The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 27, 1978 · Page 18
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The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas · Page 18

Galveston, Texas
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Wednesday, September 27, 1978
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4-B £IK Wednesday Morning, September 27, 1978 Fight Promoters File Suit KAREN IRVING (Left) and her brother Glen (Right) took home trophies in last weekend's Oleander Karate Classic. Karen won first place in the 9th degree white belt division, while Glen took third place in the PeeWee Division. NEW ORLEANS (UP1) — Two local promoters of the Muhammad Ali-Leon Spinks heavyweight championship fight filed a J20 million damage suit Tuesday against I wo co- promoters, a newspaper reporter, his publisher and a camera company that paid for advertising in the Louisiana Superdome on fight night. Sherman Copelin and Don Hubbard, who filed the suit in civil district court, said an article written by Allan Kalz of the States- Item was "an unwarranted, false, malicious and libelous attack" on their "personal, business and professional reputation." The suit named as defendants Katz, fight co- Montler Becomes Second Player To Leave Detroit PONTIAC, Mich. (DPI) — Veteran center Mike Montler, the only experienced player on Coach Monte Clark's offensive line, has quit, becoming the second member of the Detroit Lions to walk out on the team in two weeks, it was announced Tuesday. Montler, an off-season acquisition from the Denver Broncos, "left during practice Monday," Clark said during his weekly press briefing. "I'm not sure what the reason was, 1 haven't been able to get in touch with him." Spare defensive end Ernest Price, a six-year veteran, "retired" last week but Clark said he was having second thoughts "once he found out the paychecks stopped." He said the Lions did not want Price back and were trying to trade him. The Lions have undergone nearly a 50 percent roster turnover since Clark became coach at the end of last season. They entered this season with 21 players on their 45-player roster who weren't with the club at the start of Tommy Hudspeth's final season. "I don't know what Mike's reason is," Clark said, "but as far as Price {walking out), there is nothing in that situation that makes me want to question my methods. "My only thought in that regard is that I must be doing something right," Clark cracked. "I don't think any of the real winners, the people who are going to get it done, wonder about it either." Montler's 10 seasons of experience are needed on a Detroit offensive line that could start as many as four rookies if he does not return. The Lions have asked a center to work out with the team as a possible replacement. "We made the trade (with Denver) contingent on his (Montler's) slaying three weeks," Clark said. "He left Monday after the fourth game. "When we first made the trade he said he'd like to have a couple of weeks to see how it went. But when I talked to him 1 told him we'd only be interested in him coming if he would stay Olympics Schedule Faces Completion LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (UPI) — The schedule for the 1980 Olympic Games at Lake Placid was announced Tuesday. The schedule includes 80 sports events and opening and closing ceremonies to be held over 12 days in February, the Lake Placid Olympic Organizing Committee said. Opening ceremonies will be Feb. 13 at 3:30 p.m. Sports competition will begin the day before with six ice hockey games scheduled for the new Olympic field house and the Olympic Arena. Closing cermonies will be Feb. 24 at 9 p.m. "We worked long and hard at getting what we feel is a satisfactory schedule," Ronald MacKenzie, president of the committee, said. "Sports Director Ray Pratt worked with the various sports chairmen and their schedule conforms with the regulations and standards of the International Olympic Committee, the International Sports Federation and the federal environmental impact statement." The schedule includes 35 ice hockey games, 11 figure skating events, six Alpine skiing events and two bobsled events. There also will be nine speed skating events, three ski jumping events, eight cross-country skiing competiuons, three biathlon competitions, and three luge events. A figure skating exhibition featuring all the medal winners will be held Feb. 24 before the closing ceremony. Awards ceremonies will be held each day from Feb. 14 though Feb. 24 at the Olympic Center or on Mirror Lake. About 1,400 world class winter athletes are expected in Lake Placid for the Games. This will mark the first time in 20 years since Squaw Valley in 1960 that the Olympic Games have been held in the U.S. Lake Placid hosted the Third Olympic Winter Games in 1932. Kuhn Regrets Series, Holiday ^•mrr«ii *~^ A* • Will i^onmct NEW YORK (UPI) Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn expressed personal regret Tuesday that this year's World Series' opener will conflict with the observance of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur, but said there was no practical solution to avoid it. According to the Jewish religion, Yom Kippur starts at sundown Tuesday, Oct 10, and the first game of the World Series is scheduled for 8:30 pm, edt, that night in the National League city. The celebration of Yom Kippur ends at sundown Oct. 11 with the second game of the Series scheduled for later that night. The conflict is not unique for the duration of the season. "That was my understanding," Clark said. "I haven't heard myself, but I understand he told Fred Hoaglin (Detroit's offensive line coach) his wife was having problems relocating, finding a house." promoters Philip Ciaccio and Jake DiMaggio, the Times-Picayune Publishing Corp., and Canon USA Inc. Katz' article said federal investigators were looking into the whereabouts of a $100,000 advertising payment by Canon to place a large banner near the boxing ring in the Super- dome where it could be seen on national television. The company also placed its advertising logo on the four padded corners of the ring. The Sept. 23 article said the money was paid to a firm called Corporate Management Ltd., which was owned and operated by Copelin and Hubbard. The story quoted DiMaggio as saying he and Ciaccio were concerned that the money had not surfaced in the accounts of Louisiana Sports Inc., the local promotions group. "Ciaccio and DiMaggio now say they believe a considerable amount of money may have been f unneled through Corporate Management Ltd.," the Sept. 23 article said. "Ciaccio and DiMaggio say they told the probers they believe $20,000 of the $100,000 paid by Canon to Corporate Management Ltd. was used to build the boxing ring in the dome. But says DiMaggio, 'that leaves $80,000 that has never showed up on the books of Louisiana Sports Inc.'" A spokesman for Canon said the money was paid to Corporate Management, the article reported. On Monday the newspaper printed a correction saying the company that received the payment was not Corporate Management but a firm called Sports and Entertainment, Ltd., chartered in Wilmington, Del. Copelin and Hubbard said details of the transaction "were known by (the defendants) to be false and were made maliciously and recklessly without regard as to whether the representations were true or false." The two said the story portrayed them as "dishonest" and "thieves." Copelin and Hubbard Monday filed a $15 million slander petition against Top Rank Inc. President Bob Arum for remarks he made calling them ''hoodlums 1 ' arid "dangerous people." Arum said the suit was an attempt to distract attention from the federal investigation now under way into the finances of the fight promotion. Walter O'Malley Enters Hospital LOS ANGELES (UPl) Walter O'Malley, 74, chairman of the board of directors of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was admitted to Queen of Angels Hospital Tuesday because of what a club spokesman said was "transitory numbness in his lower extremities." O'Malley, who will celebrate his 75th birthday Oct. 9, will be hospitalized overnight, according to the spokesman. The numbness has been diminishing, he added, and at this time there is no evidence of complications. In February, O'Malley underwent open heart surgery because of an aneurism, a ballooning formed by a local enlargement of the weakened wall of an artery, but made a strong recovery during the past season. In June, 1977, he underwent lung surgery. O'Malley stepped down as president of the Dodgers nine years ago and his son, Peter, 40, has been running the franchise. 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