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Sunday, December 17, 1978
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Fort Lauderdale News Section Sunday, Dec. 17, 1978 Sports On Television-Radio r NFL Cardinals vs. Falcons, 2 p.m Chargers vs. Oilers, 4 p.m ..........Otl Vikings vs. Raiders, 4 p.m ...O, WIOD C mJLmmm NC "S '" . j ;.-'A:a- i--MV;vi;i vf ' i: -' . v ,. v.J Ji!'u (i- --r.x&v ?J I' - 1 t t ' U 'l it r - r Staff Photo by JOHN CURRY The Diet Pepti 10,000 Meter Run For Women in off to a hectic start with 320 runners jostling for position. At the finish, Julie Shae was first among the 291 survivors. .... - ' Julie Shea Wins First Diet Pepsi Run By Duane Lancaster Staff Writer DEERFIELO BEACH A pair of North Carolina sisters and a Canadian Olympic sprinter transplanted in Fort Lauderdale led a parade of more than 300 in yesterday's Diet Pepsi 10,000 Meter Run For Women at Deer Creek Country Club. Julie Shea easily captured the 6.2-mile event spon sored by the Sun-Sentinel in what she called a "slow time because no one was really challenging me," finishing nearly 85 seconds before her younger sister, Mary. Gayle Olinek, a Canadian citizen and Fort Lauderdale resident, was third. Julie's winning time of 35:43.4 threatened no records of any sort, the only major disappointment of the marathon which also attracted close to 300 spectators in its debut. "I wanted to break the American record but it was just too hot out there for that," she said. "The times were generally quite slow because of the heat and there was no one pressing me. It's hard running up front (she led the entire race) all the time. It would have helped if somebody could have kept pushing me." The North Carolina State freshman pretty well dominated the qualify field which was bracketed into eight age groups. The winners ranged from 11 to 52 years of age. ' The top three finishers in each group were awarded medals and team scores were recorded though the bulk of the runners were competing unattached. Despite the heat, 291 of the 320 starters finished the race which was adminstered by the Fort Lauderdale Road Runners. Pfease Turn To Page 8C, Column 1 Bernie Lincicome i: News Sports Editor Gifts For Sports Fan Who Has Read It All With seven shopping days left until Christmas there is still plenty of time to get that sports fan in your house a book to read during time outs. Here are 10 books which would be welcomed in any Christmas stocking. When the Moon Is In the Seventh House. . . By Pete Rozelle. Ah astrological explanation of the tie-breaking procedure in the National Football League. The final playoff teams in football will be determined when Sagitarius blitzes Leo, a rising Virgo intercepts a passing fancy and Gemini puts its pants on two legs at a time. Getting Even By Sara Lee. A complete guide to annoying joggers. Tells how to train your dog to attack anything in colored shoes. Shows how to swerve at the last second and blow your horn to scare the bejabbers out of anyone running before, after or to daylight. Has a complete list of insults to hurl at runners, like "Get a Mo-Ped," "Your toes look like walnuts" and "Perrier gives you gas." A Coach in the Hand is Worth Two in Arkansas By the Gator Selection Committee. The inside story of the University of Florida coaching change. Whozat? Howzat? Whatizname? and Huh? Easy guide for any team whose defense does not deserve a nickname. The Grits Blitz, the Sack Pack, the Doomsday, the Fearsome Foursome are ignored in favor of the Cheesecloth, the Yellow Streak, the Slo-Mo, the Soft Touch and the Excu-u-u-se Me. Tafce foe First Exit and Alibi By Chuck Knox. Chronology of teams that come home early from the playoffs. Features the Philadelphia Phillies, the Kansas City Royals, the Los Angeles Rams, the Denver Nuggets and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. A follow up volume is planned, Semi-Final, with the Minnesota Vikings, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Rosie Casals. One Side of the Mountain is Enough By Slats Slaughter. Heartwarming tale of a championship skier who is injured in a training accident but through determination, hard work and the support of love ones forces himself to go back up on top of the hill and show his X-rays to anyone who is crazy enough not to take the lift back down. et Worth By Tony Talbert. Two million reasons for not playing the Davis Cup, all of them with dollar signs in front of them. Pride of the Bronx By George Steinbrenner. Imaginary tale of a baseball team that fires its manager at midseason, comes from 14 games behind in July and two games down in the World Series and wins the final game behind the hitting of a Donny Osmond look-alike at shortstop and a third string second baseman. It's the most implausible plot since Alice in Wonderland and should be given only to children or fans of Fantasy Island. They Died With Their Sweatsocks On or Checks Take Funny Bounces By Gary David. A history of departed franchises and disbanded leagues. Answers the often asked questions, "Whatever happened to the Dicker Rod?" and "What do you do with 4,000 red, white and blue basketballs?" Also includes a catalog of yet untried ideas like World Team Fencing, Grand Prix Mumbletypeg and Indoor Golf. Second Guessers' Guide to Monday Morning Conversation By Lazlo Homer. Answers all the questions any sports fan ever needs to ask. Contains such social ice breakers as, "Why didn't he just fall on the ball?" "Who is the optometrist for the NFL?" "Just how many fingers does Jimmy Connors have?" "Why didn't Alydar start sooner?" And "Who in the world is John Madden's tailor?" FAMU Wiims Et AIL 35 2o ! - r " . -'' - C - ' i - m ' 4 $ i v . " ' ' '" f H V 4 ' A " V r- 4 I Nse . - - f ' ' ' IS I , ( - ( I ; rfi ' . , 'y y - ; 1' I ! ' ' -ill . f " ' " ' ; C VV - ' - - ' k I 4. , ' ,4 I - f - j ' ' "Y I - . . vi '"'""' i I -J. .v,' ' 'I Florida A&M safety Dorsey Hutchinson makes legs of Massachusetts' Gifford Ramsey. Flori-sure of his tackle, wrapping himself around the da A&M won the Division I-AA title, 35-28. By Brian Schmitz Special To The News WICHITA FALLS, Tex. Their .11 A ! 