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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 Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Even on a normal night, casinos can assault the senses with glitz, flashing lights, showgirls, cocktails, high rollers, fancy food and blaring music. So it follows that the long-awaited opening night of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore would include all of those things — but magnified tenfold. As gamblers and curiosity-seekers lined up to enter the building Tuesday night for the first time, VIPs were treated to a performance by a vertical dance troupe — men and women suspended from cables dancing and spinning up and down a high outside wall.
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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.
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August 26, 2014
Tonight, Baltimore becomes a casino town. With the opening of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore on Russell Street, the city enters an era of legalized slots, table games and poker that seemed impossible just a dozen years ago. Back then, people were busy drawing lines - first no slots at racetracks; then maybe, but no table games; then state-regulated slots at five locations and then six, along with everything else. Voters got their say, both on the matter of expanded gambling and then the location of the state's largest casino, Maryland Live, at Arundel Mills.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Even on a normal night, casinos can assault the senses with glitz, flashing lights, showgirls, cocktails, high rollers, fancy food and blaring music. So it follows that the long-awaited opening night of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore would include all of those things — but magnified tenfold. As gamblers and curiosity-seekers lined up to enter the building Tuesday night for the first time, VIPs were treated to a performance by a vertical dance troupe — men and women suspended from cables dancing and spinning up and down a high outside wall.
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.
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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.
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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.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
In the casino industry, they are known as "whales. " At Maryland Live, they are plied with personal parties, guaranteed seating at concerts, free tickets to sporting events and even quarterly car detailing. Helena Wong, a former VIP host at the Hanover casino, specialized in catering to those high rollers. So when her former employer suspected she had copied a list of its 1,000 best customers before taking at job a dozen miles away at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Maryland Live sued.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
Following two days of controlled demonstrations, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore won state regulators' approval Monday as to open as scheduled Tuesday night. The $442 million development near M&T Bank Stadium becomes Maryland's fifth casino to receive an operating license. MGM Resorts expects to open the sixth at National Harbor in Prince George's County in two years The Horseshoe's license was signed by Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Director Stephen Martino. Thousands of customers, including local politicians and celebrities, are expected at Tuesday night's opening.
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By Jean Marbella, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
Baltimore's first casino could have risen more than a dozen years ago on the faded industrial stretch that is now posh Harbor East. Or more controversially, slot machines could have made their city debut in the family-oriented Inner Harbor or at Pimlico Race Course , in the middle of an economically depressed neighborhood. Instead, the city's long and at times fraught path toward slots and table games brought it to Russell Street south of the stadiums, where on Tuesday night the $442 million Horseshoe Casino opens to the public - and begins seeking its niche in an increasingly saturated market of gambling options.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
About 10,000 gamblers, well-connected guests and curious local residents are expected to come to the city a week from tonight for the grand opening of the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, launching what city officials hope will be a powerful economic engine. The debut will be a test for city officials and business leaders, who face a stack of logistical hurdles in the casino's first week. Opening night of Maryland's fifth and most urban casino overlaps with an Orioles game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards . There are six more home games the first week - including on Saturday, when the Navy football team also will be in town to play Ohio State at M&T Bank Stadium.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2014
A siren sounded loudly Friday inside the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, jolting reporters getting a first peek at the vast, $442 million development featuring more than 100 table games and 2,500 slot machines, including machines on outside terraces to accommodate smokers. After the Aug. 26 opening, a shrieking alert might indicate a jackpot. This one was part of a fire-alarm test at the casino, Maryland's fifth. "The joys of building and testing," said general manager Chad Barnhill with a smile as the siren continued to wail.
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Dan Rodricks | August 9, 2014
Nobody asked me, but … the fans who gave Ray Rice a standing ovation before Thursday's preseason game apparently have not read the Ravens' fan behavior policy - specifically, the part that says: "Fans help shape the Ravens' image. " They also missed this: "Have fun, root hard, show respect for the fans around you, but don't be a jerk!" The policy obviously needs to be revised. Along with cowbells and coolers, it ought to prohibit mass displays of obtuseness about domestic violence.
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.
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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.
ENTERTAINMENT
Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 31, 2014
Horseshoe Casino Baltimore has added Charm City Cakes to its dining lineup.  The $442 million gaming complex announced that the Remington-based bakery, made famous on the cable TV show "Ace of Cakes," will "provide a wide array of baked goods, experiences and merchandise" to guests at the casino, which has announced an Aug. 26 opening.  The bakery will produce custom desserts for the casino's Jack Binion Steakhouse and will also...
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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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