With a determined surge in the home stretch, Laurel Park-based 7-year-old Something Awesome took home the $1.2 million Grade 2 Charles Town Classic on Saturday, dueling nose to nose with War Story before the finish line.
With Halloween fast approaching, it’s only right for residents to seek out a planned scare here in Baltimore.
Hong Young already confounded authorities with his target selection during his suburban shooting spree. A week later, police are still finding bullet holes. On Wednesday, they added a library and Maryland Live! to a list of Young targets that already included big box stores and the NSA.
A Maryland man who worked as a security guard at Six Flags America agreed to plead guilty Wednesday to charges that he robbed and sexually assaulted prostitutes. U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein’s office reports that 19-year-old Ajibola Erogbogbo set up “dates” with five prostitutes while posing as a police officer on the “human trafficking unit.”
Is there something in the water in Laurel? Some kind of magic fluoride that makes people a little more competitive, a bit braver in front of an audience, and that much more camera-friendly? It would seem possibly so based on the sudden double television-game-show showing made by Laurelites in April.
Greg Merson started playing poker to get money for drugs. ” I just have a really addictive personality. I’m just an all-or-nothing type of person,” the Laurel native told ESPN earlier this year. Lucky for him, the draw of poker was more compelling than that of cocaine; in 2007 he got clean and started getting serious — seriously serious — about poker. Last night, Merson triumphed at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, coming away with $8.5 million, a gold championship bracelet, and lifetime bragging rights. (He also won me over by wearing an Orioles jersey, so it’s kind of like the Os did win a world series this year — just not the one they expected.)
If you ask me it’s a joy when something that’s been extinct for millions of years gets to be breaking news. On September 10, Amateur Paleontologist David Hacker recovered the lower part of a thigh bone of an as yet undetermined dinosaur species (probably a meat-eater) from Dinosaur Park in Laurel, Maryland.
But the real story is the park itself. The site has been known for its abundance of prehistoric fossils since the nineteenth century, but it was opened to the public only two years ago. Since that time, several dinosaur fossils have been unearthed by novice paleontologists, including notable finds by some very young children.
Dinosaur Park is open on the first and third Saturdays of every month from 12 to 4 pm.