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    May 15, 2015

    Clay stops Liston in one minute of first round

    Clay Retains Heavyweight Title in Lewiston Arena Lewiston lived up to its reputation as a fast-knockout town last night at the Youth Center when heavyweight champion Cassius M. A. Clay put away Charles (Sonny) Liston in a minute of the first round. Ring record books list Lewiston City Hall as the site of the fastest […]

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    May 15, 2015

    Ali-Liston 50th: Mason’s memories signed, sealed, delivered

    The Phantom Punch at 50 Interactive guide to our stories, photos, audio and video | Audio: Listen to the radio broadcast from the fight | Video: Can you see the punch? | Interactive timeline of the fighters’ careers | Newspaper coverage & readers’ memories from 1965 LISBON — The signature is fading, but the memories haven’t. Gina Mason was 5 when her father, car dealer Chauncey Crafts, brought […]

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    May 15, 2015

    Ali-Liston 50th: Couturier plays big role in helping land fight

    The Phantom Punch at 50 Interactive guide to our stories, photos, audio and video | Audio: Listen to the radio broadcast from the fight | Video: Can you see the punch? | Interactive timeline of the fighters’ careers | Newspaper coverage & readers’ memories from 1965 According to Couturier’s widow, Monique, that piece might have understated the issue. “He thought it was ridiculous, because he thought […]

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    May 15, 2015

    Ali-Liston 50th: A college student’s close encounters

    The Phantom Punch at 50 Interactive guide to our stories, photos, audio and video | Audio: Listen to the radio broadcast from the fight | Video: Can you see the punch? | Interactive timeline of the fighters’ careers | Newspaper coverage & readers’ memories from 1965 LIVERMORE — Thousands of tri-county residents got within shouting distance of Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston during the lead-up to May […]

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    May 15, 2015

    Ali-Liston 50th: Paul Marcotte, Journal reporter who broke story

    Paul Marcotte spent only seven years in the newspaper business, and that time elapsed long before the dawn of what we know as the 24-hour news cycle. It was still an era when you could break a story at any hour of the day or night, which Marcotte demonstrated by dishing out the scoop on […]

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    May 15, 2015

    Ali-Liston 50th: Barbara Harris, whose father was one of the judges

    The Phantom Punch at 50 Interactive guide to our stories, photos, audio and video | Audio: Listen to the radio broadcast from the fight | Video: Can you see the punch? | Interactive timeline of the fighters’ careers | Newspaper coverage & readers’ memories from 1965 DIXFIELD — Watch the grainy video of Muhammad Ali knocking out Sonny Liston a hundred times, and you may never see […]

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    May 15, 2015

    Ali-Liston 50th: George Mattor, ‘go-fer’ in the Liston camp

    The Phantom Punch at 50 Interactive guide to our stories, photos, audio and video | Audio: Listen to the radio broadcast from the fight | Video: Can you see the punch? | Interactive timeline of the fighters’ careers | Newspaper coverage & readers’ memories from 1965 On the night of Liston’s heavyweight title rematch against Muhammad Ali at Saint Dominic’s Arena, Mattor sat in the second […]

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    May 15, 2015

    Ali-Liston 50th: Paul Dube, businessman who got big boost

    The Phantom Punch at 50 Interactive guide to our stories, photos, audio and video | Audio: Listen to the radio broadcast from the fight | Video: Can you see the punch? | Interactive timeline of the fighters’ careers | Newspaper coverage & readers’ memories from 1965 In 1965, both the Twin Cities travel agent and the world heavyweight champion were off to a pretty good start […]

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    May 15, 2015

    The Phantom Punch at 50: Commemorative issue to mark anniversary of Ali-Liston II

    LEWISTON — The city of Lewiston wasn’t the original destination for the second meeting between Muhammad Ali (then known to many as Cassius Clay) and Sonny Liston, but as Paul Marcotte of the Lewiston Evening Journal wrote in a stop-the-presses, breaking news story on May 7, 1965, Lewiston would become “the fight capitol (sic) for […]

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    July 17, 2014

    Oxford 250 Race Results 1974-2013

    YR FLD 1st 2nd 3rd POLE LAST 74 38 Kourafas, Joey Rosati, John Summers, George McCallum, Jim Dingley, Sherby 75 37 Dion, Dave Summers, George L.D. Ottinger, L.D. Dion, Dave Leavitt, Gardiner 76 38 Lindley, Butch Nason, Ralph Kourafas, Joey Dion, Dave Baldiga, Bill 77 38 Biederman, Don Lindley, Butch Pressley, Bob Shepherd, Morgan Dennis, […]