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March 10, 2002
Got a backache because of too many hours in front of a computer? Overweight? Maybe it's time to compare your body to a bowling ball: A typical "house" bowling ball weighs about 14 pounds, although American Bowling Congress rules allow balls as heavy as 16 pounds. A typical adult head weighs, give or take, 14 pounds -- a lot if it's pulling downward. So, if staring at a screen has your neck and back aching, check your posture. Sit tall. Tuck in that chin. Ease your back's load by getting that head back over the spine, which was designed to support it. Need an image that may inspire you to lose weight?
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March 10, 2002
Got a backache because of too many hours in front of a computer? Overweight? Maybe it's time to compare your body to a bowling ball: A typical "house" bowling ball weighs about 14 pounds, although American Bowling Congress rules allow balls as heavy as 16 pounds. A typical adult head weighs, give or take, 14 pounds -- a lot if it's pulling downward. So, if staring at a screen has your neck and back aching, check your posture. Sit tall. Tuck in that chin. Ease your back's load by getting that head back over the spine, which was designed to support it. Need an image that may inspire you to lose weight?
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SPORTS
By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,Contributing Writer | June 3, 1995
If you like league night at your local bowling alley, it might be a good idea to stop by Middle River this weekend.But, this event is not like your average pro bowlers tour stop, or even a night at the local alley, for that matter. More than 100 bowling teams from around the country are convening at the Country Club Lanes, 9020 Pulaski Highway, and Brunswick Perry Hall Lanes, 4359 Ebenezer Road, in the Brunswick World Team Challenge.More than 500 bowlers will be competing on five-player teams for a chance to qualify for the $150,000 Grand Championship in Reno, Nev., where they would bowl against teams from around (( the U.S. and the world.
SPORTS
By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,Contributing Writer | June 3, 1995
If you like league night at your local bowling alley, it might be a good idea to stop by Middle River this weekend.But, this event is not like your average pro bowlers tour stop, or even a night at the local alley, for that matter. More than 100 bowling teams from around the country are convening at the Country Club Lanes, 9020 Pulaski Highway, and Brunswick Perry Hall Lanes, 4359 Ebenezer Road, in the Brunswick World Team Challenge.More than 500 bowlers will be competing on five-player teams for a chance to qualify for the $150,000 Grand Championship in Reno, Nev., where they would bowl against teams from around (( the U.S. and the world.
SPORTS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | June 20, 1993
As some of you may have heard, the old Bowl America Dundalk lanes has been purchased by a new owner -- the Inverness Presbyterian Church, which plans to convert the old bowling alley into a church.It is not the first local church to make use of an old bowling alley. The New Solid Rock Church has been converting the old Cedonia Lanes, a 40-lane tenpin house, into a church for several years.It's not surprising, given the fact that bowling alleys are closing down across the country. Some 4,000 have shut their doors in the last 30 years, according to the American Bowling Congress.
NEWS
By Amy P. Ingram and Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer | May 19, 1993
Like a lion in search of prey, he prowls. In his hand, he carrie his weapon -- a 13-pound Colombia 300 bowling ball with the name "Happy" engraved in it.Harry Happersett, 72, is respected and known by every bowler and employee at Fair Lanes in Annapolis for his high average, bowler dedication and "happy" disposition. The 118-pound resident of Annapolis bowls 420 games a week, with a 168 average.He started bowling in 1985, when a young friend from work treated him to a game. He threw three straight gutter balls and declared: "This ain't for me."
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | September 10, 1993
The Riviera Bowl was so quiet Wednesday afternoon you could hear a pin drop.Steve Sandusky, standing in the nearly empty bowling alley, had picked up a spare, which is not unusual for the owner of the 32-year-old duckpin alley on Fort Smallwood Road. Except he was not bowling; he was "rowling."Mr. Sandusky, son of former Baltimore Colts star Alex Sandusky, shuffled down the lane pushing the ball with a 4-foot pole. Approaching the foul line, he gave the pole a shove sending the ball rolling gently down the lane toward the 10 duckpins 60 feet away.
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | April 10, 1994
"Sure, you hear about a father and son both throwing big games," said Chuck Kelly, manager at Bowl America Glen Burnie. "But two fathers and sons doing it in the same center?"Francis and Stephen Smoot and Craig and Marc Smith know all && about it."The last 300 [this season] was my sixth," said Francis Smoot, the father. "Stephen's 299 was part of his best set, a 753."Both those scores were shot in the same league, the Saturday Jolly Rogers. Francis Smoot started bowling 27 years ago; Stephen was 6 when he first stepped on the lanes.
BUSINESS
By Peter H. Frank | December 13, 1991
Bowling.Just saying the word brings a flood of images -- rented shoes, frayed carpets, bad lighting and maybe some others that are not quite so flattering.But Fair Lanes Inc. is betting millions it can change that.The Hunt Valley-based company, one of the nation's largest chains of bowling centers, is launching a sweeping overhaul of the look, feel and food for which bowling alleys have become so well known over the past few decades. The company will create, it says, bowling for the '90s.
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | June 5, 1994
The Eastern Senior Tournament Association visited Brunswick Columbia on Sunday, May 22. The ESTA event drew 54 of the best senior tenpin bowlers in the mid-Atlantic area. Names such as Jim Brown, Wayne Hough, Francis Smoot, Percy Mack, Terry Logan and Ed Buco familiar to all serious bowlers were in evidence.The tournament format called for a six-game qualifier with a five-man stepladder to determine the winner.Terry Logan, a Brunswick Normandy league bowler, rolled 1,401 for the first six games; that made him top seed for the finals.
