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By Greg Tasker and Greg Tasker,Staff Writer | July 29, 1992
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. -- Dozens of wild ponies grazed yesterday in a corral on Assateague Island, where they usually roam free among the marshes and woodlands.Today, most of the ponies will swim across the narrowest point -- about 600 yards -- between Assateague and Chincoteague islands in an annual event that attracts tens of thousands of spectators.Tomorrow, about 60 foals will be auctioned at the Fireman Carnival Grounds on Main Street in another annual event -- the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company fund-raiser.
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By Aaron Wilson, The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2013
In March, change came to Torrey Smith nearly as fast as one of his trademark fly patterns. Veteran wide receiver Anquan Boldin had been traded to the San Francisco 49ers after a contract dispute, and Smith was suddenly the Ravens' top receiver. The Ravens never needed a formal announcement to show their trust in Smith. But in dealing Boldin, they made certain that the former Maryland standout would take on a far more significant role in the Ravens' Super Bowl defense. Their faith now seems justified: Heading into Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium, Smith has emerged as one of the best young receivers in the game.
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By William Safire | April 26, 1991
Washington -- WHITE HOUSE chief of staff John Sununu, mileage champ in the Air Force's frequent flier program, sortied into town, saw the world scene turning sour and decreed: Let education rise to the top of the agenda.The Department of Education promptly popped its plans for an "America 2000 strategy"; the media dutifully scheduled takeouts and Sunday TV shows; the Congress warily extended its cooperation. Attention was paid; now on to the next subject.Wait.As Education Secretary Lamar Alexander says, "In an era of nine-second sound bites and 100-hour wars, we're talking about a nine-year crusade."
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2013
A pony was struck and killed by a vehicle late Monday at Assateague Island National Seashore. The horse, a 20-year-old bay mare, stepped into the path of the car, said Rachelle Daigneault, chief of interpretation and education at Assateague. The accident happened at about 8 p.m. on Labor Day near the Verrazano bridge at the entrance to the park. Daigneault said the driver, who was visibly upset, was charged with unsafe operation of a motor vehicle. She also said that it's not extremely unusual for horses to collide with vehicles on the island.
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By Mike Pride and Mike Pride,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 31, 2003
Orphans Preferred: The Twisted Truth and Lasting Legend of the Pony Express, by Christopher Corbett. Broadway Books. 288 pages. $23.95. The Pony Express was a flop. It lost vast sums from the start, even at a cost of $5 per letter. Eighteen months after the first rider spurred his horse west from St. Joseph, Mo., the telegraph, the real wonder of its time, connected coast to coast. Two days later, the Pony Express closed down. But in a country hungry for lore, it had a second life. The Pony Express was American enterprise, personal grit and Manifest Destiny rolled into one. And it never lacked for mythmakers eager to inflate reality into legend.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord | June 17, 1991
Jimmy Richardson, a well-known trainer on the Maryland circuit for nearly 40 years, died after he collapsed from an apparent heart attack at Pimlico yesterday.Richardson, 62, was atop a pony leading a horse to the post for the fifth race, when he suddenly fell from his mount near the finish line.Rescue workers tried to revive him, but he died after being taken to Sinai Hospital.Richardson, his wife, Sally, and five children have all at various times been involved in Maryland racing in a number of capacities.
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By ELLEN GOODMAN | January 13, 1995
Boston. -- Maybe I'm feeling too mellow this morning, although not quite mellow enough to invite Mrs. Gingrich to tea. But from my post outside the infamous Beltway, the first sight of partisans spoiling for another fight is surprisingly unwelcome.We're not even two weeks into the new -- that's new, not Newt and puhleeze trash that headline! -- Congress. We've already had the ethics flap: the $4.5 million dollar book advance. We've already had the appointment disaster: the hiring and firing of historian Christina Jeffrey.
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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff writer | January 22, 1992
An Annapolis man dubbed the "pony-tail robber" admitted yesterday toa string of robberies at county businesses last January and February.Gregory Lloyd Gasper, 36, pleaded guilty to five counts of robbery in county Circuit Court. In exchange, prosecutors will recommend no more than 17 years in prison at his sentencing, scheduled for March27.Assistant State's Attorney Frederick M. Paone said Gasper, using a toy gun and passing off a taped bundle of flares as a bomb, robbed a Gambrills dry cleaning shop, a Glen Burnie sub shop, a Crofton doughnut shop and grocery stores in Arnold and Severna Park.
