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Monday, May 7, 2007

Wiley Station Man injured in Crash



Gov. Jon S. Corzine (D-New Jersey) from Willey Station, a small town near Taylorville, Illinois in Christian County, was injured in a severe SUV crash in April. The 1965 Taylorville Tornado and 1969 Fighting Illini Graduate had previously been a New Jersey Senator, and the head of Goldman Sachs investment firm.


All of Wapella.com sends wishes for a speedy recovery to Taylorville Tornado, Jon Corzine.
The picture of Uwe Blab is in the mistaken assumption that Mitch Arnold and Uwe Blab went to Taylorville. They did not. They went to Effingham.

7 comments:

BBD said...

Let it be noted that the Moderator will go out of his way to grab a picture wiht tight shorts. I thought the shorts were tight in Wapella - my goodness, could Effingham have not put together a special order for their exchange student? So when that ungrateful Hoosier Uwe arrived in Effingham do you think he embraced those shorts or longed for his Lederhosen? Brother Olaf had an uneventful career for the Illini & was rumored to listen to a lot of Pink Floyd in his dorm room.

By the way, I'd take Yoshio, Carlos, or Ray over Uwe anytime. Heart of champions and solid post defenders. I saw Yoshio in the fall - he bleeds royal blue and whiite and was actively talking about scheduling a visit to HC to show his wife the sites. They have no cars on barns in his native land. BAck to tight shorts, I recall that virtually all the standard issue athletic apparel was tight, thick, poly except in track where someone decided that this formula was an impediment to motion. Thoughts?

Anonymous said...

All I can think of is Terry Myers in PE with those god-awful cloth shorts with two stripes down each side. At that time he was an outcast because they had not been washed for nearly 3 months, where everyone else took theirs home at least once every 2 months for a thorough scrubbing/disinfecting. The only thing worse was if he would have wore the Dan Goslin plain white tee with them, which would have really turned some heads of the females at WHS.

HoosierGato said...

TIght shorts were rampant in the day. One theory: when people made the trip north to WJHS and started dressing out for PE, a gym outfit was mandatory. Standard issue of thin cotton royal blue shorts were to be purchased at Ben Franklin on the north side of the square. Many, HG, included, made these shorts last all six years. What started out as a good fit over the years developed into something a little different. And I must say, once a week washing was the norm. Things got pretty musty during basketball practice season near the end of the week, but those were heroic days of common sacrifice for the good of all. Dare I say greatest generation?

j-dog said...

In my day you could personalize your reversible blue and white tanktop for your P.E./b-ball practice jersey. I thought there were some funny names that appeared, but can't remember?? any help? I know I had Marino (13) on my jersey. You could order them from the one and only jerry perotka! but yes once a week washing was a must in those damp powder blue locker rooms!

JMK said...

I remember John Wheat's reversible jersey sporting the name, "The Punisher" across the back....

Moderator said...

Mike Priest wore "Birdsong" on his jersey, in homage to University of Houston standout Otis Birdsong. Sounded better than having Otis on your jersey. Priest had some amazing shooting ability.

Anonymous said...

I remember tank top names "Battle","Steward", "Ozzy",
and so on. Can any of you Wildcats name these athletes in action?

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