Meanwhile, with four crew members now entering their third week in jail and no date yet set for a court hearing, the most difficult leg of La Poste's voyage may be through the rocky shoals of the enigmatic Uruguayan justice system.
After pleading guilty last week to carrying a concealed handgun in his car, Houston Rocket guard Vernon Maxwell publicly apologized for the incident. Maxwell said he realized that he was a role model and should not be involved in anything illegal. He then said he planned to carry a shotgun in his car, since that is legal.
Ed Zern, the longtime "Exit Laughing" columnist for Field & Stream, died recently at age 83. Zern wrote many books, but he will be best remembered for his 1959 review of a reissue of Lady Chatterley's Lover, the piece, which originally ran in Field & Stream, was reprinted in Hunting and Fishing from A to Zern. Of the D.H. Lawrence novel, Zern wrote:
"This fictional account of the day-to-day life of an English gamekeeper is still of considerable interest to outdoorminded readers, as it contains many passages on pheasant raising, the apprehending of poachers, ways of controlling vermin, and other chores and duties of the professional gamekeeper. Unfortunately one is obliged to wade through many pages of extraneous material in order to discover and savor these sidelights on the management of a Midland shooting estate, and in this reviewer's opinion this book cannot take the place of J.R. Miller's Practical Gamekeeping."
Publications from The London Times Literary Supplement to Reader's Digest reprinted the review, but Zern always said he was most pleased by "the seven letters from Field & Stream readers asking where they could find a copy of J.R. Miller's Practical Gamekeeping."