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By Dail Willis and Dail Willis,Eastern Shore Bureau of The Sun | July 25, 1995
For the second time in three years, the Humane Society of the United States is advocating abolition of a decades-old tradition on Chincoteague Island: the annual pony penning and sale sponsored by the island's Fire Department.The swim and sale, nationally known because of the children's book "Misty of Chincoteague" by Marguerite Henry, are part of a monthlong carnival at the island fairgrounds that begins in early July. The ponies will swim from Assateague to Chincoteague tomorrow and the auction of the foals will be held Thursday.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | December 13, 1993
She may be the holiday season's strangest elf: a shaggy, gray pony dressed in a Santa Claus hat and matching red velvet blanket.Standing 3 feet tall and weighing 400 pounds, Ralf the pony lives at Misty Manor Farm in Ellicott City.For the past 13 years, Judi Reinke, a Carroll County resident who owns the stables, has dressed one of her ponies in a Santa Claus outfit and sent the horse on visits to Baltimore-area nursing homes and hospitals.Ralf, as the pony is known, also is the mascot of an emergency fund called Ralf Anonymous, which provides gifts, food, and clothing for the needy throughout the year.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday kicked off an autumn-long series of appearances intended to highlight his record over the past seven years and to set the stage for the final year of his administration. O'Malley has scheduled five "policy forums" organized around the theme of "Better Choices, Better Results. " The opening event, held Wednesday at Goucher College, promoted the governor's legacy, included a give-and-take with business leaders and allowed a campaign plug for Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown — O'Malley's choice to succeed him. "We've restrained spending growth but we've also had the guts to make investments in education and innovation and, yes, in infrastructure, and I have the scars to prove it," O'Malley, a Democrat, told an audience largely made up of supportive business executives and state and local officials.
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By Jonathan Pitts, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2013
As she stood near a skywalk leading into the Baltimore Convention Center, Holly Fawcett, a 43-year-old wife and mother from Yorktown, Va., watched as they all flooded past. The men in pink tutus. The women wearing wings and unicorn horns. The teens from places as far away as Colorado and Connecticut, sporting horses' tails, carrying stuffed ponies and high-fiving as though they've known each other forever. It was Day Two of BronyCon 2013, the "Bronies" were streaming in by the thousand, and Fawcett, in run-of-the-mill T-shirt and jeans, gazed in wonder.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Adam Gutekunst and Dustin Levy and For The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
Hundreds of "My Little Pony" collectibles cover Steve Lucia's bedroom - plush toys, comic books, trading cards and T-shirts. It is a sea of pink and purple, a shrine to a TV show originally intended for young girls. But Lucia is a 25-year-old man, an electrician who lives in a Pasadena duplex and has what he calls a "healthy obsession. " "Being in the construction industry, there are guys who sit around and talk about women all day long," Lucia said. "I go home and wrap myself in ponies.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2013
The crowd - thousands of men, women and children, dressed for the heat in T-shirts, shorts and bathing suits - had been waiting on the beach for hours. Finally, the ponies appeared on the opposite shore. A roar went up. And then the heavens opened. Dark clouds thundered, streaks of lightning ripped the sky, and a cold rain soaked the multitudes. For the first time in at least half a century - and, possibly, ever - the famed Chincoteague ponies made their annual swim from their refuge off the Eastern Shore to this island in Virginia on Wednesday morning in a slashing thunderstorm.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 9, 2013
Four horses, five ponies and three goats suffering from various levels of emaciation were removed from a property in Severn this week, according to the Anne Arundel County Police Department. Animal Control officials have been investigating the property since January, when they received an anonymous complaint about a dead horse on the property, said Robin Small, Animal Control administrator. At that time, one dead horse and two dead baby goats were removed, and three ponies were turned over to a rescue organization, police said.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 11, 2013
Patricia du Pont, founder of the Fair Hill Pony Club who was active in animal rescue work, died Feb. 16 of complications from a stroke at her home in Fairview, Cecil County. She was 94. The daughter of Archibald du Pont, who had been CEO of the Delaware Trust Bank, and Elizabeth Hayward du Pont, a homemaker, she was born and raised in Wilmington, Del. She was a graduate of St. Timothy's School. An accomplished horsewoman, show rider and avid fox hunter, Miss du Pont enjoyed fox hunting with the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, and hunted with her own pack of foxhounds.
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By Peter Hermann and Peter Hermann,Sun Staff Writer | March 26, 1995
An a-rab pony that bolted from its owner and ran loose !B downtown last night before being caught collapsed on a South Baltimore street as it was being led to a stable and lay injured for more than three hours.Outraged residents of the Pigtown neighborhood gathered at West Cross and Cleveland streets and watched as the horse's owners, police and one animal control officer could do little but comfort the 5-year-old pony named "Red," which lay on his side blocking one lane of traffic."It's all these bureaucrats," said Charlie Howe, who lives around the corner.
NEWS
April 27, 1995
The annual Montpelier Spring Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. May 7 at the Montpelier mansion grounds, Route 197 at Montpelier Drive in South Laurel.The festival is sponsored by the South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers, who are celebrating 25 years of service to the community.This year's festival includes a concert by the National Concert Band of America, country western dancing, arts and crafts, free rides on the Remax hot air balloon, free pony rides and a children's parade.
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