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August 23, 1991
The registration deadline for the 1991 Maryland Senior Olympics is tomorrow. The Games will be held Oct. 10-12 at Towson State University.Athletes ages 55 and older will compete in events that include aquatics, archery, badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, cycling, golf, horseshoes, racquetball, softball, table tennis, tennis and track and field.For a registration booklet, call the Maryland Office on Aging at 225-1094, or 1-800-AGE-DIAL outside the Baltimore area. The Games are sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, and last year nearly 1,400 athletes competed.
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By Katherine Dunn and Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2011
At 68, Wayne Reisberg likes to stay active. A volunteer track and field coach at Century, he walks a lot, throws the discus and enjoys traveling around the country with his wife Pauline. Reisberg combined sports with travel a few years back and began competing in the Senior Olympics. Last month, he finished ninth in the discus in the 65-69 age group at the national senior games in Houston with a throw of 109 feet, six inches. It was an improvement from his 14th-place finish in the 60-64 age group four years ago in Louisville.
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April 28, 2005
Mary Iglehart "Tony" Duke, a homemaker and Maryland Senior Olympics medalist, died of complications from pneumonia Tuesday at Sinai Hospital. The Homeland resident was 77. Born Mary Iglehart Taylor in Baltimore and raised on Mount Royal Terrace, she was a 1945 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School and continued to have lunch every other month with classmates. She made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon. Elected athletic association president while earning a bachelor of arts degree at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, she played field hockey, badminton, tennis, basketball and volleyball.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2010
Leonard Matthews Finley II, a retired employee relations manager for Exxon Corp., died June 18 from Alzheimer's disease at Somerford Assisted-Living in Annapolis. He was 87. Mr. Finley was born and raised in New Orleans, where he was a 1941 graduate of Jesuit High School. His college career at Tulane University was interrupted when he served in the Navy as a seaman from 1943 to 1946. He earned both a bachelor's and master's degree in chemical engineering from Tulane. He joined Exxon Corp.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | October 7, 1993
The Maryland Senior Olympics that start today will be dedicated to a man who was one of the pillars of the games from their inception in 1980.Beach Schultz, who died at age 72 last February soon after swimming in a meet at UMBC, will be remembered during a ceremony before the start of the swimming events tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Towson State's Burdick Pool. He was an organizer and commissioner as well as a participant.Schultz, a St. Paul's School graduate, competed as a Masters swimmer at the state, national and international levels.
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October 11, 1991
A torch run from Annapolis and the lighting of a flame on the campus of Towson State University yesterday helped proclaim open the 12th annual Maryland Senior Olympics, a statewide athletic competition for men and women at least 55 years of age.Competition in 14 sports will be held today and tomorrow, with track and field, swimming, and bowling drawing the largest interest. Participation has steadily increased over the years and the weekend program is expected to attract a record 1,500 entries.
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October 7, 1992
The 13th annual Maryland Senior Olympics, open to residents age 55 and older, takes place tomorrow through Saturday on the campus of Towson State University and other selected sites.Sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, in cooperation with the Maryland Office on Aging, the Senior Olympics is the single largest senior athletic event in the state.In addition to more than 50 individual events, three team events are scheduled, including three-on-three basketball, softball and volleyball.
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By Katherine Dunn and Katherine Dunn,Staff writer | January 13, 1991
At 82, Harriett Rogers isn't about to wear herself out training for the Senior Olympics.Although Rogers has won dozens of medals in state and national competition, she considers her everyday chores training enough."
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By Jill L. Kubatko and Jill L. Kubatko,Contributing Writer | October 13, 1993
The Maryland Old Liners softball team took the gold medal for the fourth straight year during the Maryland Senior Olympics last week at Towson State University.The team is made up of men 65 and older from Howard, Montgomery and Baltimore counties.The first game of the double-elimination tournament was played in Glen Burnie last month. In the finals Friday, the Old Liners beat Pepco of Montgomery County, 21-10 and 9-1.The Maryland Senior Olympics were held Thursday through Saturday. More than 1,500 seniors participated in the track and field, team and individual events, including more than 60 from Howard.
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By Rich Scherr | October 5, 1990
John Kahnert started heaving the 16-pound shot at age 15. By the Olympic Games of 1948, he had proved himself among the world's best, placing 13th for his native Argentina.Now 63, Kahnert, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound athlete, still is adding medals to his collection. In today's age 60-64 shot-put event at the 11th annual Maryland Senior Olympics, being held at Towson State through tomorrow, Kahnert will try to win his seventh gold medal in as many years."My main objective is always to win," said Kahnert, a physical-education instructor at Catonsville Community College and a Lutherville resident.
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July 6, 2006
Albert J. Havranek, a retired printer and Marine Corps veteran of World War II, died Monday of a brain hemorrhage at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Parkville resident was 84. He immigrated with his father to East Baltimore from Czechoslovakia at age 9, and in 1940 graduated from a vocational high school program. He enlisted in the Marines in 1940 and served in the Pacific theater. He held the rank of sergeant at his 1945 discharge. He began working for the French-Bray Printing Co. in Baltimore, retiring in 1987.
