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By Baltimore Sun staff | May 21, 2011
First race Graham Motion's day got off to a good start when he saddled a winner in the first race. Technique, who went off at 7-1 and was ridden by Edgar Prado, won by at least two lengths. Technique paid $14 to win. Second race Katherine Sancuk's No Brakes rallied from next-to-last to win the $25,000 Deputed Testamony Starter Handicap, the first of nine stakes on Preakness Day. Xavier Perez rode the 6-year-old gelding — who finished fifth in the race last year and was claimed for $5,000 by his present connections in March — pulled ahead near the 16th marker and narrowly beat Money For Love to the finish.
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October 13, 2014
What are black voters' priorities? Your recent article on the candidates' appeal to black voters offered the result of Mr. Hogan's polling on North Avenue: People said they wanted lower taxes above all else ( "Hogan, Brown differ in message to black voters," Oct. 4). A successful governor needs to excel in many criteria. Mr. Brown was not asked how he would lessen tax burdens. Nor was he asked if he felt he deserves higher office after making Marylanders experience the failed Obamacare system.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2014
When I wrote recently about the multi-lingual Coca-Cola commercial , expressing satisfaction that the influence of white racists appears to be on the wane,* reactions were predictable. A representative specimen from the comment by Blackberry82: " John, you may revel in your smug liberalism now, but your grandchildren and great-grandchildren won't share your amusement when they become the victims of race hatred when they are part of the minority white population in the future USA. They won't understand how you could take such joy in seeing the decline of your own kind and encouraging the onset of their future plight.
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October 12, 2014
Brad Jaeger may be "fuming" that anyone complained about arrows painted on the streets for a race ( "Towson spray-painting prompts bill to regulate markings for running events," Oct. 6), but since 1975 the Arbutus Firecracker 10K has made a left turn in front of my house. I don't who is responsible, but this is the first time anyone has seen it necessary to paint an arrow on the street which is still there and probably won't go away until the street is repaved. So I am all for any proposed bill to stop this from happening again.
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April 25, 2014
In a single issue, The Baltimore Sun had three articles I found interesting. The first was "Brown: Gansler comments 'reckless'" (April 23). I agree with the lieutenant governor that Attorney General Douglas Gansler's remarks show a lack of judgment about veterans and that he made a big mistake with his comment that Anthony Brown's service in Iraq was not a "real job. " I thank the lieutenant governor for his service and congratulate him on...
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May 23, 2012
Do I want to know whether the mob was black or white ("Baltimore and bigotry," May 18)? You're damn right I do. Race is not irrelevant. City officials have been withholding vital information from the public for years. The inner harbor is not the safe place it use to be. Condemn the crime, not the delegate. R.J. Stryjewski
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November 3, 2010
It doesn't matter whether Bob Ehrlich's campaign was mismanaged or not. Gov. Martin O'Malley was re-elected because he is the best man for the job. Period. Matilda Weiner, Baltimore
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By Sandra McKee and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
Sage Karam, driving the Andretti Autosport Honda, streaked to the checkered flag Sunday morning, beating Jack Hawksworth in his Team Pelfrey Mazda by 10.170 seconds on the streets of Baltimore.  It was quite an effort as teams coped with the ever-changing street course conditions surrounding the light-rail tracks on Pratt St. This was Karam's third victory of the season and his second on a street circuit. The win moved him back to second in the points championship, behind Hawksworth, who won the Mazda race Saturday.
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August 21, 2014
I am slowly losing faith in this nation, my nation, in its seeming inability to put race-related issues in our past. From a racial perspective, it sometimes feels like we are still on a slippery slope. That is simply unconscionable. People still fight wars over the pigment of one's skin, for being "different, not one of us. " Sadly, the pigmentation of one's skin is still a hurdle many Americans cannot seem to surmount. I believe Martin Luther King Jr. would be ashamed of where we are in the year 2014.
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November 18, 2011
The headline on The Sun's article about promotions within the Baltimore Fire Department ("Two top fire jobs to blacks," Nov. 16) was disgraceful. It should have been, "Two top fire jobs to most qualified. " Since when is the color of one's skin a "qualification" for anything? Racism in this country will never disappear as long as it is used as a prerequisite for any type of employment. Shame on the writer of that headline. D. Pazourek, Sparks
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Erin Cox, Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Democrat Anthony G. Brown holds a modest lead over Republican Larry Hogan in Maryland's race for governor, but many voters have not firmly made up their minds and the outcome is far from certain, according to a new poll conducted for The Baltimore Sun. The poll by OpinionWorks of Annapolis found Brown leading Hogan 49 percent to 42 percent. Though Brown has a 7-point lead, the poll found his backers are less solid in their conviction than Hogan supporters. And many in Brown's camp are younger voters, a bloc that historically is less likely to vote.
