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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2011
Southwest Airlines has launched a sweepstakes/giveaway with a grand prize of 3 million Rapid Rewards points. That's a lotta points. And, yeah, OK, the winner is not likely to be you or me, but there will be a winner, who will be named the "Chief Reward Officer. " And 10 lucky folks each will win 100,000 points. That's not bad either. Locally, the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is launching a promotion to give away 1 million points to meeting planners who book an event that generates 100 consecutive room nights.
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Lorraine Mirabella | August 2, 2013
Kohl's Department Stores is giving away prizes in a promotion to spur back-to-school spending. The "Win Great Things Back-to-School Sweepstakes" promotion will run through Sept. 2. Starting Sunday, shoppers will get one scratch-off game piece for every $30 spent for a chance to win items such as Keurigmini-coffee brewers, JanSport backpacks,  iTunes gift cards, movie tickets, Shutterfly prints and other merchandise. The discount department store, which operates 1,155 stores in 49 states,  also will be giving away 50 gift cards totaling $1,000.
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By Matt Vensel | February 9, 2011
Baltimore's most prominent basketballer, Carmelo Anthony, has been the subject of trade talk since his wedding this summer. As my colleague Kevin Van Valkenburg wrote in this feature last month, the uncertainty and the negative feedback from Denver Nuggets fans is clearly weighing on the former Towson Catholic star. But Anthony has been a trooper, still playing hard even though a deal appears to be imminent before the Feb. 24 trade deadline. The latest team to be linked to Anthony was the Lakers, but The Los Angeles Times says the team is unlikely to trade Andrew Bynum for Anthony given the type of salary Anthony will command as a free agent this summer.
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March 22, 2013
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Baseball Card Giveaway Sweepstakes ("Sweepstakes") starts at noon (ET) on March 25, 2013 and ends at 12 p.m. (ET) on April 8, 2013 ("Sweepstakes Period"). This Sweepstakes shall be subject to these Official Rules, and by entering, each entrant agrees to abide and be bound by these rules and the decisions of the judges and Sponsor. 1) Eligibility: This Sweepstakes is open to legal U.S. residents residing in Maryland, the District of Columbia, or York County, Pennsylvania who are 21 years and older as of the first day of the Sweepstakes Period.
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By Dave Rosenthal | August 29, 2012
If you're a book-lover and football-lover (there really are a few of us out there), you've gotta love Stevie Baggs of the Baltimore Ravens. The Bethune-Cookman University grad is nicknamed "Shakespeare," because he's known for making plays. For the uninitiated, that means he does some eye-opening work on the field. A little bit of football humor, but not bad for a sport known more for head-banging than than for the bon mot. It's fitting that Baggs plays for the Ravens, which has its own rich literary heritage.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
Some of those who came to play at Hot Spot Sweepstakes in Towson on Wednesday afternoon walked away disappointed. Some seemed stunned. Finding the door locked, they peeked into the tinted storefront window to see a dark room and tables and chairs, but none of the computer terminals where some spent hours a week playing a slots game for cash prizes. The game room with 100 computer terminals had been shut down and cleared of all machines earlier in the day by Baltimore County police officers, who hit the location on Goucher Boulevard in Towson and nine other places in the county in a sweep culminating an investigation that began late last year.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
Patapsco Bingo in Baltimore on Thursday lost its court bid to stop city police from enforcing a ban on Internet "sweepstakes" parlors offering cash prizes on games that play like slot machines. After a Circuit Court hearing, Judge Jeffrey M. Geller denied a request by the business' operator, BBB Management Inc., for a temporary restraining order, saying the business did not show that "immediate, substantial and irreparable harm will result" to the operation before a full hearing can be held.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 27, 2011
A Maryland legislator said he plans to introduce a bill in the General Assembly that would outlaw video game rooms that offer cash prizes for playing a "sweepstakes," saying such operations could effectively put "slots on every corner. " Del. Eric G. Luedtke, a Montgomery County Democrat, said he's been working on the legislation since summer, after hearing about lawmakers in Florida trying to ban the "Internet sweepstakes cafes" that have opened across the state. In the Baltimore area, the first of the game rooms apparently opened in the city about a year ago, and three more appeared this fall, two in the city, one in Baltimore County.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Staff Writer | October 14, 1992
