Independent from Long Beach, California on March 19, 1976 · Page 35
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 35

Long Beach, California
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Friday, March 19, 1976
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Skiers to try for world's fastest hotfoot at stadium INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TEVECTAM (PM)-C.7 ByDONCULPEPPEK Staff Writer Rick Paap Is a Long Beach water skier who likes to go fast on the single ski but has no illusions about setting a w o r l d record. Neither docs he care for the barefoot type of s k i i n g at the Long Beach Marine Stadium or anywhere else. Rick, however, is so enthusiastic about the sport that officials of the National Drag Boat Association asked him to act as coordinator and put on a skiing program as part of this coming weekend's NDBA Kidney Foundation Benefit. The skiing part of the NDBA benefit will consist mostly of the hot-foot men, all of whom will be trying to exceed the 100-mph mark on their bare feet. Rick will give a demonstration run on the single ski and hopes to please the crowd with 100 mph. The skiers will have their qualifying runs at 10 a.m. Saturday, just prior to starts of the drag boats in a dozen d i f f e r e n t classes. A m o n g t h o s e skiers will be Gordon Epllng, Long Beach, who holds the present record of 93.38, and C r a i g Vcster- m a r k , Long Beach p a - ramedic who has clocked more than the record on single runs but never has been able to back up the mark. J o h n Taylor, another noted Long Beach skier who has turned 94 on a single run without a backup, will be another. Three other Long Beach skiers also will be trying. They are Mike Plunkett, Mark Riddle and Lee Kirk. B A R E F O O T w a t e r siding is tricky. Not only that, but It is dangerous to Book Reviews Caves of Yucatan will lure readers try for high speeds unless the skier has had proper training. At 80-mph speeds and more, a skier's feet actually can be burned, and the slightest bit of debris on the surface can cause injury. For that reason, The American W a t e r Ski Association now p e r m i t s barefooters to bind their f e e t with metallic tape. They are not permitted to wear shoes of any kind. On Sunday, the skiers will have'first chance at the water. They will start their finals at noon, which is the starting hour for any event in the Marine Stadium on Sunday. More than 150 drag-boat drivers will be waiting to start their finals when the skiers finish. The d r a g boaters w i l l h a v e their qualifying r u n s on Saturday. At least 15 of those drivers will be handling the big blown fuel hydros, the bonts that are capable of 200 mph. Sam Kurtovich, who holds the record at 204.60 mph, will be driving Hot Jaws, his latest boat. Admission p r i c e s on Saturday will be $4, Sunday $5, with kids 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by adults. Spectators arc reminded to take portable transistor r a d i o s to h e a r all an- nouncements.Loud s p e a k - ers are used only in case of extreme emergencies. . . ,..Ui V)?. 5V/.Uil. I m.H '·»",( " · P V I . ii'i V" · · · · · · · " Hubert missed the green Hubert Green, shooting out of sand trap, struggled to unexciting par-72 in first round of Greater Jacksonville Open Thursday. --AP WktplHIo Floyd, Wadkins share Jacksonville tee lead JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)-rRay Floyd, who reached the turning point in his career In this event three years ago, fashioned a solid, four-under-par 68 that staked him to a tie for the first-round lead Thursday in the $175,000 Greater Jacksonville Open golf tournament. He shared the top spot with young Lanny W a d k i n s , on the comeback from a two-year slump, and Danny Edwards, who joined the tour last season after a year on the Far East circuit. The group at 69, three under par on the 7,143- y a r d Deerwood Country Club course, included England's 6-foot-5 Peter Oosterhuis, Nate Starks, Mike H i l l , Barney Thompson and Buddy Allin. "I'd played the lour for f i v e y e a r s without p u r pose," Floyd recalled ot his 1973 visit to Jacksonville. "1 shot a bad round. I don't remember w h a t it was, but it was bad and 1 withdrew. That's not very professional, but I did it. "Then my wife--!'d just been married about four months-- and I sat down and had a long talk. "I'd been kind of lax. I'd just been waiting for my game to come back. Of course, it didn't come back. She made me realize you have to work at it. You have to work at anything you want to do." Floyd, in a deep slump and without a win since his 1969 PGA National championship, turned his c a r e e r a r o u n d w i t h a $119,385 season in I97.