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January 27, 1993

NEW YORK (AP) _ The Women’s Sports Foundation will establish its national headquarters and, eventually, an International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame in East Meadow, N.Y.

Official announcement will be made at a news conference Thursday.

A spokesman for the organization, Linda Wladike, said the site in Nassau County was selected during an 18-month search during which bids from 10 cities were evaluated. Among other other locations considered were Dallas, Kansas City, Mo., and Colorado Springs, Colo.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Three Pitt football players remained jailed, unable to post the $25,000 bonds set after their arrests for allegedly selling crack cocaine.

Judge Robert E. Dauer of Allegheny County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday refused to reduce the bond amounts for offensive tackle Reuben Brown and running back Jermaine Williams.

The players and former Pitt defensive lineman Derrick Hicks were arrested Saturday after police said a woman bought crack cocaine at an apartment shared by the three.

The players’ attorneys said their clients didn’t know any drugs had been sold or that any drugs were kept in the apartment.

All three are to appear Feb. 2. for a preliminary hearing in city court.

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The government of the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday banned the use of child jockeys in camel racing, the Camel Racing Federation announced.

An announcement said the new directives require that jockeys ″meet international standards″ and their weight should not be or about 100 pounds.

No age limit was given, but the weight would effectively rule out children under age 7 and, possibly, under 10.

The rules are effective immediately, but aren’t likely to be enforced until the next racing season in September.

Racing sources said they expected other Gulf countries to follow the U.A.E.’s lead.

Camel racing is traditional in the Gulf, and prizes worth thousands of dollars are awarded. Most of the camels are owned by the ruling families and sheiks.

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Camel GT Series for prototypes will conclude the 1993 season with a nighttime race at Phoenix International Raceway on Oct. 2, International Motor Sports Association officials said Wednesday.

The race originally was scheduled as a daytime event at Phoenix on Sunday, Oct. 10.

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WANGANUI, New Zealand (AP) - Americans Darryl Frerker and Paul Vandergrift finished 1-2 in the mile race at the Peter Snell track and field meet on Wednesday.

Frerker won in 3 minutes, 58.2 seconds, beating a field that included 1990 Commonwealth Games 1,500-meter bronze medalist Peter O’Donoghue of Australia.

Frerker took the lead with 800 meters to run and opened a 10-meter lead. Vandergrift was clocked in 3:58.5 and O’Donoghue was third in 3:58.7.

It was Frerker’s first race on grass.

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Investors in the Huntington Blizzard hockey club say a special East Coast Hockey League meeting will be needed for a vote on their franchise application.

The club had hoped to present the application during the league’s regular meeting next week.

″But it is my understanding right now after talking with league officials that we will not be on the agenda,″ club spokesman Bob Henry said.

Club officials met with Huntington Mayor Bobby Nelson Tuesday to sign copies of an agreement requiring the city to buy a portable ice rink and lease it to the club for the next five years.

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