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Author Archives: Liz Farmer

And then there’s the cheaper way to do competitive softball (access required)

Competitive softball player Dale Zwack says in today’s story that finding a good team sponsor is getting harder these days. In my interview with him he estimated that his team RPM/Junk Yard Dog’s upcoming week-long trip to Florida for two ...

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Vogel will wait for auction to buy Rosecroft (access required)

Prince George’s County’s bankrupt harness racing track appears headed for an auction after it failed to get its proposed sale agreement approved by the court. Prospective buyer Mark Vogel’s option to buy Rosecroft Raceway expired Thursday with no motion to ...

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A slowdown in slowpitch softball sponsorships (access required)

It’s a rare night during the early summer if the outdoor patio at Clyte Franklin Jr.’s Angle Inn restaurant and bar isn’t jammed with men and women wearing dirty softball jerseys and recapping the latest game-changing plays and close calls. ...

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Jos. A. Bank’s second-quarter profit exceeds expectations (access required)

Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc. said Wednesday it beat analysts’ expectations with a 32 percent increase in profits during the second quarter, which company executives attributed to its aggressive marketing and improved margins. The men’s clothier earned $16.5 million, ...

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Jos. A. Bank beats earnings expectations in 2nd quarter

Hampstead-based Jos. A. Bank said Wednesday it beat analysts’ expectations with a 32-percent increase in profits during the second quarter, which company executives attributed to its aggressive marketing and improved margins. The men’s clothier earned $16.5 million, or 59 cents ...

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Trustee asks Rosecroft to liquidate assets (access required)

The trustee of a Prince George’s County harness racing track’s bankruptcy case is asking the track owner to liquidate its assets and auction off the property. Cloverleaf Enterprises Inc. closed its track, Rosecroft Raceway, in July and no longer holds ...

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This weekend pack up the car … and wait (access required)

AAA Mid-Atlantic is predicting a 9 percent increase in travel this Labor Day holiday weekend … and most of those travelers will hit the road. The company says approximately 637,200 Marylanders will take a trip at least 50 miles round-trip ...

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Patch hopes to find profit in local news (access required)

The year Perry Hall native Emily Kimball began her graduate program for a journalism degree was the year her prospective profession came crashing down during the Recession of 2008. “That was when all the major newspapers were slashing their staff,” ...

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Tasti-D-Lite coming to Maryland (access required)

If you’re a “Sex and the City” fan — or if you’ve just ever set foot in Manhattan — you’ve probably heard of Tasti-D-Lite, the frozen yogurt shop. Now the New York-based company is opening its first Maryland location as ...

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