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March 2001 News Archives
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  • New York International Motorcycle Show
  • Miss Texas, Kandace Krueger, Named Miss USA 2001
  • Miss Texas, Kandace Krueger, Named Miss USA 2001
  • Sky Diving from Space
  • USS Ronald Reagan Christened
  • Chicago WhiskyFest
  • Parachutist injures beer vendor at coleslaw wrestling match
  • 2002 Ford SVT Focus
  • The Man Show introduces
  • Maxim May Overtake Playboy as Most Popular Men's Mag
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    New York International Motorcycle Show
    motorcyclesMonday, March 5
    Popular Mechanics is reporting on the 19th annual New York Cycle World International Motorcycle show. The show included the new Kawasaki 800 and 1500 Vulcan Drifters, the Victory V92C Deluxe, and the redesigned Harley-Davidson Dyna Super Glide T-Sport. Future shows are in Daytona Beach and Saint Louis.
     
    Miss Texas, Kandace Krueger, Named Miss USA 2001
    womenMonday, March 5
    Kandace Krueger, a 24-year old Journalism student from Texas A&M University, was crowned Miss USA last Friday night. Runners up were Liane Angus of the District of Columbia and Tiffany Fallon of Georgia.
     
    Miss Texas, Kandace Krueger, Named Miss USA 2001
    womenMonday, March 5
    Kandace Krueger, a 24-year old Journalism student from Texas A&M University, was crowned Miss USA last Friday night. Runners up were Liane Angus of the District of Columbia and Tiffany Fallon of Georgia.
     
    Sky Diving from Space
    Hope he doesnMonday, March 5
    Rodd Millner, a sky diver and former army reservist from Austrailia, plans to sky dive from the edge of space in March of 2002. He would ride a hot air baloon up to 130,000 feet and jump using a pressurized space suit. He will reach speeds up to 1,118 mph, becoming the first human to break the sound barrier by merely falling. The fall will take about 10 minutes, but he may get beaten to the drop as a high altitude sky-diving team in the United States hopes to attempt a similar jump this year.
     
    USS Ronald Reagan Christened
    CVN 76Monday, March 5
    The USS Ronald Reagan, the 9th Nimitz Class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was christened by Nancy Reagan on Sunday. President George W. Bush was the principal speaker at the ceremony. The ship, which features several new technologies, will be launched about a week after the christening, and is still two years away from joining the fleet. The ship will be 1,092 feet long, will carry 6,000 sailors and 80 planes, will cruise at speeds of over 30 knots, and will have cost $4 billion
     
    Chicago WhiskyFest
    boozeWednesday, March 7
    Chicago's first WhiskyFest will be held on March 21 at the Hyatt Regency. The event will feature tasting of expensive and rare products as well as new releases. Tickets are available for $65 per person.
     
    Parachutist injures beer vendor at coleslaw wrestling match
    womenFriday, March 9
    During a women's coleslaw wrestling match during Florida's Bike Week, a parachutist went off target and landed on a beer vendor, sending her to the hospital. The coleslaw wrestling match is an annual Bike Week event at Sopotnick's Cabbage Patch bar in Samsala, Florida. The parachutist was hired to land in the arena, but was blown off course by high winds.
     
    2002 Ford SVT Focus
    carsFriday, March 9
    Car and Driver is reporting on the new 2002 Ford SVT Focus. The new Focus is made by Ford's Special Vehicle Team, the same group that makes the Mustang Cobra. The SVT Focus will feature a revised 2.0-liter 4-cyliner engine, producing 170 horsepower with a 7500 rpm redline. The tranmission will be a six-speed manual and estimated zero-to-sixty time is seven seconds. Expected price for the car is $18,500.
     
    The Man Show introduces
    womenMonday, March 12
    Comedy Central's hit show The Man Show has introduced the first annual March Madness "pornament of Champions." The winner of the contest gets a "heaping helping of smut," and one random contestant will be given tickets to the premiere of the highly-spankable Tomcats, starring Shannon Elizabeth, March 28th in Los Angeles. Sign up before March 15.
     
    Maxim May Overtake Playboy as Most Popular Men's Mag
    womenThursday, March 15
    Maxim magazine, which was first released in the US less than four years ago, may soon be the most popular men's magazine in America. The magazine sells more than 1 million issues per month on the newsstand, nearly twice as many as Playboy, and its circulation is 2.5 million and growing, compared to 3.2 million for Playboy. Maxim also plans to continue branching out with at least three new publications this year.
     
     
     
     
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