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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | November 10, 2007
Last Saturday evening, veteran local broadcaster Jack Dawson gathered with other WMAR-TV Channel 2 alumni at Baltimore's Tremont Grand Hotel, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the station that first took to the air on Sept. 29, 1947. "What people don't know about me is that I taught chemistry at Towson High School from 1950 to 1956, and later at Southern High School, from which I graduated in 1946. Going back there was a real trip," Dawson, former longtime WMAR-TV sports director and evening news sports anchor, said yesterday.
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Sports Digest | September 18, 2011
Running Columbia's Levasseur wins Crossroads 17.75K Keith Levasseur , 33, of Columbia finished first in the Crossroads 17.75K on Saturday in Prince William County, Va., completing the race in 1 hour, 5minutes, 29seconds He was 1 minute, 1 second faster than Marine Maj. Jason Kut . "Crossroads is a fun and tough course, but it's fair … for every up there's a down," Levasseur said after he completed running the hills and...
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2003
Steve Melewski, sports director and baseball program host for WBAL Radio, has not been heard on the station's airwaves since last week, after a vehement argument with a top station executive less than an hour before his show was supposed to begin. Melewski would not comment yesterday on his status, but the WBAL executive, Jeff Beauchamp, said Melewski unexpectedly quit during the argument on Friday. "He resigned 40 minutes before he was due on the air," said Beauchamp, vice president and general manager for WBAL (1090 AM)
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 15, 2010
A. Ronald "Ron" Menchine, the last voice of the Washington Senators and noted collector of baseball postcards and author of "A Picture History of Baseball," died Friday of a heart attack at his Glen Arm home. He was 76. "Ron was a very unique individual and kind of old school. He understood the radio experience and his broadcasting style was never bombastic," said Phil Wood, an old friend who is an analyst for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which broadcasts Orioles and Nationals games.
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Sports Digest | September 18, 2011
Running Columbia's Levasseur wins Crossroads 17.75K Keith Levasseur , 33, of Columbia finished first in the Crossroads 17.75K on Saturday in Prince William County, Va., completing the race in 1 hour, 5minutes, 29seconds He was 1 minute, 1 second faster than Marine Maj. Jason Kut . "Crossroads is a fun and tough course, but it's fair … for every up there's a down," Levasseur said after he completed running the hills and...
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By MILTON KENT | September 17, 1996
When last we left the Colts (or more accurately, when last the Colts left Baltimore), their games on the radio were simply produced affairs, aired on good old AM with the voices of a generation, Chuck Thompson and Vince Bagli, behind the microphones, calling lots of action.For Charm City's return to football, we have Ravens games in stereo, simulcasted on two outlets, WLIF (101.9 FM) and WJFK (1300 AM), with lots of technical wizardry -- some of which doesn't always work -- and three voices calling lots of action and setting up lots of sponsorships and commercials.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | September 15, 2010
A. Ronald "Ron" Menchine, the last voice of the Washington Senators and noted collector of baseball postcards and author of "A Picture History of Baseball," died Friday of a heart attack at his Glen Arm home. He was 76. "Ron was a very unique individual and kind of old school. He understood the radio experience and his broadcasting style was never bombastic," said Phil Wood, an old friend who is an analyst for the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which broadcasts Orioles and Nationals games.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2010
WJZ sports director Mark Viviano was assaulted by teens as he jogged through Druid Hill Park on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Viviano was wearing headphones as he ran through the park and past three teens when one struck him in the head from behind, said Agent Donny Moses, a spokesman with city department. Viviano said he did not hear the teens come up behind him about 1 p.m. He said a second teen tried to hit him but missed. He said they exchanged words, but Viviano continued to run, while the teens ran the other way. Viviano said he was not injured.
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | December 15, 2000
The athletic director at a small Christian preparatory school in Woodlawn was arrested yesterday and charged in the rape of a teen-age student in a school bathroom. The allegation has shaken officials at Gwynn Lake College Preparatory School, which prides itself on traditional values, but parents said they remain committed to the school's mission. School officials and Baltimore County police are checking for other possible victims. Authorities are also investigating claims that another teacher at the school knew of the alleged rape but did not report it. Keith A. Williams, 31, of the 4000 block of Fernhill Ave. turned himself in to police after a warrant on second-degree rape, third-degree sexual assault and child abuse charges was issued Wednesday.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | August 11, 2004
Ruth Zentz, a 1940s champion duckpin bowler who went on to direct city girls' and women's amateur sports programs, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 4 at St. Agnes HealthCare. The Catonsville resident was 93. Miss Zentz won top women's honors in the 1944 Evening Sun tournament and was ranked among the top 10 female bowlers for the next decade. In 1951, she became the first Maryland woman to score above 200 in a recorded competition. Her 209 game set a women's national duckpin record.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 29, 2010
WJZ sports director Mark Viviano was assaulted by teens as he jogged through Druid Hill Park on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Viviano was wearing headphones as he ran through the park and past three teens when one struck him in the head from behind, said Agent Donny Moses, a spokesman with city department. Viviano said he did not hear the teens come up behind him about 1 p.m. He said a second teen tried to hit him but missed. He said they exchanged words, but Viviano continued to run, while the teens ran the other way. Viviano said he was not injured.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | November 10, 2007
Last Saturday evening, veteran local broadcaster Jack Dawson gathered with other WMAR-TV Channel 2 alumni at Baltimore's Tremont Grand Hotel, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the station that first took to the air on Sept. 29, 1947. "What people don't know about me is that I taught chemistry at Towson High School from 1950 to 1956, and later at Southern High School, from which I graduated in 1946. Going back there was a real trip," Dawson, former longtime WMAR-TV sports director and evening news sports anchor, said yesterday.
