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September 16, 1985

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick (AP) _ A New York City travel agent didn’t know the difference between this city and St. John’s, Newfoundland, and as a result, a busload of Honduran fans missed their team’s loss in World Cup qualifying soccer by more than 800 miles.

Canada beat Honduras 2-1 Saturday in St. John’s to advance to next year’s World Cup in Mexico.

The fans weren’t there, but they managed to see the game on TV at a local tavern.


BRAMPTON, Ontario (AP) - Dave Barr of Kelowna, British Columbia, birdied the 17th hole to beat Jerry Anderson by one stroke in the $75,000 Canadian PGA championship.

Barr shot a 4-under-par 68 Sunday to finish at 6-under 282 after four rounds on the 6,838-yard Brampton Golf Club. Anderson had a 72 for a total of 283.

The 17th hole decided the title. Barr, who has earned more than $120,000 on the PGA Tour this year, went for the green with his second shot. He hit the rough, but flipped a delicate wedge shot to within 5 feet of the pin and sank a birdie putt.

Anderson, meanwhile, three-putted the 17th for a bogey to fall behind Barr.

Robbie Phillips of Jackson’s Point, Ontario, closed with a 68 to finish alone in third at 284, one shot ahead of Doug Lecuyer of Edmonton, Alberta, who carded a 72.

PGA Tour veteran Dan Halldorson of Brandon, Manitoba, tied with Paul Kennedy of Brampton for fifth at 287. Halldorson shot a 71 and Kennedy a 74.


DANSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) - A high school football player who complained of chest pains during a game died the next morning as his mother drove him to the hospital, authorities say.

Frank R. Hoerner, 17, of Dansville, died Saturday of a ruptured aneurysm on his aorta, the main artery leading from the heart, said Livingston County Coroner Richard C. Johnson.

Hoerner’s mother, Betty Hoerner, said her son had a minor heart problem, but said he had never had chest pains. She was unable to provide details of the ailment.

Johnson would not provide details, but said the heart problem had nothing to do with the boy’s death.

According to his mother, Hoerner was a starting tailback in Friday’s season-opener between the Dansville High School Mustangs and the Red Jacket Indians. In the third quarter, the senior complained of chest pains and was taken out of the game.

An ambulance crew who examined him at the game could find nothing wrong, and he watched the rest of the game standing on the sidelines wrapped in a blanket. Dansville lost, 14-0.

Following the game, he was examined at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville for 11/2 hours, but the tests, including an electro-cardiogram, found nothing, Mrs. Hoerner said.


ATLANTA (AP) - Former Georgia Tech assistant coach Dick Bestwick, assistant athletic director at Missouri, apparently has decided to accept the position of executive director of the Peach Bowl.

The Peach Bowl has called a press conference for Monday to make the announcement, with Bestwick scheduled to attend.

″Dick is flying to Atlanta, and I don’t think there’s any doubt about why,″ Peach Bowl President Don Heald was quoted in Monday’s editions of The Atlanta Constitution. ″We wouldn’t have set up a news conference otherwise. We are delighted.″

Heald and other members of a search committee have been looking for a successor to George Crumbley, the only executive director in the bowl’s 17- year history, who resigned following a heart attack this summer.

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