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CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR CELEBRATES 75TH BIRTHDAY WITH SPORTS CELEBRITIES AND GIANT HOT AIR BALLOON FROM ENGLAND

 CONVERSE CHUCK TAYLOR ALL STAR CELEBRATES 75TH BIRTHDAY
 WITH SPORTS CELEBRITIES AND GIANT HOT AIR BALLOON FROM ENGLAND
 WHAT: Press conference for the 75th birthday of the
 Converse Chuck Taylor All Star, the original American-
 made basketball shoe and now, popular fashion accessory,
 with special guests Boston Celtic Kevin McHale, Celtic
 Coach Chris Ford, and Lucy Taylor Hennessy, widow of
 Chuck Taylor.
 Giant hot air red, white and blue all star shoe
 balloon to make maiden flight from Converse headquarters,
 weather permitting, at 3 p.m. Balloon is 120 feet long
 and 90 feet high and contains 140,000 cubic feet of hot
 air. The Converse Chuck Taylor Balloon was made by
 Air-2-Air, Bristol, England.
 WHO: Gib Ford, Converse president
 Kevin McHale, Boston Celtics
 Chris Ford, Boston Celtics
 Bernie Kosar, Cleveland Browns
 WHERE: Converse Inc.
 One Fordham Road
 North Reading, Mass. 01864
 Exit 39 off Route 93 North
 WHEN: Thursday, April 2, 1992
 4 p.m.
 CONTACT: Helene Fletcher, 508-664-7509, or Jennifer Murray, 508-664-7521, of Converse.
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