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Panama City, Florida
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Tuesday, April 30, 1974
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Derby Trial Is Ignored LOUISVILLE Ky. (UPI) The $20,000-added Derby Trial Stakes, once a major prep for the Kentucky Derby, comes up for Its 47th running at Churchill Downs Tuesday-almost Ignored. Eight horses were entered In the mile event, which has not produced a Derby winner since Tim Tarn in 1958, Two of them already have been scratched. Prove Lively Injured himself when he was "cast in his stall." The colt lay down with his legs too close to the wall. He was unable ,to get up and started thrashing his legs. King of Rome Is a victim of exhaustion. He's Just too tired to race and also was withdrawn, leaving To the Rescue, Robnrd, Gay Hal, Perfect Aim, Crimson Ruler, and Gallant Cord still In the race. Their owners and trainers claimed a good race would put their horses in the 100th running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. But only about 20 are expected to start In the first of the Triple Crown classics, with Churchill Downs officials planning to limit the field to 26, The Kentucky Derby will not be split Into two divisions. If more than 26 should be entered, it will be up to racing secretary Tommy Trotter to select the starters. Venezuela Hopes For Repeat LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) - Lexico and Set n' Go, a pair of ' three-year-olds from Venezuela hoping to duplicate Canonero's Kentucky Derby victory of three years ago, are ready for Saturday's 100th running of the Triple Crown classic, their trainers said Monday. Manuel Aspura, who trains Set n' Go for Antonio Jose Isturlz, and Maclnl Iriza who handles Lexico for Mrs. Vlncen- ta Baptista —whose husband owned Canonero —admitted • they were taking a long shot chance. Each, however, was certain his colt would make a good showing in the mile and a quarter race. The distance, an unknown factor as far as the United States' starters are concerned, should be no probiem for the South American horses. Each has been tested over long routes In Caracas. "Set n' Go raced a mile and u quarter early In March," Aspura said. "He was second against older horses and he gave 10 pounds to the winner." Canonero also had been tested at one and a quarter miles in South America prior to starting in the Kentucky Derby. None of the United States horses ever has raced farther than one and one eighth miles. The latest invaders faced the same gruelling quarantine that taxed Canonero's strength when he arrived in this country. Like Canonero, they have thrown off the effects of a week's confinement In a stall and regained most of the flesh melted off by the ordeal. Trotter Is not happy with this arrangement, ordered by the State Racing Commission. "How can I tell a man he can't start his horse In the Derby If he thinks the horse has a chance?" Trotter asked. "What If I order one out and he goes on to win the Preak- ties*?." Several certain Derby start* ers were given final workouts while the others merely walked around their barns or galloped slowly over the Churchill Downs strip. Confederate Yankee, runner- up to Agitate In the California Derby, drilled seven furlongs In 1:27 flat with exercise girl Linda Baze up. Triple Crown, runner-up to Flip Sal In a division of the Wood Memorial, went six furlongs In 1:14. Sharp Gary, a fast-closing third in the same division of the Wood, went five furlongs in 1:02. Trainer Joe DIAngelo does not have a jockey for Sharp Gary as yet. "Jorge Velasquez rode him In the Wood but he has to ride at Aqueduct Saturday. I offered the mount to Ron Turcotte but he also Is going to ride at Aqueduct. Y6u would think that Ronnie, having won the last two Derbys with Rlva Ridge and Secretariat, would be anxious to try for three in a row," he said. Sharp Gary worked out with jockey BUI Hartack seated on the rati, timing the gelding. Bengal Bid Is Denied RODEO STUNT—Judy Stoud jumps her Braham bull through a flaming loop as one of the acts in the championship rodeo to be held Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon at Bay County Fair Grounds under sponsorship of the East Bay Kiwanis Club. Killanin Lists Proposals Black Hawks In Must CHICAGO (UPI) - The Chicago Black Hawks were disappointed but not downhearted Monday looking forward to the sixth game of their Stanley Cup semifinal Flyers Back At Home PHILADELPHIA (UPI) The deadlocked Stanley Cup semifinals series between the Philadelphia Flyers nnd the New York Rangers resumes here Tuesday night with both clubs vowing to prove or disprove the "home Ice" advantage. The Flyers won the first two games of the series while playing at home and the Rangers evened it in the next two games In New York, Injured Flyer Satisfactory NEW YORK (UPI) - Injured Philadelphia Flyers defense- man Barry Ashbee remained in satisfactory condition Monday and a club spokesman reported that he is now ale to see out of his