1 I ft I rtii-nmencan naiioacK was on crutches. A howling, bitterly cold wind was foiling the pass. Worse, the uivision 1-aa national cnampionsmp was slipping away from the Florida A&M Rattlers yesterday against Massachusetts. So A&M Coach Rudy Hubbard put his trust in a fullback he used during infrequent goal line situations and in a tailback who seldom got in at all. Mike Solomon, the short-yardage fullback, and Melvin McFayden, the unknown tailback, rushed for a combined 384 yards to lead FAMU to a 35-28 win and the national title. "I wasn't worried when Ike (Williams, the All-America halfback) broke his ankle. Because we had Solomon and McFayden. I knew they could do the job and they couldn't have picked a better time," said Hubbard, the Woody Hayes disciple who made good. Hubbard wasn't counting on the two to do that much. "Believe it or not, our game plan was to pass. We practiced here yesterday (Friday) and there was no wind and the sun was out. We were throwing the ball well, but when I felt that wind (20-25 miles per hour) I knew we'd have to depend on the run." ; Solomon and McFayden were dependable, helping to bring the Rattlers from behind twice. Solomon, no stranger to the goalline, uncharacteristically broke away for long gain after long gain and scored on touchdown runs of 65, 28 and 20 yards. His seasonal total for touchdowns shot to 17 breaking the FAMU record of 16 Please Turn To Page 10C, Column 1 Williams Needs Rest, Not Yards By Steve Hummer Staff Writer MIAMI Delvin Williams has nothing special planned for this atypical Sunday afternoon of leisure view some televised football and, for a little excitement, watch his body mend. . He will be studying the Houston-San Diego game that has repercussions reaching Miami. But it's as if every time the Oilers hand the ball to No. 34, Earl Campbell, Williams will be shielding his eyes. "I won't be watching Earl," insists the Miami Dolphin running back, who lags behind Campbell and Chicago's Walter Payton in the race for leading rusher in the National Football League. Williams has the bottom-of-the-ninth type of advantage of knowing exactly what he'll need to catch the two, since the Dolphins end the regular season tomorrow night against New England. Obtained from San Francisco during the off season, Williams sprinted to the rushing lead early this season and has since broken Larry Csonka's team single-season rushing record. Then a series of injuries began to build up; culmanated by a sprained knee that sidelined him last week against Oakland. Both Campblel and Payton passed him by. With his 90 yards rushing against Washington yesterday, Payton ran bis season total to 1395 yards. Campbell, with one game to go, has 1,373. Trailing Payton by 143 yards and 121 yards behind Campbell is Williams. That's a long way back, especially if Campbell overcomes sore ribs and has even an average day against the Chargers. "I'm not going to play Monday because of the stats. I would have liked to have won it (the rushing title) but I'll have another chance next year," said Williams, conceding the difficulty of overcoming the yards and the injuries. First there were the ribs, then the neck and finally a knee injury against Washington two weeks ago. He hasn't broken the 100-yard barrier in the last four games, averaging just more than 45 yards per game over that period (counting his one carry for four yards against the Raiders). Pfease Turn To Page 9C, Column 1 o M o Orange Cowl Festival Isnt Just Football The Orange Bowl Festival is more than just a football game on New Year's night. Much more. There is competition in 10 other sports, including a new women's college basketball tournament, leading up to the meeting between Oklahoma and Nebraska. See story Page 8C Falcons Are In, Washington Is Out The Chicago Bears knocked off . the Washington Redskins, 14-10, yesterday eliminating them from the playoffs. Atlanta, with the Redskins' loss, wraps up a NFC wild card berth. In another game, between two AFC division champions tuning up for the playoffs, the Pittsburgh Steelers stopped the Denver Broncos, 21-17. Stories, Pages (-7. t V 7 i'M j a Cop Leaves Robbers, Joins The Cass Patrol What does an ex-cop do after he's done chasing the bad guys? George Stickler, retired police chief of Paris, 111., who moved here a year ago, spends his days stalking the unpredictable bass in the Everglades. The spunky game fish can be tougher to figure than the criminal mind. See Craig Davis' story, Page 19C K .. . - t 7T

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