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TRADEMARK SUIT SOLD AT AUCTION

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(AP) Dallas – The president and chief executive of Kentucky Fried Chicken
Japan purchased the trademark white suit worn by company founder "Colonel"
Harland Sanders at auction Saturday for $21,510 — then promptly tried it on.

Masao "Charlie" Watanabe grinned while putting on the suit jacket and black
string tie at the Heritage Auctions event, standing beneath a photograph of
Sanders. He had already planned to attend a company marketing meeting in
Dallas, but arrived early after he found out about the auction, he said.

Watanabe was one of hundreds of in-person, telephone and online bidders
vying for various items, including a gun belt owned by legendary outlaw Jesse
James and leg irons that restrained abolitionist John Brown.

Watanabe also bought a mini-collection of Sanders’ memorabilia — including
his 1973 Kentucky driver’s license — for $1,912.

Sanders is a popular figure in Japan, and most KFC restaurants there have
statues of him in front, Watanabe said. He plans to display the suit at a
restaurant in Tokyo.

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A KFC restaurant in Japan

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TODAY IN HISTORY

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Ross Simpson

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CLYDE ‘’THE GLIDE’’ DREXLER IS 51 TODAY

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Clyde Austin Drexler is a retired pro basketball shooting guard and small
forward. He was with the Portland Trail Blazers from 1983 to 1995

 

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2009-10 SP Game Used Multi Marks Dual #MDMD Clyde Drexler/Yao Ming

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RELEASED ON THIS DAY IN 1963

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The Surfaris surfaris

“Wipe Out” entered the Billboard Hot 100 two weeks later and reached #2 by mid-August.The song,both the Surfaris’ version as well as cover versions, has been
featured in over 20 films and television series since 1964,

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