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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | August 16, 2002
PHILADELPHIA - If you believe Bucky Lasek, the best way to turn a 12-year-old kid into a world-class skateboarder is to go out and steal his bike. After all, it worked pretty well for him. Growing up in Baltimore, Lasek and his friends weren't all that interested in skateboarding. They were too busy riding their BMX bikes off ramps or jumping them over rails or whatever else they could find in Dundalk. It became a daily routine. Until, of course, someone rode off with Lasek's bike in the middle of the night.
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By Kevin Cowherd | February 12, 2001
IT'S A LITTLE after 12:30 on a sunny February afternoon when the first game begins in the worn gym at the Bykota Senior Center in Towson. Outside, an unseasonable warm spell has pushed the temperature to 65 degrees, and lovers walk hand-in-hand up Bosley Avenue. But nobody cares about the weather in here. In here, 10 guys are going at it in a game of full-court basketball, which would be unremarkable except for the fact they're all old enough to be somebody's grandfather. Some guys hit their 60s and take up golf; some, the only exercise they get is clicking the remote or lifting themselves from the kitchen table.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 20, 2000
THE HAMPSTEAD landmark known as Bob's Variety reawakened Saturday, the storefront windows alive with antiques and unique old items. Father and son co-owners Bucky and Ryan Harmon have named their new store Hampstead Movie House Mall, harking to its original heyday, more than 30 years ago, as the town movie theater. Ten of the mall's expected 14 antiques dealers have set up their wares: furniture, children's books, porcelain figurines, antique kitchen items, blue willow and delftware, and assorted intriguing bric-a-brac.
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By James Giza and James Giza,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2000
Brian Robinson throws his skateboard over the four-foot-high metal fence behind his Bero Street house in Lansdowne. His hands now free, the 10-year-old, clad in a sleeveless, black T-shirt with the likeness of pro wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin on the front, jean shorts and black sandals, climbs over the fence and lands softly in the grass on the other side. Brian, like most of the 16 other boys at the Lansdowne skate park, knows about Bucky Lasek, the best skateboarder to come out of Baltimore -- and one of the best in the world.
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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 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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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 Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,SUN STAFF Staff writer Milton Kent contributed to this story | August 1, 1996
ATLANTA -- Bucky Gunts probably has the best view of these Olympics.As coordinating director of NBC's Olympic coverage, though, his is an all-seeing but entirely remote vantage point, coming from a windowless warren of temporary studios and offices in a downtown convention center here that serves as the network's base of Olympic operations.Gunts, a Baltimore native, is used to seeing the games on screen rather than in person -- which, if you think about it, is how most of us experience the spectacle.
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By Jana Sanchez-Klein | January 29, 1995
A roundup of new products and servicesHugs for tiny headsBilled as "the hug that keeps on hugging," the Baby Bucky pillow prevents babies' and toddlers' heads from flopping while the child is sitting in a car seat, stroller, airplane or train seat. The horseshoe-shaped pillow is filled with buckwheat hulls, a popular pillow filling in Japan but relatively unknown in the United States. The Baby Bucky comes in blue, pink and jade and is available for $21 at Passenger Stop -- Your Travel Store in Towson, (410)
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By Kevin Cowherd | April 26, 1993
Dear Ann Landers:I am dating a terrific man. So what's the problem? "Bob" won't tell me anything about himself, even his last name. I don't know where he lives or works.Every night, we meet at my apartment, where I fix him dinner and we have sex. Then he goes home. When he calls me, he's always whispering. Sometimes you hear children playing in the background.Then there's this: He wears a small gold band on his left ring finger. He says the ring was given to him by a fraternal order. When I ask him the name of the organization, he says he "can't remember."
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