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By Michael K. Burns | August 12, 1997
AFTER A morning of beachcombing on Delaware Bay, the news brief jumped out at me from the local paper. New Jersey was extending restrictions on catching crabs -- horseshoe crabs.Good news, I thought, having found noticeably fewer of these primordial creatures on the ocean's edge and along the bays.New Jersey's reason was not only to save the Limulus polyphemus itself, but to assure a food supply for shorebirds with the eggs of these marine animals.Since horseshoe crabs have been around for a half-billion years, nearly a tenth of the currently estimated age of planet Earth, they have obviously developed sufficient protections to deal with these ancient avian predators and survive.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
Users of the Maryland Transit Administration's bus system will be able to track buses in their area via their smartphones and other mobile devices starting this fall, one of many changes announced Monday as part of the agency's multiyear bus improvement plan. Riders will also see updated bus schedules, additional MTA supervisors showing up along bus routes and increased service to certain job centers, such as the rising Horseshoe Casino Baltimore on Russell Street. The changes are part of the agency's Bus Network Improvement Project, which was launched last summer with the goal of improving service using the input of local residents.
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FEATURES
Tim Wheeler | May 1, 2012
With another spawning season about to begin, horseshoe crabs appear to be hanging on in Maryland's coastal bays, despite limited habitat for their annual reproductive reunion. Volunteers tallied 23,105 crabs last year, roughly the same number counted in 2010, the Maryland Coastal Bays Program reports. The annual horseshoe crab spawning congregation on the Delaware shore is closely watched, because the ancient sea animals' eggs provide food for shorebirds, particularly red knots , which stop over there to rest and refuel during an epic 9,000-mile migration north.
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
The sign is up on the new two-story building on Russell Street and the opening date is set for the evening of Aug. 26 at the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, which will be Maryland's fifth gambling center, general manager Chad Barnhill announced Thursday. "It's exciting, it's coming up quickly," Barnhill told members of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Commission. "A lot to do in a short period of time, but it's an exciting time as well. " In the next two months, crews will have to finish installing 2,500 slot machines, more than 100 table games plus 25 tables for the World Series of Poker room, as well as an array of restaurants including a Johnny Sanchez taco restaurant, Asian noodle bar and Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen & Bar. The $442 million project - being developed by a group led by Caesar's Entertainment, based in Las Vegas - is expected to compete for customers with Maryland Live, located about 13 miles south along the I-295 corridor in Arundel Mills.
SPORTS
By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,Contributing Writer | July 17, 1995
The horseshoe that catcher Greg Zaun rubs for luck before each game may need a good polishing after the Orioles' weeklong road trip.Starting catcher Chris Hoiles left Saturday's game with a strained left hamstring and did not play yesterday. The Orioles will know more about Hoiles' status later today.However, even if Hoiles is not put on the disabled list, his playing status will remain iffy. Either way, Zaun figures to get more work."This is something I've wanted all of my life," Zaun said.
NEWS
By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,Sun Reporter | June 30, 2007
SLAUGHTER BEACH, DEL. -- This time of year, the horseshoe crabs practically have the place to themselves. With only a sunbather and a smattering of greenhead flies in the distance, the spiderlike creatures mate undisturbed on the sandy shores. But just a few miles away sits what the crab's protectors consider a major threat to a species that is older than dinosaurs - Charlie Auman, a waterman who has spent much of his adult life catching horseshoe crabs and selling them for bait. For the past decade, Delaware officials have been pushing to protect the crabs, which swim into the bay each spring from the ocean and mate by the millions on its shores.
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By Traci A. Johnson and Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer | October 11, 1992
The "Dream Team" lost its first match.Don't remember this scenario during the endless Summer Olympic telecasts? Well, you shouldn't. This isn't the U.S. basketball team that won the gold medal during the Olympics.This is the Dream Team of horseshoe pitching. And it was playing for the Special Olympics, not in the Summer Games.The 11th annual Horseshoe Tournament in Winfield brought out 56 two-person teams yesterday in search of that all-important ringer -- the high-scoring throw that leaves the horseshoe's sides around the metal peg -- and to raise money for the county's Special Olympics, an athletic event for the disabled.
SPORTS
By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | March 19, 1996
INDIANAPOLIS - If Baltimore football fans were waiting for their counterparts in Indiana to do the right thing, their patience was not rewarded. The Indianapolis Colts are not going to change their name, and local sympathy only goes so far for the city that the horseshoe used to call home.Walk down any street. Stop in any sports bar. You'll hear the same thing. This is Colts country now. It has been 12 years since the team slipped out of Baltimore under the cover of night and to hear these Hoosiers tell it it's time for Marylanders to get on with their lives.
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By Tom Horton and Tom Horton,SUN STAFF | December 11, 1998
EVEN AS THE Northern Hemisphere approaches its shortest day of the year (Dec. 21) and winter begins to grip the East Coast in earnest, one of spring's great exuberances is taking form in the coastal ocean between Maryland and New Jersey.By the hundreds of thousands, perhaps the millions, horseshoe crabs are beginning to mass along the sea bottom for the long, slow crawl into Delaware and Chesapeake bays to spawn.It is a spectacle to behold, especially in Delaware Bay, where up to a million of the ancient, helmeted creatures emerge on the beaches in May and June.
NEWS
May 28, 1995
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to check beaches for horseshoe crabs starting Monday.The crabs, one of the oldest surviving species, have started spawning in the sand.The number of horseshoe crabs has dropped severely since the early part of the century when too many were harvested for fertilizer and animal food.The department has proposed dredging restrictions and further study of their habits and habitat.Peak spawning times are high tides during the next few full moons.