right eye. Ashbee was hit just above the right eye by a shot off the stick of Dale Rolfe early In Sunday's overtime period of the Stanley Cup playoff between Philadelphia and the New York Rangers. The eye was hemorrhaging when Ashbee was brought to St. Clare's Hospital, but this now has stopped. Bandages have been placed over both eyes and Ashbee won't be permitted to move for a few days. He will remain In the hospital for about four days. His wife, Donna, came from Philadelphia Monday to be with him. including a sudden-death victory Sunday. Flye: s' Captain Bobby Clarke said after the 2-1 loss Sunday, "I guess we've just got to go home and regroup." Clarke noted two of the remaining thre games In the best-of-seven series are scheduled here. "I'd say that puts us in the driver's seat," he said. His teammate, Gary Dornhoefer, agreed. "If we can't win two in our building, we don't deserve It," Dornhoefersaid. Rangers' Coach Emlle Francis disagreed with the home ice philosophy. "Nobody has an edge on h me Ice when two teams are evenly balanced," he said. " 11 you. have going for you is what's going in a particular game." Another Flyer On Ailing List PHILADELPHIA (UPI) - A recent Injury jinx struck at the Philadelphia Flyers again Monday when center Bill Clement suffered a ligament injury to his left knee during a practice session. Philadelphia, which meets the New York Rangers here Tuesday night in the fifth game of their Stanley Cup semifinal, reported that Clement will be out of action for a week to 10 days. The series Is deadlocked at two games each. series against the Boston Bruins. The Hawks trail In the series, 3-2, and must win Tuesday night to keep the best-of-seven series alive. A win for Boston would put the Bruins Into the cup finals against the winner of the Philadelphia-New York series. The Hawks, though beaten by the Bruins in the last two contests, believed their chance to win at home was good. They felt they have lost twice because of their own mistakes and because they have not played well. "Boston has played very well," Hawk coach Billy Reay said," and we could have played better In the last two games. Now we must play better. We've had our chances and we haven't capitalized on them. They've had chances and made them good." The Hawks were handicapped somewhat In the last two games by a back ailment which struck star wing Dennis Hull in the second period of the fourth game. Hull was ineffective thereafter and had to sit out Sunday's game since he was barely able to walk. It was uncertain whether he could play Tuesday. Otherwise the Hawks will be at full strength, and rookie Darcy Rota probably will fill in again for Hull on the Pit Martin line, should Hull be unable to play. Put On Waivers MILWAUKEE (UPI) - The Milwaukee Brewers said Monday they have placed veteran Felipe Alou on waivers for the purpose of giving him his unconditional release. Alou was acquired during the winter from the Montreal Expos for use as a plnchhitter. MOVING WEST DUE TO THE EVER INCRESING DEMAND FOR OUR SERVICES ON "THE WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES" WE HAVE MOVED OUR TV SERVICE CENTER TO 9805 W. HWY. 98 (2 BLOCKS EAST OF LONG BEACH) BULLOCK'S TV SERVICE NOW ON THE BEACH! SPECIALIZING IN FAST, LOW COST TV REPAIRS FOR MOTELS AND CONDOMIMIUMS IS OUR BUSINESS. GIVE US A CALL-WE WILL BE RIGHT THERE " 234-2007 MEMBER OF THE BAY COUNTY MOTEL * RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION STATE OF FLORIDA BUREAU OF ELECTRONIC DEALER REGISTRATION NO. 2207. LONDON(UPI) - Lord Kil­ lanin, President of the International Olympic Committee, today announced new draft proposals to tighten up rules on amateurism. The Irish peer said the IOC wanted the new code of eligibility, which would replace the controversial Rule 26 definition of an amateur, to be put Into effect in time for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. The proposals would go before the IOC at Its October annual meeting In Vienna where a two-thirds majority would make It law. The draft proposals reaffirmed the banning of professionals—including those picked for a sport other than that In which they earn a living. "A pro in any sport is not eligible for the Olympics," Lord Killanin said. Any prospective Olympic competitor who obtained material or financial gain by writing or broadcasting would also be ineligible. A major change in the proposed rule change is the introduction of compensation for athletes who would suffer financial loss when training for and competing in the Olympics and other international events. The proposed law added: "In no circumstances shall payment made under this provision exceed the sum which the competitor would have earned In the same periods. "If the compensation Is not paid by the employer, It may be paid by the nati nal federations or the national Olympic committees at their discretion." Under the exist ng rule, compensation can only be paid during the period of the Olympics and for not exceeding 60 days. There Is no time-limit