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August 10, 1995


The state gets to keep Shoeless Joe Jackson's will in its archives, and two charities won't be able to sell it for the baseball legend's valuable signature, a South Carolina judge ruled.

Jackson, who was banned from the game for his part in the 1919 World Series "Black Sox" scandal, rarely signed anything, and estimates were that the signature on his will could be worth more than $100,000.

The American Cancer Society and American Heart Assn. claimed the will belonged to them because Jackson's wife, Katie, named them as beneficiaries.


Co-medalist Virginia Derby-Grimes of Montgomery, Ala., easily advanced through the first two rounds of match play in the 95th U.S. Women's Amateur Championship at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., and past champion Carol Semple Thompson of Sewickley, Pa., lost in her bid to win the title 22 years apart.

Derby-Grimes, a former coach at Auburn who has matched her best finish at a Women's Amateur, never trailed in winning, 5 and 4, over Kathleen Takaishi of San Bernardino and, 5 and 3, over Ann Pohira of Winter Park, Fla.

Thompson, who won the title in 1973 and set a course record with a 67 in stroke play while qualifying, was upset in her afternoon match by Diane Irvin of Pacific Palisades, who won the 16th hole and held on to win, 1 up.


Despite some rust from a two-year layoff, Olympic champion Mark Lenzi made a successful return to diving by easily qualifying for the three-meter finals at the Phillips 66 National Championships in Bartlesville, Okla.

Brian Earley led the semifinals with 620.46 points.

In the women's 10-meter platform, Eileen Richetelli surged ahead of the field with five strong optional dives to easily lead the semifinals with 496.65 points.

The NCAA Women's Final Four basketball championships in 2000 will be held in Philadelphia.

A T-shirt auction to benefit the 1996 U.S. Olympic team will be held Saturday at the Bayside District Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica beginning at 3 p.m.

Seven new inductees will be added to the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame today at 10 a.m. In attendance to receive the honor at the Court of Champions on the south side of the Rose Bowl will be the following former players: UCLA quarterback Gary Beban, USC quarterback Pat Haden and end Al Krueger, Illinois linebacker Dick Butkus and Alabama halfback Harry Gilmer.

Being honored posthumously are USC quarterback Doyle Nave and Stanford end Ted Shipkey.

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