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About the Host Peter Mucha, husband and father of two, grew up in Cherry Hill and is a lifelong Philly sports fan. He's been writing and editing for The Inquirer for 18 years.
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World's Ugliest Dog Dies Let us mourn the passing of a champion. Sniff, sniff. (What's that smell?) "I don't think there'll ever be another Sam," said his owner, Susie Lockheed of Santa Barbara, Calif. Sam was so hideous Lockheed's boyfriend left her after she adopted this canine catastrophe. Sam, though, achieved fame. Three times, this hairless pedigreed Chinese crested with crooked teeth and freaky eyes won "World's Ugliest Dog" honors at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. He went on TV in Japan. He met Donald Trump. He wen on radio in New Zealand. (New Zealanders are smart.) Nearly 15, his heart ailing, Sam was euthanized. Should have had him stuffed. Could have sold him on eBay as a Halloween decoration.
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