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Al Karwacki, a former general manager at Bowie Race Course in Maryland and the head of Southern California Off-Track Wagering Inc. for 14 years before his retirement in June 2002, died on Sunday in Georgia from pancreatic cancer. He was 78.

In lieu of flowers, his widow, Lorraine, requests contributions to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA, 31525.