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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1997
In the world of sailboat racing, there are the exalted, and then there's everybody else.Superstar skipper Chris Dickson is an exalted one. The tanned speed god gets stopped in airports, swooned over for his blue eyes and photographed in magazines with champagne spilling over his victorious blond head.He is courted by Toshiba, which is paying him at least $200,000 to race on a boat bearing the company name, and is flattered by personality polls that say 95 percent of his fellow New Zealanders know him and love him.Here in Baltimore, George Collins falls into the category of Everybody Else.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
George W. Collins, a pioneering WMAR-TV broadcaster who earlier had been editor-in-chief of the Afro-American newspaper and covered the civil rights movement and political corruption in Maryland, died Thursday of renal failure at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 88. "George was an important figure in Baltimore's struggle for fairness for everybody. No one was more influential in the African-American community when it came to voicing their concerns," said Moses Newson, former executive editor of the Afro-American.
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By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1999
As a Volvo official formally announced the return of the Volvo Ocean Race Round the World to Baltimore and Annapolis yesterday, he urged local organizers to find a local entry to fuel the excitement."
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
George W. Collins, a pioneering Baltimore journalist who chronicled the civil rights movement and other significant events in Maryland history, died last week at age 88. Collins began his career as a reporter and then editor-in-chief for Baltimore's Afro-American in the 1950s, and joined the staff of WMAR-TV in 1968, later becoming an anchor and an associate editor. He also hosted a biweekly public-affairs show Thursday evenings on WEAA-FM, Morgan State University's public radio station.
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November 19, 2003
On November 17, 2003 JULIA M. (nee Wawrzyniak); beloved wife of the late Frank Lazar; dear mother of Mary Carolyn Roemer and the late Frances M. Collins; sister of Loretta Crist and Marcella Regulski and the late Walter Wawrzyniak, Frances Kosinski and Marie Schab; grandmother of George Collins, Norman Witkowski, Jr. and the late Richard Collins. Also survived by five great grandchildren. Christian Wake Service at Kaczorowski Funeral Home P.A., 1201 Dundalk Avenue on Wednesday at 3 P.M. Funeral Mass at St. Casimir's Church on Thursday at 9:30 A.M. Interment St. Stanilaus Cemetery.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1997
Chessie Racing, the Baltimore-Annapolis entry in the coming Whitbread Round the World Race, finished fifth among nine Whitbread racers competing in the Fastnet Race this week.The Fastnet is a 605-mile ocean race from England to Fastnet Rock and back. Fastnet Rock is off the southern tip of Ireland.According to reports from skipper George Collins and the Royal Ocean Racing Club, which puts on the race, Chessie and the other W60s were impressive in their final major tuneup for the round-the-world race, which starts next month in Southampton, England.
NEWS
January 13, 1999
Joseph Francis Collins, 70, marketing representativeJoseph Francis Collins, a retired sales and marketing executive for a Curtis Bay cement company, died Saturday of heart failure at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 70.He worked for Blue Circle Cement Inc. for more than 30 years and retired as regional manager of the mid-Atlantic region in 1993.The New York City native served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946. He lived in Severna Park from 1975 to 1993, when he moved to Ocean City.
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By BRUCE STANNARD and BRUCE STANNARD,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 24, 1997
SYDNEY, Australia - George Collins' idea of hell is sitting still for more than two minutes. Which is why, when he came ashore here after skippering Chessie Racing's tough 10-day passage from Fremantle, Australia, in the Whitbread Round the World Race, he checked into his luxurious harbor-front hotel long enough to take a shower before heading out on the water again.This time he went for a joy ride aboard a high-speed jet-cat whizzing commuters across the harbor to their city jobs.Anyone who can do a thing like that after 2,250 nautical miles at sea is not likely to be given to philosophical musings on ocean racing.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
George W. Collins, a pioneering WMAR-TV broadcaster who earlier had been editor-in-chief of the Afro-American newspaper and covered the civil rights movement and political corruption in Maryland, died Thursday of renal failure at Union Memorial Hospital. He was 88. "George was an important figure in Baltimore's struggle for fairness for everybody. No one was more influential in the African-American community when it came to voicing their concerns," said Moses Newson, former executive editor of the Afro-American.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | August 3, 2014
George W. Collins, a pioneering Baltimore journalist who chronicled the civil rights movement and other significant events in Maryland history, died last week at age 88. Collins began his career as a reporter and then editor-in-chief for Baltimore's Afro-American in the 1950s, and joined the staff of WMAR-TV in 1968, later becoming an anchor and an associate editor. He also hosted a biweekly public-affairs show Thursday evenings on WEAA-FM, Morgan State University's public radio station.
NEWS
October 22, 2006
George Howard "Toots" Collins, a former warden with the Maryland Division of Correction who was active in numerous community organizations, died of complications from diabetes Tuesday at Continuum Care of Sykesville. He was 76. Mr. Collins graduated from Robert Moton High School and attended Catonsville Community College, Baltimore Community College and the University of Baltimore. He received a bachelor's and a master's degree in criminal justice from Coppin State University. He was warden of the Maryland State Penitentiary and Jessup Pre-Release Unit.
