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June 14, 2004
June 14, 2004

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June 14, 2004

Ronald Reagan 1911-2004

Who & Where

Compiled by Bill Syken

1 Richie Ashburn
The Phillies' Hall of Fame centerfielder and longtime broadcaster
was from Tilden.

This is an article from the June 14, 2004 issue

2 Mark Calcavecchia
The 1989 British Open winner was born in Laurel but moved with
his family to Florida at age 13.

3 Zach Wiegert
The Texans offensive lineman, a 10-year NFL veteran and 1994
Outland Trophy winner at Nebraska, is from Fremont.

4 Andy Roddick
The tennis star was born in Omaha but moved with his family to
Texas at age four.

5 Bob Boozer
The guard from Omaha was a two-time All-America at Kansas State,
made the 1960 Olympic team and played 11 NBA seasons.

6 Rosenblatt Stadium
The facility has hosted the College World Series since 1964 and
is also home to the Triple A Omaha Royals.

7 Ahman Green
The Packers running back and former Cornhusker starred for
Central High in Omaha.

8 Johnny Goodman
In 1933 the Omaha native became the last amateur to win the U.S.
Open, despite a final-round 76.

9 Miracle Hill
The Omaha golf course was the site of a wind-aided, 444-yard hole
in one by Creighton golfer Bob Mitera in 1965.

10 Creighton
The Omaha school's basketball alums include Paul Silas, Benoit
Benjamin and Kyle Korver.

11 Todd Pratt
The catcher from Bellevue hit a walk-off, playoff-series-ending
home run for the Mets against the Diamondbacks in 1999.

HOT SPOT
12 Memorial Stadium
John F. Kennedy was president the last time Nebraska failed to
sell out a home football game. Since Nov. 3, 1962, the Huskers
have filled their now 73,918-seat stadium in Lincoln 262
consecutive times, a mark no other school comes within 89 games
of matching.

13 National Museum of Roller Skating
The collection in this Lincoln museum includes skates dating back
to 1819.

14 Midwest Roadside Safety Facility
The University of Nebraska-based lab has improved auto-racing
safety with SAFER (Steel And Foam Energy Reduction), a system to
cushion track walls.

15 Tom Kropp
The University of Nebraska-Kearney basketball coach has led his
alma mater to a .728 winning percentage over the past 14 seasons.
The two-sport star was drafted by NFL, NBA and ABA teams in 1975.

16 Jay Novacek
The former Cowboys tight end from Gothenburg owns the 3,500-acre
Upper 84 Ranch in Brady.

17 North Platte
The onetime home of Buffalo Bill Cody and bandleader Glenn Miller
is Nebraska's SI Sportstown for having the best community sports
programs.

18 Ole's Big Game Steakhouse and Lounge
The Paxton eatery is decorated with stuffed hunting trophies from
around the planet.

19 Sand Hills Golf Club
The remote Ben Crenshaw-designed layout near Mullen has been
named one of the country's best courses.

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