|, broke through as a winner Frazier-Foreman match announced again in 1975 and now is In position to challenge for his seventh t i t l e in an erratic career. Ben Crcnshaw, a two- t i m e winner already this season, and Mark Hayes, who has threatened for titles his last Ihrec times out, headed a big group at 70, two under par and just two out of the lead. Hubert Green, a winner last week, matched par 72. South African Gary Player and Tom Weiskopf were well back at 73. Frustrated Arnold Palmer, a non- winner f o r t h r e e l o n g years, shot a 75 that put him in danger of missing the cut when the field is trimmed to t h e top 70 s c o r e r s at the end of today's play. Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Hale Irwin and Lei Trcvino are not competing. * * * 18-hole leaders Benefit for injured grid A benefit dance concert for injured Harbor College football player Greg Shepherd will be held Saturday night, 9 p.m.-2 a.m., at the Longshoreman's Hall, 231 W. C St., Wilmington. Featured groups will lc Fannj and Train Wreck. Tickets arc $6 at the door. Shepherd, a defensive back, suffered spinal damage when he tackled Cypress player Don Kindred in a game at Harbor Nov. 22. He is confined to a wheelchair, able In move only his left arm. Hill Caves of Yucatan. By H e n r y C. M e r c e r . University of Oklahoma Press, 14.50 paperboond. The always increasing number of American toiir- Lsts drawn to the ruins of the remarkable Maya civil i z a t i o n i n M e x i c o , Guatemala and Honduras don't know it, Harpercresl Library Edition, $22.75. The Morris "Encyclopedia of American History" has l o n g b e e n an indispensable relerence b o o k f o r A m e r i c a n h i s t o r y buffs, and this completely revised fifth edition is an absolute sine qua mm. 11 covers concisely and authoritatively everything of i m p o r t a n c e f r o m p r e C o l u m b i a n t i m e s t o Nixon's resignation. It is a triple treal, consisting as it docs of the Basic Chronology (political and military history); the Topical Chronology (covering such matters as literature, art, music, medicine, agriculture, religion, the sciences, film, television, radio and ,1 host of other topics and a section on Five H u n d r e d Notable Americans, with pithy bio- g r a p h i c s of Americans from all walks of life. The Bicentennial Almanac: 200 Years of America. Edited by Calvin D. Llnton. T h o m a s Nelson, $11.95 c l o t h , $9.95 paperbound. So lively in form is this comprehensive chronological survey that one gets the feeling that he is reading the news headlines detailing America's growth from 1776 to 1375. Not just (he major developments are chronicled; m a n y a little known, fascinating event is listed in these 512 pages o! a rickly illustrated, big volume. Monskur Proust: A Memoir. By Celeste Albaret. T r a n s l a t e d f r o m ( h e French by Barbara Bray. McGraw-Hill, $12.50. "No one has known we as you have," M a r c e l P r o u s t , t h i s century's greatest F r e n c h writer, once told Celeste Albaret, who was his housekeeper from 19U to 1922. the year t h e a u t h o r of "Reinein-. trances of Things Past" d i e d . R e c o r d e d by Georges Rclmonl, these reminiscences of Proust's b i z a r r e w a y o f l i f e e n g r o s s i n g l y r e c o r d Proust's friendships, loves (he was a Immoscxual), his outlook on the world, his m o n u m e n t a l w o r k , as Proust confided in t h i s trusted friend. K L K G I K S PAI! GIUU.KVIC. Translated from the French with ;iti introduction by Maurice A. O'Meara. Southern Illinois University P r e s s , $8.95. Guillevic is a Breton who writes in French; lie is one of the major forces in French poelry today. His w»rk deals with the ncslhclics of T H I N G S . Here is n bilingual setec- Ibn of 51 of his finest poems. C H I N A ' S IMI'KIUAI. PAST. By C h a r l e s 0. Huckcr. Stanford U n i v e r - sity Press, $17.50. Professor of C h i n e s e and ot H i s t o r y at t h e Univi'rsily of Micliignn, Charles 0. Mucker offers the general reader a vivid p a n o r a m a of C h i n e s e history and c u l t u r e from prehistory In ISM). - wbtm K MMM n lifnisw m OK v«a i KGTOI HMD nisxi YW uSKfTOW'WX* ...imiwaWf HS'.KVt IWI-iwM.. J*:* Iffit fRFCT ! ·mCKRITOS.IUU I (HI CREST- \\-\10 CINEMI2 4?JS AHnoM A»« I 405 h-. a Sou* SI 1 101 »., t li^o~i H-J t^g »^.K » ? ?6IP HCn'im Man .fitrrx, || i»-» «·»»!« amu CALL THEATRES FOR SHOWTIMES! B« Flow! U.