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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 14, 1998
Weather Vane won the sixth running of the Contrary Rose Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park when Mario Pino steered the bay daughter of Willard Scott to her sixth win this year in 1 minute, 10 4/5 seconds over a sloppy track. "She can't run hard every race," Pino said, referring to Weather Vane's loss last time out in New York, "but today, once I had committed myself to the rail, I just had to go to the lead. She fought off two horses and ran a nice little race." Pino had four winners on the 10-race card.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
In between wide smiles, Victor Espinoza kept dabbing his eyes with an orange towel featuring the logo of the Anaheim Ducks, his favorite hockey team. It wasn't certain if the Preakness-winning jockey from Arcadia, Calif., had dust in his eyes, or if he was wiping away tears. California Chrome's rider says he rarely cries, but he had plenty about which to be emotional Saturday as he was interviewed near the winner's circle. Twelve years after missing out on the Triple Crown in the final leg, Espinoza is getting an improbable second chance.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1999
Weather Vane returned home Monday from the hospital. Now her owners can focus on her future as a mother. The overachieving Maryland-bred broke her right front ankle nearly two weeks ago during training at Pimlico. She underwent emergency surgery at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. On Monday, her leg wrapped in a soft bandage, she went home to Bill Delp's Kris-Nick Farm in Baldwin. Delp is one of the mare's owners, along with his brother Gary and father-in-law Pete Dillon.
NEWS
October 14, 2013
It is obvious that the decision of the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy to court-martial two of the midshipmen charged with having sex with an irresponsible drunk (who The Sun refuses to identify while having no qualms about destroying the reputation of those charged) was influenced by the preposterous lawsuit filed by the woman's attorney, the intent of which was clearly just that ("Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault," Oct. 10). This, despite a contrary recommendation by the judge who heard the eight-day case and had the opportunity to evaluate the credibility of the witnesses and the value of their sworn testimony.
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October 14, 2013
It is obvious that the decision of the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy to court-martial two of the midshipmen charged with having sex with an irresponsible drunk (who The Sun refuses to identify while having no qualms about destroying the reputation of those charged) was influenced by the preposterous lawsuit filed by the woman's attorney, the intent of which was clearly just that ("Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault," Oct. 10). This, despite a contrary recommendation by the judge who heard the eight-day case and had the opportunity to evaluate the credibility of the witnesses and the value of their sworn testimony.
NEWS
January 12, 2012
There is hypocrisy and then there is hypocrisy . Mitt Romney, presidential aspirant, earned himself the italics award again just this week. He took umbrage at his words, "I like to fire people," being taken out of context and used deceptively against him by his foes in the New Hampshire primary race. How despicable! A nasty political trick, to be sure, but not surprising. As recently as this past November, the very same Mitt Romney approved an ad quoting President Barack Obama as saying, "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
In between wide smiles, Victor Espinoza kept dabbing his eyes with an orange towel featuring the logo of the Anaheim Ducks, his favorite hockey team. It wasn't certain if the Preakness-winning jockey from Arcadia, Calif., had dust in his eyes, or if he was wiping away tears. California Chrome's rider says he rarely cries, but he had plenty about which to be emotional Saturday as he was interviewed near the winner's circle. Twelve years after missing out on the Triple Crown in the final leg, Espinoza is getting an improbable second chance.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2011
The last of the scaffolding that enclosed the dome of the State House since summer will come down Friday — leaving Annapolis with an uncluttered view of its most famous landmark just in time for Christmas. For all practical purposes, the $800,000 restoration job is over. "It was just a good job well done and worked out great," said Bart L. Thomas, who oversaw the project for the state Department of General Services. The golden acorn at the very top of the soaring wooden dome has been regilded.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 3, 1997
Heavily-favored Weather Vane scored a front-running victory over six other 3-year-old fillies yesterday in the $31,950 Smart Hal Stakes, headliner of the Pimlico spring meeting opener.It was the second stakes victory for the Maryland-bred filly owned by Par Four Stable and trained by Richard Delp. She won the Jameela Stakes at the recent Laurel meeting.With Mario Pino aboard, she won by 3 1/2 lengths from Gala Goldie's Best and reached the finish line after six furlongs in 1: 11. The winning daughter of Willard Scott first turned back Logan's Shadow, then stayed clear of Gala Goldie's Best in the stretch.
NEWS
November 7, 1994
Al Hopkins, the mayor of Annapolis, ought to walk down to the A.L. Goodies shop on Main Street, buy a wind sock and stick it on the roof of City Hall. That way, citizens passing by could glance up, check which way the wind is blowing, and make a pretty good guess as to what Annapolis city leaders will do next.The mayor and City Council have shown a remarkable ability lately to change their minds like the wind. This has been especially true with budget questions. The mayor spent months preparing a budget and the council spent six weeks scrutinizing and amending it. After much debate and controversy, they adopted a package that included personnel cuts, the elimination of most community grants and increases in parking meters and fines.
