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By DON VITEK | August 21, 1994
"To be truthful, I don't remember exactly what I threw that last game," Joe Rineer said. "I know it was enough to win and that's all I needed to know."Twenty-five years of frustration can do that to you.Rineer, proprietor of Mount Airy Lanes, a 12-lane duckpin center, has been a bowler since he was a teen-ager. And not just a bowler, but among the best in the nation for a lot of years.He's won at least 10 of the top tournaments in the country -- the Lord Baltimore three times, the All-Star in 1976 and the Southern Open twice.
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September 6, 2004
On September 5, 2004, HEINZ BALASUS; beloved husband of the late Margaret Mary (nee Shinal) Balasus; devoted father of Michael and the late Francis W. Balasus; father-in-law of Nancy and Rose Balasus; loving grandfather of Jackie Rineer, Jason and Christine Balasus; great-grandfather of Zane Rineer; dear brother of Hansel Balasus and Gretel Schmidt. A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Ave., on Wednesday, at 10 AM. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery,.
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By DON VITEK | October 3, 1993
Joe Rineer of New Windsor received the 13th annual Distinguished Leadership Award from the the Duckpin Bowling Proprietors of America, and he was a great choice.Rineer, the owner of Mount Airy Lanes, knows the duckpin game from over 30 years of competition, has been a proprietor for 20 years and has worked in the industry since 1969.A past president and current board member of the Baltimore Duckpin Bowlers Association and a member of the Duckpin Professional Bowlers Association, he's served as color commentator for the "Duckpin Magic" TV series.
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By DON VITEK | March 5, 1995
Strange things can happen in bowling centers.Joe Rineer of Mount Airy Lanes remembers one of the strangest."It was a lot of years ago," Rineer remembered. "I was managing a pretty large duckpin house and a large summer daytime league was getting ready to start up. When a friend of mine who had been struggling with his game dropped in and asked for a lane so he could practice. I put him on a lane away from the league bowlers and forgot about it."He forgot about it until the guy collared him and said "Joe, I need you. My ball's in your ceiling."
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September 6, 2004
On September 5, 2004, HEINZ BALASUS; beloved husband of the late Margaret Mary (nee Shinal) Balasus; devoted father of Michael and the late Francis W. Balasus; father-in-law of Nancy and Rose Balasus; loving grandfather of Jackie Rineer, Jason and Christine Balasus; great-grandfather of Zane Rineer; dear brother of Hansel Balasus and Gretel Schmidt. A Funeral Service will be held at the family owned Duda-Ruck Funeral Home of Dundalk, Inc., 7922 Wise Ave., on Wednesday, at 10 AM. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery,.
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | March 5, 1995
Strange things can happen in bowling centers.Joe Rineer of Mount Airy Lanes remembers one of the strangest."It was a lot of years ago," Rineer remembered. "I was managing a pretty large duckpin house and a large summer daytime league was getting ready to start up. When a friend of mine who had been struggling with his game dropped in and asked for a lane so he could practice. I put him on a lane away from the league bowlers and forgot about it."He forgot about it until the guy collared him and said "Joe, I need you. My ball's in your ceiling."
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | April 3, 1994
Lisa Smith, born and raised in Mount Airy, bowls duckpins at Mount Airy Lanes in two leagues -- the Monday Ladies and the Friday Mixed. She thinks of herself as an average bowler."
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By Donald G. Vitek | February 17, 1991
A young boxer once poked fun at Archie Moore's gray hair prior to fight time. Moore, pound-for-pound one of the best fighters of all time, said, "Don't worry about this old gray head, worry about these old gray fists."I think the kid lasted a round or two against the oldmaster.Why are taking about boxing in a bowling column?Simple.A few weeks ago, Mount Airy Lanes owner Joe Rineer was bowling in the Monday Night Mens Commercial league and his team was swept. If you've bowled as long as Rineer has, you're going to lose a few; sometimes, you're even going to be swept.
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By DONALD G. VITEK | May 24, 1992
The winter season of bowling is just finished. Time to get ready for summer vacations -- . . or better yet, summer bowling leagues.Certainly, it's time to kick back for a few days and enjoy your memories of the past season, to savor the victories, to deplore the defeats, to remember how brilliant you were in the clutch and how lucky your opponents were in the same situations.Every bowler will have his or her story of the cherry-picked two-pinner, the washout, the impossible split that cost a game, a series or -- worse yet -- the league championship.
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By DON VITEK | June 5, 1994
Next weekend, the Wayne Logue Memorial Handicap Doubles Tournament will be presented by Joe Rineer at his Mount Airy duckpin center on Center Street.Competition will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and resume at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The duckpin event will conclude Sunday with eight additional squads in 1 1/2 -hour increments.The tournament is in its 12th year and "there will always be a Wayne Logue Memorial tournament," Rineer said.There must be a reason for someone to feel so strongly about another person, so strongly that Rineer has vowed that there will always be a living monument to Wayne Logue's memory.
