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CHP99070701 - 07 JULY 1999 - CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA, USA: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder, Special Olympics International, Inc.; William W. Tipton Jr., MD (left), executive vice president, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Ill.; and Donald K. Bynum Jr., MD, associate professor, department of orthopaedic surgery, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, N.C., greet a Special Olympics athlete visiting the Academy's education and research fair at the 1999 World Summer Games. Drs. Tipton, Bynum and 30 other orthopaedic surgeons examined the feet and ankles of more than 2,600 Special Olympics athletes at the games, free of charge, to gather research data on foot and ankle conditions of people who have mental retardation. The Academy launched its Special Olympics Healthy Athletes program at the 1999 World Summer Games in North Carolina. iw/ho UPI
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