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By SANDRA MCKEE and SANDRA MCKEE,SUN REPORTER | April 5, 2006
Alan Foreman, lawyer for the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, and Greg White, a member of the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners Association board, confirmed last night that their two sides have reached a tentative agreement designed to unite the industry on all main issues for the next decade and beyond. The Maryland Horse Breeders Association, Maryland Standardbred Breeders Association, Cloverleaf SOA (the owners group that owns Rosecroft), Cloverleaf Enterprise Inc. (which operates Rosecroft)
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May 22, 2013
Reading the article on Del. Don Dwyer's boating-while-intoxicated sentence was interesting ("Dwyer sentenced to 30 days in jail in drunken boating incident," May 14). Drinking and boating is playing Russian roulette. If you are in an accident you may survive but you may destroy others lives. He stated that "those who made the laws have an obligation to obey them. " When he found out he would have to spend 30 days in jail, his obligation ended. He's appealing his conviction. I agree completely with Judge Robert Wilcox who presided over the case.
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March 13, 2004
In a sports article in Thursday's editions of The Sun about the state's harness racing industry, Beth Trotto was identified as a Rosecroft Raceway board member. She is a member of the board of the Cloverleaf Standardbred Owners' Association, whose members are stockholders of Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc. That entity, which owns and operates the track, has a separate board.
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By Arda Ocal | February 20, 2013
On Tuesday, WWE, through  Brian Flinn , WWE's senior VP of marketing and communications, issued an email statement to the Hollywood Reporter concerning WWE superstar Jack Swagger and manager Zeb Colter. Several blogs, critics and media outlets have complained that the characters Swagger and Colter are portraying on WWE TV are "right wing racists. " One paragraph of WWE's statement reads as follows: “WWE is creating drama centered on a topical subject that has varying points of view to develop a rivalry between two characters.
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By Los Angeles Times | October 21, 1990
LOS ANGELES -- The Western Standardbred Association has filed suit against Hollywood Park, seeking $81 million in damages for the thoroughbred track's alleged attempt to kill harness racing in Southern California.The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, said Hollywood Park Operating Company and Hollywood Park Realty "were engaged in a wrongful plan and program to curtail the competitive opportunities for harness racing in Southern California and eliminate harness racing in Southern California."
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By Tom Keyser | March 11, 2004
The state's standardbred and thoroughbred industries have hoped for years that slots would come to Maryland and subsidize sagging purses, the prizes paid to top-finishing horses. Purses at competing tracks in Delaware and West Virginia soared after they installed slots. The Senate bill would designate 10 percent of slots proceeds (from track sites only) into a pool for purses. That would then be divided between the thoroughbred and standardbred segments by a formula based on horse race betting.
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By Kent Baker HTCSO: SUN STAFF | December 7, 1996
A new player has emerged in the sale talks surrounding Rosecroft Raceway and Ocean Downs.William Rickman, owner of Delaware Park Race Course, has offered Cloverleaf Enterprises, Inc., an organization of Maryland standardbred horsemen, $13.5 million to purchase outright both of the struggling tracks."
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | January 16, 1997
"TC The Maryland Racing Commission agreed yesterday to ask the legislature to commission an economic-impact study of the state's horse-racing industry.The decision followed a discussion about hardships facing the thoroughbred and standardbred industries because of current competition in Delaware, and future competition in West Virginia, from slot machines at racetracks.Delaware's harness and thoroughbred tracks have boosted purses and upgraded racing with slot-machine revenues. In West Virginia, the track at Charles Town is to reopen this spring with video-lottery terminals, similar to slots.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | October 2, 2004
No slots means trouble for the Chesapeake Bay, Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. claimed yesterday as he renewed his push for expanded gambling during a tour of a Cecil County horse farm. Hoping to win environmentalists' support for his crusade, Ehrlich warned that the state's rural landscape would be choked by sprawling suburban development unless slots are allowed to fatten racing purses and keep horse farms in business. "Without an investment in 20,200 horse farms, Maryland is going to look like that," Ehrlich said, pointing to a treeless cluster of vinyl-sided tract houses across the Delaware line.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2010
Donald Phillip Townsend, a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran who became a licensed thoroughbred horse breeder, died Nov. 29 from complications after blocked blood vessel surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Keymar resident was 61. Mr. Townsend, the son of a stationary engineer and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. After graduating from Patterson Park High School in 1967, Mr. Townsend was drafted into the Army in 1968 and served as an infantryman with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam.
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January 29, 2012
Last Tuesday, a Delaware state senate committee approved legislation to raise that state's minimum wage to $8.25 by 2014, making it $1 above the federal government's (and Maryland's) current standard. If the measure becomes law, the Diamond State would join 17 other states that require a minimum wage in excess of the $7.25 federal standard. That Delaware, a state ranked in the top-quarter of states for its business tax climate (according to the Tax Foundation), should demonstrate such interest in raising the minimum wage adds to the evidence that it's not strictly a red or blue state or liberal versus conservative issue.
NEWS
July 13, 2011
We are disappointed to read the latest editorial attack against Penn National Gaming by The Sun ("Penn National's bluff," July 8). How can The Sun advocate that Penn be expected to write a blank check to cover years of potential future operating losses at the track as a condition of our racing license? The Sun readily acknowledges the challenges in running a failing business whose viability as a stand-alone racing enterprise is doubtful absent a long-term alternative revenue stream.
NEWS
January 20, 2011
A proposal to raise Maryland's minimum wage from $7.25 to $10 by 2013 is in danger of getting the kind of lukewarm reception lawmakers in Annapolis usually reserve for root canals or ethics legislation. Leaders are promising to "take a look" at whatever crosses their desks on the subject — but not much more than that. It doesn't help, of course, that some in the business community are already calling the measure a jobs killer, their reflexive response to all minimum-wage proposals.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 7, 2010
Donald Phillip Townsend, a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran who became a licensed thoroughbred horse breeder, died Nov. 29 from complications after blocked blood vessel surgery at St. Joseph Medical Center. The longtime Keymar resident was 61. Mr. Townsend, the son of a stationary engineer and a homemaker, was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. After graduating from Patterson Park High School in 1967, Mr. Townsend was drafted into the Army in 1968 and served as an infantryman with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam.
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June 14, 2010
Did I read that correctly? The front page article in the Sunday Sun where police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says that the "charges brought against" murder suspect Baltimore City Officer Gahiji Tshamba are an "affront to the officers that work hard to make this city safe"? Are you serious? The charges are an affront and an aberration? Please tell me someone didn't proofread that article or that perhaps Mr. Guglielmi was misquoted or taken out of context. Because it's certainly not the charges that are an affront and an aberration to the police force but Officer Tshamba's actions . How about the fact that Mr. Tshamba was even allowed to refuse a breathalyzer under those circumstances?
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By Kate Shatzkin and Kate Shatzkin,SUN STAFF | May 11, 1999
As a field of thoroughbreds prepares to race in Saturday's Preakness, a growing movement of nonprofit organizations has emerged to deal with what has long been one of horse racing's most hidden problems -- the fate of competitors whose running days are past.Spurred by stories of racehorses led to slaughter because their owners were no longer paying for their upkeep, groups that take in horses and retrain them for new careers have gained visibility nationwide.They range from one of the newest entries, ReRun in Kentucky, to one of the oldest, the New Jersey-based Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, which places horses in a rehabilitation program at Maryland's Charles H. Hickey Jr. School for juvenile offenders.
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