Music Mid & Music Sheet created by Shawn in
Page: Facts about the fiction
-includes the Hazard music video
and live version with an interview from Johnny Carson
Liz in Missouri
Truth about Hazard by Majid
For a touch of British Lit. on a hometown subject:
Terri in England:
"Mary gasped when she saw the look
in his eyes"...
A Short Story & the sequel
of the Past by Helen
in New York
reaction: 1992 articles from The
Ravenna News, USA Today, and
the East Coast Rocker
We got cows
Richard Marx Official Web site
VH1's Pop Up Video
Weird City Names
A real Sherman County
with a Chicago ending
Coming our way?
Heres your driving
distance to Hazard:
Cow Island, Texas: 990 mi./ 17 hrs 35 min.
Bull Run, Maryland: 1355 mi./ 25 hrs. 21 min.
Angus, Ohio: 881 mi./ 16 hrs. 21 min.
Holstein, Nebraska: 54 mi./ 1 hr. 35 min.
Dairy, Oregon: 1495 mi./ 24 hrs. 56 min.
Bovine, Arkansas: 838 mi./ 15 hrs. 45 min.
Cattle Creek, Colorado: 564 mi./ 9 hrs. 6 min.
As the crow flies-
Mexico City, Mexico:
1490 mi./ 2397 km
8151 mi./ 13118 km
Turku, Finland: 4695 mi./ 7557 km
6428 mi./ 10345 km
Johannesburg, South Africa: 9268 mi./ 14916 km
5830 mi./ 9382 km
8868 mi./ 14272 km
Nairobi, Kenya: 8557 mi./ 13772 km
Recife, Brazil: 5285 mi./ 8506 km
Uelzen, Germany: 4721 mi./ 7597 km
Singapore: 9178 mi./ 14771 km
Avalon, Australia: 9117 mi./ 14673 km
Hyltebruk, Sweden: 4618 mi./ 7433 km
Jasper, Alberta, Canada: 1029 mi./ 1946 km
Sheffield, England: 4302 mi./ 6924 km
to Hazard's Richard Marx page. Not familiar with Richard Marx? not a Hazard local? Then see our
page for a glance at the village of Hazard, Nebraska. Then
read our intro
to Richard Marx and the song "Hazard" —a darker version
of Hazard that Richard Marx introduced to the world in 1991.
The Video Sheriff
The Real Sheriff
the time I was 16, he's been a good friend. Bob's the kind of
guy you could call at 3 in the morning from jail and say, 'I
need you to bring me $10,000 and don't ask me any questions.'
He'd be there." --RICHARD
The Wild Wild
actor, stuntman, & singer
played the role of Hazard's chief law enforcer with veteran skill; leaving
some to admire him, while others viewed him with suspicion. Among area residents,
Conrad's notoriety not only surpasses Richard's, but our female
residents consider him the sexiest man in the video (though Richard has a strong hold
on 2nd place). Here's a photo of
Robert and Richard taken during summer 2000; along
with additional photos of
with the Marx family during the filming of the Hazard
Right: Had Richard been a real suspect, he would have been
interrogated by the man who helps keep our community safe, Sherman County Sheriff
James O. Kugler. Hazard is one of five communities within the jurisdiction of Sherman
Exonerated? Cover-up? When requesting a photo in
a 3-1-99 interview, Sheriff Kugler said he had no knowledge of any story regarding a
possible murder involving Richard Marx & Mary. After explaining who the
singer was, Sheriff Kugler stated he was not familiar with Richard
Marx, and was not aware of any song or video. (Mr. Marx: We would supply
you the address to the sheriffs office if you would be willing to send a copy of
"Rush Street" to our sheriff.) The Sunday, 3-17-02 edition of The
Los Angeles Times
published an article that featured Sheriff
Kugler as well as Hazard's senior resident. The article mentions
the life-size poster of John Wayne that adorns the wall in our
Richard made a visit to Hazard as seen in the photo in front of the
downtown post office. The date of
is uncertain, but best recollections place it on the morning of May
Ms. Renee Parent--"Mary"
and only) Mary
[Renee] was, next to my wife, of course, and Tawny Fere from the "Angelia"
video, - my favorite video co-star." --RICHARD
Before her role
as Mary, Renee
Parent had Daredreamer star Tim Noah walking on Cloud
9, while playing the role of a beautiful but snobbish school
girl with mischievous wit. From the spirited urban professional she
portrayed as a guest star in Beverly Hills 90210 to
her tragic scene with Russell Crowe in No Way Back,
Renee has enjoyed unique roles over the past decade.
Since her co-starring role with Richard Marx,
the name Mary has become a commonly associated
word with our community. For some, she was the small town girl who had
questionable judgment, a distaste for authority, and was less than innocent.
Yet, all agree that her character typified the strength of a rural dweller: Namely,
one who could generate her own fun and livelihood within a quiet, small town
environment. Thus, the contrasting images of her still, lifeless body fueled the
haunting theme surrounding this video. Right: This 1999 photo shows
Hazard's own Mary gearing up for the horse trail ride on the morning of the
Hazard Daze celebration. And what does our real Mary say about what
happened to Mary? And how does she view Richard? Hmm, maybe we can finally
I was a kid I saw Summer of '42
and fell helplessly in love with Jennifer, as did the world ...She's
great in it [the Hazard video] ...I'm so thankful to have been able to work with her."
|Left: Richard's mother as seen from his
boyhood flashbacks. "Mom" was yet another character with
mixed reviews: "She herself a victim, victimized by the boy's
father, and by the boy himself." ..."She was
the subtle serpent responsible for inviting the demons into her
son's life." ..."Like Richard, she just wanted to be
loved." ..."Woman of ill-repute." ..."She was both predator
and prey, --the subject for coffee talk."
..."Her scenes provided the inroads into Richard's psyche."
Right: Born in Brazil; moved to America at an early age; discovered her love and loyalty to
animals as a child; academic honor student and international model
as a teen; --and her life's story had just begun. Meet actress
I think about
my life gone by
And how its done me wrong
escape for me this time
All of my rescues are gone, long gone
|Beaver Creek has been enjoyed by area
youths for generations. The two most likely scenes for Marys last
visit are pictured above. Left: The river bank and the gravel road
(insert) to the river that is ½ mile west of Hazard. A likely site where area
youths receive their first kiss. Right: Located just ½ mile
Hazard; also accessed via gravel road. A less traveled site; offers more seclusion for its
photos are available at our
Hazard is blessed with many senior members, many of
which are retired farmers. We are able to glean much wisdom from them, but not necessarily
in the area of adult contemporary music. Without the benefit of offering RM background
information, here are some of the answers we received when asking them about the RM
scandal, what happened to Mary, etc.
"was that the guy who
lived in the [north] lot? worked for Arnold for a while I think. What ever happened to
"Marx scandal? I dunno, was he part of that Monica Lewinski thing?"
"this Grandma thinks hes cute, not Garth cute, but cute!"
"hes probably an L.A. or New York boy. If I were him, Id be
dreaming my way out of his town."
"oh, heh, oh, that singer right? I heard he stopped here, guess we should
have taken him fishing."
Hazard, Nebraska Web site originally posted 2-16-99
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