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Booktalk

JOHN McPHEE IS A QUITE UNFRENZIED FAN OF TURTLE EGGS AND ROD LAVER

By Roy Blount Jr.

PCBs

POISONED FISH, TROUBLED WATERS

Toxic chemical compounds called PCBs are being discharged into rivers and lakes, contaminating food fish, which are contaminating us

By Robert H. Boyle

FURNISS WAS REALLY STOKED UP

When you're hot, you're hot, Bruce Furniss had a score to settle with himself and in the process broke two of the four individual world records that fell at the AAU meet last week in Kansas City

By Anita Verschoth

SITUATION WANTED: INSTANT STATUS

Second year event, for touring pros only, offers big money in exchange for major-tournament consideration

By Barry McDermott

Wheeling

WHEELING AND DEALING

Remember skateboards? They are back, and better this time around

By Sarah Pileggi

The Kid

The Kid Who Ran Into Doors

At 16, Tony DeSpirito won a record 390 races, at 39 he was dead. In between he had a lot of Caddys, a lot of ladies and a lot of bad luck

By Frank Deford

Wigwag Man

WILES OF THE WIGWAG MAN

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE RHYTHM

By Herman Weiskopf

Baseball

THE WEEK (Aug. 17-23)

By Herman Weiskopf

Pro Football

Oh, that 200-yard run!

Hanging up his typewriter after 26 years in and around the NFL, the author recollects the best game, the best plays and the best players

By Tex Maule

Crew

He's tops, by Jiminy

Led by a cricket of a coach, the U.S. eights defend their title

By Dan Levin

Horse Racing

Hopeful end to a socko Spa season

Attendance, betting—and truant horses—were all up at Saratoga

By Whitney Tower

Oldfield

coming on strong

"When God invented man," says Brian Oldfield, "He wanted him to look like me." However it came about, he's some piece of work. World-record holder in the shotput and sometime dabbler in "sado numbers" he's cleaning up his act for the "full-scale betterment of Brian Oldfield."

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Yesterday

BOYS' SPORTS BOOKS PORTRAYED AN IDEALIZED WORLD OF MANY VIRTUES

By Mark Sufrin

For The Record

A roundup of the week Aug. 18-24

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

SCORECARD

Edited by Robert W. Creamer

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD