I first became aware of BMX (bicycle motocross) in the spring of 1985. Having been chosen for the lead role in famed action director Hal Needham's next film, RAD, I soon got a crash course in extreme sports.
"Ladies and Gentlemen!" The orchestra rose to their feet as the last of their bold notes danced off the curved walls and undulated ceiling of the concert hall. "Ladies and gentlemen!" exclaimed Stuart Chafetz with a showman's bravado.
In 2001, gearing up for a run at the office of Alaska Lieutenant Governor, Sarah Palin drove from Wasilla to the Cook Inlet home of Bill Allen, the ole-boy millionaire at the heart of the scandal plaguing US Sen Ted Stevens.
GOP lawmakers John Cowdery and Donny Olson were secretly recorded in a restaurant with former VECO oil executive Bill Allen. "[Allen] wants you "to vote the way we voted... [We] can probably go $25,000."