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Leading Off

Oct. 04, 2004
Oct. 04, 2004

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Oct. 4, 2004

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HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
  • By H.G. BISSINGER

    A new movie based on his controversial 1990 best seller about high school football in West Texas took the author on a long-dreaded journey to revisit his main characters

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COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Bob MartinOlympian Effort At the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Ervin Kovacs of Hungary leaves his prostheses on the pool deck and dives in for a 200-meter freestyle heat for swimmers in the S5 category (full use of arms and hands but no trunk or leg muscles). Kovacs would finish fourth in the final. Photograph by Bob MartinThe Jaws of Victory Jeffrey Fabry of Tulare, Calif., a Paralympic W1 (tetraplegic) archer, draws the arrow back with a mouth tab while tuning up for the preliminaries of the individual competition, in which he set a world record. Fabry won bronze medals in both the individual and team events. COLOR PHOTOPhotograph by Bob MartinIt's Not About the Bike Víctor Màrquez of Venezuela, an LC3 cyclist (disabled in one lower limb), speeds around the Athens velodrome on his single-pedal bike in the final of the Paralympic one-kilometer time trial for categories LC14. He finished 10th.