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By Danielle Rumore and Danielle Rumore,SUN STAFF | June 19, 1997
Maybe Bucky Lasek should thank whoever stole his bike 12 years ago. If not for the theft, Lasek wouldn't have gotten a different set of wheels -- a skateboard -- for Christmas.And then he never would have ridden those wheels around the world.His skateboard will take him to San Diego this weekend for the third X Games, but it all started when at the age of 12, Lasek began using his Christmas present in Baltimore.He learned a trick here, another there. He hit the street. He hit the ramp. He hit the air, and he never came down.
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By Mike Kettelberger and For The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2013
Dundalk native Bucky Lasek won his third gold medal of the year in skateboard vert at X-Games Munich on Thursday, continuing what has been one of the best seasons of the skater's career. Lasek did not complete a full run during his first three attempts, leaving the crowd in suspense and forcing him to pull a spectacular run on his fourth and final attempt, which gave him the win. “I could have easily [played it safe and] done a run I've done before,” Lasek said during his post-run interview.
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October 11, 2009
On October 3, 2009, JOHN SCOTT SAGER; beloved husband of Julie Harrison Sager; dear son of the late Nina (nee Bubert) and William Aaron Sager; devoted brother of Patricia Allan, Barbara Lotz and William L. (Bucky) Sager; dear uncle of Scott and Michael Allan and William B., and John K. Sager. A memorial gathering will be held at the home of Sally and Bucky Sager, 12 Dixie Drive, on Friday, October 16, from 6 to 8 P.M. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be made to Gilchrist Hospice, 11311 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD, 21031.
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By Rachael Pacella, For The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2013
Baltimore native Bucky Lasek took first place in the Dew Tour's skateboard vert competition, handily winning Saturday afternoon in Ocean City as the extreme sports event took center stage on Maryland's shore.   Lasek, who also took first in the skate bowl semi-final on Friday, with last year's winner Pedro Barros right behind him, said yesterday that he planned to focus on the vert before getting to work on the skate bowl finals, which take place Sunday. “I gotta concentrate on vert, where Pedro can come over here and concentrate on bowl all day [Saturday]
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By Sarah Schaffer and Sarah Schaffer,SUN STAFF | June 12, 2003
At first glance, this weekend's Thrash at Rash might look like a miniature version of the X-Games. But event planners said the skateboarding and rock 'n' roll event at Rash Field is more than just another summertime mish-mash of extreme sports and music. Festival organizer Lee Corrigan said a variety of interactives will ensure that event-goers become part of the action. "The idea is to keep everybody active for a while," said Corrigan, whose company, Corrigan Sports Enterprises, also organizes the Baltimore Marathon.
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January 31, 2006
On January 27, 2006 AMELIA (BKA BUCKY) beloved mother of Candy and daughter of Amelia Mathias. Visitation at Calvin B. Scruggs Funeral Home, 1412 E. Preston Street on Wednesday, February 1 at 3 p.m. Family hour from 5 to 7 p.m. Family will receive friends on Thursday at First Mt. Olive F.W.B. Church, 809 W. Saratoga St. from 10:30 to 11 a.m. at which time funeral service will begin. Interment Gardens of Faith.
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By David Michael Ettlin Jawbreaker heartbreak | August 23, 1998
The elusive 'Bucky'IT'S the cutest freeloader in Pasadena, and doesn't even have a cardboard sign.Well, maybe "cute" is pushing it a little, describing the scrawny squirrel with the swollen jaw that's been panhandling in recent weeks outside the Southdale Starbucks Coffee shop.Manager Nancy Boswell says they call it "Bucky," and that the creature has eluded attempts to capture and send it off for dental work and nutritional therapy. It's stepped into a little cage trap -- and stepped out before anyone could shut the hatch and pack it away to an animal rehab center.
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February 8, 2003
On February 4, 2003, ELEANOR "Bucky" (nee Bartholomey), beloved wife of Charles "Jake" Fisher. Devoted mother of Dorothy Roubal, Michael Fisher and Margie Pickle, dear sister of Martin Bartholomey and his wife Joanie of St. Petersburg, FL. Dear grandmother of Kathleen, Kimberly, Edward, III, Laura, Janice and Melanie. Also survived by 10 great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, 300 Mace Ave. on Saturday, February 8 at 5:30 P.M. Visiting hours 3 to 6 P.M. Saturday.
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June 16, 2003
On June 14, 2003, WANDA LEE HOPKINS, (nee Brown), beloved wife of Michael K. Hopkins; devoted mother of Howard "Bucky" Lang and Michael Lang; loving grandmother of Nolan Ryan Lang and Cierra Nicole Lang; dear sister ofLawrence Brown, Jr. and his wife Cynthia and Loretta M. Blumm; mother-in-law of Melanie Parsons. Also survived by six nieces. Funeral service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc. 7922 Wise Ave. on Wednesday at 10 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.
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February 10, 2007
On February 8, 2007, ELAINE J. SWANHART, beloved wife of Joseph Swanhart, loving mother of Jon Lloyd Coe and Amanda Leigh Swanhart. Also survived by loving sisters Debbie, Sissy, Gail and Barbara and loving brothers Gary and the late Bucky. Relatives and friends may call at the family owned AMBROSE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 1328 Sulphur Spring Rd., Arbutus on Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.; where funeral services will be held Monday at 10 A.M. Interment to immediately follow in Good Shepherd Cemetery.
