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    Funny Story about The Mayor

    Thought I'd share a funny story about Fred being called "The Mayor." (Funny to me, anyway.) In college I had a law class that was taught by the former mayor of Ames, Larry Curtis. He's a really nice guy, and was the mayor of Ames during the time of Fred's days at ISU. He told us a story one day about how he lost his finger. He is missing the index finger on one of his hands, and said he had it chopped off by a snow blower after a big snow storm. He told us that he ran into the house and told his wife to call ahead to the hospital and let them know he was on the way and that he had cut his finger off. Well, apparently she didn't say his name, all she said was "the mayor is on his way, he cut his finger off!" When they got to the hospital, a team of doctors and nurses met them at the door, and all of them were relieved to see that it wasn't Fred. He said at that moment he knew who the true Mayor of Ames was. As true now as it was then!


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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    True story, I wonder if Mr. Curtis is still using the same tests?



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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    Business law, FTW! Thickest book I bought, while at ISU. His story about Helen Hunt's dog getting loose was also entertaining.



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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    Quote Originally Posted by cyflier View Post
    True story, I wonder if Mr. Curtis is still using the same tests?
    I just had his class last semester and I believe he is.


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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    I had larry curtis for business law 20 yrs ago and he was a riot. He'd present a scenario then ask a naive student, "wadda ya do?" After the kid would stumble around for awhile larry would yell, "no you don't, you sue the bastard!" Made me laugh every time.



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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    awesome



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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    I took his class with John Glotfelty. He was a football player who was a big star at Ames High, so Larry always tried to ask him a question every class. He'd stop what he was doing, look out into the audience, and say "You out there, Glotfelty?" John must have realized that Larry was going to pick on him, because I don't ever remember him NOT being there to answer the question.

    And "Sue the Bastards"? Words to live by.


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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    yeah, same tests still.


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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    Iirc Larry has an isu undergrad and Iowa law degree


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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    I actually remember hearing about this a long time ago but had forgotten. Great story...too bad about your finger Mr. Curtis though...that sucks.



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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    LOL - I forgot about that, but I do remember hearing the TV crew talk about it and then when I was older and had Curtis for class he did indeed tell the story often.



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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    This story was popular when I was going to school '92-96.



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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    Now, imagine that story in Minneapolis if he took the Minnesota job. Mildly funny. Ho hum. Here it is part of the growing legend that is Fred Hoiberg.



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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    I remember the class and the story...and that was 10 years ago!

    Is Curtis still around teaching? Class was boring as hell but he made it about as tolerable as possible.



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    Re: Funny Story about The Mayor

    I had never heard this before. Great stuff.



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