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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 8

Logansport, Indiana
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Tuesday, March 22, 1988
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1 Page 8 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, March 22, 1988 'Bocephus' Takes Top Country Music Honor BUENA PARK, Calif. (AP) Soft-spoken gentleman cowboy Randy Travis won the most trophies but the Academy of Country Music voted once again the heartland's rowdy leader of song, Hank Williams Jr., its favorite entertainer. It was the second consecutive Entertainer of the Year trophy for the man nicknamed Bocephus, the 38-year-old son of country music great Hank Williams. "This is what my momma wanted all the time. ... She would be so proud and, of course, my daddy, I know he'd be proud," Williams said after taking the top honor Monday night at Knott's Berry Farm The 23rd annual awards presentation was televised nationally by NBC. Travis, 28, won three awards: top male singer, song and single of the year for his hit, "Forever and Ever, Amen." "It's still a big thing to keep winning. It makes me quite nervous. It doesn't feel any different than it did the first time," said Travis, who last year won four awards on the strength of the song "On The Other Hand." Williams Jr. Travis Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt won the album trophy for "Trio." The mother-daughter duo The Judds took the duet trophy. Los Angeles-based Highway 101 was best group, and Reba McEntire won top female vocalist for the fourth time. "It's like they're saying 'Reb, you still got it,' and that's nice," Miss McEntire said. Ricky Van Shelton won for new male vocalist. K.T. Oslin was the new female vocalist and won the video honor for "80's Ladies." "It's better than wonderful. It's marvelous," Van Shelton said. "It means you've finally arrived. It means you're there." Roger Miller received the Academy Of Country Music Awards •Entertainer of the Year: Hank Williams Jr. •Album: "Trio," Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt; George Massenburg (producer); Warner Bros, (label) •Song: "Forever and Ever, Amen," Randy Travis; Paul Overstreet, Don Schlitz (composers); Writers Group, Scarlet Moon, MCA, Don Schlitz (publishers). •Single record: "Forever and Ever, Amen," Randy Travis; Kyle Lehning (producer); Warner Bros, (label). •Male singer: Randy Travis. •Female vocalist: Reba McEntire. •Vocal Group: Highway 101 (Paulette Carlson, Cactus Moser, Jack Daniels, Curtis Stone). •Vocal Duet: The Judds. •New male vocalist: Ricky Van Shelton, •New female vocalist: K.T. Oslin. •Video: "80's Ladies," K.T. Oslin; Marc Ball (producer); Jack Cole (director). •Pioneer Award: Roger Miller (noncompetitive). •Bass: Emory Gordy Jr. and David Hungate(Tie). •Drums: Archie Francis. •Fiddle: Johnny Gimble. •Guitar: Chet Atkins. •Steel Guitar: J.D. Maness. •Keyboard: John Hobbs and Ronnie Milsap(Tie). •Specialty: Jerry Douglas (dobro) and Ricky Skaggs (mandolin) (Tie). •Touring band: Strangers. •Non-touring band: Nashville Now. •Disc jockey: Jim Tabor of radio WMC in Memphis, Tenn. •Radio station: KNIX radio in Phoenix, Ariz. •Nightclub: The Crazyhorse Steakhouse & Saloon in Santa Ana, Calif. non-competitive Pioneer Award. Highway 101's group award marked the second consecutive loss in that category for perennial favorite Alabama, although Highway member Cactus Moser didn't think the awards should be considered a horse race. "I don't feel like we beat them," Moser said. "It's won- derful to be recognized." Williams and Travis faced off in Entertainer of the Year, vocalist, single, song, album and video categories. "It's a great feeling but it comes with a lot of work," Williams said of his victory. Nominees were picked by the 2,500-member Academy of Country Music and they voted by mail-in ballot. Drummer Archie Francis won his llth academy trophy and fiddler Johnny Gimble and steel guitarist J.D. Maness each won their 10th awards to lead winners in instrumental categories. Bass player Emory Gordy Jr.. guitarist Chet Atkins and keyboardist John Hobbs won their second-consecutive academy trophies. David Hungate tied Gordy in the bass category, Ronnie Milsap tied Hobbs in the keyboard category, and Ricky Skaggs, who plays the mandolin, tied