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun and By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
The Horseshoe Casino Baltimore won't open until August, but the woman warrior's face on Sky Rider already glows alluringly on the second floor, offering the chance at "Silver Treasures. " The slot machine stands among a sea of recent arrivals at the Russell Street casino: Lucky Larry's Lobster Mania, A Win for All Seasons, Whales of Cash, Ultimate Sevens, Super Monopoly Money. Many remain wrapped in plastic. Hard-hatted technicians tend to the electronics of others. Some like Sky Rider are fully lit up, their wheels spinning for no one for now. The 2,500 slot machines being installed at Horseshoe incorporate the latest technology and pop-culture themes, ranging from "The Walking Dead" to the retro 1960s-era "Batman" television show.
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's general manager said Tuesday that joint efforts by his company and the city government to recruit local employees for the new gambling center near downtown have paid off, as Baltimore residents have received about half of the 2,200 job offers made so far. It is not clear how many city residents would be hired for the facility's 1,700 to 1,900 full- and part-time jobs because the job offers were made pending background checks...
BUSINESS
By Lorraine Mirabella, The Baltimore Sun | May 28, 2014
Zachary Roselle has never gambled in a casino, but by late July he hopes to snag one of the better-paying jobs on the floor of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore. "I've been a card game player for a long time," said Roselle, a 22-year-old gas station cashier from Curtis Bay. "My dad always told me if I had to play cards all the time, I might as well get paid for it. " Roselle, one of 400 students in Horseshoe's dealer academy, says running games such as blackjack and roulette would come with other benefits.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2014
Heavy Seas will have its name in lights at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the casino under construction on Russell Street. On Friday, Horseshoe announced that a Heavy Seas tavern will be among five Maryland-based vendors in its first-floor casual-dining area, which it's calling the Baltimore Marketplace. The casino said the other Baltimore Marketplace vendors would include Lenny's Deli, which has locations in Harborplace, on Lombard Street and in Owings Mills; the Greenspring Station restaurant Tark's Grill , which will be represented at the casino by a casual bistro named Tark's at the 'Shoe; the Towson-based pizza-by-the-slice chain Mamma Ilardo's , which will introduce a new personal-size pizza concept named Pie-Zetta; and the Mallow Bar , a "crispy treat dessert cafe" specializing in homemade marshmallow treats.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
Guy Fieri is coming to Baltimore. Horseshoe Casino Baltimore announced on Thursday that the flamboyant tattooed culinary personality will open a restaurant at the casino currently under construction on Russell Street. Guy Fieri's Baltimore Kitchen & Bar will be open daily for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night dining. The 350-seat restaurant will offer casual foods, including an extensive variety of burgers, wings, small bites and shareable food items.  The restaurant will feature an outdoor patio and dining area.  Click here for video of Fieri talking about Baltimore, and Baltimore's pit beef obsession.
NEWS
By Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Chad Barnhill | May 6, 2014
When Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, it will serve as more than just a proud new gateway to downtown Baltimore. The $442-million casino entertainment facility will create 1,700 new jobs downtown - infusing new tax revenue into the community and lowering property taxes for city residents. As the city's largest new employer, Horseshoe Baltimore will offer access to the good-paying jobs and sustainable careers that are essential to achieving this administration's goal of attracting 10,000 new families to Baltimore.
NEWS
By Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,SUN STAFF | November 26, 1997
Ula Clyde Collison was never at a loss for words or things to do. There was always a joke to tell or a horseshoe to pitch; a flower to plant or yarn to spin; a prank to pull or game to umpire. He could do them all with the best of them.Mr. Collison, 88, died Saturday of heart failure, said his daughter, Barbara Lamar Moyer of Guam. He suffered from Parkinson's disease and apparently became disoriented and fell down an embankment near his Annapolis home.An athlete and Annapolis sports legend for more than 40 years, Mr. Collison's accomplishments include four decades of coaching youth sports; perennial all-star in the city's adult fast-pitch softball league; horseshoe champion; and golfing gold-medal winner.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | August 11, 1994
There is one person in the United States of America who is excited about the baseball strike that approaches like a thunderhead, threatening to wash out an entire season.One person in the country who is not sorry to see pitches traded in for pickets.One person who sees the light in the impending darkness."Let me put it this way," Jim Speros was saying before last night's professional football game at Memorial Stadium, "they may be trying to take away the name of my team, but they can't take away the luck of that horseshoe."
BUSINESS
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2014
Richard Lee Floyd Sr. went to the Southeast Anchor Library on Eastern Avenue on Tuesday, walking on a cane and two prosthetic legs, in hopes of part-time work, something to supplement his Social Security disability check, and occupy his days. "I want to be able to do something ... instead of lying around the house," said Floyd, 61, who worked as a building custodian before circulation failure from diabetes took both lower legs 10 years ago. Floyd joined about 40 others attracted to the Highlandtown library by the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore's hiring blitz, which rolled in bearing posters of a winning 7-7-7 slots payout and chips piled high, oversized squeezable red dice for stress relief - and a shot at one of about 1,700 full- and part-time jobs at what will be Maryland's fifth casino.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | April 28, 2014
Technically, you could open a casino without a celebrity chef. But, why gamble? On Monday, the management of Horseshoe Baltimore announced the two chefs it hopes will be marquee culinary attractions at its casino, which is now under construction on Russell Street. The chefs, John Besh and Aaron Sanchez, will be collaborating on a Mexican restaurant named Johnny Sanchez. While the 222-seat restaurant will offer some substantial dinner plates, the bulk of the menu will be tacos and tostadas, said Sanchez, who was in Baltimore for the casino's announcement.
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