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   (updated May 14, 2006)

* * * I have permission from the "Belleville Times" newspaper to copy word for word on my web page. The article you are about to read is from May 15, 1997 by Howard Klausner the editor. It is on page 2 and continued onto page 8 with the subject called "Aside From That" with other stories. The article has been modified a bit.

MS-170 Bike Tour 1997"

* Mike Dowd participated recently in "Coast the Coast" Multiple Sclerosis 170 Mile Bike Tour - a two day grind that took him from Sandy Hook to Cape May on May 3rd and 4th. It rained. "My sneakers felt like five pound weights. The wind was sooo strong. It felt like a hurricane on the bridge. My average speed for most of the day was 16.2 mph." Mike said the tour was an unusually rough one, because of the weather. He noted that bikers travel at their own pace with rest stops every 10 to 15 miles. "Even you can ride in this, Howard," Mike said. The man lies.

* Mike raised $1,657.00 from the local businesses and dignitaries, which goes to the fund dedicated to battling MS. In September, he plans to enter . . . (page 8) . . . the Diet Pepsi MS-100. Want to join the MS-100 is to call (201) 976-8687.

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