For The Record

August 03, 2003

Set by 30-year-old freediver Tanya Streeter, a world record for
both men and women by descending 400 feet into the Atlantic Ocean
off the Turks and Caicos Islands near Cuba. Diving in the
category of "variable ballast," Streeter, a native of the Cayman
Islands who lives in Austin, descended on a weighted sled, then
kicked to the surface with the aid of fins, all on one breath of
air. The dive, which exceeded the record by six feet, took three
minutes, 38 seconds, and Streeter was watched by 14 safety divers
at intervals along the route. Streeter's freedive was the first
record attempt by a woman since Audrey Mestre died last October
while trying to set the No Limits record (a category in which
divers get propelled to the surface by an air bag) of 561 feet
(SI, June 16). "I've surpassed my expectations," says Streeter.
"I'm excited about inspiring other freedivers to pass this mark."

Found the badly decomposed body of missing Baylor basketball
player Patrick Dennehy. Investigators recovered the remains five
miles south of Waco, Texas, off a dusty road that turns into
University Parks Drive--the street that runs past the Ferrell
Center, where Dennehy planned to play this season, and the
apartment he shared with teammate Carlton Dotson. Dotson, 21, is
charged with his murder. While police won't comment on the murder
or the motive, the discovery ends a six-week search. "I praise
God that he took Patrick home," said Dennehy's girlfriend,
Jessica De La Rosa, on Monday, "though we'll never understand why
he took him now."

Admitted to using the Metrodome's ventilation system to try to
aid balls hit by the Twins, Dick Ericson, the stadium's
superintendent from 1982 to '95. Ericson said he turned on fans
behind home in the late innings of games when Minnesota was
hitting, though whether fans make a difference is debatable;
recent tests by a University of Minnesota professor were
inconclusive. But Ericson, who said the Twins didn't know of his
scheme, felt the added breeze couldn't hurt. He said the fans
were turned up for Kirby Puckett's 11th-inning homer in Game 6 of
the '91 World Series. "It's your home field advantage," he said.
"Every stadium has got one."

Died of pneumonia, Bob Hope, 100, indefatigable entertainer,
impassioned golfer and former part owner of the Indians. Growing
up in Cleveland, Hope watched Indians games through a hole in the
fence at the old League Park and boxed in the Golden Gloves. He
fought briefly as an amateur (record 2-1) and remarked, "I was on
more canvases than Picasso." Hope made it to the other side of
the fence when he bought a stake in the Indians--which landed him
on the June 3, 1963, cover of SI--and he owned a piece of the
L.A. Rams from 1947 to '62. He learned to play golf on a driving
range beneath the Queensborough Bridge in New York, went on to
hit six holes in one, play with six U.S. presidents and lend his
name to the PGA's Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. "If you watch a
game, it's fun," he said. "If you play it, it's recreation. If
you work at it, it's golf."

Brewed by two New York beermakers, Funny Cide Light, in honor of
the blue-collar horse who won the Kentucky Derby and the
Preakness. The brew got the blessing of Funny Cide's owners, who
rode to the Triple Crown races in a school bus. "I was in charge
of getting the buses, and I loaded them with beer," says Dave
Mahan, one of the owners. "We're not beer guzzlers, but it's
probably our drink of choice." Those with more refined taste
needn't despair: Funny Cide Chardonnay was bottled last month by
New York's Millbrook Winery.

COLOR PHOTO: PHILIP SHEARER/AP (STREETER) Streeter in the deep blue sea B/W PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES (HOPE) Hope COLOR PHOTO: IRONDESIGN.COM (BEER) Horse Beer

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