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July 14, 2003
July 14, 2003

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July 14, 2003

Sports Illustrated Bonus Section: Golf Plus

For The Record

FIRED For plagiarizing Caddyshack greenskeeper Carl Spackler,
Roswell (n.mex.) Daily Record sports editor Gregory M. Jones. In
a piece about a golf tournament at the Roswell Country Club,
Jones, 24, quoted the "assistant greenskeeper," one Carl
Spangler, as saying of the course's grass, "This is a hybrid ...
of bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, featherbed bent and northern
California sinsemilla. The amazing stuff about this is you can
play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get
stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on the stuff." The quote
comes verbatim from Bill Murray's disheveled, gopher-obsessed
character. A few days later the record ran a correction saying
the paper's management had been advised that "the incident had
not taken place and was in fact a scene from a movie" and that
Jones had been let go. Said Jones, "The worst thing I thought is
people would steal some of the turf. I didn't think anyone would
get offended."

This is an article from the July 14, 2003 issue Original Layout

AWARDED The 2010 Winter Olympics, to Vancouver. The first-time
host edged surprise finalist PyeongChang, South Korea, by 56-53
in a runoff vote of IOC delegates. The outcome could make the IOC
disinclined to award the 2012 Summer Games to another North
American city, New York, which is vying with Paris, London,
Madrid and Moscow. The selection enhances prospects that the NHL
will let its stars play in the next two Winter Olympics--2006 is
to take place in Turin, Italy--as they have at the previous two
Games.

POSTED A $25,000 bond after having a warrant issued for his
arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman in
Vail, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant. The bond is meant to ensure
Bryant's return to Colorado if he is charged, but as of Monday no
decision had been made on whether he would be. Bryant's lawyer
says his client is innocent.

RETURNED to the field as an instructor, less than a month after
undergoing a kidney transplant, former Southern Miss running back
Derrick Nix. In 2002 Nix ran for 1,194 yards despite suffering
from the ailment membranous glomerulonephritis. After the season
he learned he needed a transplant (SI, may 19, 2003). On June 6
he received a kidney from his brother, Marcus, 33. After three
weeks' recovery he joined Southern Miss's football camp, where he
teaches players ages eight to 17. "It's a good feeling not to
have to worry about sleeping with a machine at night," said Nix,
who had been on dialysis since december. Nix will be a graduate
assistant for the Golden Eagles this fall and hopes to pursue a
coaching career.

DIED former Time Inc. CEO Andrew Heiskell, 87. The erudite and
urbane Heiskell, who joined the company as a Life editor in 1937
and became chairman in '60, presided over Time Inc.'s most
critical period of growth in magazine and book publishing while
also laying roots in cable TV. Heiskell conceived people (it
launched in '74), oversaw SI's first years of profitability and
helped lift SI to national prominence. He retired in '80 and
devoted himself to civic causes, including the restoration of the
New York Public Library.

COLOR PHOTO: NEAL PETERS COLLECTION (SPACKLER) SpacklerTHREE COLOR PHOTOS: RONALD C. MODRA (KIESCHNICK, 3)COLOR PHOTO: ARIEL SKELLEY/CORBIS (FAST-FOOD WORKER)COLOR PHOTO: DAVID WALBERG (BUS)B/W PHOTO: ALFRED EISENSTAEDT/PIX INC. (HEISKELL)

KIESCHNICK WATCH
It's back! SI's Kieschometer returns to monitor Brooks
Kieschnick's quest to forge a career as an outfielder and a
pitcher.

Since we visited Kieschnick, 31, in late March, he's been
recalled from Triple A by Milwaukee and is 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA,
16 strikeouts and four walks in 28 innings as a reliever. He's
also hit .333 with four homers in 42 at bats, becoming the first
player to homer as a pitcher, pinch hitter and DH. "I'm just
looking for opportunities," he says.

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