contained in the new proposals, which Lord Killanin said helped balance out the advantages enjoyed by those who are employed by the state. The IOC also plans to clamp down on advertising. No athlete would be allowed to carry advertisments on his person in international events. "There Is usually plenty of space to show advertising without the competitor carrying It and becoming, what my predecessor called, a sandwich man." Lord Killanin also said the proposed ban on this form of advertising met with a divided response from IOC members who fear that a total ban on advertising might cause a drop In sponsorship. Marc Hodler, president of the International Ski Federation (FIS), said he did not "welcome" the proposal. "We rely heavily on sponsorship, but there are different ways of advertising and we shall have to find alternative methods. We may be able to find a compromise on what constitutes an international event. We will abide by any IOC ruling and hope our sponsors accept It." Lord Killanin said he would have further discussions with FIS and the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF), which was also concerned, as to the definition of. International competition In connection with advertising. The IOC proposed to continue allowing sportsmen to appear in advertising photographs with the approval of their international or national federations but any benefits must pass to the governing bodies, Lord Killanin said. The draft also proposed that Olympic competitors should not be allowed to take part in world championship events which are open to amateurs and professionals. . Allouette Owner Miffed MONTREAL (UPI) - Montreal Alouettes owner Sam Berger, miffed over proposed federal government curbs on World Football League entry Into Canada, Monday offered to sell his franchise back to the Canadian Football League. Berger said the legislation, now before the House of Commons, already has touched off WFL raids on some of his costliest American imports. "Without this legislation we were assured by the WFL that they would respect our contracts," Berger said. "We already have that understanding with the National Football League. "What has transpired in the last week or two is simply chaotic. We have a situation where some of our finest American players, whom we have wooed and signed at great expense, have been approached by the WFL." The Alouettes' top superstar, former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers, reportedly is considering a million dollar offer to join the WFL Portland Storm club. "If the legislation is passed, it is possible that American courts for various reasons might consider our contracts not binding. "In any event this situation would embroil us in litigation for months, if not years, and wouiti create—and has already created-great uncertainty. "I have yet to ascertain how Europe Pro League Planned Stays PARIS (UPI) — A syndicate of American businessmen today announced the creation of a European-wide professional basketball league and claimed to have acquired Al Magulre and Richie Guerin as two of the coaches in the International Basketball Association (IBA), which they said will begin its first season next November. Magulre is the head coach at Marquette, and Guerin is a McGuire Denies Europe Tieup MILWAUKEE, Wis. (UPI)•Marquette University basketball coach Al McGuire said Monday he is not going to coach a team in the newlyformed European-wide professional basketball league. A syndicate of American businessmen announced the creation of the league and claimed to have acquired McGuire and Richie Guerin as two of the coaches in the International Basketball Association (IBA). "I'm happy and content at Marquette and won't coach in Europe or have ownership In any of the franchises," McGuire said when told of the report. "I have no Intention of coaching in Europe at the present time. former New York Knick star and former general manager of the Atlanta Hawks. Maguire Is . to direct a Spanish team, while Guerln's club would be located In France. One syndicate founder, John Coburn Jr., a French-based businessman, said the league would recruit mostly American players for a September player draft but would not raid National Basketball Association (NBA) ' or American Basketball Association (ABA) rosters because it would be "toocostly." Eight franchises in seven countries have been sold, and the organizers said they may sanction up to four more to form two divisions of four to six teams each. They declined to specify the cities, pending local announcements by franchise holders. But they named the countries as. France, Spain, West Germany, Holland, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland. Another professional European league, the European Basketball Association (EBA), announced its creation two months ago, and the two circuits apparently will compete for public acceptance. Coburn said the new circuit would provide "a much higher quality of basketball than the existing standard" In Europe's nominally amateur