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August 23, 1985

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) _ Jo Shaw knew one of her neighbors kept a pet boa constrictor but she never visited it because she doesn’t like snakes, ″not one little bit.″

So when the snake paid her a visit, Ms. Shaw said, ″I thought I was going to have a heart attack.″

She found the snake, called ″Sneavely,″ in her yard as she mowed her lawn Wednesday. It was taken back to its owner, next-door neighbor Jane Hyatt, by animal control officers.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Observers at the State Fair auction ring suspect Anna Hitron is going to need a little financial help from relatives to cover her bid of $46,625 for a slab of salt pork in a charity auction.

Two year-old Anna shouldn’t have any trouble raising the money, which works out to $2,500 a pound. Her grandfather is Louisville developer Al Schneider. He referred all questions to Anna. She shyly deferred to her mother, Dawn Hitron.


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Six men and a woman puckered up and played their mightiest but they won’t know until next week which one gets the chance to face the music daily at Churchill Downs.

The seven auditioned Wednesday for the job of track bugler, aiming to win a position that pays $70 per racing day - about 30 days each fall and perhaps 50 or more in the spring.

At least one found the track’s trumpet a little large - stood on end, it would dwarf the average third-grader.

″The biggest difference was that the sound was so far away from your face,″ said Karen Easterday, 20, a Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native who studies at the University of Louisville.

The track’s present bugler is playing ″Taps″ because he is getting married and leaving the area.

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