Dear Sun Spots: A couple of years ago there was a pro golfer that won a case to use a cart during a match because he had a problem with his legs. This condition prevented him from walking the course. Could you tell me his name, and what the condition was that caused this. Thank you. – Dave in Peru.

Answer:
Thanks to a tip from a colleague here in the sports department, Sun Spots was able to locate the information you are seeking.

The golfer you are referring to is disabled golfer Casey Martin. Martin sued in 1997 after the PGA said he could not use a cart when playing. The PGA Tour fought Martin for years saying all pro golfers must walk because uniform rules were essential to the integrity of the sport. Martin won in lower federal courts. The Supreme Court ruled in his favor in 2001 stating he had the right to use a cart to ride in golfing tournaments. The court stated that federal laws required the leveling of the playing field for the handicapped, even in pro sports. Justice John Paul Stevens said at the time that accommodating Martin would not fundamentally change the game.

Martin suffers from Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome, a rare circulation disorder that has left him with a withered right leg. This ailment makes it almost impossible for him to walk an 18-hole course. Martin may eventually face amputation.

You may also be interested in noting that Martin is 6-foot-2, weighs 170 pounds and was born in Eugene, Ore., on June 2, 1972. He graduated from Stanford University with a degree in economics. He turned professional in 1995. His special interests include piano and Bible study. Martin’s best finish on the Nationwide Tour in 2003 is a tie for 26th at the LaSalle Bank Open. He ranks 83rd in scoring average on the Nationwide Tour.

Dear Sun Spots: I recently acquired a Macintosh color Classic computer made in 1992. This is adequate for my needs but lacks a manual for the Claris Works 4 over 4 operating system. If anyone has such a manual they no longer need or could copy, I will gladly pay a fair price for it. I can be reached at (207) 743-8716. – Richard Box, South Paris.

Answer:
In addition to responses from readers, you may want to check out www.qualityinks.com, which had an instruction book for Claris 4.0 listed for $19.99.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for a 3½ inch loom for making daisies for an afghan. Does anyone have one I could borrow or buy? I can be reached at (207) 224-7032. Thanks. – Irene in Turner.

Dear Sun Spots: I am looking for music to the hymns “One Day At A Time” and “Sometimes A Mountain.” I need a copy of both. – C. Park, South Paris.


Answer: In addition to responses from readers, try contacting Paul at Carroll’s School & Music Center at (207) 782-2545. Paul says they can special order “One Day At A Time” for you. However, they do not have “Sometimes A Mountain” and perhaps other readers have this in their possession and would be willing to give you a copy.

Dear Sun Spots: Would anyone have used bricks I could buy to complete a garden project? I need about 100. Thank you. I can be reached at (207) 783-2956, leave a message. – Rachel Morin, Auburn.

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