The horses got the needle. The owners will feel the pain later this year.
THE SPORTING CON
As the car sped down Chicago's Michigan Avenue in the predawn hours, 20 police cars gave chase. One caught up with the speeder and forced him to stop.
The driver got out of his car and advanced on the cop with a warm smile and hand outstretched for a congratulatory shake.
"I used to be a stock-car driver," he said, "and after all the police chases I've been involved in, you were the only one who could catch me."
He turned out to be Edward Smith, 24, a fugitive from the Illinois State Penitentiary, where he had been serving nine to 15 years for aggravated kidnapping, rape and armed robbery. The car was stolen.
A MATTER OF CHOICE
Rather than have their sons follow their footsteps into the coal mines, fathers used to be happy to see their football-playing offspring go away to college.
Something quite like that happened to the Kuechenberg brothers—Bob, a Miami Dolphin guard, and Rudy, a Green Bay Packer linebacker.
"Our father was a human cannonball who used to go around to country fairs and rodeos being shot out of a cannon," explained Bob, who went to Notre Dame. "Usually, to make it more exciting, they'd shoot him over something, like one of the carnival rides. He always used to say, 'Go to college or be a cannonball.' "