[JPL] Jazz man escapes 'great balls of fire'
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Thu Mar 1 12:11:05 EST 2007
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Wilke" <jwilke123 at comcast.net>
To: "Jazz Programmers Mailing List" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 01, 2007 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: [JPL] Jazz man escapes 'great balls of fire'
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> 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
>> Courtney, whose band once opened for BB King, was taken by ambulance to
>> a local hospital with minor injuries, the California Highway Patrol
>> 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.
>> Dr. Jazz
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