Sans foot, builder launches schooner

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Dr. John Vardiman doesn't consider the day he lost a foot among the worst of his life, because it was also the day he launched the wooden schooner he had spent 21 years building.

"It was a great day," said the 77-year-old general practitioner from Beaumont, Texas. "In it was a little discomfort, but it was a great day, a culmination of years of work."

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