Month: August 1985

Author of the Day

The legendary science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke died recently at 90 years old. He is the author of literary masterpieces such as “Childhood’s End” and “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Visit link to check out what band had a song inspired by said novel. (Note: “Obscured By The Clouds” is perhaps one of Floyd’s most underrated …

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NSGA Chooses New President

MOUNT PROSPECT, IL (BRAIN)—The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) Board of Directors has chosen Matt Carlson as successor to retiring president and chief executive officer Jim Faltinek. At its annual meeting, directors met and interviewed candidates, who had been presented by the five-person Selection Committee. Carlson was one of more than 130 candidates for the …

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Zoic Clothing Raises $1,600 for Youth

SAN DIEGO, CA (BRAIN)—Zoic Clothing has raised $1,600 for Outdoor Outreach through its 2nd annual spring fundraiser, a mountain bike ride and sponsored raffle. Outdoor Outreach, a non-profit organization, provides opportunities for at-risk and underprivileged youth to gain confidence and self-esteem through participation in outdoor activities. Their programs support underserved youth in San Diego County …

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Picture of the Day

Dick Burke’s memorial celebration Monday night brought out the biggest names in the industry. The evening included a succession of heartfelt speeches and a slide show, followed by a reception with food and beer featuring custom labels with his caricature and inscription. Those in attendance included more than 50 retailers from across the country. —Photo …

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Dick Burke Remembered Fondly

MILWAUKEE, WI (BRAIN)—It seemed appropriate that the memorial celebration for Dick Burke, founder and chairman of Trek Bicycle, was held on St. Patrick’s Day. “We chose today before we realized the holiday; he was in charge as usual, as I truly believe he chose the day,” said Kathleen Seiberlich, Dick Burke’s eldest daughter. Burke was …

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Lyric of the Day

“When logic and proportion Have fallen sloppy dead And the White Knight is talking backwards And the Red Queen’s ‘off with her head!’ Remember what the door knob said: FEED YOUR HEAD” —Jefferson Airplane

Fondriest Bici Returns to the U.S.

CAVARZERE, Italy (BRAIN)—Fondriest Bici, the Italian designer and builder of high-end road racing bikes, has returned to the United States with exclusive distributor, Velo Europa Imports. The new generation Fondriest is the flagship brand held by Italy’s Cicil Esperia company, one of the continent’s top five bicycle manufacturers.