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By Sandy Grady | April 6, 1995
Washington -- WHAT DOES Arlen Specter do now?No doubt he has tons of chutzpah, a Yiddish word Webster's defines as "supreme self-confidence, nerve, gall."Like the TV watch ads, Mr. Specter takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin.'Here's a guy who wasn't stopped by losing four elections in a row (DA, mayor, governor, senator). Feminist howls over his badgering of Anita Hill didn't chase him from the Senate. Surgery to remove a brain tumor didn't slow him.Then the ultimate chutzpah: a Specter run for the presidency.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2014
When you're a Libertarian candidate in Maryland, garnering more than 1 percent of the vote on Election Day counts as a win. But for Shawn Quinn, candidate for governor, nothing short of toppling both the major-party candidates will feel like victory. "People think I'm nuts," Quinn said last week. "But I want to be the next governor of Maryland. " The Libertarian Party, founded in 1971, has never won more than a full percentage point of Maryland voters in statewide races. Quinn is undeterred.
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By SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 22, 2001
One week after winning aboard 96-1 shot Sackville Parade, apprentice jockey Stephen Michael rode 67-1 long shot Prized Bean to victory yesterday in the third race at Pimlico. Prized Bean paid $136.20. Michael, 22, has two wins, three seconds and two thirds in 13 starts.
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By Childs Walker and Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Commissioner nearly became the latest long shot to win the Belmont Stakes, losing to Tonalist in a photo finish as a 28-1 shot Saturday. Trainer Todd Pletcher said all along his horse had the perfect pedigree to run 1 ½ miles at Belmont Park. He had dreamed of saddling him in the Belmont from the first days he worked with the colt. “He ran super,” Pletcher said. “I didn't anticipate that we would be on the lead, but we weren't going to take away anything they gave us. He was almost good enough today.” Like Tonalist, Commissioner did not run in either of the first two legs of the Triple Crown.
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By DAVID STEELE | May 18, 2006
If somehow, some way, Platinum Couple wins the Preakness on Saturday after opening as the 50-1 long shot, the tale of how he got into the field will be legend. Saturday night, the Lostritto family - headed by the trainer, Joe, who started the Long Island stable now operated by his children - noticed how the field for the second jewel of the Triple Crown was thinning out. Just three horses from the Kentucky Derby were going to make the trip, and how quickly they'd bounce back from a grueling race was a question.
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By PETER BAKER | October 25, 1992
Amy Cleaver has a photograph to remind her of her first hunting trip. In the picture, her head and torso are framed by the antlers of a moose she had taken at 85 yards -- which, believe it or not, was something of a long shot from the outset.Cleaver is an 18-year-old from Millersville in Anne Arundel County. The moose is an 850-pounder bagged in northern Maine.Now, 85 yards is not a long shot with a rifle, even for a novice. But the odds of Cleaver having the opportunity to make the kill were somewhat prohibitive.
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By Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Kimberly A.C. Wilson,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | October 24, 2004
CROWNSVILLE - Compared with the jowly, mustached face on page 32 of the 2004 Maryland General Assembly guide, the retired Wall Street tycoon sipping a saccharine-sweetened iced tea, with three weeks left in a long-shot U.S. Senate campaign, is a shadow of his former self. A fan of sugary sodas, E.J. Pipkin has lost 40 pounds over the past year, a feat he attributes not to Atkins carb-cutting or aerobic circuit training but to a year spent crisscrossing the state to introduce himself to Maryland voters.
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By Pete Bielski and Pete Bielski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 18, 2002
Jockey Jeremy Rose waited more than a year to ride stakes-winning Lyracist, so waiting one more day to celebrate a victory shouldn't be a problem. Lyracist and Rose registered a 16-to-1 upset in the $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap at Laurel Park yesterday. But when the two arrived in the winner's circle for photographs and presentations, they were alone. Owner Tim Cunningham and trainer Michael Petro were in Florida, tending to business at Gulfstream Park. Rose will join them today, and a celebration will likely follow.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | June 13, 2001
TULSA, Okla. - Phil Mickelson knows all about betting on a long shot - and watching it come in. It happened last summer, when Mickelson turned a bet on a National Football League team that had never made the playoffs into a reported $520,000 payday after the Ravens won the Super Bowl. Now Mickelson is hoping to see another long shot - himself - win the 101st U.S. Open. "I've come to the realization that I can't change my approach to the game," said Mickelson, who finished second by a stroke behind the late Payne Stewart in the 1999 Open at Pinehurst No. 2. "I don't enjoy playing conservative.
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By Ann LoLordo and Ann LoLordo,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | February 20, 2001
The power of DNA tests to finger the guilty hasn't been lost on the bad guys. Some DNA-savvy suspects have taken unusual steps to ensure that they leave no biological evidence at the scene of a crime - or that they leave someone else's. Take Anthony H. Turner, a convicted serial rapist from Milwaukee who is serving a 120-year prison term. He went to great lengths to convince investigators that they had the wrong man. Police arrested Turner during a burglary in 1997. A rape victim identified him as her attacker, and Turner's DNA profile, taken from a blood sample, matched the suspect's in two other rapes.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | May 15, 2014
Ron Paolucci believes you're entitled to your opinion, but he has plenty of ways to refute the overwhelming sentiment that his 30-1 long shot filly Ria Antonia will be overmatched running with the colts in Saturday's 139th Preakness Stakes. The horse's co-owner will point to the race sheet, which says his horse is the second-highest earner of the Preakness entrants behind Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, thanks to a November win at the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. He'll boast that he and his filly don't mind their long odds, because neither horse nor owner cares much about respect.