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By JONI GUHNE and JONI GUHNE,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 29, 2006
Judith Stillman isn't the least bit surprised when she comes home from work and finds a note from her husband saying he's "gone for the day." She knows exactly what he's up to - one of his twin passions of volleyball and softball - and she approves completely. Richard Stillman, 73, is a lifelong athlete who is happy to be "involved in some form of sports just about every day of the week." "You don't have time to think about slowing down when you keep busy," said Stillman, who plays with two replaced knees.
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By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 14, 2005
Richard Subock, 72, of Ellicott City has been bowling in the Maryland Senior Olympics "at least since 1990," he said, and has no plans to quit. "I'll do it as long as I live," he vowed. And maybe even beyond that. He doesn't know whether bowling alleys exist in the hereafter, but he suspects they do. Isn't thunder the sound of pins being knocked down? He is joking, of course, but not about his love for the game. He plays five days a week in three leagues, and his best score is 297. All that practice pays off in the Senior Olympics.
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July 17, 2005
Seniors offered information on Medicare program The Harford County Office on Aging is holding a series of informational meetings to discuss the new Medicare Prescription Drug Program for senior citizens and those with disabilities who have Medicare coverage. The new program becomes effective in January. Representatives from the Social Security Administration and Harford County Office on Aging's Senior Health Insurance Program will answer questions about eligibility, cost and benefits during two-hour sessions, and will be available for one-on-one counseling in filing for the benefit.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | July 4, 2005
Wallace E. "Wally" Dow, a retired YMCA director who began a second career operating a booking agency, died of complications of old age June 27 at the Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. The longtime Monkton resident was 96. The Dow Agency, which placed lecturers, writers, musicians and artists from around the world, grew out of Mr. Dow's college experience booking bands and his work directing programs and camps for the YMCA. Along with his wife, the former Elizabeth "Bibber" Sparks, he continued running the business well into his 80s. The agency drew Shakespearean actors, Dickens lecturers and Europe's popular singers to the United States.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 15, 2005
Nancy Brown laughs about the fact that she can be a bit pushy when the subject is swimming. It's not uncommon for her to be at a pool, see a stranger doing laps in a less-than-perfect way, and simply go and dispense some unsolicited advice. "Usually, people are very receptive," said Brown, 69, a longtime swimming coach and competitive swimmer. "Most people are very happy. They're struggling in the water, and I'll do anything to make it easier." Swimming is her passion, said Brown, a widowed grandmother of 12. Since moving to Pasadena in 1984, she has coached and swum with the SPY Maryland Masters, an Anne Arundel County-based group that has been competing in age-group meets through the YMCA masters' swimming program - and winning numerous awards in its national events.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1996
Mayo Elementary School Principal Victoria Waidner won five medals in the Maryland Senior Olympics last week and will compete in the National Senior Olympics next spring.She received silver medals in standing and running long jump; and bronze in shot put, discus and javelin."I was at the top of my age group, so I didn't know how I was going to do. I'm thankful," Waidner, 59, said.Although she won no gold medals, she said her showing was good "for a girl who did no sports" as a child.Waidner is a five-time Senior Olympian who has racked up 26 medals in the amateur contests.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Staff Writer | October 10, 1993
Turning 55 was a big moment in John Elliott's athletic life.It meant he was old enough to compete in the Maryland Senior Olympics.Elliott took full advantage of his first appearance in the games by winning everything he entered -- the five- and 10-kilometer and one-mile cycling events and the five- and 10-kilometer and 1,500-meter runs.In the 1,500, his final race, his victory margin of 50 meters served as testimony to his domination of the 55-59 age group in all six events.Elliott, chief of the Conflict Analysis Center of the Army Concepts Analysis Agency in Bethesda, was one of the standouts in the 14th annual Maryland Senior Olympics that completed a two-day run yesterday at Towson State.
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April 28, 2005
Mary Iglehart "Tony" Duke, a homemaker and Maryland Senior Olympics medalist, died of complications from pneumonia Tuesday at Sinai Hospital. The Homeland resident was 77. Born Mary Iglehart Taylor in Baltimore and raised on Mount Royal Terrace, she was a 1945 graduate of Mount St. Agnes High School and continued to have lunch every other month with classmates. She made her debut at the Bachelors Cotillon. Elected athletic association president while earning a bachelor of arts degree at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland, she played field hockey, badminton, tennis, basketball and volleyball.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | July 10, 2004
They don't slam dunk or dribble the ball between their legs, and "fast break" is perhaps not the most appropriate term. But as a couple of whippersnappers learned yesterday, the old guys at Bykota Senior Center come to play. More than 30 of them showed up for yesterday's over-60 pickup games after learning that County Executive James T. Smith Jr. would take the court, along with state Sen. James Brochin, a Towson Democrat who had met one of the team members while knocking on doors last summer.
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