Huntington Beach, CA, December 1, 1998. Citizens of Huntington Beach gathered in protest at the City Council Meeting Last Night to demand closure of the Bet Your Life store in Huntington Mall, linking it to the disappearance of two Varsity Football players at Huntington High School. Jason Lanning and Kurt Anaka have been missing for a week and were reportedly last seen in a late-model red sports convertible with Nikki D'Orio, a cheerleader at the school. The father of Jason Lanning, one of the missing youths, testified that his son was the victim of "mall voodoo." Officials of the City Council passed a resolution to investigate the report. Annabelle Thompson, the owner, was unavailable for comment. Headline News.