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Sports Digest | October 11, 2014
Laurel Park Ben's Cat could be first to win 4 Md. Million races Ben's Cat has a chance next Saturday at Laurel Park to become the first horse to win Jim McKay Maryland Million races in four different years. After victories in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in the Turf Sprint, the King Leatherbury homebred finished second in the Turf a year ago after the Turf Sprint was eliminated. Leatherbury has cross-entered his star in the Sprint and Turf. The 8-year-old has won 27 of 43 starts, with earnings of $2,175,990.
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By Pamela Wood and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
For the first time in decades, the job of Anne Arundel County's top prosecutor is up for grabs, as two hard-charging lawyers vie to become the elected replacement for longtime State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee. Democrat Anne Colt Leitess was appointed as state's attorney last summer when Weathersbee retired after 25 years in office. Leitess is being challenged by Republican Wes Adams, a homicide prosecutor who works in Prince George's County. Both are career prosecutors and self-described "trial dogs" who relish a courtroom fight.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Races in the Baltimore Running Festival will begin an hour earlier than originally scheduled because of the Orioles' deep run into the baseball postseason. In a letter to participants posted on the running festival's website , organizer Lee Corrigan wrote that start times were made earlier to "ensure all public safety personnel can be deployed in an organized fashion. " The festival, which includes a marathon, half-marathon, group relay, 5k and kids race, will stagger starting times between 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 18, the day the Orioles and Kansas City Royals would potentially play Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Camden Yards.
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The International Longshoremen's Association is investigating the largest dockworker union at the port of Baltimore over racially tinged allegations that local leaders stacked its membership in advance of coming local elections. Two members of the ILA executive council convened meetings in Baltimore this week to investigate the grievances filed by members of Baltimore's Local 333, confirmed Jim McNamara, a national ILA spokesman. The hearings occurred as two senior ILA officials, including Atlantic Coast District President Dennis Daggett, met in Baltimore this week with representatives of the Steamship Trade Association of Baltimore and the United States Maritime Association, or USMX, to continue local contract negotiations for Local 333. The two associations represent port shippers that employ ILA labor.
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By Anthony G. Brown | October 2, 2014
Editor's note: The Sun also plans to run an op-ed by Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan in the coming weeks.  This week, we marked the one-year anniversary of a lifesaving law taking effect, the Firearm Safety Act. But, Marylanders still stand at a crossroads between two very different futures for our state. In 2013, in response to the tragic Newtown school shooting and the all too common acts of gun violence on our own streets, we took real action to protect our communities by passing some of the toughest gun safety laws in the nation.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2012
Team Kaya's dragon boat sped quickly past others along the waters of Baltimore's harbor Saturday morning, leaving other teams to wonder if it had a secret weapon. "It's that girl in the front. Look how small she is," said one man, wondering out loud if smaller team members mean a lighter, faster boat. The 17 teams competing in Saturday's event hosted by the Baltimore Dragon Boat Club at Tide Point Marina had spent weeks training for the grueling races, in which they paddled at top speed for 500 meters — at least two minutes for most boats.
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By Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
If you thought the televised ads in Maryland's gubernatorial race seemed particularly negative recently, it's not just you.  New data released Tuesday ranked Maryland as having the highest percentage of negative television ads in any gubernatorial race in the nation.  The Wesleyan Media Project tracks all broadcast political ads in every statewide congressional and gubernatorial contest in the country. The group labels the content of each ad as either "negative," "contrast," or "positive.
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Dan Rodricks | September 30, 2014
I went on YouTube to watch a gruesome video of a wild animal called a fisher, or fisher cat, attacking a silver fox - someone told me it would be educational, if you must know why - but I had to watch Anthony Brown tear into Larry Hogan first. It was a 30-second political ad that opened with a question: "Who is Larry Hogan?" and went on to say Hogan, the Republican candidate for governor in November's general election, opposes a woman's right to choose an abortion, even in the case of rape or incest.
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