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February 26, 1979 Table Of Contents

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The Heidens

ICING A FAMILY FORTUNE

Already established as world all-round champs, Eric Heiden won still more gold and kid sister Beth took the silver in the world sprint races to add luster to their glittering Olympic hopes

By E. M. Swift

IT WAS PETTY LARCENY

While Cale Yarborough and Donnie Allison duked it out by Turn 3, Richard Petty stole on by and into victory lane in the Daytona 500

By Sam Moses

Ill Wind

THERE'S AN ILL WIND BLOWING FOR THE NBA

Attendance is slipping and the league's TV ratings have plummeted, leading to a lot of cries and whispers about the real problems

By John Papanek

Winter Racing

THE WINTER OF DESPAIR

Winter racing is not fit for man nor beast, but if it's the only wheel in town, people will turn out to watch it spin, even if it's snowing or 3° below

By Douglas S. Looney

Merrill

SHE'S HIS FAIR LADY

Jan Merrill, America's outstanding middle-distance runner, is schooled by her very own Professor Higgins

By Anita Verschoth

College Basketball

All's more than well at Alcorn

Not many know it, but Alcorn State has played 25 games and won 25 games

By Joe Jares

THE WEEK (Feb. 12-18)

By Herman Weiskopf

Boating

And so now we are seven

Robin had reached an advanced age in the SORC, but after several appearances under different names for different owners she was doing her thing again

By Coles Phinizy

For The Record

A roundup of the week Feb. 12-18

19th: Hole The Readers Take Over

19TH: HOLE THE READERS TAKE OVER

Edited by Gay Flood

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Kelso F. Sutton

SCORECARD

Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

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