Claude Retherford

Age: 72

former University of Nebraska basketball star who was named mayor of Tulare, Calif. in 1992; a native of French Lick, Ind., Retherford was named Big 7 MVP in 1949, leading the Cornhuskers to their only conference title; named to Nebraska Hall of Fame in 1989; of a heart-related illness

Died: Tulare, Calif., June 10, 1998

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