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A-12 Santa Cruz Sentinel Thursday, Oct. 5, 1989 Triple Crown winner Secretariat dies rvr i -j. -arL iKLUONT PARR PARIS, Ky. (AP) Secretariat, whose 1973 Triple Crown triumph stamped him as the "people's horse," was humanely destroyed on Wednesday. He was 19 getting on for a horse but awfully young for such a great guy.

"Maybe he was not the world's greatest racehorse," his owner, Helen Chenery, said, "but he was a charismatic person. The dream is over." Secretariat's 31-length victory in the Belmont Stakes gave the sport its first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. In a year of turmoil including Watergate and Vietnam it also gave the country a hero, and Americans latched on as though he were human. "Secretariat was like the Arnold Palmer or Sugar Ray Leonard of horse racing," John Sosby, manager at Claiborne Farm, once said. "He's a people's horse." Ron Turcotte rode Secretariat in 1973.

No other could compare, he said. Gus Koch, assistant manager at Claiborne, said Secretariat had an incurable condition known as laminitis, an inflammation inside the hoof. He was killed by injection at 11:45 a.m. EDT at Claiborne Farm, where he stood at stud, Koch said. Koch said Secretariat's condition "rapidly worsened" on Tuesday, putting the chestnut stallion in "extreme pain for the first time.

Nobody wanted the horse to suffer and that's commendable." Secretariat was buried in a 6-foot by 6-foot dressed oak casket lined with orange silk, the color used by Claiborne's racing stables. He was buried near his sire. Bold Ruler, in a small graveyard behind the office at the farm. The brass nameplate on Sec retariat's stall door will remain there. Koch said Walter Kaufman, resident veterinarian at the farm, put the animal to death.

The condition was diagnosed on Labor Day, Koch said. "When the inflamation occurs, swelling results," Koch said. "And since there is little room for swelling, this is a very painful condition." Not only did Secretariat win the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in record time, but he probably also would have set a record in the Preakness if the timing process hadn't malfunctioned. Secretariat won 16 of 21 races in two years, but most fans remember the Belmont Already a winner in the Derby and Preakness, Secretariat barreled down the homestretch at Belmont Park, and, amazingly, he was alone. It was 31 lengths back to Twice a Prince.

Using the customary racing equivalent of one-fifth of a second per length, Secretariat was under the wire for 6 1-5 seconds before Twice a Prince came along. Not since Citation won the Triple Crown in 1948 had any horse managed to win all three races, let alone in the style of Secretariat. Some still consider Man o' War the greatest horse of all time. It's the old Joe Louis-Muhammad Ali argument. "To me, he was always number one, the greatest horse anybody ever saw," said Lucien Laurin, who trained Secretariat.

But "Red," as the Claiborne farmhands referred to the burnished chestnut, was something of a disappointment in the breeding shed, even though he got 85 percent of his mares in foal and managed to Obituaries Milton H. Button Services are Friday for Milton H. Button, who died Tuesday at a local hospital. He was 77. Mr.

Button was born in Illinois, where he lived for many years before moving to Capitola in 1976. He was a veteran of World War II, serving as a captain in the U.S. Army. He worked for Electro-Motive in La Grange, 111. He is survived by his wife, Lucy Button of Capitola; two sons, William H.

Button of Galway, N.Y. and Douglas J. Button of Finleyville, five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. His sister, Virginia Smith, died in April in Arizona. A Catholic Blessing Service will be at 10 a.m.

Friday at Norman's Family Chapel, 3620 Soquel Drive, Soquel. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 tonight at Norman's Family Chapel. Friends may visit from noon today at the chapel. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Contributions to the Dominican Hospital Foundation, Cardiac Center or the Neurology Fund, 1555 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, Calif.

95085, are preferred. Jimmy 'Jimbo' David Walker Services are Friday for Jimmy "Jimbo" David Walker, a former Santa Cruz County resident who died Monday at Loma Linda University Hospital in Loma Linda after a brief illness. He was 34. Born in Vallejo, Mr. Walker graduated from San Lorenzo Valley High School with the class of 1972.

He also attended Cabrillo and Con-die colleges. He had been living in Riverside for the past 10 years. He enjoyed golf, hiking and four-wheeling. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Marjorie Walker; and his son, Ryan Walker, both of Riverside; his father John H. Walker of San Bernardino; his mother and stepfather, Lillian and Hal Wells of Boulder Creek; his sister, Rita Lacey of Vallejo; two brothers, Timothy Wells of Santa Cruz and Jason Wells of Boulder Creek; and his stepsister, Marilyn Wells of Riverside.

He is also survived by his maternal grandparents, Clyde and Rosie Brodie of Ceres and by many aunts, uncles and a niece and nephew. Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Santa Cruz Memorial Park with the Rev. Paul Edwards of the San Lorenzo Valley Baptist Church officiating. Interment is at Santa Cruz Memorial Park.

