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at the front of the pack with the elite runners for the first time, Albert
Lucas set a new Guinness world record time of 3:29.04 in the Los
Angeles Marathon on March 5.
said the front seeding made a tremendous
difference in his time, which eclipsed his November 1987 New York
Marathon time by 30 minutes. With very few slower runners to pass, he
sprinted the first four miles in under 24 minutes and passed the
halfway mark in 1 :36.08. It was Lucas's third marathon in the past
year. His first was also in
marathon committee also included him this year in all press
conferences and gatherings of elite runners. Lucas said, "They
all had kind words for joggling. It was exceptional to have them aware
of it this time around. It was a great moment for juggling, joggling,
Exerballs and me."
hopes that his acceptance in
he has no concrete plans for a next
race, Lucas said he will certainly continue
his training. He will be performing an ice juggling act at
Winfrey is teaming up with Steve Ragatz to perform at
Disney WorId in
Disney WorId the duo will do a team act on the street and also
individual work. Winfrey will perform, among other things, his three
machetes on a pogo stick. Ragatz has a nice start to his five torch
routine. He picks a gullible audience volunteer who usually has
trouble with the lighter obtained from another audience member. Ragatz
then hands the torches to the volunteer, lights them and walks into
the crowd to return the lighter. "Then I disappear and leave them
holding the torches for a long embarassing moment," he said.
Raspyni Brothers opened for Dean Martin Feb. 5-6 at the Golden
jugglers Sem Abraham and Teresa Hemminger were married
in February - twice! On Feb. 6 the couple, riding unicycles, was
married in Teresa's hometown of
other wedding news, Kathy Recchia gave out heart-shaped silver
lame beanbags as favors to guests at her nuptials this winter. She got
the idea at the
needed 445 beanbags, which is a lot
for a woman who doesn't know how' to use a sewing machine! A friend
helped there, but there were other hazards. Her arms swelled up with
itchy red bumps from an allergy to the bird seed stuffing. Finished
finally, she wrapped them in white netting (three to a bundle, of
course) and inserted a pink strip of paper reading: "Take heart
and juggle as we take arms and snuggle.'
caterers were less than thrilled as rowdy guests at the reception
began throwing beanbags and hitting things. But after the cake was
cut, Jacobs began his juggling instruction with the bride giving a
demonstration. Other jugglers mingled with non-jugglers to help start
cascades all over the hall.
reported, "I was a nervous wreck worrying whether the caterers
would throw us out. But I'm glad I had the opportunity to give a shot
of juggling fever to my dearest friends and relatives."
Lux, the long-time IJA juggler from
Jones was seen juggling on the CBS Evening News in January, and
had a feature role in a Ringling Brothers special on CBS on Feb. 17.
In his part, Jones worked with juggler Michael Davis.
Schwartz will be a juggling artist in residence at at least four
schools this year through the New Hampshire Arts in Education program.
His featured piece is "The Generations ofJuggling," which
presents the history of the art. Schwartz works with the Kitchensink
Allan Jacobs and Kathy Recchia