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November 28, 1990

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) _ Former Marshall basketball star Skip Henderson was sentenced to three years in a Georgia prison for violating probation, a newspaper reported.

The Southern Conference’s all-time leading scorer was placed in the Bartow County (Ga.) Jail after his sentencing by Circuit Judge Jere White, The Herald-Dispatch of Huntington reported in today’s editions.

Henderson, 25, of Cartersville, Ga., was convicted in January 1990 of possessing less than a gram of cocaine, driving without a license and giving false information to a police officer, Bartow County District Attorney Darrell Wilson told the newspaper.

He was put on probation, Wilson said.

He violated it when he was charged with acting as a getaway driver in a Nov. 7 burglary of a construction equipment store in Cartersville, Ga., The Herald-Dispatch reported. Other charges are expected in the case, which will be presented to a Bartow County grand jury in February, he said.


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - A funeral service is scheduled Friday for race car driver Billy Vukovich III, who died in a sprint car crash over the weekend.

The 27-year-old Vukovich, who was the 1988 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year, slammed into a wall while practicing for a race Sunday at Mesa Marin Speedway in Bakersfield. He was traveling an estimated 130 mph.

His grandfather, Bill Vukovich, was killed in a crash in 1955 while leading the Indy 500 in search of his third-straight victory there.

The funeral will be held Friday at Northwest Church in Fresno.


RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) - Paul Barkhouse of Columbus, Ohio, shot a 3- under-par 67 tyo take the first-round lead in the PGA Senior Tour National Qualifying Tournament at the Westin Mission Hills Resort.

Barkhouse leads Mike Joyce, Simon Hobday, Jack Kiefer and Lloyd Moody by a stroke after Tuesday’s opening round..

The 104-man field will be trimmed to the low 60 players and ties following another 18 holes today. The 72-hole competition will conclude Friday and the top 16 players will earn playing privileges on the Senior Tour in 1991.

The top eight scorers earn exemptions into all co-sponsored Senior Tour events.


WEST YELLOWSTONE, Mont. (AP) - Four U.S. skiers were named to compete in World Cup nordic races in Europe next month.

Coach John Estle named Audun Endestad, 37, Fairbanks, Alaska; Todd Boonstra, 28, Stratton, Vt.; Nancy Fiddler, 34, Crowley Lake, Calif., and Leslie Thompson, 27, Stowe, Vt.

Estle said the team will leave for Europe on Friday and compete in the opening event Dec. 8-9 in Ramsau, Austria. The team will compete Dec. 15-16 in Davos, Switzerland, and later in Les Saisies, France.

The team has been training for two weeks at West Yellowstone.


RICHFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Michael King and Andy Schmetzer each scored three goals as the Cleveland Crunch defeated the Kansas City Comets 11-4 in a Major League Soccer game.

Hector Marinaro scored two goals, including his 20th of the season, and added five assists for the Crunch in Tuesday’s game.