White's Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Secretariat's 31 -length victory be No. 25 among leading active sires. A good sire, not a great one. he sired 15 crops of foals, 582 in all.

Of Vital statistics Two die, one hurt in murder-suicide FUNERALS NOQMANS family chapel BUTTON At a local hospital in Santa Cruz, California on October 3, 1989. Mr. Wilton H. Button. Survived by his wife, Lucy Button of Capitola; two sons, William H.

Button of Galway, N.Y. and Douglas J. Button of Finleyville. Pa; five grandchildren, Rebecca Button and Kevin Button of Finleyville. Pa.

and Justin Button, Meghan Button and Gavin Button of Galway, N.Y. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. A native of age 77. A resident of IH. for many years, he came to Capitola in 197.

He was a Captain in the U.S. Army, serving during W.W.II. He was employed by Electro-Motive in La Grange, III. Catholic Blessing Services are scheduled at Norman's Family Chapel (Gary Benito, Director), 3420 Soquel Soquel, on Friday, October 1989 beginning at 1030 a.m. The Holy Rosary will be recited at Norman's Family Chapel Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Friends may call at Norman's Family Chapel Thursday from noon until the Rosary. Interment in Holy Cross Cemetery, Santa Cruz. Contributions preferred to Dominican Hospital Foundation (Cardiac Center or Neurology Fund), 1SSS Soquel Santa Cruz, CA 95065. GUDMANSEN At a local hospital in Santa Cruz, California on October 2, 1989. Ilene W.

Gud-mansen. Survived by her brother, Ralph Curts of Indio, Calif; three nieces formerly of Santa Cruz, Geri Kendall Smith of Madera. Kami Kendall Smith of Madera, and Lori Kendall Henderson of Fresno. Also survived bv numerous other nieces nephews. Mrs.

Gudmansen is survived by devoted friends. Kay Can, Bea Washburn and Dorothy Barson, all of Santa Cruz. She was preceded in The Assoctatea Pres Triple Crown winner in 25 years. think that will happen," said John Sosby, manager of Claiborne Farm. But he didn't.

The closest he came was with his son, Risen Star. FUNERALS Services will be conducted at Santa Cruz Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, on Friday, October 6, 1989 at 1:00 P.m. with Rev. Paul Edwards of San Lorenzo Valley Baptist Church officiating. White's Chapel (Douglas Marline, Service Director), 138 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz, in charge of arrangements.

423-4800 138 Walnut Avenue, Santa Cruz MAKE IT SIMPLE Call today for your Free Prc-Nced Brochure. It make it simple for you to lravf volutions for your family Not Problems. For Free Brochure or Immrdijte Need Call 475-6880 1570 Soquel Driv Santa Cruz You are welcome to write about your loved one In en "In Memoriam" or "Card of Pholoa or pictures can be included. For details call Leslie Blankinshlp al Sanla Cite Sr ntincl Classified Department 423-4242 ExL 296 Annual Yield ui CRKM ATIO at Belmont gave the sport its first those, 520 are of racing age and have earned $17,186,251. "Everybody still wants him to duplicate himself, and I just don't FUNERALS death bv her husband, Claude Gudmansen, in 1957.

A native of Colton, age 81. She moved to Santa Cruz in 1944. An active member of St. Josephs Church of Capitola. She enioyed traveling especially in Mexico.

She will be remembered for her love of family and all living things. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Josephs Church, 435 Monterey Capitola, on Saturday, October 7, 1989 at 1 1 :00 a.m. The Holy Rosary will be recited at SI. Josephs Church Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.

Arrangements under the direction of Norman's Family Chapel (Gary Benito, Director), 3620 Soquel Soquel. Friends may call at Norman's Family Chapel Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Private interment in Calvary Cemetery, Aptos. Contributions preferred to S.P.CA-, 22O0 7th Santa Cruz, CA 95063.

3620 SOQUEL DRIVE SOQUEL 476-6211 Unites wessendorf WALKER In Loma Linda, California on October 1989. Jimmy "Jimbo" David Walker. Survived by his wife of 10 years, Markxie Walker, and son, Ryan Walker, both of Riverside; and bv his father, John H. Walker of San Bernadino; and mother step-father, Lillian 8, Hal Wells of Boulder Creek. He is also survived bv his sister, Rita Lacy of Valleio and his two brothers, Timothy Wells of Santa Cruz and Jason Wells of Boulder Creek; and step-sister, Marilyn Wells of Riverside.

He is also survived bv his maternal grandparents, Clyde Rosie Brodie of Ceres; numerous aunts uncles; and a niece 8, nephew. A native of Valleio. age 34. A graduate of San Lorenzo Valley High School, Class of 197, he also attended Cabrilto and Conde Colleges. Annual Rate Monty Python founder Graham Chapman dies MAIDSTONE, England (AP) British comedian Graham Chapman, a founding member of the "Monty Python's Flying Circus" TV series, died Wednesday of cancer at Maidstone General Hospital, aged 48, the hospital announced.