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | June 5, 1994
The Eastern Senior Tournament Association visited Brunswick Columbia on Sunday, May 22. The ESTA event drew 54 of the best senior tenpin bowlers in the mid-Atlantic area. Names such as Jim Brown, Wayne Hough, Francis Smoot, Percy Mack, Terry Logan and Ed Buco familiar to all serious bowlers were in evidence.The tournament format called for a six-game qualifier with a five-man stepladder to determine the winner.Terry Logan, a Brunswick Normandy league bowler, rolled 1,401 for the first six games; that made him top seed for the finals.
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | April 10, 1994
"Sure, you hear about a father and son both throwing big games," said Chuck Kelly, manager at Bowl America Glen Burnie. "But two fathers and sons doing it in the same center?"Francis and Stephen Smoot and Craig and Marc Smith know all && about it."The last 300 [this season] was my sixth," said Francis Smoot, the father. "Stephen's 299 was part of his best set, a 753."Both those scores were shot in the same league, the Saturday Jolly Rogers. Francis Smoot started bowling 27 years ago; Stephen was 6 when he first stepped on the lanes.
NEWS
By John A. Morris and John A. Morris,Staff Writer | September 10, 1993
The Riviera Bowl was so quiet Wednesday afternoon you could hear a pin drop.Steve Sandusky, standing in the nearly empty bowling alley, had picked up a spare, which is not unusual for the owner of the 32-year-old duckpin alley on Fort Smallwood Road. Except he was not bowling; he was "rowling."Mr. Sandusky, son of former Baltimore Colts star Alex Sandusky, shuffled down the lane pushing the ball with a 4-foot pole. Approaching the foul line, he gave the pole a shove sending the ball rolling gently down the lane toward the 10 duckpins 60 feet away.
SPORTS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | June 20, 1993
As some of you may have heard, the old Bowl America Dundalk lanes has been purchased by a new owner -- the Inverness Presbyterian Church, which plans to convert the old bowling alley into a church.It is not the first local church to make use of an old bowling alley. The New Solid Rock Church has been converting the old Cedonia Lanes, a 40-lane tenpin house, into a church for several years.It's not surprising, given the fact that bowling alleys are closing down across the country. Some 4,000 have shut their doors in the last 30 years, according to the American Bowling Congress.
NEWS
By Amy P. Ingram and Amy P. Ingram,Contributing Writer | May 19, 1993
Like a lion in search of prey, he prowls. In his hand, he carrie his weapon -- a 13-pound Colombia 300 bowling ball with the name "Happy" engraved in it.Harry Happersett, 72, is respected and known by every bowler and employee at Fair Lanes in Annapolis for his high average, bowler dedication and "happy" disposition. The 118-pound resident of Annapolis bowls 420 games a week, with a 168 average.He started bowling in 1985, when a young friend from work treated him to a game. He threw three straight gutter balls and declared: "This ain't for me."
SPORTS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | March 7, 1993
He's sort of a local bowling legend, this Harvey "Robby" Robinson.The 78-year-old Robby, as he is best known, has done everything in local bowling: pinsetter as a kid, 190-average bowler as an adult, keen-eyed instructor in later years.Robby can quote chapter and verse on local bowling history. He was there the day Johnny Unitas announced he was opening the Colt Lanes in Baltimore County. That was 1960. Robby was one of the first employees at Unitas' centers."Johnny Unitas is an incredible athlete," said Robby.
NEWS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff writer | July 7, 1991
Ed Sebring throws a mean left hook. If he delivers it just perfectly, he can apply a knockout blow almost every time.At 71, the Street resident throws his knockout punches more often than not in tenpin bowling competitions. The lefty -- and a Harford-Cecil County SeniorsTournament champion several times over -- showed off his deadly hookat the U.S. National Senior Sports Classic here last weekend.That hook, which almost puts the ball in the gutter, comes from afew adaptations he's made to counteract the effects of aging.
SPORTS
By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Staff Writer | March 7, 1993
He's sort of a local bowling legend, this Harvey "Robby" Robinson.The 78-year-old Robby, as he is best known, has done everything in local bowling: pinsetter as a kid, 190-average bowler as an adult, keen-eyed instructor in later years.Robby can quote chapter and verse on local bowling history. He was there the day Johnny Unitas announced he was opening the Colt Lanes in Baltimore County. That was 1960. Robby was one of the first employees at Unitas' centers."Johnny Unitas is an incredible athlete," said Robby.
BUSINESS
By Peter H. Frank | December 13, 1991
Bowling.Just saying the word brings a flood of images -- rented shoes, frayed carpets, bad lighting and maybe some others that are not quite so flattering.But Fair Lanes Inc. is betting millions it can change that.The Hunt Valley-based company, one of the nation's largest chains of bowling centers, is launching a sweeping overhaul of the look, feel and food for which bowling alleys have become so well known over the past few decades. The company will create, it says, bowling for the '90s.
NEWS
By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff writer | July 7, 1991
Ed Sebring throws a mean left hook. If he delivers it just perfectly, he can apply a knockout blow almost every time.At 71, the Street resident throws his knockout punches more often than not in tenpin bowling competitions. The lefty -- and a Harford-Cecil County SeniorsTournament champion several times over -- showed off his deadly hookat the U.S. National Senior Sports Classic here last weekend.That hook, which almost puts the ball in the gutter, comes from afew adaptations he's made to counteract the effects of aging.
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