Gregory James LeMond (born June 26, 1961 in Lakewood, California) is a former professional road bicycle racer from the United States and a three-time winner of the Tour de France. In 1986, LeMond became the first American and the first non-European cyclist to win the Tour de France. The following year he was shot and seriously injured in a hunting accident. He was able to return to the Tour in 1989, winning it dramatically in its final stage. He won again for the third time the following year in 1990. He is one of only nine cyclists to have won the Tour three or more times.
Terri Kathleen Nunn (born June 26, 1961, Los Angeles, California), is an American singer and actress. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the New Wave band Berlin. Her greatest success in Berlin was the top-selling single “Take My Breath Away”, the love theme in the film Top Gun. Nunn acted in numerous television shows in the 1970s and ’80s, including T.J. Hooker and Lou Grant. She auditioned for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars and appeared in the 1978 film, Thank God It’s Friday.
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Evan Caminker is Dean of the University of Michigan Law School.
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Mark Lofgren is a member of the Iowa House of Representatives.