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I thought Marmion shot a good score with a 303 at the (Aurora) City Meet, and then these guys come in with a 302. That`s solid shooting.

We then decided that since we were making all the parts, why not make the shells and manufacture our own vintage suspension helmets,

What happens when (the machine) runs out, it puts itself out of service. We have to reset it,

That`s why they have a sense of urgency, ... Fuel is difficult.

We`re only selling a couple hundred bags a day (at each machine). The beauty of it is, at least we`ve got some (for customers) every day,

(DES MOINES, Iowa -- Plans for a live debate on the eve of Saturday`s Iowa straw poll have been canceled after only three candidates -- former Tennessee Gov. Lamar Alexander, commentator Pat Buchanan and Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah -- agreed to participate. WOI-TV agreed to hold the debate only if six candidates signed on. It was also to be carried by KCAU-TV in Sioux City and WHBF-TV in the Quad Cities.) Obviously, we`re very disappointed given the fact that many of these candidates in their appearances throughout the state in recent times have stated that there ought to be forums, there ought to be debates for the candidates to air their views, ... When push came to shove and we presented a forum ... many of the candidates balked or simply didn`t respond.

This year also marks the 40th anniversary of their 1965 national championship team, which was followed by the great `66 squad that played to a 10-10 tie against Notre Dame in the famous Game of the Century.

As a kid, I spray-painted my football helmet silver, and when the Lions introduced the blue stripes and Leaping Lion logo in 1961, I thought it was the coolest thing,

I was the envy of our neighborhood touch football gang.

I can`t say I`m disappointed. Based upon our practice rounds, we`ve been lowering our scores a little bit. We were having a hard time breaking a 200 (in nine-hole events) and we got down to a 185. We had a couple other rounds in the 190s, so we`re getting a little better.

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