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SHOES IN SPORTS • Bobby Jones was golfing in the Southern Amateur Tournament in New Orleans in 1920 when his ball landed inside an old shoe that was sitting on top of a wheelbarrow. Jones decided not to take the penalty for dropping the ball out of the shoe, and instead he played the shoe. He whacked it as hard as he could. The ball flew out and kept rolling, landing a few feet from the green. Jones made par. • During a 1967 soccer game in Bulgaria, the referee got down on one knee and bowed his head. Members of both teams assumed he was praying, so they also got down on their knees to pray. The spectators joined in the moment of reverent silence. Then the referee finished tying his shoelace. • John McEnroe tied his shoelaces seven times during a single Wimbledon match in 1979 in an effort to stall for time. • Writer and prankster Wilson Mizner was playing poker when an opponent took out his wallet and tossed it into the pot saying, "I call you." Mizner replied by removing his shoe and placing it on the table as well. He announced, "If we're playing for leather, I raise!" FAMOUS SHOE OWNERS • Darlene Flynn owns 7,765 shoe-related items, including a replica of the Disney Cinderella glass slipper, leather moccasins, cloth shoes, cast iron boots, a red-stiletto shoe phone, and even a shoe made from the ash collected at Mount St. Helen's volcanic eruption. • Imelda Marcos owned over 1,000 pairs of shoes, which, if laid heel-to-toe, would equal almost the length of the Eiffel Tower. Some people estimate that she actually had between 3,000 and 7,500 pairs of shoes, but some were stolen or destroyed when her husband, President Ferdinand Marcos, was deposed. She also had 15 mink coats, 508 gowns, and over 1,000 handbags.

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• Born in Germany in 1900, Adolf Dassler, who went by the nickname of Adi, loved tap dancing. He began creating his own tap shoes and got a lot of advice from his father, who worked in a shoe factory, manufacturing cleats for athletes. After he returned from service during World War I, he set up a cobbler's shop in his mother's laundry. Adi decided to go into the dance shoe business, and his brother joined him in the venture, which they called the Dassler Brothers Shoe Company. • At the World Tap Dancing Competition in 1928, Adi outfitted a number of the top competitors, and sales of his shoes climbed. During World War II, Adi was drafted into producing boots for soldiers. • After the war, Adi and his brother split up and his brother started a sports shoe company called Puma. Adi renamed his own company, combining several letters from both his first and last names. He designed his company’s three-striped logo. He branched out and soon was making 30 different types of shoes for 11 different sports. • Much of his success was due to his close contact with the athletes who wore his shoes, and his persistent presence at sporting events. Sales skyrocketed after Germany won the World Soccer Cup in 1954 with every member of the team wearing his shoes. He got many famous athletes to use his footwear including Jesse Owens and Muhammad Ali. • Aggressive marketing was a cornerstone of his business, and he expanded into many different sporting goods. When Adi died in 1978, his son took over the business. Today the shoe company Adi founded is the second largest sportswear manufacturer in the world. Can you name it?

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• On July 16, 1863, the draft riots enter their fourth day in New York City in response to the Enrollment Act, which allowed wealthier citizens to pay $300 to avoid military duty. More than 1,000 people died in the violence, which was only contained by the arrival of Union troops from the battlefield at Gettysburg. • On July 19, 1879, Doc Holliday kills a man for shooting up his saloon. Despite his reputation as a deadly gunslinger, Doc Holliday engaged in just eight shootouts and killed only two men. The second was at the O.K. Corral in 1881. • On July 17, 1944, an ammunition ship explodes while being loaded in Port Chicago, California, killing 332 people. Poor procedures and lack of training led to the disaster. The blasts were felt as far away as Nevada. • On July 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon stuns the nation by announcing that he will visit communist China. Since the Communists came to power in China in 1949, Nixon had been one of its most vociferous critics. • On July 13, 1985, in London, Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially open Live Aid, a worldwide rock concert to raise money for the relief of faminestricken Africans. The 16-hour concert was globally linked by satellite to more than a billion viewers in 110 countries. • On July 14, 1995, the MP3 file compression format is born, allowing music files small enough to be stored in bulk. • On July 18, 1999, New York Yankee David Cone pitches the 16th perfect game in majorleague history with a no-hit, no-walk victory over the Montreal Expos. Cone needed only 88 pitches, 68 of them strikes, to set down 27 Expos in a row. © 2015 King Features Synd., Inc.

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WEST NILE VIRUS RISK FACTORS West Nile virus (WNV) is an infection transmitted by mosquitoes. The mosquito most common for transmitting this virus is one that is widespread throughout the Grand Forks region. This mosquito does not discriminate. People of all ages are susceptible to WNV infection, but the elderly are at higher risk for developing the more severe form of this disease (neuroinvasive illness). Children infected with WNV generally show no symptoms or may have a mild fever.

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