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By Baltimore Sun reporter | March 3, 2010
Those who spotted Lady Gaga kissing Kermit the Frog at last year's MTV Video Music Awards won't be too surprised by this. Gaga's courtship of Kermit (and wearing a dress made out of mini-Kermies) may have paid off -- a report says her royal Gaganess might serve as a model for the Miss Piggy character in the upcoming reboot of Jim Henson's beloved franchise. "How I Met Your Mother" actor Jason Segel has been tapped to write the project, which will be called (at least for now)
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By Denise Weiss and For The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
Are you ready to meet "The most memorable women from the most controversial season of 'The Bachelor'?" If so, then you should find the women from someone else's season because all we have here are Juan Pablo's unmemorable girls. Juan Pablo brought all the controversy himself by going on a reality show to find a wife when he wasn't at all interested in finding a wife. Before we let the dejected women rip Juan Pablo to shreds, Chris Harrison reminds us that love can in fact be found on "The Bachelor," and newly married Sean and Catherine take the stage.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
For fellow sufferers of polar vortexes (vortices?) -- and this winter really is getting to be a terrible bore, don't you think? -- Midweek Madness provides a steamy version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" to help you keep warm.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
For fellow sufferers of polar vortexes (vortices?) -- and this winter really is getting to be a terrible bore, don't you think? -- Midweek Madness provides a steamy version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" to help you keep warm.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | April 1, 1994
There they were yesterday, 250 South Shore Elementary School students booing wildly at their principal, Lib Kiefer.Mrs. Kiefer, dressed in her pig-patterned scarf, pink pig earrings and pink sweater, didn't seem to mind, though. What bothered her was bending down and getting nose-to-nose with Miss Piggy, a 65-pound black Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.She tried to get away with planting an enthusiastic kiss on a plush, toy porker someone held out from behind the school auditorium curtain. "It's a soft, fuzzy pig," she taunted.
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By Sandra McKee | October 31, 1999
Mary Bo Quoit, the filly otherwise known as Miss Piggy and whose life is being chronicled in The Sun, ran the third race of her career yesterday.She broke well from the gate in the seventh race before stumbling badly, going nearly to her knees.She dropped to last, but steadied and passed tiring rivals to finish fifth in the eight-horse field.Mary Bo Quoit was 13 3/4 lengths behind Breadknife, who finished first.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | March 22, 1996
Once again, for those of you not watching basketball on CBS . . ."Muppets Tonight" (8 p.m.-8: 30 p.m., WMAR, Channel 2) Billy Crystal and Miss Piggy star in a slightly revised version of "When Harry Met Sally . . ." Miss Piggy or Meg Ryan? Hmm, tough call. ABC."Homicide: Life on the Street" (10 p.m.-11 p.m., WBAL, Channel 11) In a repeat from earlier this season, Pembleton (Andre Braugher) takes a special interest in a 14-year-old boy accused of killing another boy. Meanwhile, Munch (Richard Belzer)
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | October 18, 1996
She has yet to run a race, but nearly 500 people are calling her names already.Names like My Baybie, Miss Freestate and Chessie; Pennant Fever, Crabcake and Hon.Everyone wants to christen Miss Piggy, a 7-month-old local filly who needs a racing name to replace her barnyard moniker. Stumped, the horse's owner last week appealed to readers of The Sun for help.Suggestions streamed in. Horseplayers and homemakers, teachers and trainers offered names for Miss Piggy, the Carroll County weanling whose life is being chronicled in The Sun. A total of 498 entries were received from Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | July 9, 1998
She reared once, snorted twice and shook her hind leg like a Rockette -- all in all, a fairly quiet outing for Mary Bo Quoit, the Carroll County thoroughbred who was carrying a rider for the first time.A bucking bronco she wasn't, to the relief of June Lombardi, the 23-year-old exercise rider aboard the 2-year-old filly."She did good," Lombardi said after a one-hour workout of Mary Bo Quoit earlier this week. "She's a little confused, like an 8-year-old in dance class who really wants to learn the plies and releves, but just hasn't got them right yet."
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By MIKE KLINGAMAN and MIKE KLINGAMAN,SUN STAFF | February 3, 1999
With 10 needles sticking out of her hide, Mary Bo Quoit looked more like a Chia pet than a racehorse. And her acupuncture treatment had just begun.Poking here, prodding there, the veterinarian slipped another batch of 3-inch quills into the filly's flesh, from neck to rump. Now there were 20 razor-sharp needles protruding from her coat. Not that the horse seemed to mind. Her back resembled a slalom run, but Mary Bo Quoit stood still in her stall at the Bowie Racing Center, languidly scrunching hay.Whew.
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By Jordan Bartel, b | August 24, 2011
I'm probably a little over-eager for the new "Muppets" film. Jason Segel + Amy Adams + new Muppet-tastic adventures = the film I will be seeing when it comes out Nov. 23. Sorry, Thanksgiving. It's all about the Muppets this year. But I'm a bit less enthusiastic about the new OK Go video for their cover of the classic "Muppet Show" theme song. To be fair, I'm not the biggest OK Go fan, but I've always respected their inventive videos. And I love the fact that the song is part of this hipster Muppets album, "The Green Album," that came out this week.  But their take on the song gave me a headache.
