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Horse Racing
9:09 am
Fri July 24, 2015

Down At The Hooves Horse Tracks Seek Younger, Larger Crowds To Save Maryland Racing

Tim Ritvo (left) and Sal Sinatra, of the Stronach Company, owners of Laurel Park and Pimlico
Karen Hosler

Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 8:54 am

  Welcome to date night at Laurel Park race track. You start with live music, mix in some cheap drinks, an all-you-can eat buffet and a twilight race schedule on Fridays that accommodates a regular work day and still offers a front rail view of the competing ponies.

"I like the evening, the 3:40 post time," said Linda Egolf. "I think that’s neat and I think it’s usually over around 7 so it still gives you time to leave the track and get dinner or whatever and carry on with your evening."

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Maryland
10:51 am
Wed May 13, 2015

Marvin Mandel: 95 And Still Doing Constituent Service

Marvin Mandel

Originally published on Wed May 13, 2015 11:48 am

Living longer than nine decades seems mostly a matter of genetics, healthy habits and luck.  But Marvin Mandel reports that continuing to enjoy life in your mid-nineties may also require feeling useful.

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WYPR News
12:30 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Cuba’s Tiny Jewish Community Has Big Hopes For Renewed US Trade

laundry windows
Alan Friedman

Originally published on Tue May 5, 2015 10:19 pm

Pictures of old Havana don’t do it justice.

Spectacular but crumbling architecture:  Colonial, Moorish and Art Deco facades with laundry hanging from most every window.  Ancient American cars, many tricked out with pastel paint jobs and running on Russian and Korean engine parts. Intoxicating rhythms of Afro-Cuban music performed everywhere from high-end restaurants to street fairs.

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Politics
12:47 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Maryland’s Next Governor Is Neither Novice Nor Newcomer

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 8:25 am

When Larry Hogan is sworn into office, he will become the first Maryland governor in more than 150 years with no prior experience in elected office. Yet Hogan, 58, is no novice. He is benefiting from a lifetime learning politics at close range.

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Elections
1:45 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

Red Upset In Blue Maryland

Originally published on Wed November 5, 2014 1:57 pm

Larry Hogan was elected yesterday to become the state’s second Republican governor in a half century. It was a startling political upset that raised questions about Maryland’s image as a comfort zone for Democrats.

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