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By Steve Chapman | May 2, 2003
CHICAGO - In Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, an upstart member of the Hole in the Wall Gang challenges Butch for leadership, and they agree to settle the matter with knives. But before they can start, Butch, played by Paul Newman, raises the question of what rules should apply. "Rules?" exclaims his incredulous rival. "In a knife fight?" The sneaky Butch, catching his opponent off-guard, then delivers a well-placed kick that leaves the poor guy unable to continue. Some things are just not meant to be done in strict accordance with regulations.
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By Mikita Brottman | September 29, 2014
I was close to 40 when I discovered how love really feels. The object of my affection was a French bulldog, sold to us as Oliver and rechristened Grisby. His color was officially designated "fawn piebald," which meant he had very pretty markings of light brown and white, about half of each. His fur was short and soft, and his large, expressive ears were light brown on the back, dark pink inside and could seem almost translucent in the sunlight. His mouth was wide and when he trotted along with his pink tongue hanging out, it formed a permanent smile.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won the IndyCar Series race in last year's Grand Prix of Baltimore, had a tough time defending his championship Sunday. After starting eighth, Hunter-Reay's DHL Chevrolet had “electronics issues” nearly from the start. His car stalled on the first lap and he dropped down to 22nd. After clawing his way back into the top 10, the same problem resurfaced and Hunter-Reay had to drop out of the race on the 42nd lap. He was 20th at the time. Hunter-Reay said afterward that the initial was an anti-stall mechanism malfunction at the start, but wasn't sure what caused his car to stall later on. “It's heartbreaking,” he said
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Sports Digest | May 19, 2014
Justin Boston of Sparks won the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway on Sunday, his first career Automobile Racing Club of America Racing Series victory. Boston took the lead from Grant Enfinger on Lap 181 and held off a charge from pole winner Mason Mitchell to win. It was Venturini Motorsports' first win at Toledo since Bill Venturini himself won in 1987. "I can't thank all of the guys at Venturini and back at the shop enough for this," said Boston, the 2013 ARCA Rookie of the Year.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2012
Maryland Del. James E. Malone Jr. was motoring down I-97 the other day when he came up behind a car doing about 40 in the fast lane. When he moved to pass the car on the slow side, he looked over and noticed the driver was a woman with four dogs in her lap. "I think one of them was driving," he says, still incredulous. "Four different dogs. I'm like good grief. You just look at them and shake your head. " But, hey, that sort of thing is still legal in Maryland. Lawmakers just foiled Malone's bill that would have made driving distracted by animals illegal, an offense punishable by a $500 fine.
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
LEXINGTON, Ohio -- Will Power, feeling a little under the weather from a cold that has been traveling through members of the Penske Team this weekend, put his foot down Friday afternoon to let Ganassi driver Scott Dixon know someone else can find his way around the 2.258-mile road course. Dixon -- who has won three of the last five IZOD IndyCar races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and sat on the pole for last year's race -- had to settle for second-fastest in the day's last practice session.
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By Staff Report | July 26, 1992
Finksburg resident Jeff Shepard led all but seven laps of the 25-lap Super Sprint feature at Susquehanna Speedway on Sunday night.Shepard had taken the lead on the seventh lap and guarded it closely until the 24th, when Steve Smith took the lead and set a new course record in his victory.The going was a little tougher for Shepard on Saturday night at Lincoln Speedway. It was Smith again who passed Shepard; this time it was for third place. Shepard did manage to edge Smith in the heat race with a third place to Smith's fourth.
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By Shav Glick and Shav Glick,Los Angeles Times | October 10, 1994
MONTEREY, Calif. -- All Mario Andretti wanted from his 407th and final IndyCar race was to finish, to be running on the track when he saw the checkered flag for the last time.He came up four laps short, disappointing not only himself but also most of the estimated 75,000 who swarmed over the hills of Laguna Seca on a warm Sunday for the final race of the season.The "Last Lap of Mario," as the Bank of America 300 was advertised, came on Lap 80, with Andretti sitting on pit row, his engine having expired.
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April 5, 1992
PHOENIX -- Michael Andretti surprised himself and spoiled a great effort by Bobby Rahal, as the defending IndyCar champion won the pole position for today's Valvoline 200 with a record-setting performance.Rahal, a former series champion and second to Andretti in the 1991 PPG Cup points battle, set the target, turning a record-shattering lap of 171.618 mph yesterday as the first qualifier on the one-mile Phoenix International Raceway oval.That broke the mark of 168.334 set last April by Rick Mears, who had won four consecutive Phoenix poles and swept all five oval track poles in 1991.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | May 10, 1996
INDIANAPOLIS -- Arie Luyendyk, the lone former winner among the entrants for the 80th Indianapolis 500, vaulted to the role of favorite yesterday when he turned in three consecutive laps in excess of 237 mph, including a final go-round of 237.774, the fastest practice lap in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history."