NEWS
November 22, 2013
Charles Lollar's long-shot campaign has been making a series of missteps, from issues with their bus , a website outage , to an out of control campaign staff , offending the developmentally disabled community and more. And the hits just keep on coming. Today the Lollar campaign sent the following message to Central Committee members: Hello Brian -- First and foremost I want to thank you for your dedicated service to our party as a Central Committee member.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | March 10, 2013
When she entered the race to replace John R. Leopold as county executive, Laura Neuman had a far higher profile in business than she did in politics. Many of the other 15 candidates were better known. But the County Council pulled a surprise, granting her the seat in a 4-3 vote. It wasn't the first time Neuman, a 48-year-old Annapolitan, came to the table with a seemingly weak hand and raked in all the chips. Born to a family of modest means in East Baltimore, she never finished high school or college, but during her 20s talked her way into the MBA program at Loyola University Maryland.
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February 6, 2013
Martin Van Buren was not the only sitting vice president elected president during the 19th century ("President Biden? History says no," Feb. 2). Thomas Jefferson achieved the same distinction when, as vice president at the start of the century, he defeated and succeeded the incumbent president John Adams - even though that election was ultimately decided by the U.S. House of Representatives due to a tied electoral vote between Jefferson and Aaron...
NEWS
August 13, 2012
The prospects for steelmaking at Sparrows Point look bleaker than ever. The mill was auctioned off last week for a paltry $72 million as part of owner RG Steel's bankruptcy two a joint venture of two companies that do not make steel. Instead, the primary business of one of the firms involved, Hilco Trading LLC, is buying distressed industrial assets and selling them off for parts. There is now a very real possibility that the plant that made steel for the Golden Gate Bridge and the ships that won World War II - and, perhaps most pertinently, provided an entree into the middle class for tens of thousands of Baltimore families - will be razed to the ground.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | May 24, 2012
Salisbury coach Jim Berkman is fond of saying that it's fitting for the only two undefeated teams in Division III - the Sea Gulls (22-0) and SUNY-Cortland (21-0) - to meet in Sunday's NCAA tournament final at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Tyler Granelli has an entirely different motive. The junior faceoff specialist was cut by the Red Dragons in the fall of 2010 after compiling six points and 11 groundballs in 14 games as a freshman in 2009. Granelli elected to transfer to Salisbury and after sitting out 2010 to rehabilitate a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, he has won 66.0 percent (446-of-676)
SPORTS
By Jamison Hensley | August 18, 2007
Quarterback In: McNair, Boller Bubble: T. Smith, Olson Running back In: McGahee, Anderson, Mu. Smith, Daniels Bubble: Ross Long shot: Pruitt Fullback In: Green, McClain Receiver In: Clayton, Mason, Williams, Figurs Bubble: Moore, Darling Long shots: R. Bryant, Willis, Linson Tight end In: Heap, Wilcox, Sypniewski Bubble: None Long shots: Ballantyne, Freeman Offensive line In: Ogden, Brown, Flynn, Chester, Terry, Grubbs, Gaither, Vincent,...
SPORTS
November 2, 1991
SprintAlthough no favorite has won the Sprint since Eillo won in the first year, don't hold that against Housebuster. This race lacks the freakish, speed-crazed types of prior Sprints, so Housebuster should always be close, ready to blow past at will. Inadvertently, the Breeders' Cup seems to do everybody a favor this year by starting its new Pick-7 with a gimme.Selections: Housebuster, Polish Numbers, Clever Trevor& Long shot: Take Me OutFilliesLast year, this race was a pushover when Meadow Star won at 1-5. Although there's no such standout today, Preach could have the little edges she needs -- she has the rail and "Miss Julie," and she has progressed to a peak for Shug McGaughey.
BUSINESS
Jay Hancock | January 23, 2012
In its most important respects, Gov. Martin O'Malley's new proposal to build a wind farm in the Atlantic Ocean isn't different from the old one. Developers must still pay hundreds of millions of dollars to build wind turbines off Maryland's coast. And Maryland electricity customers still have to pay for them. Everything else is detail. That's why the project, proposed Monday by the governor for the second year in a row, still faces very long odds. Fiddling with the financing mechanics, as O'Malley has suggested, may win the legislature's approval this time.
SPORTS
By Sandra McKee, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2011
A year ago, Shared Account arrived at Churchill Downs for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf as an outsider. Oddsmakers made her a 46-1 long shot, and her response was to win. This year, she's back to defend her title in the $2 million Grade I race. Do the oddsmakers love her? Not exactly. They've given her 30-1 morning-line odds, a fact that has Sagamore Farm general manager Tom Mulligan sending out a warning. "The field is deep, and it's another tough ask of her," Mulligan said.
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