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November 19, 2003
On November 17, 2003 JULIA M. (nee Wawrzyniak); beloved wife of the late Frank Lazar; dear mother of Mary Carolyn Roemer and the late Frances M. Collins; sister of Loretta Crist and Marcella Regulski and the late Walter Wawrzyniak, Frances Kosinski and Marie Schab; grandmother of George Collins, Norman Witkowski, Jr. and the late Richard Collins. Also survived by five great grandchildren. Christian Wake Service at Kaczorowski Funeral Home P.A., 1201 Dundalk Avenue on Wednesday at 3 P.M. Funeral Mass at St. Casimir's Church on Thursday at 9:30 A.M. Interment St. Stanilaus Cemetery.
BUSINESS
By June Arney and June Arney,SUN STAFF | April 21, 1999
As a Volvo official formally announced the return of the Volvo Ocean Race Round the World to Baltimore and Annapolis yesterday, he urged local organizers to find a local entry to fuel the excitement."
NEWS
January 13, 1999
Joseph Francis Collins, 70, marketing representativeJoseph Francis Collins, a retired sales and marketing executive for a Curtis Bay cement company, died Saturday of heart failure at University of Maryland Medical Center. He was 70.He worked for Blue Circle Cement Inc. for more than 30 years and retired as regional manager of the mid-Atlantic region in 1993.The New York City native served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946. He lived in Severna Park from 1975 to 1993, when he moved to Ocean City.
SPORTS
By BRUCE STANNARD and BRUCE STANNARD,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 24, 1997
SYDNEY, Australia - George Collins' idea of hell is sitting still for more than two minutes. Which is why, when he came ashore here after skippering Chessie Racing's tough 10-day passage from Fremantle, Australia, in the Whitbread Round the World Race, he checked into his luxurious harbor-front hotel long enough to take a shower before heading out on the water again.This time he went for a joy ride aboard a high-speed jet-cat whizzing commuters across the harbor to their city jobs.Anyone who can do a thing like that after 2,250 nautical miles at sea is not likely to be given to philosophical musings on ocean racing.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1997
When the starting cannon fires in a round-the-world sailing race Sunday, skipper George Collins will be at the helm -- shouting commands and living a fantasy.But just as the English shores grow tiny in the distance and the race starts to get real, this Baltimore millionaire will do something odd.He will jump off the boat.At that moment, a spectator vessel will pick him up, putting him in the landscape his crew leaves behind.It is a serious course change for Collins, who paid more than $4 million for his boat and team, only to decide this month that he will diminish his role in the punishing Whitbread contest.
NEWS
October 22, 2006
George Howard "Toots" Collins, a former warden with the Maryland Division of Correction who was active in numerous community organizations, died of complications from diabetes Tuesday at Continuum Care of Sykesville. He was 76. Mr. Collins graduated from Robert Moton High School and attended Catonsville Community College, Baltimore Community College and the University of Baltimore. He received a bachelor's and a master's degree in criminal justice from Coppin State University. He was warden of the Maryland State Penitentiary and Jessup Pre-Release Unit.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | September 18, 1997
When the starting cannon fires in a round-the-world sailing race Sunday, skipper George Collins will be at the helm -- shouting commands and living a fantasy.But just as the English shores grow tiny in the distance and the race starts to get real, this Baltimore millionaire will do something odd.He will jump off the boat.At that moment, a spectator vessel will pick him up, putting him in the landscape his crew leaves behind.It is a serious course change for Collins, who paid more than $4 million for his boat and team, only to decide this month that he will diminish his role in the punishing Whitbread contest.
SPORTS
By Peter Baker and Peter Baker,SUN STAFF | August 13, 1997
Chessie Racing, the Baltimore-Annapolis entry in the coming Whitbread Round the World Race, finished fifth among nine Whitbread racers competing in the Fastnet Race this week.The Fastnet is a 605-mile ocean race from England to Fastnet Rock and back. Fastnet Rock is off the southern tip of Ireland.According to reports from skipper George Collins and the Royal Ocean Racing Club, which puts on the race, Chessie and the other W60s were impressive in their final major tuneup for the round-the-world race, which starts next month in Southampton, England.
NEWS
By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1997
In the world of sailboat racing, there are the exalted, and then there's everybody else.Superstar skipper Chris Dickson is an exalted one. The tanned speed god gets stopped in airports, swooned over for his blue eyes and photographed in magazines with champagne spilling over his victorious blond head.He is courted by Toshiba, which is paying him at least $200,000 to race on a boat bearing the company name, and is flattered by personality polls that say 95 percent of his fellow New Zealanders know him and love him.Here in Baltimore, George Collins falls into the category of Everybody Else.
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