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By CANDUS THOMSON | March 29, 2009
For 37 years of his more than half-century of writing, Bill Burton did what I do now - except he did it better. Still does. That's why on April 23, the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association will induct the former Evening Sun outdoors editor into its Hall of Fame, an elite club of slightly more than 50 members that includes Henry Louis Mencken, Sam Lacy, Katharine Graham and Herb Block. At 82, Burton still writes a column for the Bay Weekly in Annapolis. Publisher and editor Sandra Martin nominated him "many, many, many times, and they never took him," she says, tongue in cheek.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | September 20, 2009
The suspense didn't last long during the grand prize drawing for the state's annual fishing contest Saturday. With the rip of an envelope and a whoop of delight, the first of five contestants on stage at Sandy Point State Park converted a 40.8-inch striped bass into an 18-foot Tracker boat and trailer combination. David Wilhelm, a 37-year-old auto shop owner from Perryville, took top honors at the Maryland Fishing Challenge, an event that attracted nearly 1,500 entrants from 17 states.
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By Sylvia Badger | May 5, 1996
ACCORDING TO my fishing guru, Bill Burton, former Evening Sun outdoors editor: If you're in the right, you can catch a big fish in Maryland's spring rockfish season. You have to be rigged right, have the right bait, be in the right place at the right time, and you have as much of a chance of catching a fish as any veteran fisherman.I am living proof those words are true and owe words of praise to Mike Lipski, the talented, fishing captain of the boat Tradition. Not only did our group catch 12 rockfish, all 29 inches and longer, but I landed one 41-plus inches long, weighing just over 30 pounds.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,Candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 16, 2009
With his bushy beard and ever-present pipe, Bill Burton looked like the outdoors writer from Central Casting. His basement resembled a tackle shop. His stories were lively and memorable, as you would expect. But truth be told, Bill Burton was a softie, with a heart of gold and a center as squishy as an Easter peep. He loved cats. And beautiful sunrises. And fresh, ripe Maryland peaches just off the tree. And kids, especially his granddaughter Mackenzie Noelle Boughey, whom he called "Grumpy."
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 11, 2009
Bill Burton, who fished with presidents, Colts and Orioles, told generations of Maryland anglers where the big ones were biting and was commissioned an "Admiral of the Chesapeake" by one governor, died early Monday morning of cancer. He was 82. A Pasadena resident, Mr. Burton was for 37 years the outdoors editor of The Evening Sun before taking a buyout in 1992. He continued to write for the Bay Weekly and The Capital in Annapolis until his second retirement in late June. "It's a sad day. We've lost a great guy. He was a legend," said Brooks Robinson, the Orioles Hall of Fame third baseman who fished and hunted with Mr. Burton.
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October 11, 1990
Includes the following stories:Newest powerboats on view in Annapolis, by Bill Burton, Evening Sun Outdoor Editor, p. 2Boatmen's deep pockets are silting up, Outdoors Column, by Bill Burton, p. 4Check your boat from stem to stern, by Bill Schulz, Associated Press, p. 4Some tricks to increase boating pleasure, by Eric Sharp, Knight-Ridder News Service, p. 5You can set the weather record straight, by Bill Burton, Evening Sun Outdoor Editor, p. 6Economic slump...
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September 18, 1991
Muphen R. Whitney begins a regular Wednesday column about local horse-related sporting activities in Carroll with today's edition.Shewill write about racing, steeplechase, a wide variety of shows, dressage and other similar competitions, polo, trail riding and other competitive and recreational horse activities.A resident of Walkersville, Frederick County, Whitney has writtenabout horses for many publications, including the New York Daily News, the New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, the Washington Post and many horse-related publications.
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By Jody Roesler and Jody Roesler,Special to The Sun | February 18, 1994
With his salt-and-pepper beard, gray-streaked hair, full face, wooden pipe and denim shirt and jeans, Bill Burton looked like the author of "The Old Man and The Sea" while accepting a plaque from the Pasadena Sportfishing Society on Monday.In fact, the title of that Ernest Hemingway book might perfectly describe the life of the 67-year-old fisherman from Stoney Creek and former Baltimore Sun outdoors writer.The society invited Mr. Burton to speak at their monthly meeting on Valentine's Day, then surprised him with the plaque and a standing ovation by the 200 members in attendance.
