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July 18, 2004
On July 16, 2004, ANGELINE A. LASEK (nee Fullano); beloved wife of the late Peter Lasek; devoted mother of Thomas Lasek and his wife Barbara, Charles Lasek and his wife Mary, Mary Ann Lasek and her husband Dino Eliadi, Antoinette "Toni" Lasek and her companion Roger Hallick. She is also survived by nine loving grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Schimunek Funeral Home, Inc., 9705 Belair Road, (Perry Hall), on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Casmirs Church on Monday at 9:30 A.M. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
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By Cody Goodwin and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
The X Games are set to kick off Thursday in Austin, Texas, the 20th year of the summer action-sports event. Of all the athletes who will be competing through Sunday, two hail from the Baltimore area: Bucky Lasek (Dundalk) and Travis Pastrana (Annapolis). The Baltimore Sun recently caught up by phone with the 41-year-old Lasek, who will be competing in his 21st X Games (a total that includes trips to international X Games competitions in Europe and South America). Lasek will compete in the men's skateboard vert and rallycross events.
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By Danielle Rumore | June 29, 1997
Baltimore native Bucky Lasek finished fourth overall in the 10-man skateboarding men's vert finals at the third X Games in San Diego.Lasek, 24, finished with 90.75 out of a possible 100 points, falling out of medal contention in his first X Games.Tony Hawk, the owner of Birdhouse (a skateboard manufacturer), one of Lasek's main sponsors, won the event to take home the gold medal with a score of 97.50.Hawk, 29, has been one of the best skateboarders in the world this decade. He was the vert champion in the inaugural X Games and finished second last year.
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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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By CHILDS WALKER and CHILDS WALKER,SUN REPORTER | October 13, 2005
The best vertical skateboarder in the world is from Baltimore. Charles Michael "Bucky" Lasek may not be as big a name as the semiretired Tony Hawk, but he has dominated competitive skating in recent years, winning five gold medals at ESPN's X Games and also winning numerous "best trick" competitions. Lasek, 32, is in Orlando, Fla., this week to compete in the last stop of this year's Dew Action Sports Tour. The 15-year professional has already wrapped up the season points title on that circuit.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN REPORTER | March 21, 2007
Bucky Lasek figures that on television, the amazing tricks he performs on a skateboard look just like the feats kids glimpse in Spider-Man cartoons. But in person? "They can see there's no strings," he said. That's why the Baltimore native is so excited that the ASPT Dew Tour is coming to his hometown in June. For years, local skating, BMX and motocross lovers have had to catch their favorite performers on television. But finally, they'll be able to watch stars such as Lasek soar above the parking lots around M&T Bank Stadium in person.
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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 Sirage Yassin and Sirage Yassin,Sun Reporter | June 24, 2007
Here was Bucky Lasek, the hometown draw and Baltimore's biggest action sports star, trying to decide which bum knee was more deserving of the blame: the left knee, the one suffering from cartilage issues that will cause him to have surgery tomorrow, or the right knee, which had to compensate its counterpart. "I paid the price today. It was bruised; it was tight. I had no power," said Lasek, 34, about the knee that bothered him in the skateboard vert finals of the Panasonic Open yesterday.
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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.
NEWS
January 13, 2004
On January 11, 2004, JENNIE (neeD'Angelo), beloved mother of Mario J. Teresi, Sr. and wife Merle, dear grandmother of Maria Lasek and Mario J. Teresi, Jr., devoted great grandmother of Maria Lena and Gabriella Nicole Lasek. Funeral services at the family owned JOSEPH N. ZANNINO, JR. FUNERAL HOME, 263 S. Conkling Street (at Gough), on Wednesday at 11 A.M. Interment St. Stanislaus Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.
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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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Sports Digest | August 20, 2012
Dew Tour Lasek takes second in shortened Skate Bowl Pedro Barros defended his championship in the rain-shortened Skate Bowl at the Dew Tour Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City on Sunday, holding off Baltimore native Bucky Lasek . In the first-ever Mega 2.0 event, 12-year-old Tom Schaar threw down a front-side 180 melon over the gap and spun a 1080 out of the quarter-pipe to win with a score of 89.00. Second place was earned by New York native Elliot Sloan with a score of 87.00 by throwing a tail grab combo first with a 720 over the gap then with another in a 540 on the quarter pipe.
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By Brooks Welsh, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2012
Dark clouds and a bit of rain was not enough to stop fans from packing the stands for the fourth and final day of the Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City, but it was enough to delay the skate bowl final twice due to the rain-slicked surface of the bowl. The skate bowl final was delayed the first time after the first heat. Bucky Lasek took command in the first heat by throwing huge 540s and Mctwists to the delight of the packed stands. Zero Skateboards rider Ben Hatchell of Manassas, Va., was nipping at Lasek's heels using a more technical array of grind tricks.
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By Rachael Pacella, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 18, 2012
Half-way through the Dew Tour's Pantech Beach Championships in Ocean City, all eyes were on the skateboarding events Saturday afternoon. Thousands of fans were on the beach at Dorchester Street as defending champion Pierre Luc-Gagnon won the skate vert finals, with Baltimore native Bucky Lasek taking second place, followed by Sandro Dias in third. Lasek was leading going into the finals, but he fell on his last run. "I never got around to doing the round I wanted to because I kept falling toward the end of my run," Lasek said, adding that he loves bringing something new to the competition, like the boneless to invert maneuver that he pulled off after inventing it just last week.
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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 Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,Staff Writer | February 10, 1993
Three former employees of a Massachusetts-based truck driving school have filed suit charging that they were fired because they refused to go along with a plan to reduce the number of blacks in the school's Baltimore branch.Mark Greenberg, president of the New England Tractor Trailer Training School, ordered the employees to avoid recruiting in Baltimore because the city's population is "too black," according to suits filed last week in city Circuit Court.Melvin L. Toliver, who says he was fired last February after a year and a half as director of admissions, claims in a suit that Mr. Greenberg ordered him to use a map of metropolitan Baltimore with different colored push pins -- white pins for white students -- to show the racial composition of each new class.
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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 the 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.
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