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The Perils Of Life In The Fast Lane
Jack McCallum
July 15, 1985
Cocaine and booze had Pete Weber heading right for the gutter until he straightened himself out with help from his legendary father
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July 15, 1985

The Perils Of Life In The Fast Lane

Cocaine and booze had Pete Weber heading right for the gutter until he straightened himself out with help from his legendary father

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Even Pete remains skeptical. "There's no way I can say I'll never drink again. There's no way I can say I'll never get high again. But things are the way they should be now. Dee Dee and I are happy. I have a beautiful daughter. I'm closer to my parents than I've ever been. Bowling is my life. It's all I ever wanted to do."

Pete has dreams. He wants to surpass his father's 27, then go after Anthony's record 41 victories. After that he sees himself as a big-time bowling proprietor, just as Dick was.

"I can see the place now," says Pete, sitting on the couch in his modest Florissant home, which is within walking distance of his parents'. "It'll be around St. Louis somewhere. Big. Game room. Maybe a nice restaurant. And the family would run it. Rich, John, Paula, Dad and me. Maybe Dad and I would have to put up most of the money to begin with, but it wouldn't matter. It would be our family. I even have a name for it. Weber's Bowling Palace. How's it sound?"

Sounds nice. Every First Family, after all, should have its own palace.

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