[JPL] Jazz man escapes 'great balls of fire'

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Thu Mar 1 12:07:02 EST 2007

With a little "doctoring" and "fleshing out" the role of the roller  
skating stripper  this has possibilities for a movie script or a tv  
special!   Want to work on a screenplay?


On Thursday, March 1, 2007, at 08:14  AM, Dr. Jazz wrote:
> Jazz man escapes 'great balls of fire'
> Thursday, March 1, 2007
> A jazz musician has been injured after jumping from a burning motor  
> home driven by a one-time roller skating stripper.
> Francis Courtney, 60, a guitarist and singer for US band "Cradle of  
> Sound," leaped from the motor home on a highway overpass.
> In the process, the 1979 motor home's brakes failed and the driver,  
> Anthony "Tony" Luccketta, 49, had to stop the vehicle by crashing into  
> a fence.
> Courtney, whose band once opened for BB King, was taken by ambulance  
> to a local hospital with minor injuries, the California Highway Patrol  
> said.
> Luccketta, who is still known for his roller skating stripper gig but  
> now focuses on playing music, was not injured.
> There was no sign of alcohol involvement, police said, and the Coors  
> Light beer can on the motorhome's dashboard appeared to be a  
> decoration.
> One witness happened to be outside in the sunshine when she saw the  
> motor home heading east on the overpass.
> She saw the door "flapping" open and dialed 911 when she saw a figure  
> leap out of the moving vehicle.
> "And then I saw a huge bonfire in the middle of it," she said of the  
> motor home.
> Courtney was unconscious at one point, the shaken woman said, but he  
> was later able to talk to paramedics as they placed him in an  
> ambulance.
> http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/ 
> article.html?in_article_id=39384&in_page_id=2
> Dr. Jazz

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