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By Gene Wang, The Washington Post | March 2, 2014
With Alyssa Thomas chasing two of the most revered records in Maryland women's basketball history and less than a week from the senior's final regular-season home game, Terps coach Brenda Frese couldn't resist a little ruse at the expense of the two-time Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year. Frese brought Thomas to the floor of Comcast Center after a practice last week, saying the two needed to discuss an issue. The mysterious directive led Thomas to believe her coach was a tad cross.
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By Dan Appenfeller and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
Three teammates were on the podium at the end of the Indy Lights race Sunday, and the same three will be battling for the series' championship in the final two races of the season. Jack Hawksworth, Sage Karam and Gabby Chaves finished first through third, respectively. The three are all members of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. The win catapulted Hawksworth into the championship conversation, moving him from fourth to second. “It's just a perfect weekend for us from start to finish,” Hawksworth said.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won the IndyCar Series race in last year's Grand Prix of Baltimore, had a tough time defending his championship Sunday. After starting eighth, Hunter-Reay's DHL Chevrolet had “electronics issues” nearly from the start. His car stalled on the first lap and he dropped down to 22nd. After clawing his way back into the top 10, the same problem resurfaced and Hunter-Reay had to drop out of the race on the 42nd lap. He was 20th at the time. Hunter-Reay said afterward that the initial was an anti-stall mechanism malfunction at the start, but wasn't sure what caused his car to stall later on. “It's heartbreaking,” he said
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
The big names of IndyCar Series racing keep dropping out of Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore. Reigning champion Ryan Hunter-Reay's No. 1 DHL Chevrolet stalled out on the opening lap and after climbing back into contention later on, finally ended his day on the 42nd lap with what he called “electrical issues.” On the 53rd lap, it was pole sitter Scott Dixon's turn. Coming down a straightaway, Dixon's Target Chip Ganassi's No. 9 Honda was forced into the wall when archrival Will Power had maneuvered in front of him, though Power's Team Penske No. 12 Chevrolet brushed the wall and was able to continue.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
If there was one driver feeling confident about his chances at Sunday's Grand Prix of Baltimore, it might have been Ryan Hunter-Reay, who won last year's race en route to capturing the IZOD IndyCar Series title. But his bid to become the event's first two-time winner ended shortly after his No. 1 car stopped in the 43rd lap on the course in Turn 10. “We just had an electronic issue that made the car stall on the start,” the 32-year-old Dallas native said. “And then we were ultimately sidelined because of a power outage in the car. The electronics completely failed.” Hunter-Reay said the car hadn't had a severe mechanical problem since the 2011 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 27, which made Sunday's issue just as bewildering.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2013
Just a rookie on the Firestone Indy Lights Series, Jack Hawksworth has already won twice this year. But the happiness he felt over those victories did not compare to the elation of winning the pole for Sunday's Indys Lights race at the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Hawksworth, a 22-year-old native of Bradford, England, posted the fastest time in Saturday's qualifying session, finishing a lap of the 2.02-mile course in 1 minute, 24.8128 seconds. That time was more than a half-second better than Carlos Munoz (1:25.3152)
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By Staff report | August 14, 1991
Two county auto drivers found themselves knocked out of contention by mechanical problems in Sunday races.Another county driver, though, took advantage of an injury to a fellow Carroll driver to win a feature race.Jeff Shepard of Finksburg had led from the start of the 25-lap sprint car feature at Susquehanna Speedway in Newberrytown, Pa., but ran out of gas on the 24th lap and did not finish in the top 10 in the race.Meanwhile, at Hagerstown Speedway in Washington County, GaryStuhler of Westminster was in second on the 22nd lap of a 25-lap late model feature when he suffered a flat tire.
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By Dave Glassman and Dave Glassman,Special to The Evening Sun | February 21, 1991
In the first and, hopefully, last 3,400-meter race held in the boys Class 1A/2A state indoor track championships yesterday, Glenelg's Gerard Hogan set an unofficial state record of 10:43.3.Thirty-four hundred meters?Well, uh, yes. It seems that sometime during the race an official flipped the lap number card backward rather than forward, resulting in a 17-lap race instead of 16. "My coaches were giving me signals to keep the same pace," said Hogan, a junior. "They said you have a half-mile to go, but when I went by the officials I saw five laps to go instead of four."
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August 23, 2013
Dan Rodricks reports that Gov. Martin O'Malley is taking a victory lap after touting his great accomplishments as governor at the MACO convention held recently in Ocean City ( "Martin O'Malley starts to take his victory lap," Aug. 20). The governor stated that he achieved No.1 rankings in public schools, income, entrepreneurship and women-owned business during his reign. He also stated that Maryland has regained 99 percent of the jobs lost due to the recession of 2008.
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Dan Rodricks | August 20, 2013
Don't look now, my fellow Marylanders, but I think the Martin O'Malley victory lap has commenced. The governor, with a year and a half to go in his second and final term, has started telling us all about his impressive tenure. The governor gave a speech over the weekend that was mostly that - a way of cementing the local narrative about how his pragmatism and competency got us through the worst economic cycle in decades. Like everything else O'Malley does, it's all part of a strategy to enhance his standing as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.
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