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6 County Runners to Compete in China

November 25, 1988|CHRIS BERGERUD and In Cecil Adams' column "The Straight Dope," which has appeared in alternative newspapers since 1973, he answered the following letter: and Inasmuch as the words to the Kingsmen's party anthem of the '60s, "Louie Louie," are unintelligible, what are its lyrics? and "Richard Berry, the song's writer, spoke on the subject to a Los Angeles interviewer named Bill Reed, explaining the song as the lament of a seafaring man, spoken to a sympathetic bartender named Louie," Adams wrote. and "Here are the official published lyrics: 'Louie Louie, me gotta go. Louie Louie, me gotta go. A fine little girl, she wait for me. Me catch the ship across the sea. I sailed the ship all alone. I never think I'll make it home. Louie Louie, me gotta go. Three nights and days we sailed the sea. Me think of girl constantly. On the ship, I dream she there. I smell the rose in her hair. Louie Louie, me gotta go. Me see Jamaican moon above. It won't be long me see me love. Me take her in my arms and then I tell her I never leave again. Louie Louie, me gotta go.' " and "Running is an unnatural act, except from enemies and to the bathroom." and --Unknown

Six Orange County high school runners have been selected to represent the United States in Shanghai, China, as members of the Southern California TAC/USA cross-country team.

About 80 California students compose the first-ever U.S. cross-country team to compete in Shanghai. Those county competitors are Joel Adair and David Pacino from Brea-Olinda High School, Richard Matson from El Toro, Rochelle Clark from Dana Hills, David Schultz from St. Margaret's and Rajesh Vachani from Irvine.

The Athletic Congress, the official governing body for cross-country and track and field in the United States, is working with the International Sports Exchange Program to arrange the trip.

The team will leave Dec. 13 and stay 10 days. The culmination of the stay will be a 5K race between the TAC/USA team and a team from the People's Republic of China.

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