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Friday, February 26, 1999 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Pacific Northwest

Ex-Wrestler A Deadbeat Dad

Seattle Times Staff: Seattle Times News Services

OLYMPIA - State child-support officials are hoping to put the squeeze on a former professional tag-team wrestling partner of Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

Paul Perschmann, who billed himself as "Playboy Buddy Rose" at World Wrestling Federation events in the 1970s, is among four "deadbeat dads" featured on a new Web site posted yesterday by the state Department of Social and Health Services.

Each owes at least $10,000 and has gone at least six months without making payments, according to officials in the Division of Child Support.

Perschmann owes $36,620 to Lanette Perschmann, a laboratory technician at a Minneapolis hospital from whom he was divorced in 1978.

"Our daughter was born in 1977 and I came back to Minnesota when she was 3 months old," she said yesterday. "He has not paid anything, any child support or alimony."

The order was issued in Cowlitz County. Perschmann also faces contempt charges involving failure to pay child support in Clark

County.

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