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By Marty McGee and Marty McGee,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 1, 1992
LAUREL -- Some 15 minutes after Laurel Race Course ended the 258th and final program of Maryland's racing season yesterday, the most telling statistic came in: Betting handle at Laurel and Pimlico was down 5.5 percent for the year."
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BUSINESS
October 29, 1992
Biospherics Inc., a Rockville biotechnology company, reported its earnings more than doubled in the third quarter ended Sept. 30, to $326,454, or 8 cents a share, compared with a year ago.The company credited the increase to improvements in its information services division. It hired 150 temporary employees this summer to handle calls for an information hot line on breast implants. Biospherics handles information services for about 10 pharmaceutical companies.Three months ended 9/30/92...
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Sun Staff Writer | May 13, 1995
Horsemen will receive a 7 percent purse boost when Laurel Park opens its doors for its live summer meet June 15.Pimlico/Laurel operator Joe De Francis notified owners and trainers of the increase yesterday as well as unveiling an incentive to increase field sizes and enhance the live product.De Francis said that also starting at Laurel, the tracks will offer a 40 percent purse bonus for all allowance and open claiming races, except those carded on the turf, if there are eight or more betting interests in each field.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | May 23, 1993
Pimlico/Laurel's entry into the age of electronic racing seems to be working.After the first three weeks that full-card simulcasts from Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Hollywood Park have been offered in addition to the live card at Pimlico, gross betting receipts at the state's four thoroughbred wagering sites -- Pimlico, Laurel, Rosecroft and the Frederick OTB outlet (Cracked Claw) -- have increased about 17 percent from a year ago.Included in the figures is the amount bet in the afternoon on the Freehold harness races from Freehold, N.J. Currently the takeout from that approximate $65,000 daily handle goes to the state's harness industry.
SPORTS
April 15, 1998
Quote: "I've never had a naked man running after me, especially in front of 50,000 people. Morganna I can handle." -- Rockies outfielder Dante Bichette, whom a male streaker ran toward in the third inning Monday.It's a fact: The Braves' bullpen has a 5.93 ERA, while the starters are at 2.15.Who's hot: Scott Rolen of the Phillies has hit .433 (13 of 30) with four doubles, two homers and six RBIs over the past eight games.Who's not: Jay Bell of the Diamondbacks is 0-for-8 since his nine-game hitting streak ended.
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By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Staff Writer | August 23, 1992
Sitting on the sidelines of last week's boycott by the Pimlico trainers was partly a lesson in civics, economics and human nature.Track operator Joe De Francis took to quoting Mark Twai ("Reports of my demise have been greatly exaggerated") and Patrick Henry ("We're either going to hang together or we're going to hang separately").By week's end, Timmy Boyce looked more like a haggard UA negotiator overseeing the closing of an auto parts plant than a horse trainer.Here are a few observations gleaned from the week's activities.
NEWS
By Michael James and Michael James,Staff writer | February 12, 1992
About 120 county school administrators are getting a lesson this week on how to handle semiautomatic pistols, revolvers, brass knuckles and Ninja throwing stars, a step that could save lives -- and lawsuits.The goal in the program, the first of its kind in Maryland schools, is to teach educators how to handle weapons safely and how to legally seize them from students."We want to give them a pro-active approach to follow, but we also want to let them know the legal aspects involved in searching someone," said county police officer Mark J. Maggio, who has lectured 25 to 30 principals and assistant principals each day.Most of the administrators were surprisingly comfortable loading and unloading magazines from the semiautomatic pistols, and seemed to cock the Raven .25-caliber semiautomatic with relative ease.
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By JOHN EISENBERG | January 20, 1999
Brian Billick's skills as an offensive architect earned him the job as the Ravens' head coach. But those skills won't determine whether he succeeds or fails in the coming years.If all he had to do was design and operate a potent offense, there's little doubt he would prosper. He can handle that part of the job. Just check his record.But there is so much more to the art of being an NFL head coach, so much that doesn't involve diagramming plays. And those variables almost always separate the winners from the losers.
FEATURES
By ALAN J. HEAVENS and ALAN J. HEAVENS,PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER | December 31, 2005
Hammers seem simple enough: You hold the handle and hit the nail. But not every hammer fits every job. Size, design and weight are critical to getting the best bang for your buck. Of course, once you've found the right hammer, you'll need to use it properly. What you need to know --Different hammers are designed to do different things. The most versatile is the claw hammer. But the claw on some hammers is curved; on others, it's straight. A curved claw is better for pulling out a nail.
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By Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe and Dr. Modena Wilson and Dr. Alain Joffe,Special to The Sun | May 9, 1995
Q: A terrible thing happened to my son recently. He discovered the body of a friend who had committed suicide. We've gotten conflicting advice about whether we should encourage him to talk about it. What do you thing?A: Although your son will have to make the final decision about how to handle what has happened to him, we would certainly favor encouraging him to talk about what must have been a very traumatic event.We can think of two reasons you may have been advised to try to forget the incident.
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