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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 31, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas Sports AIDS testing Six NFL teams offering exam By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The NFL has decided to let teams deal with AIDS testing and related concerns on an individual basis "Each club is handling it as it sees fit." NFL spokesman Joe Browne said Questions regarding MDS found their way into pro football this week when the Dallas Cowboys announced a voluntary testing program to check their players for the deadly disease As of Thursday, five other clubs had followed suit the San Francisco 49’ers. la)s Angeles Karns. Los Angeles Raiders. St Louis Cardinals and Houston Oilers AIDS was a major topic of discus sion at the Cow boys' training camp in Thousand Oaks. Calif. Thursday Crews from four TV networks were among those attending Coach Tom Landry's weekly news conference, at which he stressed the team's voluntary AIDS examinations are confidential between player and doctor However, most NFL clubs have not instituted AIDS testing, while several refuse to elaborate on the matter For example. Seattle Seahawks’ spokesman Gary Wright, when asked if his team offers AIDS testing said. "We don't talk about anything we do during our physicals” Cleveland Browns spokesman Kevin Byrne said testing is very con fidential "We frankly feel its nobody's business A Houston doctor who specializes in AIDS research feels that NFL clubs are overreacting and creating a scare Dr Peter Mansell of the Institute for Immunological Disorders in Houston said testing is "totally unnecessary" and that playing football has "absolutely nothing to do with the transmission of the disease Mansell also said this type of stupidity is going to put us back into the dark ages so far as to educating people” about the disease Mansell, in an interview from his office, said teams have begun testing for AIDS "because they re ignorant '* Contracting AIDS 'by playing football) is not as much of a risk as getting kicked in the head and living Mansell said Acquired immune deficiency syndrome. is a disease in which a virus attacks the body’s immune system, leaving victims susceptible to a wide variety of infections and cancers It is transmitted primarily through sexual contact, and can be transmitted by transfusion of contam inc ‘**d blood or blood products, and by con laminated hypodermic needles or syringes used by drug abusers "I can remember when drinking was our big problem then it became marijuana, then cocaine, then crack, and now we have to fight AIDS.” Houston Oilers Coach Jerry Glanville said Detroit General Manager Buss Thomas believes fighting AIDS in the NFL is just part of dealing with the disease on a larger scale < lur whole society is confronted with the problem” Thomas said The NFL has no known cases of MDS among its approximately 1.500 players The only former league player to die of the disease. Washington Redskins tight end Jerry Smith, passed away last st ar at the age of 42 The Redskins announced Thursday that the team is taking precautions against AIDS including possibly testing play ers for the v irus As of right now we haven’t tested anyone tor AIDS. Head Coach Joe Gibbs said But if after going through it with the medical staff they feel that’s something we should do. then we're going to do it Men's, Women's chase continues The first of two rounds in th ship begins Saturday com Men s division IPK The final half of the Men s City Golf Championship resu rn es t h i s weekend, with Jon Kike! holding a two shot lead at the halfway point Fikel shot a 68 on Sunday to over take Ruben Cedilla and Fernando Gutierrez, two former men s cham pions, who both opened the tourna merit with 70s at tile Lamia Park course on Saturday Eikel has a two day score of 141 followed by Cadillo at 14.1 and Cutler rez at 147 Also in contention are Russell Vol I brecht at 14H and N M Brown and Warren Hurst who are both eight shots off the pace ut 14‘* The New Braunfels Women’s Championship will begin on Satin day with tee off time at ll IK a rn