Mailman's friend, Danny Ewing, buried
WEST VALLEY CITY (AP) - Danny Ewing, a 13-year-old leukemia victim who had been befriended by Utah Jazz forward Karl Malone, has been buried at Valley View Memorial park.
The North Salt Lake youth died Friday. He had referred to Malone as "my angel" and said Malone "helped brighten my life."
Malone was a pallbearer at the funeral Monday. The service was conducted by the Rev. Jerry Lewis, the Jazz team chaplain.
Malone and his wife, Kay, became acquainted with the boy last summer during a visit to Primary Children's Medical Center.
Malone was told May 30 that the boy had only weeks to live and he arranged for Ewing to attend that night's Game 6 of the NBA Western Conference Finals.
Ewing, wearing a Jazz cap and T-shirt, got a big hug and a uniform jersey from Malone outside the locker room, then sat in his wheelchair in the front row as Malone began his postgame news conference.
"It's a sort of bittersweet win because you have people who touch your life throughout this," Malone said. "All of a sudden you find out certain things, and I have a friend who's not doing too well right now, so this win is for him."
Malone and his wife established a Danny Ewing Memorial Fund. After paying funeral expenses, the money will go to young cancer patients.
Women's City Parks tees off Wednesday
The Women's City Parks golf tournament will be played on both Mountain Dell courses beginning Wednesday.
Wednesday the six flights will tee off on the Lake Course, beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday's concluding round will be on the Canyon Course, also beginning at 8 a.m.
There will be a new championship flight winner as defending champion Skyli Yamada, who attended the University of Tennessee this year, is not entered.
Among the favorites are Patty Brimley, Joyce Billings, Amy Aardema, Momoe Kunimoto and Kami Whitehead.