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July 30, 1991
Burton right about stadium* Congratulations to Bill Burton for his courageous column (July 19) concerning the new stadium. Some will accuse Bill of not having a vision of the future or the Big Picture. Mr. Burton obviously has his own agenda for the $200 million the stadium will cost; however, this shouldn't distract the reader from the most important point of the article: moral vs. political and economic priorities -- who makes the decision.I question the economic benefit of a new stadium as an investment.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | September 20, 2009
The suspense didn't last long during the grand prize drawing for the state's annual fishing contest Saturday. With the rip of an envelope and a whoop of delight, the first of five contestants on stage at Sandy Point State Park converted a 40.8-inch striped bass into an 18-foot Tracker boat and trailer combination. David Wilhelm, a 37-year-old auto shop owner from Perryville, took top honors at the Maryland Fishing Challenge, an event that attracted nearly 1,500 entrants from 17 states.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,Candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 11, 2009
Bill Burton, who fished with presidents, Colts and Orioles, told generations of Maryland anglers where the big ones were biting and was commissioned an "Admiral of the Chesapeake" by one governor, died early Monday morning of cancer. He was 82. A Pasadena resident, Mr. Burton was for 37 years the outdoors editor of The Evening Sun before taking a buyout in 1992. He continued to write for the Bay Weekly and The Capital in Annapolis until his second retirement in late June. "It's a sad day. We've lost a great guy. He was a legend," said Brooks Robinson, the Orioles Hall of Fame third baseman who fished and hunted with Mr. Burton.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | July 23, 2009
Two decades after he successfully lobbied to turn the old U.S. 50 bridge over the Choptank River into a fishing pier, Bill Burton was honored Wednesday when the state named the popular site after him. At the urging of Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Department of Natural Resources, the Board of Public Works approved the measure Wednesday by a unanimous vote. "It overwhelms me to think that they think enough of me to do that," said Burton, 82. "There's a hell of a lot of pride in that." The Board of Public Works also voted Wednesday to rename the Overlook at Green Ridge State Forest after longtime DNR forester Francis Zumbrun.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | March 29, 2009
For 37 years of his more than half-century of writing, Bill Burton did what I do now - except he did it better. Still does. That's why on April 23, the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press Association will induct the former Evening Sun outdoors editor into its Hall of Fame, an elite club of slightly more than 50 members that includes Henry Louis Mencken, Sam Lacy, Katharine Graham and Herb Block. At 82, Burton still writes a column for the Bay Weekly in Annapolis. Publisher and editor Sandra Martin nominated him "many, many, many times, and they never took him," she says, tongue in cheek.
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By CANDUS THOMSON | July 4, 2004
TILGHMAN ISLAND - Until this year, Buddy Harrison hadn't missed opening day of the trophy rockfish season or the Orioles. Then a bum hip needed replacement and Harrison's recovery took him out of the lineup and broke his streak. Thursday, the charter captain who has been fishing the Chesapeake longer than the modern-day Birds have been around, was back with a vengeance, with a new boat under his deck shoes and the No. 5 ensign flying overhead. It was hard to tell which the 70-year-old skipper (christened Levin F. Harrison III)
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By CANDUS THOMSON | October 12, 2003
TILGHMAN ISLAND - A teenage boy in a red baseball cap inches toward the grizzled man on the dock and shyly snaps his picture. The older man turns slowly and faces the photographer. "Do you want a picture with me?" he asks. The boy nods and says, "You're Bill Burton, aren't you? My dad and I used to watch you on TV all the time." "I'm still Bill Burton," the older man replies, raising a bushy eyebrow as the boy moves to his side to pose. "Who else would admit to that?" A better question might be who else could live up to being Bill Burton.
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By Sylvia Badger | May 5, 1996
ACCORDING TO my fishing guru, Bill Burton, former Evening Sun outdoors editor: If you're in the right, you can catch a big fish in Maryland's spring rockfish season. You have to be rigged right, have the right bait, be in the right place at the right time, and you have as much of a chance of catching a fish as any veteran fisherman.I am living proof those words are true and owe words of praise to Mike Lipski, the talented, fishing captain of the boat Tradition. Not only did our group catch 12 rockfish, all 29 inches and longer, but I landed one 41-plus inches long, weighing just over 30 pounds.
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By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,candy.thomson@baltsun.com | July 23, 2009
Two decades after he successfully lobbied to turn the old U.S. 50 bridge over the Choptank River into a fishing pier, Bill Burton was honored Wednesday when the state named the popular site after him. At the urging of Gov. Martin O'Malley and the Department of Natural Resources, the Board of Public Works approved the measure Wednesday by a unanimous vote. "It overwhelms me to think that they think enough of me to do that," said Burton, 82. "There's a hell of a lot of pride in that." The Board of Public Works also voted Wednesday to rename the Overlook at Green Ridge State Forest after longtime DNR forester Francis Zumbrun.
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By CANDUS THOMSON and CANDUS THOMSON,Candy.thomson@baltsun.com | August 16, 2009
With his bushy beard and ever-present pipe, Bill Burton looked like the outdoors writer from Central Casting. His basement resembled a tackle shop. His stories were lively and memorable, as you would expect. But truth be told, Bill Burton was a softie, with a heart of gold and a center as squishy as an Easter peep. He loved cats. And beautiful sunrises. And fresh, ripe Maryland peaches just off the tree. And kids, especially his granddaughter Mackenzie Noelle Boughey, whom he called "Grumpy."
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By KEVIN COWHERD | May 8, 1995
As a boy, I was taught to be modest and self-effacing, so at first I wasn't going to write about the huge rockfish I wrestled out of the Chesapeake Bay.But then I thought: No, the story must be told.It would be a disservice not to print the details of this heroic struggle, which had all the dramatic elements of "The Old Man and the Sea" if you just, um, ignored a few details.In any event, I landed this monster -- yes, yes, we'll get into exactly how big he was later -- on a recent fishing trip organized by Bill Burton, nationally known outdoors writer and a former colleague at The Evening Sun.The night before, we gathered at a charming hotel on Tilghman Island to engage in a time-honored fishing ritual, which was to drink many beers and then attempt to find our way back to our rooms.
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By PHIL JACKMAN | May 2, 1995
TILGHMAN ISLAND -- The tradition probably started with two guys in a rowboat with a can of worms, two bamboo poles and a six-pack. You know how stories get embellished over the decades, especially when an old warhorse like Bill Burton is spinning the yarn.Burton, you'll recall, was the outdoors editor of The Evening Sun seemingly back to the paper's inception in 1910. In that time, he gathered up a few million friends.Bill, a fisherman at heart and a hunter by necessity, was always so happy to see the arrival of spring that in the late '50s he decided to put a varied collection of people together for the purpose of good fellowship, good stories and, hopefully, good fishing.
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