with Jerry Douglas, who plays the dobro, in the specialty instrument category. The Strangers won their eighth touring band trophy and Nashville Now won the non- touring band award. Jim Tabor of radio WMC in Memphis, Tenn., was selected disc jockey of the year, his first academy win. Brothers Will Fortune To Alma Mater HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - A pair of bachelor brothers who quietly amassed a small fortune left more than $1.5 million to 'the high school they attended more than 70 years ago. For most of this century, Arthur and Edgar Simionescu lived quietly together in a modest way but the brothers, who lived into their 90s, amassed a fortune through shrewd investments in stocks and bonds. They left all their money — estimated at more than $1.5 million after taxes — to Hackensack High School for a college- scholarship endowment "This was really a drop out of the blue," said principal Harold Bloom, who, like his colleagues, never heard of the Simionescus until after they died in 1986, three months apart. "It totally surprised us. What should I say? It's like manna." Neither Edgar, a machinist, nor Arthur, a stamp collector who was confined to a wheelchair because of a teen-age bout with polio, ever went to college. Edgar entered Hackensack High in 1904, and Arthur followed five years later, but they were never big boosters after graduating. "They wanted to do something that would have some longevity to it. I think they wanted to help young people," said their lawyer, Eugene Gilmartin. The brothers had investments — some dating back to the 1920s — in dozens of companies, ranging from Atlantic Richfield to United Jersey Bank. When Arthur died in 1986 of heart failure, Edgar's health was failing, and he was never told his brother was dead. But he kept asking for Arthur. Edgar died three months later, also of heart failure. Their bequest should provide more than $100,000 in scholarships a year. Terror Case Threats Appear Phony NEWARK, N.J. .(AP) - The disclosure that a former federal prosecutor may have fabricated death threats against herself and a magistrate during an extradition case has shocked her former colleagues, , On Monday, U.S. Attorney Samuel A. Alito Jr. said that Judy Russell allegedly cut out words from newspapers to form threatening messages that she received in the mail during the case she was handling against two Sikhs accused of terrorism in India. A search of her house turned up similar threatening messages in a travel bag and scissors apparently used to clip newspapers and magazines, Alito said. No charges were filed, but an investigation was continuing, he said. Few lawyers in the U.S. at- torney's office and in private practice would speak publicly, but almost all interviewed Monday said Ms. Russell had been a highly intelligent and hard-driven assistant U.S. attorney. "I've been sick over this thing ever since I found out about a week and a half ago," said Thomas G. Roth, one of Ms. Russell's three partners who left the U.S. attorney's office with her last summer to form their own firm. After leaving, Ms. Russell was appointed a special assistant U.S. attorney to enable her to continue with the case against the Sikhs, Ranjit Singh Gill, 25, and Sukhminder Singh, 26. 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I Patients who received the ex- j perimental therapy showed a 63 } percent survival rate five years J after cancer surgery, compared jj with 33 percent for patients who ] received no treatment after I surgery, said Ariel Hollinshead {of the George Washington Uni\ versity Medical Center. i "It's come off very well," { Hollinshead said Monday after i describing results to science > writers at an American Cancer I Society symposium. I Other cancer experts said they i' were impressed but added that • more work was needed. 1 For early-stage cancer, "it } looks like it's going to give people \ at least a 50 percent chance of [being around five years later," (while other post-surgical [treatment does little good, said | John Minton, professor of surf gical oncology at the Ohio State | University College of Medicine [inColumbus, Ohio. | "The problem is, it's small :! numbers," he said of the trial, J which included 81 patients. "It j looks good, but we need more I numbers." 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