NEWS
January 12, 2012
There is hypocrisy and then there is hypocrisy . Mitt Romney, presidential aspirant, earned himself the italics award again just this week. He took umbrage at his words, "I like to fire people," being taken out of context and used deceptively against him by his foes in the New Hampshire primary race. How despicable! A nasty political trick, to be sure, but not surprising. As recently as this past November, the very same Mitt Romney approved an ad quoting President Barack Obama as saying, "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2011
The last of the scaffolding that enclosed the dome of the State House since summer will come down Friday — leaving Annapolis with an uncluttered view of its most famous landmark just in time for Christmas. For all practical purposes, the $800,000 restoration job is over. "It was just a good job well done and worked out great," said Bart L. Thomas, who oversaw the project for the state Department of General Services. The golden acorn at the very top of the soaring wooden dome has been regilded.
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By Nzong Xiong and Nzong Xiong,McClatchy-Tribune | January 6, 2008
There aren't many weather vanes like the one standing atop Jeffrey Smith's garage in Oakhurst, Calif. This one, in the shape of a train, is handmade by a local coppersmith. "It's an old steam engine and coal car," says Smith, a 61-year-old retired train conductor for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway of the stationary weather vane. "The north is facing north, but it doesn't rotate because it's so heavy." For centuries, weather vanes have stood tall and proud, perched on rooftops, spinning at the whim of the wind.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1999
Weather Vane returned home Monday from the hospital. Now her owners can focus on her future as a mother. The overachieving Maryland-bred broke her right front ankle nearly two weeks ago during training at Pimlico. She underwent emergency surgery at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pa. On Monday, her leg wrapped in a soft bandage, she went home to Bill Delp's Kris-Nick Farm in Baldwin. Delp is one of the mare's owners, along with his brother Gary and father-in-law Pete Dillon.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | December 14, 1998
Weather Vane won the sixth running of the Contrary Rose Stakes yesterday at Laurel Park when Mario Pino steered the bay daughter of Willard Scott to her sixth win this year in 1 minute, 10 4/5 seconds over a sloppy track. "She can't run hard every race," Pino said, referring to Weather Vane's loss last time out in New York, "but today, once I had committed myself to the rail, I just had to go to the lead. She fought off two horses and ran a nice little race." Pino had four winners on the 10-race card.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1998
The threesome that makes up Par Four Racing Stable can laugh now. But when wind tore siding off the barn and spooked the yearling filly, terror gripped the horse farm.The filly bolted -- straight toward a wooden fence. She tried to stop, but then lunged skyward. The top board caught a rear foot. She crashed to the ground and struggled to her feet, streaked off again in a large circle through a bean field. She finished back at the fence, where her frantic race had begun.For Weather Vane, that was the maiden voyage -- rough sailing, to be sure, but she made it back to port.
BUSINESS
By Nzong Xiong and Nzong Xiong,McClatchy-Tribune | January 6, 2008
There aren't many weather vanes like the one standing atop Jeffrey Smith's garage in Oakhurst, Calif. This one, in the shape of a train, is handmade by a local coppersmith. "It's an old steam engine and coal car," says Smith, a 61-year-old retired train conductor for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway of the stationary weather vane. "The north is facing north, but it doesn't rotate because it's so heavy." For centuries, weather vanes have stood tall and proud, perched on rooftops, spinning at the whim of the wind.
FEATURES
By Rosemary Knower and Rosemary Knower,Special to The Sun | July 16, 1995
Near Bowie, south of Baltimore, is a green acre of magic. First you see the pirate ship, then you notice the space ship, and finally, you're captivated by the fort, the train and the airplane. Chances are, you'll also see pint-size pirates forcing the enemy to walk the plank. Screams of delight from the children compete with the sounds of the traffic zipping by on Route 301, and mostly conquer it. Scattered here and there, testing the love seats and gliders, peering into the miniature barns and sturdy sheds, are a lot of wistful-looking adults who'd be up on those castle lookout towers in a red-hot minute if their dignity would let them.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | May 16, 1997
Weather Vane remained unbeaten at six furlongs when she beat favored Move by a half-length yesterday to win the $107,900 Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico.The victory was the fifth in the last six starts for the Willard Scott filly, who was the second choice in a field of nine for the first of nine stakes events during Preakness week.Trainer Dick Delp decided to drop her back into a sprint following a victory by four lengths in the 1 1/16-mile Caesar's Wish on April 19.Both Delp and rider Mario Pino said that being outside of Move was the key."
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | April 3, 1997
Heavily-favored Weather Vane scored a front-running victory over six other 3-year-old fillies yesterday in the $31,950 Smart Hal Stakes, headliner of the Pimlico spring meeting opener.It was the second stakes victory for the Maryland-bred filly owned by Par Four Stable and trained by Richard Delp. She won the Jameela Stakes at the recent Laurel meeting.With Mario Pino aboard, she won by 3 1/2 lengths from Gala Goldie's Best and reached the finish line after six furlongs in 1: 11. The winning daughter of Willard Scott first turned back Logan's Shadow, then stayed clear of Gala Goldie's Best in the stretch.
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