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February 21, 1994
Another caption Sunday should have said the Yorkshire terrier Lively's Peeper won the Best of Toy category at the Maryland Kennel Club competition. German shepherd Altana's Mystique won Best in Show.The Baltimore Sun regrets the errors.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
Nathan, the floppy- jowled , big-eared, giant Bloodhound from Maryland who arguably drew the loudest cheers at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show, almost never made it out to compete. “I thought about not even showing Nathan,” says his co-owner and handler Heather Helmer , who owns and operates Skipton Farms boarding kennel in Queenstown with husband, Zack. “But his other owner called and said she was coming and wanted to watch her dog, so I decided to show him.” Lucky for everyone involved: Nathan won the hound group at the show and came very close to taking Best in Show, where he was a clear audience favorite.
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By Kim Fernandez, For The Baltimore Sun | February 12, 2014
Nathan, the floppy- jowled , big-eared, giant Bloodhound from Maryland who arguably drew the loudest cheers at this year's Westminster Kennel Club show, almost never made it out to compete. “I thought about not even showing Nathan,” says his co-owner and handler Heather Helmer , who owns and operates Skipton Farms boarding kennel in Queenstown with husband, Zack. “But his other owner called and said she was coming and wanted to watch her dog, so I decided to show him.” Lucky for everyone involved: Nathan won the hound group at the show and came very close to taking Best in Show, where he was a clear audience favorite.
NEWS
By Patti Restivo | September 26, 2013
McCullough Field went to the dogs Sunday, Sept. 22 as more than 30 of man's best friends and their families gathered for the fifth annual Dog Days of Summer show, sponsored by Laurel Parks and Recreation. At this year's competition, the Senior Dog, Best Puppy and Best Pair of Dogs categories were replaced with Best Large Dog, Best Medium Dog and Best Small Dog. Volunteer judges — Eileen Collins of the Citizens Advisory Committee and Laurel City Council members Michael Leszcz and Donna Crary — awarded prize ribbons in eight categories for first, second and third place and honorable mention.
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By Patti Restivo | September 26, 2013
McCullough Field went to the dogs Sunday, Sept. 22 as more than 30 of man's best friends and their families gathered for the fifth annual Dog Days of Summer show, sponsored by Laurel Parks and Recreation. At this year's competition, the Senior Dog, Best Puppy and Best Pair of Dogs categories were replaced with Best Large Dog, Best Medium Dog and Best Small Dog. Volunteer judges — Eileen Collins of the Citizens Advisory Committee and Laurel City Council members Michael Leszcz and Donna Crary — awarded prize ribbons in eight categories for first, second and third place and honorable mention.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jane Sumner and Jane Sumner,Dallas Morning News | April 28, 1995
Benji was cuter, Lassie more elegant and Beethoven sadder-eyed. But Reno, the huge pooch that plays Chuck Norris' cop partner in "Top Dog," makes you laugh just looking at the camera.When Reno's first human partner (Carmine Caridi) meets a bullet, the 90-pound canine gets assigned to Jake Wilder (Chuck Norris). The lone-wolf officer doesn't want a partner, especially a big scruffy dog. But when they battle a ring of neo-Nazis, reluctance, of course, turns to respect.The Chuck-and-Reno scenario of the film, which is being promoted as family entertainment, is a winner -- silly dog tricks and broad humor.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 25, 2002
IT'S QUITE POSSIBLE that Jake's ribbons and awards take up more space than he does. The toy Manchester terrier weighing in at 11 1/2 pounds has won countless awards and has been named Best of Breed in many national competitions. His status as top dog was recently ratified when he won Best of Breed in the toy Manchester terrier group at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City - for the third time. Jake, owned by Jim Burrows of Ellicott City, shows under the name Ch Fwaggles Tapman at Burmack.
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By Douglas Birch and Douglas Birch,Staff Writer | April 8, 1992
America's premier pooches packed the Baltimore Arena yesterday for what the organizers called the richest dog show in history, with 325 champions competing for a record $50,000 in prizes.The top dog -- chosen after a day of competition among scores of primped, primed and pampered pets -- was a Lakeland terrier named Black Watch Sophie Tucker owned in part by comedian Bill Cosby. It won a total of $12,200.For some serious dog lovers, the American Kennel Club's one-time event, scheduled for broadcast by CBS on April 26, seemed like the Rose Bowl, Kentucky Derby and Final Four all rolled into one."
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2011
This week we asked our b staff and guests who was their pick for who ruled 2011.  T-Sizzle, founder of the nation's most prestigious university Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun Steve Jobs. Genius with huge technological and design impact on society vs. scary boss with no use for philanthropy. Oh, wow. Anne Tallent, editor, The Baltimore Sun Howard Stern for signing on as the newest judge of "America's Got Talent. " Get ready for it. Wesley Case, reporter, b I tend to go for the most inspirational.
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By Mike Bowler | March 14, 1991
POLITICAL backwash drowns superintendent candidate." So reads the headline on a story March 4 in the Detroit Free Press concerning Richard C. Hunter, Baltimore's lame-duck school superintendent who is one of five finalists for the top school job in Detroit.Reporter Brenda J. Gilchrist, who spent some time in Baltimore preparing the story, pictures Hunter as a man "in over his head" in Baltimore politics. "In a system where the mayor appoints the nine-member school board -- which can't spend more than $300 without city approval -- and the superintendent is a member of the mayor's cabinet, it is difficult to discern who is in charge," the story says.
