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October 20, 1988

CINCINNATI (AP) _ Houston Oilers coach Jerry Glanville has made a practice of leaving complimentary tickets for famous personalities connected to the host city of a football game.

For instance, when the Oilers played a preseason game at Memphis, Tenn., Glanville left two tickets for Elvis Presley.

Glanville announced Wednesday that the gag will continue this weekend, when the Oilers visit Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati for a game against the AFC Central Division-leading Cincinnati Bengals.

″I know the Bengals are real big there, and the Reds too,″ Glanville announced, ″but I’m leaving tickets for the biggest thing that ever hit Cincinnati - Loni Anderson.″

Anderson, who played sexy receptionist Jennifer Marlowe on the television show ″WKRP in Cincinnati,″ isn’t expected to show up at the will-call window, of course, but there’s a better chance she will than some of Glanville’s past notables.

When the Oilers played at Indianapolis earlier this season, he left a pair for James Dean. And when Houston visited New York to play the Jets, the complimentary ducats had the Phantom of the Opera’s name on them.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Fourteen American athletes, including two 1988 Olympians, have been ordered to appear at a hearing next month on charges they violated international track and field rules by competing in South Africa, The Athletics Congress announced.

A three-member panel of the National Athletics Board of Review will preside at the Nov. 18 hearing in Chicago. TAC President Dr. LeRoy Walker will appoint the panel.

Under international track and field rules, athletes are prohibited from competing in South Africa, whose membership in the International Amateur Athletic Union has been suspended for the country’s policy of apartheid.

Apartheid is strict racial segregation and discrimination against blacks and other minorities in South Africa.

Possible penalties for the athletes include loss of eligibility and suspension and expulsion from TAC, the sport’s Indianapolis-based governing body in the United States.

TAC notified the 14 athletes and tour coordinators Ted Banks and Dick Tomlinson Wednesday of the hearing by certified mail at their addresses in the United States and also through letters sent to the South African Council on Sport to be delivered to those currently competing there.

The athletes ordered to attend the hearing are: 1988 Olympian Tom Petranoff, a former world record holder in the javelin; 1988 Olympian Carol Cady, the American record-holder in the discus; John Powell, two-time Olympic bronze medalist in the discus; Ruth Wysocki, a 1984 Olympian in the 800 and 1,500 meters; James Robinson, a 1976 Olympian and Pan American Games gold medalist in the 800 meters; Dave Laut, a 1984 Olympic bronze medalist in the shot put, and long jumpers Tyrus Jefferson and Kevin Atkins.

Also, distance runner Ray Wicksell; hurdlers Milan Stewart and Keith Thibodeaux; sprinters Cedric Gilder and James Andrews, and pole vaulter Tom Hintnaus.

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