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Missing boxer found safe, MV police say

Original post made on Jan 8, 2015

A former professional heavyweight boxer featured in two "Rocky" movies was found this morning after being reported missing Wednesday, Mountain View police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 8, 2015, 1:27 PM

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Posted by FYI
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jan 8, 2015 at 2:21 pm

He played Spider Rico (in Rocky's first bout in "Rocky") and returned in the last "Rocky (Balboa)" movie.
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Posted by Not that kind of boxer
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jan 8, 2015 at 2:47 pm

I thought the article was going to be about a dog.

Posted by Harvardmom
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jan 8, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Is 69 years old considered elderly? I thought that word was reserved for frail people aged 95+.

Posted by Jay Park
a resident of Jackson Park
on Jan 11, 2015 at 4:14 pm

"Elderly" is not a word defined legally, so it is subject to individual interpretation.

My computer's definition of "elderly" is "old or aging" and it follows up with the following analysis from Wikipedia:

"A Pew Research Center study of 2,929 Americans, age 18+, found that they hold very different definitions of old age. Respondents under 30 said that old age begins at 60, but respondents 65+ said 74.

Most Britons define old age as starting at 59 according to a survey of 2,200 people in the UK. The under 25s reckon 54 as the beginning of old age. The 80+ define old age as starting at 68.[13] Another survey concluded that most Britons define the onset of old age as almost 70. Europeans on average set the start of old age at 62."

Sure, some people think elderly/old/aging would start at age 60, others place that threshold at a much higher range.

In the same way, older people probably define "young" in different ways.

Personally, I've never heard of your 95+ definition.

I believe the term is inexact as it is not a legal definition (unlike "senior" or "juvenile") or clearly defined (like "teenager").

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