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NAMES MAKE NEWS AGAIN
At the Wonderland Dog Track in Revere, Mass., greyhounds racing in the current meeting are named Nixon Victory Lane, Spiro, Mr. Wiretapper, No Peeking, Not Me, Deluded, Some Nightmare and Jailed.
Then there are the Love Bugs, a softball team in San Jose, Calif. for girls ages 10 and 11. Nothing to do with the Watergate buggings, however. The Love Bugs are sponsored by the Sure Kill Exterminator Company.
Peter Lollar, a defenseman for the Kingston Aces of the Ontario Hockey Association, obligingly agreed to sign an autograph for 9-year-old Whitney Haynes, a little girl who much admired him. But Whitney did not have a hockey program or even a scrap of paper. So she asked Lollar to sign a dollar. He did, and Whitney turned the keepsake over to her dad. That was a mistake.
Inadvertently, Bob Haynes spent the dollar at the arena. That was last October. The dollar was gone forever, everyone assumed. But the other day Mary Jeffrey of Napanee, Ont., 28 miles from Kingston, found she had a dollar with Peter Lollar's name on it. Mary is a housekeeper at the Napanee Home for the Aged and the administrator of the home is Walter Gerow, coach of the Kingston Aces. So Mary gave the dollar to Walter, who gave it to Lollar, who, after some searching, found Whitney and returned it to her. She'll be a fan for life.
JUDY IS A LADY
Prizefighting between ladies has long been frowned upon or prohibited by law the world around. Except now in Pennsylvania, which recently took an exaggerated view of the Women's Lib movement and lifted the restrictions against such exhibitions.
So Philadelphia promoters, historically never too concerned about the ethical considerations of sport, went on a frantic search for female talent to provide a spicy fillip of interest for another version of Ladies' Night. There are not too many girl boxers about, though, and the promoters found themselves hard put. They concentrated, naturally, on the girls of the roller skating derbies, in which fist-fights between the lady competitors are a common attraction. As their principal target they settled on Judy Arnold, star of the Roller Games and a frequent participant in rough stuff on the banked track.
Ms. Arnold, it turns out, is having no part of taking somebody's best shot with a pair of Everlast eight-ouncers. She gave the promoters her decision: