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August 14, 1985
Jack Kramer, 64, was inducted into the Du Pont All American Tennis Hall of Fame. Kramer, who turned professional in 1947 following his second consecutive U.S. Open victory and a Wimbledon men's singles title, becomes the third former player to be named to the Hall of Fame, joining Arthur Ashe and Don Budge.
April 11, 1992
Arthur Ashe has AIDS. Does the world need to know? One day after an editor's inquiry prompted Ashe to make his condition public, most in the press answered yes. Two days afterward, some were having second thoughts. Thus, Narda Zacchino, associate editor of the Los Angeles Times: "Magic Johnson wanted to become an activist on the (AIDS) issue. Arthur Ashe had other plans, and now he's been robbed of them."
September 2, 2000
Why is it not surprising that a sportswriter would want to dumb down the notion of what Arthur Ashe embodied by critiquing a sculpture? In describing the sculpture of Ashe at the U.S. National Tennis Center as offensive, perplexing, beautiful and ineffective, J.A. Adande [Aug. 30] never states what he thinks the mission of the artwork or the commemorative garden is in the first place. When he quotes the viewer whining about having to go into a long explanation to kids about what the sculpture "means," I couldn't help but think that artist Eric Fischl had done his job well.
February 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it will award its highest honor to Arthur Ashe, the tennis star and human rights advocate who died last Saturday of AIDS complications. Ashe, the first African-American man to win a Grand Slam event and a spokesman for many social causes, never participated in the Olympics. But Juan Antonio Samaranch, IOC president, said Ashe epitomized what the Olympic Order was meant to honor.
March 2, 2001 | LARRY STEWART
What: "SportsCentury: Arthur Ashe" Where: ESPN Classic, tonight, 5 and 8 This profile of Arthur Ashe, first televised by ESPN Classic Feb. 19, shows why, besides being a tennis star, he was considered to be one of the most important sports figures of the 20th century. It also shows why he was considered so infinitely good and pure. Adversity followed Ashe throughout his life. He lost his mother at a young age. Heart trouble forced him to retire from competitive tennis at 36.
February 10, 1993 | Associated Press
Gov. Douglas Wilder opened the Executive Mansion Tuesday, allowing Richmond to say goodby to one of its most prominent sons, tennis great Arthur Ashe, whose body lay in state. More than 2,000 people lined up before the gates opened and 5,469 attended the four-hour viewing. Ashe, 49, died Saturday in New York from AIDS-related pneumonia. He will be buried in Woodland Cemetery today. Ashe is survived by his wife, Jeanne-Marie Moutoussamy, and their daughter, Camera Elizabeth.
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