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The White Tops, ISSN 0043-499X, 01/2017, Volume 90, Issue 1, pp. 13 - 13
"Key Wash" Stewart died on November 15, 2016. Stewart is remembered as founding member of the King Charles Unicycle Troupe with Ringling Bros. Circus. 
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09/2010, Volume 83, Issue 5
Albert "Cuts" Owens, a longtime member of the King Charles Troupe and the creator of playing basketball on the unicycle, died in New York City at the age of 61... 
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09/2010, Volume 83, Issue 5
Norma Davenport Cristiani, who worked and performed in the circus, died at the age of 79 in Sarasota, Florida, on August 18, 2010. 
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The White Tops, ISSN 0043-499X, 11/2009, Volume 82, Issue 6, pp. 61 - 63
William C. Witter, who performed as Billy the Clown, is profiled. With the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus' Blue unit in 1976, Billy the Clown... 
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07/2008, Volume 81, Issue 4
Talburt comments on New York's ban on elephant rides and highlights how Duane Niemi, the circus co-chair of the Delta Lake Kiwanis Club, argued against this... 
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07/2009, Volume 82, Issue 4
...¬† story and photos from Lane Talburt except as noted Editor's Note: page 19 of the May-June White Tops has pictures of Donald "Key Wash" Stewart, Reverend Bill... 
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05/2009, Volume 82, Issue 3
Lion tamer Manuel "Junior" Ruffin made his professional debut presenting elephants in 1958, and his performing career continued until a 1987 injury. Ruffin... 
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03/2008, Volume 81, Issue 2
The widely held belief that presidential election years are bad for circuses is highlighted. Veteran sideshow entrepreneur Ward Hall does not agree with this... 
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03/2008, Volume 81, Issue 2
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus' Ringling Clown College, which trained more than 1,400 clowns from 1969 through 1997, is briefly profiled.... 
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03/2008, Volume 81, Issue 2
Clown Johnny Peers is profiled. After learning the art of salesmanship and the craft of invention from his concessionaire father, Peers attended the Ringling... 
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The White Tops, ISSN 0043-499X, 07/2008, Volume 81, Issue 4, pp. 24 - 26
Cole Bros. Circus owner Johnny Pugh is profiled. Talburt highlights Pugh's decision to close his circus for a June 2008 night due to a thunderstorm and notes... 
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The White Tops, ISSN 0043-499X, 07/2008, Volume 81, Issue 4, pp. 57 - 58
Talburt highlights how the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in New York has begun to enforce an obscure 2005 law prohibiting the public from... 
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The White Tops, ISSN 0043-499X, 05/2012, Volume 85, Issue 3, pp. 63 - 63
A YouTube link to an interview with animal trainer Laura Herriott is provided. A YouTube link of Brian Franzen, the son of late tiger trainer, Wayne Franzen,... 
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03/2008, Volume 81, Issue 2
The Cole Bros. Circus' experiences in dealing with tardy crowds is highlighted. Due to late arrivals of a growing segment of the public, the show is forced to... 
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The White Tops, ISSN 0043-499X, 01/2008, Volume 81, Issue 1, pp. 68 - 69
Wildlife photographer and circus fan David Johnson is profiled, and he highlights his thoughts on the relationship between humans and elephants. Johnson... 
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The White Tops, ISSN 0043-499X, 05/2006, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp. 25 - 25
...Lane TalburtSee Shane juggle. See Shane sweep, See Shane hustle. Go, Shane, go.Many large organizations would call it ''multi-tasking.''To Shane Hansen, well... 
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The White Tops, ISSN 0043-499X, 05/2006, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp. 21 - 22
...Lane TalburtAt a time when prominent touring American circuses are downsizing - witness Carson & Barnes promoting itself as a threeringer this Spring, Ringling... 
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03/2008, Volume 81, Issue 2
...Our committee "watchdog" Lane Talburt sent this piece from MN. Among the many communications I've had with the situation, this piece sums it up best. Lesson... 
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The White Tops, ISSN 0043-499X, 05/2005, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp. 12 - 13
...Lane TalburtThe Miller-Byrd family sits proudly atop the mud show world.As co-owners of Carson & Barnes Circus, Barbara and Geary Byrd can at last stake... 
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01/2005, Volume 78, Issue 1
...Lane Talburt¬© Part 1 of 2-part seriesOut with its aging ''Viva Espana'' spec, in with a new patriotic-theme parade.Out with the last of the performing... 
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