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Edited by Alexander Wolff
September 11, 1995
Gehrig's Legacy
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September 11, 1995

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The principal took his discovery to Richard Lapchick, the director of Northeastern University's Center for the Study of Sport and Society, who speaks frequently to student groups about racial tolerance. "I tell that story around the country, and about half the time I tell it, someone will come up to me and say, 'It's going on here, too,' " Lapchick says of the cap code.

What's going on is borne out in two Harris Polls. In 1990, 57% of high school students said they had witnessed overt acts of racism with violent overtones "often" or "somewhat often" during the previous 12 months. Three years later in the second poll, that figure had climbed to 75%. The peace, it seems, is not being increased.

Tampa Bay Profiteer

Back when the grass was real, men bought NFL teams with fortunes made from honest industries such as steel and meat packing. Now comes the Dickensian tale of Malcolm Glazer, the Tampa Bay Buccaneer owner who got rich taxing puppies and kids.

Glazer operates trailer parks throughout upstate New York. For years this artful lodger had pinched inhabitants with monthly surcharges of $5 per pet and $3 per "additional occupant." Tenants groused, but it wasn't until Glazer agreed to cough up $192 million in January to buy the Bucs that they fought back. Now, as Tampa Bay fans accustomed to the penury of former owner Hugh Culverhouse call Glazer a savior, trailer-park residents up north are calling him Scrooge. The tenants have filed a $100 million lawsuit charging "willful disregard of tenants' rights." They say that, despite the tax, Glazer didn't provide the amenities that kids and dogs are wont to use, such as playgrounds and grassy areas. Glazer dropped the fees last spring, but when he started spending millions on new free agents, he angered the mobile home folks even more. In Glazerbucks, wide receiver Alvin Harper, who signed a four-year, $10.66 million deal, is worth 3.5 million kid months, or 177,666 dog years.

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