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  • Fines for snowy sidewalks abound this harsh winter

    Fines for snowy sidewalks abound this harsh winter
    Custodians at the Church of the Redeemer have struggled this winter to keep its sidewalks clear of snow, but the one flush against North Charles Street in Homeland — buried by nearly every plow that passes — proved too much. The city...
  • Five questions with Bob Leffler, president of the Leffler Agency

    Five questions with Bob Leffler, president of the Leffler Agency
    As the Baltimore Colts were leaving the city in early 1984, the team's director of sales recalled sitting at the Rusty Scupper bar at the Inner Harbor, wondering what he should do next. A friend told Bob Leffler he should start his own advertising...
  • Switchfoot, Eli Young Band to play Preakness' second stage

    Switchfoot, Eli Young Band to play Preakness' second stage
    March 21 update: The Preakness InfieldFest's Jagermeister Stage will feature the San Diego rock veterans Switchfoot, country act Eli Young Band, classic rock-meets-country duo Sundy Best and the electronic dance music-leaning cover band Go Go Gadjet....
  • Dividing up the casino winnings

    Dividing up the casino winnings
    Tens of billions of dollars have been wagered in the state's casinos since the state legalized slot machines and table games — spinning off funds for schools, the horse racing industry and local programs that have financed everything from paving and...
  • Once again, a Triple Crown dream vanishes at the Belmont

    The horse racing story that never seems to happen didn't again here Saturday. Instead of a Triple Crown, the sport got another Groundhog Day. California Chrome didn't win the Belmont Stakes, didn't get the third leg of the Triple Crown, didn't even...
  • Was the Triple Crown unfair to California Chrome?

    I applaud the proposal by Tom Chuckas of the Maryland Jockey Club to modify the Triple Crown schedule. Even the owner of Belmont Stakes winner Tonalist said it would be "better for the horses" if the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont were...
  • Neither Susans nor daisies

    Neither Susans nor daisies
    The story has been told so many times it's taken on a life of its own: Black-eyed Susans don't bloom in time for the Preakness, so the winning horse is instead draped with a blanket of yellow daisies whose centers have been painted so they look like...
  • Rain to pour on Black-Eyed Susan, but sun expected to come out for Preakness

    Rain to pour on Black-Eyed Susan, but sun expected to come out for Preakness
    The deluge forecast to soak the region Friday could make for a soggy, miserable Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico Race Course — though officials remain confident in a fast track for a sunny and cool Preakness Stakes on Saturday. A cold front was...
  • Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown

    Maryland Jockey Club president reiterates desire to stretch out Triple Crown
    Tom Chuckas, president and chief operating officer of the Maryland Jockey Club, said Saturday that he would like to see horse racing's Triple Crown events played out over two months, not five weeks. Speaking to reporters at Pimlico Race Course three...
  • Arcane rule might derail California Chrome's Triple Crown bid

    A day after California Chrome won the Preakness, his trainer raised the startling possibility that he might not try for the Triple Crown because of New York rules barring a nasal adhesive strip the colt has used in recent races. If California Chrome...
  • California Chrome: A reminder of everything that's right about horse racing — and everything that's wrong [Editorial]

    California Chrome: A reminder of everything that's right about horse racing — and everything that's wrong  [Editorial]
    This year's Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes have reminded America about what's great about horse racing. California Chrome has been a display of magnificence, and his story, and those of his trainer and owners, have been endearingly human. The mere...