit her for the Academy Awards. "She's an attractive proposition because she's a contender and she's a cute young thing and she pulled off a difficult role, says William Calvert, a New York women's luxury clothing designer.
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By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Sun Staff | July 27, 1997
Back and forth, Beth Botsford churns from one end of the pool to the other. She and her teammates form a drill team ofexquisitely precise fish. It's lulling, almost hypnotic, to watch them cut through the water as one, seemingly guided by an underwater metronome. For two straight hours, the water is their entire world: They swim slow to warm up. They swim fast to build speed. They swim long for endurance. They swim gently to cool down.It is, to state the obvious, a lot of swimming, especially when you consider how very little of it the public ultimately sees: One minute, 1.19 seconds, for example, in the case of Beth Botsford's gold medal performance in the 100-meter backstroke last July.
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July 26, 1996
CONGRATULATIONS are in order for Timonium's Beth Botsford, who this week put two gold medals around her neck and put her hometown and swim club on the map. The NTC 15-year-old swimmer, with a yen for Sesame Street puppets, became the first American woman to win gold in an Olympiad noted for its abundance of female talent.She was first in the 100-meter backstroke Monday and led the victorious 4x100 medley relay team Wednesday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center. Alas, she failed to qualify yesterday for the finals in what was deemed her most promising event, the 200-meter backstroke.
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By Claudia Luther and Claudia Luther,Tribune Newspapers | April 26, 2009
LOS ANGELES -Bea Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom Maude and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on The Golden Girls, died Saturday. She was 86. Ms. Arthur, a stage-trained actress who was a success on Broadway long before television audiences got to know her, died of cancer at her Los Angeles home, family spokesman Dan Watt told the Associated Press. In 1966, the tall and husky-voiced Ms. Arthur won a Tony for her performance as Angela Lansbury's sharp-tongued sidekick, Vera Charles, in the original production of Mame on Broadway.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,Television Critic | February 18, 1992
In some editions of yesterday's Accent index, the wrong local television station was identified as making gains in the afternoon news ratings. It is WMAR, Channel 2, whose 5 p.m. newscast is outpacing the competition at that hour. The Evening Sun regrets the error.Baltimore area viewers want their early evening local news. And WMAR-TV (Channel 2) has what they want.That's one of the messages that came through loud and clear with release of the advance local ratings for January from A.C. Nielsen.
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By KATHY SUTPHIN and KATHY SUTPHIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 13, 1995
GOLDEN GIRL Jane Rogers returned to her home from a West Coast adventure this week -- a victor.The Mount Airy resident and other members of the Golden Girls softball team traveled to Palm Springs, Calif., to participate in the Senior World Series on Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2 and 3. The 50 and above team played 11 games and won the Women's Division Series.Mrs. Rogers, a lefty who plays first base, said her team first played four games in the World Series bracket play, winning three games.Seven games played in double elimination format followed, with the Golden Girls triumphant in six."
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By Consella A. Lee and Consella A. Lee,Sun Staff Writer | June 13, 1994
They are called the Bay Ladies. But they feel more at home on the dirt and grass of a softball diamond.The team is Maryland's first entry into slow-pitch softball for women 40 and older.The average age for players is 47. Many have played ball before.Family responsibilities often forced them into early retirement, said Janet Hull, 76.Ms. Hull spent years organizing the team and is its oldest member."I've worked long and hard. It's a great experience to see that these women are interested in playing ball again with their own age group," said Ms. Hull, who has patterned the Bay Ladies after the Golden Girls, a senior women's softball league in Virginia in which she has played for six years.
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