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By Edward Lee | November 11, 2012
When the Oakland Raiders used the seventh overall pick in the 2009 draft to select Darrius Heyward-Bey, the McDonogh graduate and Maryland product was the first wide receiver taken off the board. That honor raised the bar for Heyward-Bey, who is trying to assert himself as the Raiders' top wideout. NFL Network analyst and former kick returner Bucky Brooks thinks there is still room and time for Heyward-Bey to develop into that role. Here is what Brooks had to say about Heyward-Bey.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2012
Judge William R. "Bucky" Buchanan Sr., who served as a district judge and as a circuit judge for Baltimore County, died Friday of pneumonia at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former longtime Stoneleigh resident was 86. The son of an automobile salesman and a homemaker, William Raymond Buchanan Sr. was born in Baltimore and raised in the 3500 block of Greenmount Ave. in Waverly. After graduating in 1944 from Mount St. Joseph High School in Irvington, Judge Buchanan enlisted in the Army, where he served in Germany as a military policeman.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2012
No one plays a larger hands-on role than Bucky Gunts in shaping what tens of millions of Americans are seeing each night of the London Summer Olympics. As head of production and director of the opening ceremonies and the nightly prime-time show for NBC, the Baltimore Friends School graduate largely determines the major story lines and images that will form the shared memory of the games - not just in 2012 but possibly for generations to come. A four-time Emmy Award winner for previous Olympics direction, Gunts is at the center of a media strategy that has resulted in record ratings for NBC - as well as some angry criticism primarily in social media.
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By From Sun staff reports | July 25, 2011
Dundalk native Bucky Lasek made history Sunday night, winning his Dew Tour-record 10th skateboard vert final. The 38-year-old bested some of the biggest names in vert skating, Pierre-Luc Gagnon and Shaun White, in front of the largest skate vert crowd in Dew Tour history at the Pantech Open on the beach in Ocean City . "Words can't explain how I feel right now. I went all last year without a win. To come back this year to win the first...
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By Chris Branch, The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2011
Bucky Lasek, dressed like a typical skateboarder in a plaid button-up and khaki pants, is in disguise. "I just grew this beard and mustache," said Lasek, pointing to his scruffy facial hair. "I think that's why people don't recognize me. " Over lunch at Costas Inn in Dundalk - Lasek's hometown - nobody seems to recognize the man who is usually a local celebrity. Lasek, who visits home once or twice a year, hasn't lived in Maryland since 1998, when he moved to Encinitas, Calif., a suburb of San Diego.
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By Chris Branch and Baltimore Sun reporter | June 30, 2011
Dundalk native Bucky Lasek, skateboarder and Olympic snowboarder Shaun White, BMX icon Ryan Nyquist and skating legend Bob Burnquist are among the top performers scheduled to take part in the Pantech Open in Ocean City, the Dew Tour announced Thursday. The Pantech Open will take place July 21-24 and will be the first ever stop in Ocean City for the Dew Tour in its six-year history. It will have four events: BMX Park, BMX vert, Skate vert and Skate bowl. The Open will be the first time the bowl is used in competition.
NEWS
March 29, 2006
CHARLES EDWARD MILLER of Baltimore and most recently of Country Meadows in Mechanicsburg died peacefully on March 17th. He was known as Bucky to his friends and family. He was 97. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of John David Miller and Lucy Nelson Miller. He was graduated from Baltimore City College, the University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore School of Law. Bucky was a star football player at the University of Maryland. After his freshman year he played in every game.
FEATURES
By Amanda Vogt and Amanda Vogt,Chicago Tribune | August 27, 1998
If you're into dramatic rescues, George Sullivan's "Trapped" ($4, Scholastic) is for you. It tells the true stories of people who have been trapped in caves, elevators, abandoned wells, mines, on mountains, submarines and planes. The author digs up some juicy tidbits linked to headline-making rescues.In one chapter, Sullivan recounts a class-trip nightmare: During the World Trade Center bombing, 72 kindergartners and their teachers got caught in an elevator. What was supposed to be a 90-second ride turned into a five-hour ordeal.
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By David Zurawik, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2010
It might not have been a star turn, but Baltimore had a strong supporting role at Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast. Baltimore Friends School graduate Bucky Gunts won the prestigious award for best direction in a variety, comedy or music special for his work on the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics on NBC. Each of the nominees was featured in a short video answering the question of what they wanted to be when they were growing up. ...
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October 11, 2009
On October 3, 2009, JOHN SCOTT SAGER; beloved husband of Julie Harrison Sager; dear son of the late Nina (nee Bubert) and William Aaron Sager; devoted brother of Patricia Allan, Barbara Lotz and William L. (Bucky) Sager; dear uncle of Scott and Michael Allan and William B., and John K. Sager. A memorial gathering will be held at the home of Sally and Bucky Sager, 12 Dixie Drive, on Friday, October 16, from 6 to 8 P.M. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be made to Gilchrist Hospice, 11311 McCormick Road, Hunt Valley, MD, 21031.
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