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CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, April 11 - Monday, April 14, 2008 - 39 Bob Burnett-Kurie to retire from WBOC, FOX21 WBOC and FOX21 recently announced meteorologist Bob Burnett-Kurie will retire Sunday, June 1. "We're going to miss Bob," said WBOC/FOX21 News Director John Dearing. "He's been such a fixture at our stations for more than 12 years and a great meteorologist. But we understand and support his decision." During his tenure at the sta- tions, Burnett-Kurie spent nine years as chief meteorologist and quickly became a household name a c r o s s Delmarva. "It's been both challeng- ing and rewarding to predict and broadcast the weather for Delmarva," B'rT- Burnett-Kurie KURIE said. "Many people here are weather-conscious and weather-dependent, so they forecast." Burnett-Kurie said that while he will miss the excitement of TV and the joy of his many presenta- tions and workshops" in area schools and community organiza- tions, he looks forward to his retirement. "Believe it or not," he said with a laugh, "I'm 68 years old. It's time for me to retire and move back to New Hampshire where some of my family is." Burnett-Kurie currently teaches a weather course at Salisbury University. "While I'm happy for Bob, I'm saddened by our loss," said WBOC/FOX21 Chief Meteorologist Dennis Ketterer. "Bob has been a good educator and forecaster. I know we all appreciate the years Bob has served WBOC and Delmarva. We will enjoy our remaining weeks with Bob." In addition to spending time with his wife, Burnett-Kurie plans to enjoy his time traveling, play- ing bridge, skiing, hiking and spending time at the beach. WBOC and FOX21 are locally owned and operated by Draper Holdings, which also owns WBOC Interactive and Loblolly LLC. appreciate the value of an accurate {, The  .... BRIDGET BAUER LINDA BOVA BUVA. 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