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By Jennifer Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 24, 2013
Howard magazine launched its first-ever Howard County's Favorite Pet contest this spring. More than 1,600 votes were cast. From a field of 62 dogs and cats, Boss, a Yorkie Poo, was named top dog. About Boss Boss is a 2-year-old Yorkie Poo (Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle mix). His daily schedule is a busy one -- first playing, then playing some more. During walks, he takes every opportunity to chase squirrels and birds. He also enjoys playing “Wiggle Worm,” a game he invented in which he wiggles around on his back while being tickled by his doting owners, Phyllis Smith and Stephen Mitchell.
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By David Tayman, D.V.M | April 10, 2013
Q: Our family has two dogs, and we're considering adopting a third. How can we ensure they all get along? A: Canines naturally live in a hierarchy, and humans need to be at the top in order for pets in a multi-dog household to be happy and secure. Our colleague Howard Weinstein at Day-One Dog Training ( dayonedogtraining.com ) suggests the first step is making sure all your dogs know their basic obedience commands. “Every dog -- no matter what age -- can and should learn at least seven or eight basic commands,” Weinstein says.
SPORTS
By Gene Wang and The Washington Post | February 24, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - Any game against Duke is enough to elevate emotions for the members of the eighth-ranked Maryland women's basketball team. Then consider how badly the Terps lost to their bitter rival several weeks ago and a handful of provocative tweets recently from Duke coach Joanne P. McCallie, and today's showdown at Comcast Center has another layer of animosity thrown into the contentious history between the schools. Maryland players remember vividly what transpired at Cameron Indoor Arena the night of Feb. 11. Led by junior guard Chelsea Gray's career-high 28 points that included 13 of 14 from the free-throw line, the fifth-ranked Blue Devils pulled away for a 71-56 victory in which Terps coach Brenda Frese was ejected for the first time in her career.
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By Gary Lambrecht and The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2012
The final buzzer sounded, Juan Dixon and Lonny Baxter tumbled to the Georgia Dome floor locked in a joyous embrace, and the Maryland Terrapins had completed their historic journey by winning the first men's national basketball championship in school history. The Terps have shown their mettle in so many ways throughout this marvelous season, and the Indiana Hoosiers brought out yet another layer of toughness in Maryland last night. Indiana used tenacious defense and outside shooting to push the Terps to the brink of a stunning upset.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 27, 2011
This week we asked our b staff and guests who was their pick for who ruled 2011.  T-Sizzle, founder of the nation's most prestigious university Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun Steve Jobs. Genius with huge technological and design impact on society vs. scary boss with no use for philanthropy. Oh, wow. Anne Tallent, editor, The Baltimore Sun Howard Stern for signing on as the newest judge of "America's Got Talent. " Get ready for it. Wesley Case, reporter, b I tend to go for the most inspirational.
NEWS
By Susan Gvozdas and Susan Gvozdas,Special to The Baltimore Sun | November 20, 2008
Jacqueline Falke, a Baltimore veterinarian, has sent out kits to her patients for the past month - not about doggie care, but about voting for her dog to become a national spokespooch. Wyatt, her boxer who lives with her in Cape St. Claire, was one of 100 dogs selected as finalists to become the "face" of Milk-Bone dog biscuits for 2009, to celebrate the doggie treat brand's 100th anniversary. Wyatt posed with a surgical hairnet and stethoscope to represent his lifesaving skills - he donates blood for dogs that need surgery.
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | January 25, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. -- In any endeavor, there can be only one top dog, and both Johnny Weir and Evan Lysacek want to be the alpha male of men's figure skating. Weir is the three-time national champion who wants to add a fourth consecutive title this week, which would tie him with Brian Boitano, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist. "Welcome to my world," said Weir playfully to open his news conference yesterday. Lysacek is the reigning world bronze medalist, who has bested Weir not only at the Olympics, but also at the past two world championships.
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By Jennifer Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun Media Group | July 24, 2013
Howard magazine launched its first-ever Howard County's Favorite Pet contest this spring. More than 1,600 votes were cast. From a field of 62 dogs and cats, Boss, a Yorkie Poo, was named top dog. About Boss Boss is a 2-year-old Yorkie Poo (Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle mix). His daily schedule is a busy one -- first playing, then playing some more. During walks, he takes every opportunity to chase squirrels and birds. He also enjoys playing “Wiggle Worm,” a game he invented in which he wiggles around on his back while being tickled by his doting owners, Phyllis Smith and Stephen Mitchell.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,Sun Reporter | December 25, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO -- The college football careers of Maryland quarterbacks Chris Turner and Josh Portis have been connected since their high school days in Southern California. When coach Ralph Friedgen recruited Portis, then one of the nation's top prospects, he made a side trip to see Turner, who was considered a notch or two below. Emerald Bowl Maryland vs. Oregon State, San Francisco, Friday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN, 105.7 FM, 1300 AM Line: Oregon State by 5
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Sun reporter | January 25, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. -- In any endeavor, there can be only one top dog, and both Johnny Weir and Evan Lysacek want to be the alpha male of men's figure skating. Weir is the three-time national champion who wants to add a fourth consecutive title this week, which would tie him with Brian Boitano, the 1988 Olympic gold medalist. "Welcome to my world," said Weir playfully to open his news conference yesterday. Lysacek is the reigning world bronze medalist, who has bested Weir not only at the Olympics, but also at the past two world championships.
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