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By Jeff Seidel and Jeff Seidel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | August 22, 2004
Charles Brown, who has been at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County since 1989, is the longest-tenured college athletic director in Maryland. The Ellicott City resident, 59, has seen college sports from the viewpoints of a physical education major at Springfield College in Massachusetts, a decade-long wrestling coach at Hunter College and as an administrator at UMBC, where he recently started a wrestling club. He has also served his profession at a national level, working on the National Collegiate Athletic Association's competition championship committee.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,SUN STAFF | August 11, 2004
Ruth Zentz, a 1940s champion duckpin bowler who went on to direct city girls' and women's amateur sports programs, died of congestive heart failure Aug. 4 at St. Agnes HealthCare. The Catonsville resident was 93. Miss Zentz won top women's honors in the 1944 Evening Sun tournament and was ranked among the top 10 female bowlers for the next decade. In 1951, she became the first Maryland woman to score above 200 in a recorded competition. Her 209 game set a women's national duckpin record.
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By David Folkenflik and David Folkenflik,SUN STAFF | September 19, 2003
Steve Melewski, sports director and baseball program host for WBAL Radio, has not been heard on the station's airwaves since last week, after a vehement argument with a top station executive less than an hour before his show was supposed to begin. Melewski would not comment yesterday on his status, but the WBAL executive, Jeff Beauchamp, said Melewski unexpectedly quit during the argument on Friday. "He resigned 40 minutes before he was due on the air," said Beauchamp, vice president and general manager for WBAL (1090 AM)
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By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | December 15, 2000
The athletic director at a small Christian preparatory school in Woodlawn was arrested yesterday and charged in the rape of a teen-age student in a school bathroom. The allegation has shaken officials at Gwynn Lake College Preparatory School, which prides itself on traditional values, but parents said they remain committed to the school's mission. School officials and Baltimore County police are checking for other possible victims. Authorities are also investigating claims that another teacher at the school knew of the alleged rape but did not report it. Keith A. Williams, 31, of the 4000 block of Fernhill Ave. turned himself in to police after a warrant on second-degree rape, third-degree sexual assault and child abuse charges was issued Wednesday.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1999
John Lopez spent about 30 minutes yesterday talking to the Hereford football players about safety and the risks of football, "just like you would bring an outside counselor into a school for other traumatic situations," he said. In the span of two Friday games against Franklin and Lansdowne, Bulls players had watched two well-conditioned 15-year-olds go down to season-ending head and neck injuries. But Lopez, director of the Towson Sports Medicine Center, said that he hoped the incidents would not be taken as "an indictment" against county football and that the injuries are extremely rare.
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By Mark Hyman and Mark Hyman,Sun Staff Correspondent | January 8, 1991
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Dick Schultz hit all the familiar issues, including those for which there seem to be no workable solutions.The National Collegiate Athletic Association executive director proposed a national coaches' meeting to find ways to curb recruiting excesses.He announced that a special committee would be formed soon to look at the methods used to investigate and punish schools that violate NCAA rules.He waved the flag for an array of cost-saving rules proposals that will be voted on here this week.
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By LOWELL E. SUNDERLAND | September 10, 2000
Name: Rob Goldman Job description: Vice president and director of sports and fitness division for the Columbia Association since 1989. Includes administrative oversight of 23 outdoor pools, indoor swim center, Supreme Sports Club, Columbia Athletic Club, Columbia Gym, two golf courses, tennis operations, Columbia Ice Rink, the horse center, sports park and membership service center. The division, led by operations and marketing directors who report to Goldman, generates about $21 million in annual revenue, which ranks the Columbia Association 25th nationally among recreation fitness organizations.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | October 5, 1999
John Lopez spent about 30 minutes yesterday talking to the Hereford football players about safety and the risks of football, "just like you would bring an outside counselor into a school for other traumatic situations," he said. In the span of two Friday games against Franklin and Lansdowne, Bulls players had watched two well-conditioned 15-year-olds go down to season-ending head and neck injuries. But Lopez, director of the Towson Sports Medicine Center, said that he hoped the incidents would not be taken as "an indictment" against county football and that the injuries are extremely rare.
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