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11540
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Tom Daniels is one of the greatest baseball and football players that North Carolina has produced. He played semi-pro baseball with young unknowns like John McGraw and Willie Keeler. Casper Whitney picked him as the last word in halfbacks in 1894. Severely wounded in World War I, Daniels received the Croix de Guerre from France. Today he is commander of the North Carolina division of the American Legion.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 1 Issue 52, May 1934, p12-13, il, por
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31204
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Asheboro’s Juanita Brookover is a North Carolina record holder in five track and field events, a national record holder in two, and she set all these records less than four years into her competitive career. Brookover also set national records in the javelin throw, shot put, and discus at the 2001 National Senior Games. As a five-foot tall, eighty-seven-year-old cancer survivor, Brookover tells her story to encourage other seniors to try something new.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 34 Issue 7, July 2002, p26-27, por Periodical Website
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31625
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Kathy McMillan is an eighteen-year-old athlete from Raeford in Hoke County. She broke the national women’s long jump record, and will compete in this summer’s Olympics. This article presents a biography of McMillan, her training and education.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 8 Issue 8, Aug 1976, p20-21, por Periodical Website
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39487
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The athletes featured are: Julius Frazier Peppers; Charlie Sifford; Ray Charles 'Sugar Ray' Leonard; Meadowlard Lemon III; Catherine 'Kathy' Laverne McMillan; Roman IIdonzo Gabriel, Jr.; Burgess Urquhart 'Whitey' Whitehead; Gaylord Jackson Perry; James 'Catfish' Augustus Hunter; Michael Jeffrey Jordan; Richard Lee Petty; Ralph Dale Earnhardt, Sr.; and Dominique Wilkins.
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