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August 11, 1987

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ Canterbury Downs race track is being sued by a Florida woman who says her thoroughbred horse was attacked by a pit bull loose on the track.

Connie L. Klymko, of Tampa, is seeking $121,500 in damages in a U.S. District Court lawsuit made public Monday. The suit contends her race horse was attacked on April 12 by the dog, which it claims was roaming freely about the track and stables.

The lawsuit says the 2-year-old Noontime Flyer suffered severe physical and mental injuries and now must be retrained and reconditioned.

Naming the race track and Canterbury Downs superintendent Moe Nye as defendants, the suit claims the track should have known the dog was a danger to horses and therefore should reimburse Klymko for the horse’s diminished value.

Canterbury Downs spokesman Ben Cambra said he was unaware of the lawsuit or alleged attack. However, he said track rules prohibit personnel from having dogs on the grounds unless they are leashed.


PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - Steven P. Tosches, offensive coordinator for Princeton University’s football team, has been named as interim head coach following the death of Ron Rogerson.

Tosches, 31, joined the Princeton coaching staff in 1985 as offensive coordinator and backfield coach. He previously had coached for four years with Rogerson at the University of Maine.

Rogerson, 44, suffered an apparent heart attack in Wolfeboro, N.H., on Saturday.

He was on vacation with his family and collapsed at 9:40 a.m. while running on an outdoor track, a Princeton spokesman said.

Rogerson, who was about to begin his third year as Princeton head coach, died about an hour later at Huggins Hospital in Wolfeboro, said Princeton spokesman Justin Harmon.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Youngstown State University basketball Coach Bill Dailey has died after an illness. He was 33.

Dailey took over the head coaching job in March, replacing Mike Rice.

The Canfield resident apparently had a heart attack Monday while vacationing in Toronto, said sports information director Greg Gulas. He said Dailey may have been weakend by treatments for cancer.

A native of Lake Geneva, Wis., Dailey graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He got his master’s degree in sports administration at Western Illinois and coached at both of his alma maters before becoming an assistant coach at Youngstown State in 1980, Gulas said.


BURLINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Joseph LaMotta, identified as the son of former world middleweight boxing champion Jake ″Raging Bull″ LaMotta, is in jail facing drug charges.

LaMotta, a woman described as his girlfriend, and a Colombian national are in federal custody charged with possession of five kilos, or 11 pounds, of cocaine. They’re being held pending a pretrial dentention hearing.

LaMotta, 38, Karen Anne Spyridon, 35, and Jorge Enrique Pugliese, 25, all of the Miami, Fla., area, were arrested Saturday night at a Middletown, Ohio, motel, according to James F. Hogan, local head of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

Authorities said the arrests followed a $152,500 drug purchase by undercover agents at the motel, located about 35 miles north of Cincinnati.

The three face a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison if convicted of possession of five or more kilos of cocaine with intent to distribute.

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