An article in Wednesday's Anne Arundel edition should have identified the Glen Burnie man who won a limousine ride to the Redskins game in a sweepstakes as Mike Panowicz.2 "It's a thrill to win 'em," Mr. Panowicz said.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,Sun Staff Writer | March 9, 1995
Postal inspectors are examining documents and mail seized from a Reisterstown sweepstakes marketing company after thousands of people complained they had been bilked in buying memberships.A temporary injunction issued by the Federal Trade Commission also was delivered to Quality Marketing Inc. when the U.S. Postal Investigation Service raided the company at 6 a.m. Tuesday, in a mail-fraud investigation begun in 1992, authorities said."The materials will be studied and taken before a grand jury," said Paul J. Trimbur, a U.S. postal inspector leading the investigation.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | October 24, 2012
Some of those who came to play at Hot Spot Sweepstakes in Towson on Wednesday afternoon walked away disappointed. Some seemed stunned. Finding the door locked, they peeked into the tinted storefront window to see a dark room and tables and chairs, but none of the computer terminals where some spent hours a week playing a slots game for cash prizes. The game room with 100 computer terminals had been shut down and cleared of all machines earlier in the day by Baltimore County police officers, who hit the location on Goucher Boulevard in Towson and nine other places in the county in a sweep culminating an investigation that began late last year.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2012
Patapsco Bingo in Baltimore on Thursday lost its court bid to stop city police from enforcing a ban on Internet "sweepstakes" parlors offering cash prizes on games that play like slot machines. After a Circuit Court hearing, Judge Jeffrey M. Geller denied a request by the business' operator, BBB Management Inc., for a temporary restraining order, saying the business did not show that "immediate, substantial and irreparable harm will result" to the operation before a full hearing can be held.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2012
Baltimore police are taking steps to close game rooms in the city offering computer terminals that mimic slot machines and pay cash prizes, but one operator went to court Monday to challenge the crackdown. The police sent written notices about two weeks ago to several operators, giving them until Monday to shut down the machines, but further action will be put off at least until a Circuit Court hearing scheduled Thursday, said Anthony Guglielmi, a police spokesman. He declined to name the businesses that received the letters or say how many were notified.
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By Dave Rosenthal | August 29, 2012
If you're a book-lover and football-lover (there really are a few of us out there), you've gotta love Stevie Baggs of the Baltimore Ravens. The Bethune-Cookman University grad is nicknamed "Shakespeare," because he's known for making plays. For the uninitiated, that means he does some eye-opening work on the field. A little bit of football humor, but not bad for a sport known more for head-banging than than for the bon mot. It's fitting that Baggs plays for the Ravens, which has its own rich literary heritage.
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April 18, 2012
The Maryland Jockey Club Races commenced yesterday, when the "Dorsey Stakes" were run for.  Of the sixty-two colts subscribed for, forty-eight forfeited and fourteen ran.  The first mile heat was won by Robinson's colt, by Loughborough; the two last by Win's colt, by the same sire.  The sweepstakes and forfeits amounted to the proper sum of nine thousand dollars.  The morning was wet and unpromising but before the race commenced, the rain subsided.  The...
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2012
Right-handed pitcher Edwin Jackson, the best free agent remaining on the market, is much more likely to accept a one-year deal and test free agency again after the 2012 season than to ink a multiyear contract, according to an industry source. And that almost certainly would take Jackson out of the running to come to Baltimore since free-agent pitchers coveting one-year, value-improving deals don't usually seek out last-place American League East teams or hitter-friendly environments.
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By Joe Nawrozki and Joe Nawrozki,Sun Staff Writer | March 21, 1995
Clarence B. LeFeber, a feisty, 80-year-old retired postal clerk from Titusville, Fla., thought the promise from a Reisterstown sweepstakes company was legitimate: pay a few dollars a month for a chance to win thousands of dollars in contests."
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By Jane Bryant Quinn and Jane Bryant Quinn,Washington Post Writers Group | October 17, 1999
ABOUT 43 million Americans heard from sweepstakes giant Publishers Clearing House in recent weeks. But, alas, not from the Prize Patrol bearing big winners their champagne, flowers and $10 million checks.Instead, you got a fold-out, legalistic notice, with print so small it drove me to a magnifying glass.The mailer announced that PCH had settled a class action lawsuit over deceptive practices. PCH denied all. But if you bought any products or magazine subscriptions from PCH, and think you were misled, the mailer explains how you might get a few dollars back.
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