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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 10, 1983, Tokyo, Japan 20 sports Pacific stars and stripes february 1983 and you say tall ended by Hal Bock associated press just when you thought the last punt had passed harmlessly Over head and the last quarterback had been sacked in Here comes the United states football anxious for the Usel is warming up for its first dip in the pro football Ocean and it have asked for a better introduction than the one supplied the last two sundays by the helpful National football for a super super bowl and a pulsating pro the kind of exciting games that leave fans looking for i loved those said Usel commissioner Chet we were just delighted with did somebody say the pro football season was wrapped up when Wash sports analysis in ton whipped Miami on super sunday and the National conference edged the americans a week later in the pro bowl said Walter the Oil tycoon who owns the a sols new Jersey going to unwrap you want More football say hello to the the new leagues training Camps opened the Day after the super giving football fans an of season about 18 who needs More than that familiar coaches the Usel coaches Are familiar George Allen in Chuck Fairbanks in new red Miller in among All sex nil in they May even be More familiar to fans than some of the newly appointed nil coaches like Dan Henning in Kay Stephenson in Buffalo and John Mackovic in Kansas All of whom stepped up last week from the ranks of assistants to head there Are a Host of sex nil players on Usel the most intriguing has to be combination linebacker labor Leader Stan White of the Chicago the first nil player to jump to the new As a Reward for that White got All of about three weeks off Between finishing the nil season with Detroit and reporting to Usel training Camp with the who needs More than that now we know you have been Down this path before with rival the world football the american football league and the Al America conference have All previously challenged the nil to you May also remember that each of those entities except the poorly financed Wal have wound up As partners under the Banner of sound finances dont worry about Usel Duncan owns Oil the other franchise owners Are equally sub Stantial before the league had purchased its first football much less signed its first it had a million television contract with they Are noted Abc sports vice president Jim a Little better financed after our rights but Well financed even before abcs agreement later was supplemented by a Cable Deal with the networks clearly believe in the new product although Abc has stopped Short of assigning its familiar pro football broadcast team of Frank Don Meredith and Howard Cosell to the the Usel will get along with Veteran College broadcaster Keith Jackson and sex nil Star Lynn a network that it gives the new league its own something it sorely wants and the Usel says it has no ambition to muscle its Way into the nor does it View itself As a rival of the the 12 member clubs see their league As a continuation of a very Good thing professional the nil provides football in autumn and the Usel will Supply it in Spring and that makes 12 months a year of pro who needs More than that actress Loni Anderson is a new recruit of the Tampa Bay bandits of the United states football league in this team poster going up around to promote the squads Maiden Anderson posed at the urging of actor Friend Burt who is a part owner of the a Justice asked to review Vitas Case Mantle from Page 24 dont have Panasonic and Coffee knocking at my Mantle said his Job will be purely requiring him to leave Home Only six Days a i never would have to go into the he the which is similar to the one Mays will include promoting Golf tournaments and other sports organizing ban Quets and working with the comm Mantle said that no different from what Hes doing adding All Ive been doing is going around to Golf and Ive been on the Road a Mays was deeply upset by the commissioners action in they say its because the hotel has a gambling Mays said at the that has nothing to do with i dont know anything about both Mays and Mantle Are two of baseballs greatest players of the modern Mantle played 18 years in the Yankee hitting 536 Home runs and batting in he had a career batting the flashy Mays had a 22year career with the in new York and san and the new York hitting 660 Home runs and driving in he had a career batting arbitration sought Atlanta a shortstop Rafael Ramirez has filed for arbitration to resolve his salary dispute with the Atlanta a club official the Atlanta journal and Constitution reported that Ramirez was believed to be seeking a salary for the 1983 the club reportedly has offered new York a the Justice department has been asked to review local prosecutors efforts to indict Tennis player Vitas Geru Laitis on cocaine former Federal a scam prosecutor Thomas who represents revealed the request monday during a Brief appearance before District judge Kevin Thomas Duffy in Puccio told the judge the Justice department had agreed to his request to review efforts by the office of attorney John to obtain a grand jury indictment against John spokesman for the Justice department criminal Divi refused to comment on Puc cios the Brief court hearing allowed Puccio to ask the judge to unseal a transcript of court proceedings last month when the judge sentenced Tony a Man who allegedly implicated Gerulaitis in a cocaine purchasing plot a year Puccio said the transcript might be helpful to the Justice departments Duffy consented to unseating the saying he ordered it sealed because he believed Federal prosecutors were using Gobles sentencing for publicity a copy of the unsealed transcript disclosed that there was no Dis Cussion involving but Duffy refused to unseal a letter a Federal prosecutor wrote him in connection with the Duffy told Puccio he sentenced Goble in closed proceedings to protect Gerulaitis from unfavourable publicity which might have been generated by a letter he received from assistant attorney Rhea chief of the narcotics i consider the letter signed by Neugarten to be an attempt to obtain publicity by mentioning in great detail the supposed information gathered against one Vitas Geru Laitis a person of some Public Duffy rather than taking the Chance of sealing the letter and then having the contents disclosed by the prosecutor in open i arranged to have the matter conducted in Duffy said that even though he ordered the transcript much of what was said at the time has appeared in the we now have the where the attorney for for whatever has gone to the Media giving wide publicity to the entire said he and Gerulaitis have caused the matter to be front Page material for several Days and apparently seek continued Public after the Martin said the purpose of the prosecutors letter was simply to bring to the courts attention information which we thought was relevant to the Goble was convicted of conspiring to Purchase a share of Worth of synthetic cocaine being offered for Sale by Federal drug agents posing As one of the agents testified at Gobles trial last August that Goble told him he was a Friend of the the Tennis and that Gerulaitis would put up toward the

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