for the first group The men will follow with the top foursome scheduled to tee off at 11 >0 a til The final round for fn>th the men and tile women will take place on Sunday The women will tee-off at 9 ui a in and the men beginning at bi a rn Hose Til seth will Im’ defending her City title Til si* th rn a five time win net of tile crown As ol Thursday I! women had entered the tournament I mlay is the hist day to register 1‘hc First Second and Third Flights as well as Un First s**< mid and Third Consolation groups in Uh men s division will resume s« tmlmai mati h play on Saturday In the First Flight Dick Cloud will play Rusty F ills- and Fd Baldwin will fat e NI Hicks In the second Flight Scot t < it af mw will iiH*et Rot** rf lh Foiuo while I hasten is matched against I long Millet Kd skleton plays Rodney Hansen ut one Third Flight match while John Owens takes on Bol* Magnusou in the other Handy McFarland plays James Rosales arui K.c. Strickland meets City Championship ME N Championship Flight Jon KikeI KuImhi i chillo Fernando ii ut terre/ Russell Vollbrecht \ \! Brown W anon Burst i art Holden leonard Tuoh    74 Hay Box Hai Beltman R Taylor Richard Hansen Dennis Kaderli Bonnie Schell Dale Renken    4 Chuck Noel Stall us lonish Hobe ii Woch Ut Fliqht Du k Cloud vs Busts k Kd Haldw mss St fit, * Ina F liqh* Scott Cir abow vs B< *4 ■ Ikiug Miller s s I Ka si 3rcl F light h d Skelton v s Rodney John Dw ens s s Bot M I st Consolation N \ Brown vs James Tom Westbrook ss lot 2nd Consolation Hands Mi t arian I vs Pat i.oms \ s sieve Pa 3rd Consolatory Bdl Adkins ss Bot kl, Hanes Neuse vs I k Tom Westbrook rn the k irs1 turn semifinals In the s*** oi J Don Sullivan facts NUT ai land while I’.ti Gone Stes e I * aimer In the final consolation gi Kite loth metis Bill \dkn Ellsworth goes Up agams Nuts* The plovers who wert' e i*js| week will compete .is » 141 IC 147 UH 49 14** I SO 151 ISH !hl ti WithdrewWhole new dimension added to game of golf by playing in the dark RIX KW ALL < AP It was the perfect sort of a night for golf pitch dark Fifty-four members of The Shores Country Club mounted 27 electric carts and with cries of \ eee haaua' dispersed into the darkness in search of fun another drink and somewhere out there their starting holes for the tournament In addition to traditional golfing accoutrements each player was equipped with a flashlight suitable tor strapp mg on his head and two special golf balls that glow fluorescent green The nine holes designated for the tour nament were marked with glow in the dark stakes, and each flagstick glowed tin) It uus ;* so p m on u h second night golf tourna up hv ( tut) pro Stove W there w as a w ait mg It.-d f< > Tm hoping w e can st a the spring and once in th* fun ” The players agreed Lets go get em tat Hey vup another ye I need another fleer W hack’ A dot of green VMI lo that. ne one lied said in would s Me Rich than w a ogt* , fieri resembling a tracer Bullet yards away one Blaver s and then would Si mn before midnight the wind c quitoes came out it search of g dr iv or s They found thorn Among tho golfers wa- Mark plays god ovor v (tuv after f I unadu s loiter v jackpot in 197V Ho tipped M> Johns..r *3 V for night gull    Ny sir oi camaraderie Nous onto out hero lf s a lot of fun Villi it VUU havo ll f mm. on it* t Miter lr tends i >h and a whole bum ft«*? guv s not Kids really * aret! Knepper's luck changes, downs Atlanta By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ATLANTA The I v*B7 season has not been kind to the Houston Astros Bob Knapper, but maybe the left hander’s luck is changing Knepper was a last minute starter Thursday night in an 8-5 victory over Atlanta He limited the Braves to six hits and two runs. one earned in five innings, to help the Astros salvage the last game of the three game series Houston s offense was powered by Kevin Bass, who had ttiree hits and drove in three runs, two coming on his Kith home run of the season and Alan Ashby, who had a key two run bloop single in the Astros lour run sixth inning Until that point Atlanta starter Rick Mahler fill had limited Houston to only one hit But an error by