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By Baltimore Sun reporter | March 3, 2010
Those who spotted Lady Gaga kissing Kermit the Frog at last year's MTV Video Music Awards won't be too surprised by this. Gaga's courtship of Kermit (and wearing a dress made out of mini-Kermies) may have paid off -- a report says her royal Gaganess might serve as a model for the Miss Piggy character in the upcoming reboot of Jim Henson's beloved franchise. "How I Met Your Mother" actor Jason Segel has been tapped to write the project, which will be called (at least for now)
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By ELIZABETH LARGE | January 27, 2010
Last week, reader Bucky contributed this Top 10 list of Food Quotations on Dining@Large (baltimoresun.com/diningat large): Somewhere along the way, I started jotting down quotations that struck me as insightful or funny or potentially useful for staff meeting arguments in a little spiral-bound notebook that I carried around with me in my briefcase. ... I went into my collection of quotations (now stored on Microsoft Word) and dug out some of my favorites that would meet the pesky "food-related" requirement.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2005
Jim Fellner, a commercial pilot from Perry Hall, looked wistfully at the WP-3 Orion Hurricane Hunter - aviation's answer to the need to fit a science lab into a stunt car with wings. Then he had a chance to tour the plane and hear the crew's descriptions of navigating 150-mph winds and being in the eye of the storm, with a wall of clouds swirling around them like some revolving, giant coliseum. "This looks like a lot of fun," Fellner said. "Where most airplanes are trying to stay away from, that's where these guys are going."
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | April 2, 2003
"Miss Piggy" delivered in the barn better than she did at the track. The 7-year-old thoroughbred, who raced as Mary Bo Quoit but is best known by her nickname, gave birth to a fawn-colored colt March 21 on her owner's farm in Ivyland, Pa. "Mary didn't have a little lamb. She had a little dear," Cindy Hipple said of the broodmare's first foal. Hipple and her sister, Vicki Herlinger, purchased the Maryland-born horse two years ago and retired her from competition. The Sun has chronicled Miss Piggy's career, which was less than stellar: victories in three cheap claiming races in 23 starts and earnings of $27,825.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2002
Miss Piggy is grazing for two. The horse, who raced as Mary Bo Quoit but is better known by her nickname, is three months pregnant. She's awaiting the pitter-patter of little hooves, which, her owners hope, will one day run faster than most. Her racing days done, Miss Piggy wiles away the summer heat in a barn cooled by electric fans; nights, she frisks under the stars in a verdant pasture with several other mothers-to-be. It's a mare-ternity ward for thoroughbreds - quite a change for the 6-year-old, whose life has been chronicled in The Sun. "She's `working' these days.
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By Sandra McKee | November 28, 1999
When Mary Bo Quoit, the filly otherwise known as Miss Piggy and whose life is being chronicled in The Sun, finished the fourth race of her career yesterday at Laurel Park, her jockey, Mario Verge, was splattered with pasty dirt thrown up by the other horses who passed her."She was just upset and didn't want to run," said Verge, who had been encouraged by Mary Bo Quoit's performance a month ago, when she recovered from a bad stumble and raced to the finish."Today, she didn't try," Verge said.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | July 27, 1999
BOWIE -- It's 8 a.m., time for Mary Bo Quoit to hit the hay. To sleep. To eat. To beat the heat. Outside the filly's stall at the Bowie Training Center, the temperature is a sultry 79 degrees, bound for 95. Flies circle lazily in the thick, steamy air. Barn cats yawn, stretch and take cover to preen in the shade of the shedrow. It's a day fit for neither man nor beast, who struggle in tandem to complete morning workouts. Mary Bo Quoit finishes her regimen early, jogging and galloping two miles by 7: 30. Mindful of the climate, her handlers rose before dawn to make sure the racehorse can complete her drills without sweltering.
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2002
The horse known as "Miss Piggy" has swapped the race course for the mommy track. Spring is breeding season at thoroughbred farms throughout Maryland, a time when more than 1,500 broodmares are matched up with stallions for a roll in the hay. One of those being led to the halter is Mary Bo Quoit, a 6-year-old whose life has been chronicled in The Sun. The horse, nicknamed "Miss Piggy," could have been at the track, where she won several claiming races....
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By Mike Klingaman and Mike Klingaman,SUN STAFF | April 12, 2001
Finally, "Miss Piggy" got to ham it up. In the slop. Her nickname fit yesterday as the 5-year-old, known officially as Mary Bo Quoit, won her maiden in the fourth race at Pimlico. Victory meant photographs, peppermints, the winner's circle - the works. It was the 15th career start for the Carroll County mare, whose life has been chronicled in The Sun. Mary Bo Quoit led all the way in the six-furlong race and won by two lengths over Astro Dancer in a dull 1 minute, 15 1/5 seconds. "First time I didn't get dirty on her," said jockey Mario Verge.
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