leagues. you can field a team with lawsuits," said the lawyer who ran the Ottawa CFL team before moving to Montreal in 1969. In Portland, Ore., Ron Mix, director of player personnel for the Storm of the WFL, said, "There is absolutely no truth to the assertion of Johnny Rodgers and his agent, Michael Troop, that the Portland franchise has made an offer for Rodgers' services. Troop is apparently attempting to use us falsely as a negotiation wedge and we are not going to be a party to it. "My association with the San Diego Chargers was a pie sant one and I would never contact any player to whom they hold the rights without their express permission." The proposed legislation— which has passed second reading, usually a sign a bill will be approved—prevents entry to Canada of any football league that is not basically Canadian and does not have most of its teams in Canada. "The raids against our players have already commenced and this will grow in intensity as the days and weeks progress," Berger said. "All of our 17 American players are suspect and the same goes for our coaches." Berger complained he was not consulted by the health minister. "Even though I am the most likely to be seriously affected I was not consulted in any way," Berger said. "Here I am an owner of a club in one of Canada's largest cities and with perhaps some knowledge of the feelings and temper of this metropolis and I am not asked anything at all." "With great reluctance and after much seri us heart- searching I have come to the conclusion I want to sell the Alouettes franchise and I invite the CFL to convene a meeting to buy this franchise from me In the same manner as was done with the Toronto Argonauts." CINCINNATI (UPI) - A federal court Judge Monday turned down a bid by the Cincinnati Bengals to extend a temporary restraining order that prohibited the new World Football League from signing any players under contract to the Bengals. The decision by U.S. District Judge David S. Porter came as the Bengals flooded the courtroom with players and other football officials In launching a bid for a preliminary Injunction against the WFL. The restraining order, good for only 10 days, thus expired Monday. Bengals Attorney John A. Lloyd Jr., wrapping up a court Tucker With NFL NEW YORK (UPI) - New York Giants tight end Bob Tucker, who had been considering a jump to the World Football League, signed a multi-year contract with the Giants Monday, the NFL team announced. Tucker, who caught 50 passes for 671 yards and five touchdowns last year and led the league with 59 catches In 1972, was In Philadelphia last week discussing an estimated $500,000 offer from the Philadelphia Bell of the WFL. Terms of Tucker's new contract with the Giants were not announced. Weaver, Too DETROIT (UPI) Linebacker Charlie Weaver signed a new multlyear contract with the Detroit Lions Monday, turning down a bid by the Norfolk, Va., franchise of the new World Football League. "I feel that my future will be better served by staying with the Lions and the NFL," the 24- year -old linebacker said. "Money was not the determining factor." session late Monday afternoon, asked Porter to extend the order until the hearing —which continues Tuesday —is concluded. Porter then held a brief, closed meeting with attorneys from both sides and announced the restraining order had not been extended. The restraining order had been Issued when the Bengals became the first National Football League team lo take the WFL tu court over the alleged "player raiding" Issue. There was lengthy testimony, followed up by intense cross examination, from five persons Monday afternoon, with several other plovers waiting to be called. The hearing Is to resume at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Yarborough Takes Lead D A Y T O N A BEACH, Fla. (UPI) — Cale Yarborough holds a less than 38-point lead over Richard Petty going into Sunday's Winston 500, final event In the first leg of the NASCAR grand national standings. By beating Petty by 2.1 seconds in last Sunday's Virginia 500 at Martinsville, Yarborough climbed back into thi? lead with 517.14 points. Petty, the previous leader, now has 479.16. This Sunday's race at Talladega, Ala., will decide the winner of the $10,000 first leg. Yarborough has a wider lead over Petty In eatings so far this year. The $18,000 he won at Martinsville, jumped Yarborough's total for 1974 to $92,510. Pettv has earned $78,490. Bobby Allison, third at Martinsville, is thltd in the point standings at 216.315 —too far back to become involved in the Yarborough-Petty battle for first leg honors. TONIGHT Police Women 7:30 Fountain of Love • 9:24 COLD STEEL ON THE OUTSIDE ...ALL WOMAN ON THE INSIDE! IfMMHM wim CUM • ran mm • m. mm >uamm STUWT muNftfNi .nm 'imanmnioniMSMMor COLOR *WMfMBWTI0ll-»qWWWn^TICIMiHOMWMtIII« * [g| DOWNTOWN TNIATRI 220 MAMUON PH 785 8331 with an appetite for diversion COLOR FEATURE NO. 2 PLYMATES Hungry Wtvii Ploymotti 7:00 8:39 oi survival. 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