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April 29, 2002
Died?Ogden Phipps, 93, who won two Eclipse awards as the U.S.'s top thoroughbred owner, and another as a breeder. Phipps, who owned 1989 Belmont Stakes winner Easy Goer and Buckpasser, the '66 Horse of the Year, also won seven U.S. Court Tennis titles in the '30s and '40s.
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April 29, 2002

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Died
? Ogden Phipps, 93, who won two Eclipse awards as the U.S.'s top thoroughbred owner, and another as a breeder. Phipps, who owned 1989 Belmont Stakes winner Easy Goer and Buckpasser, the '66 Horse of the Year, also won seven U.S. Court Tennis titles in the '30s and '40s.

Fired
?By the White Sox, Comiskey Park deejay Joe Stephen, for playing Whitesnake's Here I Go Again over the P.A. system as Indians pitcher Chuck Finley warmed up on April 16. Earlier this month Finley's wife, actress Tawny Kitaen, was jailed for allegedly battering him. Kitaen famously slithered over the hood of a Jaguar during the 1987 Here I Go Again video, which she filmed while dating Whitesnake singer David Coverdale.

Retired
?Paul Gait, after 12 seasons in the National Lacrosse League. Paul, 35, and his twin brother, Gary, gained fame in the late 1980s and early '90s when they led Syracuse to three NCAA titles. This year they played together for the Washington Power, and Paul had 54 goals in 16 games to win league MVP award. He is the
NLL's second alltime goal scorer, with 397. Gary, with 447, will play on.

Hired
?To coach West Virginia's men's basketball team, ex-Richmond coach John Beilein. The school has had four coaches in 10 weeks, including Gale Catlett, who resigned on Feb. 14 after 24 years; interim coach Drew Catlett; and Dan Dakich, who was there for eight days before returning to his job at Bowling Green.

Held
?On April 15 by the Class AA Altoona (Pa.) Curve, "Ode to Enron Night: A Taxing Promotion." For that night's game the Curve hired CPAs to field tax questions and help fans file returns. The nod to Enron came when tickets were fed into a paper shredder on the field and replicas of Enron stocks were sold.

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