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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | September 14, 1998
NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. -- The on-track numbers from the first week of racing at Colonial Downs are dismal."Certainly, it has been a disappointing week for attendance and handle," said John Mooney, Maryland Jockey Club's chief operations officer who is assisting Colonial management. "But the week after Labor Day is probably the most difficult for racing anywhere in the country."Through yesterday, Virginia's first thoroughbred track showed decreases of 30 percent in the handle and 50 percent in attendance from last year's inaugural meeting.
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By Marty McGee | June 1, 1991
When Maryland racing had its renaissance in the late 1980s, the barn areas at the three major tracks were crowded, and full fields made for interesting racing. In turn, fans bet with enthusiasm. Handle soared, and purses increased.But a recent malaise in racing throughout the nation has not bypassed the Maryland circuit. Short fields are the rule. Handle is down 9 percent at the 58-day-old Pimlico meet. And barns at Laurel and Pimlico race courses and the Bowie training center BTC are at about 85 percent capacity, said Tim Capps, the tracks'vice president for racing and publicity.
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By MARTY McGEE | December 15, 1991
Joe De Francis, Laurel/Pimlico president, said he and his staff "will look at the problem" of weak betting handles on Sunday programs at Laurel during the fall and winter -- i.e., when the track goes head-to-head with the NFL and the Washington Redskins."
NEWS
By William Thompson and William Thompson,Evening Sun Staff | July 16, 1991
A company created expressly to handle the lucrative printing business of the Maryland lottery should not be given preferential status as a minority enterprise because the firm has virtually no employees, no equipment and no experience to handle the job, a state review panel has concluded.WBS Inc., a Baltimore-based company associated with William L. "Little Willie" Adams, a political ally of Gov. William Donald Schaefer and a one-time numbers kingpin, is included in the list of minority subcontractors that helped lottery giant GTECH Corp.
FEATURES
By Janice D'Arcy and Janice D'Arcy,CONTRIBUTING WRITER | March 24, 1997
Mary Carroll Moore knows about change. In her 43 years she's had three volatile careers, gone from financial security to bankruptcy and back, endured two failed marriages and survived cancer. She's been there, done that and now, written the book."How to Master Change in Your Life: Sixty-Seven Ways to Handle Life's Toughest Moments," is the newly published culmination of Moore's experiences, and what she's learned.Known to Sun readers as Mary Carroll through her nationally syndicated food column, the author grew up in the Homewood section of Baltimore.
BUSINESS
By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,SUN STAFF | October 28, 1997
If yesterday's historic 554-point drop in the Dow Jones industrial average has you debating about dumping your investments or buying new ones, you will be happy to know that even small investors should be able to get through on the telephone to their broker or investment house for guidance, experts say.The reason: Today's rapid, computerized trading has freed brokers, analysts and others to answer investor questions.T. Rowe Price and Farris Baker Watts, two of Baltimore's largest investment houses, had no trouble handling yesterday's unusually high volume of calls.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | May 26, 2010
The Preakness Day handle, which sets the pace for how successful a year Pimlico and the Maryland Jockey Club will have, was the sixth largest overall handle in 2010 but still 8.6 percent lower this year than in 2009, the jockey club announced today. The 2010 handle amounted to just over $79 million for the entire Preakness Day card and nearly $53 million for the 135th Preakness Stakes. Despite the lower figure, attendance for Preakness Day increased about 23 percent from 77,850 to 95,760.
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By JOHN STEADMAN | May 25, 1994
Hold the obituaries, and please omit flowers. The state of horse racing in Maryland, thought to be troubled and traumatized, is making a comeback. There's no need to resuscitate the victim or stand in line to offer condolences.Preakness Day 1994 set records for the sport that have taken it to a new level of achievement and acceptability. The entire industry has gathered impetus and optimism from an outpouring of fan-presence and re-generated betting support."It's what I've been trying to say for a long time," said Joe De Francis, president of Pimlico and Laurel.
FEATURES
December 20, 1998
To make finger foods easy for guests to handle, keep fillings and toppings light and portions small.- Cole's Cooking A to ZPub Date: 12/20/98
NEWS
April 25, 2004
The modern toothbrush, with bristles at right angles to the handle, apparently dates to 1498 in China. Its first mention was in the 17th century Chinese encyclopedia. -- Reader's Digest Book of Firsts
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