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  • 2. Remember When the Rose Bowl Moved to Durham? by Blackburn, Charles, Jr.
     
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    Wallace Wade, former Duke University football coach, auctioned his special 1942 Rose Bowl trophy for $10,000 to support children's cancer research. To win the trophy at auction and keep it at Duke, Dr. Lenox Baker, professor of orthopedic surgery at Duke, led the Baker Syndicate, a group of about fifty students, alumni, and parents. Each of the fifty bid $100. The other half of the $10,000 bid was made by Harold Mayer, former chairman of the board of Oscar Mayer and Co. The trophy recalls a special time in history. In 1942, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl was moved from Pasadena, California, to Duke's stadium for safety reasons. This moved occurred just three weeks before the tournament was scheduled to take place. Even though Duke lost the game to Oregon State, Coach Wade was presented with a special trophy for organizing the event on such short notice. The trophy is now housed in the Duke Hall of Fame in Cameron Indoor Stadium.
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  • 3. Eagle Hacking in the Balds by Rule, Walter W., Jr.
     
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    In 1981, an eagle-hacking project began at Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. This project was designed to raise golden eagles in a state of “partial freedom” so as to prepare them for eventual release into the wild. The birds come from an Eagle Propagation Project in St. Louis, Missouri, where they are artificially bred from injured or disabled eagles. The offspring are kept in hacking cages, large, open cages with stick nests, at nearby mountain balds. A bald is a grassy mountain-top area free of large vegetation. Birds are remotely fed so that they do not form human attachments and are released into the wild at eight weeks of age. It is believed that in three or four years, they will return to where they were raised to mate. Released birds are equipped with transmitters so that researchers can track them. The mortality rate of golden eagles in the wild is 60 percent. Of the eight birds released since the project began, five are most likely still alive.
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