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July 21, 2000

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Anita Currey, a standout tennis player who won six Nebraska women’s titles in the 1920s, died Thursday. She was 98.

Anita Currey, who was inducted into the Nebraska Tennis Hall of Fame in 1993, won state titles from 1920 to 1926.

She worked for 38 years with Guarantee Mutual Life Co. in Omaha.

Before her retirement in 1967, she also served on the Omaha Library Board and was president of the women’s division of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce.

Sam Perry

SOUTHPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Sam Perry, who shared the world record in the 60-yard dash with Bob Hayes, died Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was 55.

Perry served as a city councilman Passaic, N.J., for four years before moving to Connecticut, where he practiced law.

In 1965, Perry, running for Fordham University, was clocked in 5.9 seconds for the 60 at the Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden, tying the world record Hayes set the year before.

Perry, who was the national indoor champion in the 60 in 1963 and 1965, ran another 5.9 in 1965.

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