Don Epstein, Chapman's manager, said Li New York that Chapman was rushed to the hospital from his home near Maidstone in southeast England, 30 miles from London, on Tuesday. The hospital announced the death in a statement early Thursday. The 6-foot-2, pipe-smoking star told reporters in August that he had been diagnosed as having cancer of the tonsils which apparently spread to his spine. Epstein said family members and friends, including other members of the Monty Python team, were with Chapman when he died. The group's zany and often violent brand of comedy was an international hit, including in the United States, and influenced many other comics.

Chapman played the leads in the troupe's first and second films: King Arthur in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" issued in 1979, and Brian in "Life of Brian," a parody on the life of Jesus issued the same year that shocked many Christians. FAIRFIELD (AP) Two people were shot to death and an 11-year-old girl was critically wounded in an apparent murder-suicide early Wednesday at an apartment house. Two other children were not injured. Officers said Guadalupe Ramos, 29, apparently shot himself after gunning down Pauline Rivera, 30. Eleven-year-old Monica Ramirez, described by police as Rivera's daughter by a previous marriage, was shot in the face and ankle and was listed in critical condition at North Bay Medical Center.

The girl, along with a 3-year-old Graham Chapman Had cancer of the tonsils One critic wrote of "Life of Brian" at the time: "This Monty Python religious parable will probably offend every denomination equally, but it shouldn't. The story of a man whose life parallels Christ is the funniest and most sustained feature yet from Britain's bad boys." The group's last film, Python's Meaning of leased in 1983. "Monty was re- the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. Justice Minister Melchior Wathelet told a radio station Wednesday, "This cold-blooded murder committed with such efficiency points to a terrorist act, probably linked to the role Dr. Wybran played at the head of the Jewish community even worse, because of his moderation." There were no witnesses.

Police made a nationwide appeal for information. Police were Investigating whether the killing was anti-Semitic or political. Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir of Israel said Wybran would "go down in history as an example of a Jew who fought for the sake of his 'jjf I 4 7 'mi tv boy, escaped from the apartment house through a window, police said. An infant boy was also discovered in the home uninjured. The shootings were reported by neighbors at the 18-unit apartment complex who dialed 911 after hearing a series of gunshots.

Police said when they arrived at the scene they heard more shots from the residence and called in a special tactical squad to storm the apartment. They saw the two children climb through the window, then entered the apartment and found the two bodies and the infant. The group celebrated its 20th anniversary three weeks ago by filming a television special to be released later this year. In an interview with the British newspaper The Sun two weeks ago, Chapman said he believed he had beaten cancer. "It's just a matter of time before I'm fully well again," the paper quoted him as saying then.

He said earlier that his loss of weight to 168 pounds was due to a healthy diet. The troupe had planned a big anniversary party at Prominent Features, a movie production company in northwest London owned by some of the Pythons, to start Wednesday night and continue into Thursday. It was canceled Wednesday morning when it became apparent Chapman was seriously ill, said Nancy Lewis, who represents the Pythons in the United States. Since "Monty Python's Meaning of Life," the members had gone their separate ways. Chapman starred as a cranky old knight in an English comedy television show called "Jake's Journey." Chapman is survived by a son who lives in London, a brother and nephews.

Funeral arrangements were pending. people." A statement from the Israeli Embassy said Wybran had no personal enemies, and "it is therefore evident" that he "was assassinated in cold blood because he was a Jew." Michel Peytier, a spokesman for the Brussels prosecutor's office, said, "Given the nature of his activities, it cannot be excluded that this was a political attack." Wybran headed the Coordinating Committee of Jewish Organizations in Belgium, which represents about 30.000 Jews in this overwhelmingly Catholic country of 9.9 m'llion. He also served as chairman of the Belgian chapter of the Auschwitz Committee, which has pressed for removal of an order of Carmelite nuns from the site of th3 former Nazi death camp. With a minimum deposit of only $1,000, your money yields big returns at Commercial Pacific Savings. Call today to take advantage of our low-balance, short-term CDsl Our number is 475-6800 Term Jewish leader assassinated BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) Dr.

Joseph Wybran, the leader of Belgium's Jewish community, was shot to death in a hospital parking lot in what the justice minister on Wednesday called an act of terrorism. Police said Wybran, 49, was shot once in the head from close range at about 6 p.m. Tuesday as he approached his car outside Brussels University Hospital, where he headed the immunology department. He underwent emergency surgery but died early Wednesday. No one claimeu responsibility.

Wybran, head of a coalition of Jewish groups, vas a moderate in the Israeli-Arab conflict. He campaigned for removal of a Roman Catholic convent from the site of Commercial Pacific Savings and Loan Association 1000 41st Avenue Santa Cruz 95062 (408)475-6800 $100.00 mlmimum deposit. Penalty for early withdrawl. Rates subject to change without notice. Kffective Date: 10-5-89.

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