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By DON VITEK | August 21, 1994
"To be truthful, I don't remember exactly what I threw that last game," Joe Rineer said. "I know it was enough to win and that's all I needed to know."Twenty-five years of frustration can do that to you.Rineer, proprietor of Mount Airy Lanes, a 12-lane duckpin center, has been a bowler since he was a teen-ager. And not just a bowler, but among the best in the nation for a lot of years.He's won at least 10 of the top tournaments in the country -- the Lord Baltimore three times, the All-Star in 1976 and the Southern Open twice.
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | June 5, 1994
Next weekend, the Wayne Logue Memorial Handicap Doubles Tournament will be presented by Joe Rineer at his Mount Airy duckpin center on Center Street.Competition will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and resume at 11:30 a.m. Saturday. The duckpin event will conclude Sunday with eight additional squads in 1 1/2 -hour increments.The tournament is in its 12th year and "there will always be a Wayne Logue Memorial tournament," Rineer said.There must be a reason for someone to feel so strongly about another person, so strongly that Rineer has vowed that there will always be a living monument to Wayne Logue's memory.
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | April 3, 1994
Lisa Smith, born and raised in Mount Airy, bowls duckpins at Mount Airy Lanes in two leagues -- the Monday Ladies and the Friday Mixed. She thinks of herself as an average bowler."
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | October 3, 1993
Joe Rineer of New Windsor received the 13th annual Distinguished Leadership Award from the the Duckpin Bowling Proprietors of America, and he was a great choice.Rineer, the owner of Mount Airy Lanes, knows the duckpin game from over 30 years of competition, has been a proprietor for 20 years and has worked in the industry since 1969.A past president and current board member of the Baltimore Duckpin Bowlers Association and a member of the Duckpin Professional Bowlers Association, he's served as color commentator for the "Duckpin Magic" TV series.
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | August 20, 1993
Joe Rineer, owner of Mount Airy duckpin lanes, is upbeat about the new season."As you know, this summer we introduced two-frame bowling to our clients. As predicted, averages went up, leagues were out of the center on time and everyone, once they became used to it, thought it was great," he said.Two-frame bowling, new to Maryland, has been in use in New England for years. It was started to speed up play. And it works. A nice bonus is that averages climb."We're definitely planning on two-frame bowling this winter season," Rineer said.
NEWS
By DONALD G. VITEK | May 24, 1992
The winter season of bowling is just finished. Time to get ready for summer vacations -- . . or better yet, summer bowling leagues.Certainly, it's time to kick back for a few days and enjoy your memories of the past season, to savor the victories, to deplore the defeats, to remember how brilliant you were in the clutch and how lucky your opponents were in the same situations.Every bowler will have his or her story of the cherry-picked two-pinner, the washout, the impossible split that cost a game, a series or -- worse yet -- the league championship.
SPORTS
By DON VITEK | August 20, 1993
Joe Rineer, owner of Mount Airy duckpin lanes, is upbeat about the new season."As you know, this summer we introduced two-frame bowling to our clients. As predicted, averages went up, leagues were out of the center on time and everyone, once they became used to it, thought it was great," he said.Two-frame bowling, new to Maryland, has been in use in New England for years. It was started to speed up play. And it works. A nice bonus is that averages climb."We're definitely planning on two-frame bowling this winter season," Rineer said.
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By Donald G. Vitek | September 29, 1991
Once in a while, things go the right way.While trying to verify what bowling league is the oldest in the county, I was lucky enough to have Joe Rineer, owner of the Mount Airy Lanes, assemble four people who know all about the oldest league.Known affectionately to all -- as Mr. Wil, Ham, Zeke and Frog -- the foursome knew not only about the league, but also when and where it started.Wilfred Fleming is know as Mr. Wil to generations of bowlers in Mount Airy.He started bowling in the county's oldest Men's Industrial League in 1945 -- it had already been around for yearsby then -- and still bowls in that league today.
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By Donald G. Vitek | September 29, 1991
Once in a while, things go the right way.While trying to verify what bowling league is the oldest in the county, I was lucky enough to have Joe Rineer, owner of the Mount Airy Lanes, assemble four people who know all about the oldest league.Known affectionately to all -- as Mr. Wil, Ham, Zeke and Frog -- the foursome knew not only about the league, but also when and where it started.Wilfred Fleming is know as Mr. Wil to generations of bowlers in Mount Airy.He started bowling in the county's oldest Men's Industrial League in 1945 -- it had already been around for yearsby then -- and still bowls in that league today.
NEWS
By Donald G. Vitek | February 17, 1991
A young boxer once poked fun at Archie Moore's gray hair prior to fight time. Moore, pound-for-pound one of the best fighters of all time, said, "Don't worry about this old gray head, worry about these old gray fists."I think the kid lasted a round or two against the oldmaster.Why are taking about boxing in a bowling column?Simple.A few weeks ago, Mount Airy Lanes owner Joe Rineer was bowling in the Monday Night Mens Commercial league and his team was swept. If you've bowled as long as Rineer has, you're going to lose a few; sometimes, you're even going to be swept.
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