Braves shortstop Andres Thomas and two-out walks to Denny Walling and Glenri Davis led to Mahler’s downfall Ashby followed with his single for two runs, Davis came home on a balk and Bass stroked a run scoring single for a 4 2 lead arid enabled Knepper 4 12. to pick up the victory Knepper was told five minutes before game lime that tie was star ting in place of Jim Deshaies who suffered a stiff left shoulder while warming up When you get your fourth win at tti*- end of July it s not anything to celebrate about he said Knepper a lo-year veteran who has a IIH I lo lifetime record was 17-12 a year ago, but was languishing with a ti 22 earned run average four straight losses and seven defeats in his last eight decisions before Thursday night He lowered his ERA to 6.02 by limiting Atlanta to only one earn ed run, walking two and not striking out anyone ‘ When you re struggling like I am. the win personally doesn t mean too much, but it was a tug win for the team,’ said Knepper "If I were 18-2. It would t>e a big win for me, but with the season so bad so far, I can’t worry about numbers, I just have to get it going the second half,’ he said American League National Le By The Association Pres' By The Associated * East Division VV L Pct GB East Oi vision New York 02 40 *iOM St Loud Detroit *>8 in 592 Montreal Toronto ,y 42 >rt4 I New V ork Milwaukee 4H 9 Boston 47 54 4*. 14' * hicago Baltimore 4t; 56 451 16 Pittsburgh Cleveland 4*. 65 S56 25*, West Division VV L Pct GB West Ot vision Minnesota 55 4H 524 ( un mn at i (>ak!and .2 49 515 San Francisco ( athumia 52 50 515 2' i Houston Texas 49 51 490 4 Atlanta Kansas City 49 52 485 5 I ais Angeles Seattle 49 52 485 San Da go Chicago 4o Thursday s Games 59 4"4 Thuisda, s Games Montreal ♦> Cha a tty Cleveland*' Baltimore4 IO innings Milwaukee 6 Chicago I Today s Gamey Detroit Terrell H H at New V ork tiuiflry ii 4 * n Cleveland NiekroT-lO at Toronto Key 11-ft), I ii1 Boston Clemens IOT ai Kansas City Saberhagen 15 5 n Chicago * Dotson 7 7 al Mil w auk*** Biguera lo 7 n Baltimore < Schmidt Biz al Texas < Bough Ilk rn .seattle Bankhead 7 5 at California Reus* J I n Minnesota Biyieven 9 8 ut Oakland Lump I i n 44* Houston h, Atlanta i sun Diego !2 ( melon.ii H Philadelphia I Pittsburgho New York * St I.otiiv * Toda i s Games Philadelphia K eros?- *> ** a Mover‘i « San Franc isco Dravecky > • natl Robinson i > n New Voik Mitt hell ll ,»[ Martinez .'H n Dis Angeles V .tienzuela 8 8 Palmer 5 8 n San Diego Whitson 9 7 .ti Darwin 7 6 n Pittsburgh hi her no at ! Forsch 9 ; nYankees 6, Royals 3 Three weeks removed from tieing a ( lass A player coach, Juan Bonilla sat in the New York Yankees clubhouse and talked quietly at*out dreams fulfilled He wore a black T shirt that read across the front "When Ever ” “Like in When I* ver’ you want me I’m ready,” tie said I never lost hope I thought that one day I would get my chance Bonilla making his tourth start at second base since being recalled, had a double and two singles scored one run and drove in another as the Yankees beat Kansas City. The American League East leading Yankees opened a two game lead over idle Detroit The Tigers begin a three game series tonight at Yankee Stadium The Royals swept in the three an md up univ mg itll Brewers 6, White Sox I ot and Aer ans v isif mg first Al k Crim his first Bor ti Bi an* rn doubt** r tm a tv ii the • run game series, have now lost iv of their last 2! games Tommy John. 10-2. allowed tine! runs in six innings Reliever Tun Stoddard pitched three cor* a , im, mgs for his fourth save Henry ( otto also had three tuts and Rick Corone hit his first Yankee Stadium home run in five years Trailing 2-0 atter first inning HBI doubles by Kevin Seltzer and Frank White th** Yankees tied the game on run scoring .singles bv (’otto in th* third and Mike Paghamlo in th« fourth Bonilla exhibiting wane bar mg baserunning, scored the tying run by racing from second base on a shallow hit to left field In the three run fifth, which broke open the game, New York scored it? first two runs on a bases loaded wild pitch and a botched up rundown But Bonilla capped the inning with a two tout*!