-WY WK*lnt OsTY fDftfA B'jd A-M NEW YORK (AP) - Joe Frazier and George Foreman, who want to clear up the past and move to the future--another shot at M u h a m m a d All--came face-to-face in Manhat'an Thursday to formally announce their rematch. The site of the fight is not determined yet, and promoter Jerry Perenchio said it will be held in late May or early June. Each man will receive $1 million plus a percentage of revenue above a certain figure, which was not disclosed. Perenchio also said it is possible the fight could be shown on home television. "Don't say Jamaica," said Frazier at a news conference. " J u s t say George himself is right there--on my chest" It was in K i n g s t o n , Jamaica, on Jan. 22, 1973, t h a t Foreman w o n t h e h e a v y w e i g h t c h a m p i o n - jhip of the w o r l d by knocking Frazier down six times and stopping him in the second round. The fight was the low point of Frazier's career and the high point of Foreman's, which went sour w i t h his upset loss to Muhammad Ali in Zaire on Oct 30, 1974, and still needs sweetening after his f i a s c o exhihtion against l i v e opponents on the same day and his brawling fifth-round knockout of RonLyle. Foreman is convinced a second win over Frazier will bring him a shot at Ali. "It's been t w o years now," s a i d F o r e m a n . "After the fight I couldn't even talk to him fAli)." F r a z i e r , w h o h a s appeared in t h r e e g r e a t fights with Ali, including a classic 14-round loss last Oct 1 in Manilla, also admitted be wouldn't mind trying the champion again but, "I'm the last choice. When it comes down tr me that's the breaking point." Ali had said a f t e r the Manilla fight Dial he felt like quilting after the 10th round and that the fight was "like being close to death." Perenchio s a i d a site will be announced soon. One possibility is Las V e g a s , N e v . , s i n c e Ca- sears Palace a l s o is involved in the promotion. It was Casears Palace and Perenchio who put on Foreman's nationally televised victory o v e r Lyle last Jan. 24. Madison Square Garden a l s o is a possible but doubtful site even though it is Frazier's first choice. Drvf.T ft* C*r Vjrt Mjffl jl Pt«» ft* E Sm-Iti K l i - f l OD-rt RR-1) frjttw COX El4'-c Cusfi 1 1- t-**i Uotird TTvxnpson [V* Uiry, It K*fn Pjntf* t/v ff Hu6«1 Cstfft G*"r f-f Txn WrtUac* (3 bu ftob CKvtf L«yv Sti^ L Bob E*t Boux O tax* Art* McNKfc* 1 Kcnn Cin AU*» KJa ifcritT *.»· Vl'tf Did U17 Kings schedule hockey clinic The Kings will present a f r e e hockey clinic Saturday morning at the Forum from 10:15 tn 11:15. All players, including Marcel Dionnc and Regie Vachon, will ho on hand as c o a c h Bob Pulford conducts a regular "day of the game" workout. All youngsters 14 and under w i l l receive a c o u p o n redeemable for two free tickets to a later game (his season. Scouts, Capitals to play in Japan NEW YORK- The National Hockey league and the NHL player's association have approved ,i postseason overseas trip for t h e Kansas City Scouts and Ihc Washington Capitals. T h e teams w i l l p l a y each other in a four-game exhibition series in J a p a n during April. Two games will be played in Sapporo and two in Tokyo. International gym meet at Fullerton An international g y m - nastic meet featuring six Canadian and U.S. girls will be held tonight and Saturday at Cal State Fullerton, 7:30. The Canadian girts arc headed by Kelly Muncey w h i l e Colleen Casey, Den i s c C h e s h i r e , L e s l i e Wolfsberger, C a r r i e Englert, K i m C h a s e a n d Kathy Howard w i l l compete for the U.S. Admission tonight is $2 for a d u l t s and $1 for youngsters w h i l e S a t u r day's tickets arc priced at $4 and $2. LR pair honored P a u l Bccskehazy a n d E r i c Lindroth of L o n g Beach have been selected to the Amateur Athletic Union's 1576 water polo all-America team. TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME! 'AN ALL-STAR CAST BRINGS BACK THE HEYDAY OF BUCKLE, SWASH, THRILLS, SPILLS AND HAIRBREADTH ESCAPES" Marty FeJdman Gene Wilder Madeline Kahn HktuidlluralmlJhi MkhirlVirL hjt Duiux^- (.luilun Ikwnn j»D'ArlJ*u jvHIUHy .Urdlrul RkWk What could bo bnttor tlmn Tho Three Musketeers? THE FOUR A RICHARD A. ROTtitjouER pnocajcno'i Dom DeLuise-Leo McKerru.- A. R O T H ~~,~r--i-GCHE WU.OER |J}, M-- ,, JOKH UOflRIS DRACULA" The picture they «akJ cot*J HEVBR bn ehown Goodbye 0 Lord Going To America! G Hegter Street The f«m that coutd onl y b* made tn South Amarfsa '*·"-" IMPERIAL t-rwr**

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