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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 4, 1983, Tokyo, JapanFriday february 4, 1983 Korea Pacific stars and stripes 3b 3 Soldier still enjoys the Hardwood by pfc. Larry Mccaskill . Army Taegu when his slender 6-foot-5v�-Inch Frame Steps onto a Basket Ball court it All comes Back to Taylor has been running up and Down the Hardwood for two decades and still loves every minute. The specialist four Taegu Safken to and pm microwave specialist has been scoring baskets since High school in the 1960s. Most of the southwestern universities tried to recruit me after High school said the Tucson ariz.,native. I picked North Texas state since i was impressed with the assistant coach who talked to Taylor played with North Texas Missouri Valley conference con tender for two years then transferred to the University of Corpus Missouri Valley conference had a lot of exposure with Guys Lik ewes Unseld retired Washington bullets Center Butch Beard new York kicks assistant coach and Elvin Hayes Houston Rock ets 15-year Veteran. The game i remember most was with Houston in Hawaii. Hayes was on that team and we lost 44-42," said the 35-year-old. Taylor hoped to play pro Ball after graduating from Corpus Christi. The army however had a draft eve bigger than the National basketball Basic training at fort Ord calif., Taylor was trained for his Vietnam Mission at fort Monmouth,. When the orders appeared however stateside had replace Vietnam. The sudden change gave Taylor More time to Chase the dream of pro had tryouts with the american basketball association s Pittsburg condors and also in the kicks Rookie training Taylor was impressed with a Nicks guard Dean Meminger a College standout at Marquette but never a pro Star. Others with Talent there were others with Talent but they just did t Click with the clicking is what counts Taylor believes. You have to Click with the coach and management if you want to survive. I probably did t have enough burning desire to make it. If you have that burning desire and you can Click you can make it. That s what the pros is All about said Taylor. When you Are a pro you re no like everyone else. There s a big difference Between you and the fan that you must realize. You re being paid to play can t have an insane attack decide you Don t want to play. You and you can do that schoolyard not in the pros in the a stint in Texas Semi pro Ball waste closest Taylor has been to playing in the Aba. Semi pro is for Guys who still have the urge to play pro Ball. You Are always playing and that give you More time for a scout to see you. You Don t get a real salary because you re still playing by Amateur rules. You do get paid for travel expenses food and Taylor tried out with the Tucson gunners of the minor league world basketball association then decide to concentrate on the army. He made the All army basketball team but decided one year was All army in Tennis and volleyball Taylor played for two years in Germany. If not for basketball during the Day Taylor might have lived most of his life in the dark. Worked the Midnight shift i was working the Midnight see Daylight i led a dual Taylor got a taste for German big City Ball and excelled. Larry Farmer now coach of Theocla Bruins was playing Over there. Farmer myself and three others were All Europe. The Best americans from Europe played the Best americans from was hard to believe How much Talent was Over there he was voted sports Ler of the year in 1975 for his dedication to the team and City of Clausen. I got the highest award a american athlete could get in Germany. It s not something give for being the High scorer it s for being the most valuable feels he has played in a multitude of games and want someone else to have the spotlight. He is into coaching Best coaching experience was with the fort Hua Chuca ariz.,women. We started with zilch Only two of the girls had any first year we went 3-3. The second year we finished second among eight teams in a 16-game season said idea of coaching is working with what you coach can be no better than his players. If you have the material to work with and you see the potential go for you re in a rebuilding stage then trying to go for All the marbles is a big Burden and a lot of unnecessary is now using his knowledge of the game invented by or. James Naismith to help Taegu army s Ball expect k-2, Kunsan and our selves will be playing in the tournaments since we Are the Only ones with decent programs the Taegu program in t the Best said Taylor but it s we ask is that we be allowed to play. Law enforcement desk serves As nerve Center by sgt. Steve dry . Air Force Kunsan a Kunsan a like most other air Force installations is comprised of several agencies. A unique service Agency is the nerve enter of the 8th Security police Squadron s Law enforcement nerve Center better known As the Law enforcement desk is the Hub of action for the la enforcement Lebranch which is comprised of town patrol investigations corrections custom Sand flight operations. Basically the be desk is like a command Post noted master sgt. Lindsey Turpin be superintendent. Manned 24 hours a Day the Ledesky is the Center of communications for All flight operations. The be desk handles situation ranging from dispatching patrols to assist people to acting As a focal Point for matters that need Tobe coordinated with higher normally two spa Are always on duty at thele desk. One acts As desk sergeant and the other is the desk clerk. Shift change whenever there is a shift change the incoming desk sergeant is briefed on incidents that occurred during the previous shift said staff sgt. Robert Bishop be desk sergeant and assistant flight chief. This is done to insure smooth the desk sergeant s duties include checking the alarm systems of various base facilities keeping a desk blotter logging Calls that generate police action for instance crime Stop and performing any other functions of command an control As required. In order to perform the Multi faceted aspects of the Job the desk sergeant relies heavily on the desk main concern is handling All of the administrative duties so the desk sergeant can concentrate on command and control noted Usan sgt. Joe Colema airman 1st class Terrance Cosby desk clerk plots coordinates. Airman 1st class Terrance Cosby be desk duties Range from handling reports to making deposits of morale welfare and recreation operating funds in the Central depository the Effort comes together the result is a coordinated communications network that functions like a Beehive of activity to facilitate an up to the minute perspective of any ongoing situation. Although the Pace is often hectic things can never be put off until after according to somebody comes in and reports an incident we can t Tell him or her to come Back and see Slater he said. We have to act on it right then and there even if we have other things going on to the average onlooker the frantic Pace May seem impossible to keep up with. But to those who work at the nerve Center the Quick pulse is a practice routine a routine that goes a Long Way toward deterring the criminal element. Pacific stars and stripes depends largely on Public affairs offices for contributions to this Page. If you have a Story that would be of particular interest to this newspaper please let your Pao know about it

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