* .nth* eighthIndians 6, Orioles A t ory Snyder ended til- ii tor 20 Jump with a twit run hornet in ttic* loth inning tith'd Cleveland over Baltimore Snyder tnt his 22nd home run atter < irinen Castillo s one out single oft Mark Williamson a . Brook Jacoby s two mn homer bis 21st gave the Indians a 4 4 tie iii Ute eighth Sammy stewart 4-1. got the vie tory He struck out Mike Young with runners on fir st and third iii the top of the loth Eddie Murray. Ray Knight arid Floyd Rayford horner***! for the visiting * >riolesMets 5, Cardinals 3 I tie New A in k Mets did what they needed to do They went into St Ia iud swept a three game series from the Cardinals and tightened the National I -fugue East i ac** Dwight Gooden, moved up in the rotation to face th** Cardinals, pitch ed effectively Thursday night as the .Meta won 5 2 and extended St Louis’ losing streak to seven st Loud losing streak is its longest of tho season and th** team hurt itself throughout th* series against New york with floor buserun fling GoiHlen WO! king on three days rest won tus Mxth sti.tight dei mon against Hie CardinalsExpos 6, Cubs I Mike I- tt/gerald went t tor I and trove in two runs as Montreal got ll tuts and won in * 'hicago Neat Heaton 12 4 gave up JlDt Keith Moreland s 2nth home run in seven innings tor tits ninth victory iii his last ii starts Fitzgerald tnt RHI singles in the se cond and the fourth innings Vance Law who also had three hits singled home a run in th** fifth against But* I ew k Man y 0-2Padr es 12, Reds 8 Carmel*) Martinez hit a two run single during a seven run outhut st n Bi** fifth inning that carnet! San I beg!* over Cincinnati Luis Salazar and Benito Santiago had KHI singles in Hie Padres big in mug against Guy Hotfman 7 *» and Bill Landrum Jimmy Jones t4 won despite allowing six runs on ll hits iii five plus innings It was ins lust victory in five starts this season Jones helped himself w it ti atwo iun homer Ins first in th** majors Phillies I, Pirates 0 Bruce Ruffin and steve Bedrostan teamed on a five hitter and Glenn Wilson's RIH single in Hi** ninth inn mg 1***1 Philadelphia over Pittsburgh The visiting Phillies were held hitless by rookie Mike Dunn** before Von Haves leadoff single in the seventh Pin*, ti hitter Ron Kuemcke drew a leadoff walk Horn John Smiley 2 2, in th* ninth before Mike Schmidt and Wilson singled oil Brett Gideon W ilson bad b**»*n 0 for 18 t>efore his game w inning hit Ruffin '♦ 7, gave up five tuts in K I 2 innings Bedrosian got the final two outs for bis major league leading 29th saveBo s hobby to pay him $7.4 million DALLAS XI* Ho Jackson til* tull tune baseball player an, soon to be pat t time foot! at play el w ii Im' the highest piti< non quarterback in NM Ins!,av w hi*n tie t*egins hD career w uh th* tats Angeles Raiders afoul.'! m I sc* asem a published report ays I tie /h*//as \tt>irung A* m reported tod.iv that the nam* , Heistnan I lophv vc mort is* a .I* out belder with Rh* Ka usa « id Royals has a fiv«* veal v J million contract with th. Ranter even though tie might Im avail.Un* to Hi** Raider s tor to. \    «■    .    * games a year * inly Miami s I Kin Mar mo whose multi year contrail worth I** million Tampa Hav Vinnv lestaverde win* .cli g* XK 2 million, and Buibui* - .bu Kelly who earns lh million hat* more lucrative total dollar deals Hie newspaper said But thev pun a tut! schedule Denver s John Kl way is ex fleeted to sign a new long tern contract tot $2 million fM*r veal Indol** the start of th** season th* newspaper said The present value ut .Jai k -on contract computed in today dollars is % I 5 million Hi* newspaper said That reflect! deferred compensation Iii has* salurv aud (Minuses Neither Jackson nor t hi Raiders has been willing ti divulge conli.u t details I In newspapei did not reveal how i obtained the hgutes Jackson s contract includes . kl million signing bonus and has* salaries that average IHM oho . year It also has an injury prut et* bon clause that guarantees he wil be paid in full should he sustain . career ending injury playing to either the Royals or Raiders one* he passes his first Raider physical in October ;