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Sports People

Fri., April 25, 1997

Richard Petty, a.k.a. “The King,” was among a group of six inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. Also inducted were Buddy Baker, Ralph Earnhardt, Don Garlits, Jim Hall and Rick Mears. … Heavyweight boxer Andrew Golota suffered a back injury in training and was forced to postpone his bout against Ray Mercer on May 16 in New York… . Bill McArthur, 78, who coached Western Oregon University to a record 180 football victories over 36 years, died Thursday at Salem, Ore.

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