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AUG 2015

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24 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.15 FLASHBACK Louisville Magazine August 2000 / Vol. 51 /No. 8 THE BIT mannyandmerle.com dotfoxclothingcouture.com On the cover: A black-and-white spotted cow, courtesy of Jonesvue Dairy Farm in Palmyra, Indiana, set the tone for a "cow-to" guide to the Kentucky State Fair. Inside: Writer Don Ray Smith called the 1999 state fair "a veritable asylum of events." He found a "Depression at the State Fair" booth that referred people to psychiatrists based on a questionnaire; a caged animal advertised as a giant rat that looked like "a long-snouted pig"; a crowd waiting for free yardsticks at the WAMZ radio booth; and a cow sleeping on its side "like a dog." (See page 38 of this issue.) We profled famous — or infamous — whistleblower Jeffrey Wigand, who went on 60 Minutes to dish about Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. "I mean, I don't think I could have stirred the pot any better," said Wigand, who was living in Folly Beach, South Carolina, and running a nonproft that campaigned against smoking. In another profle, this one in anticipation of the PGA Championship at Valhalla, caddy Bill Seadler said he wanted to continue caddying at Valhalla even after retiring. "You can learn a lot about somebody by the way they play golf," he said. An 11-year-old reader (who'd been our fashion cover model in September '98) penned a letter to the editor, writing, in part: "I read every number and every word of each article. I'm not weird. I just enjoy reading." Also, there was a bit about a man who made the bowie knife Stallone used in Rambo III. Outside: The GOP nominated Texas governor George W. Bush as its presidential candidate. Vice President Al Gore won the Democratic nomination. And everything about that election went smoothly. In Louisville, supporters of a planned city-county merger organized rallies and door-to-door visits. — Rob Cummins

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