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November 29, 1999
Dropped?The arena anthem Rock and Roll Part II (the "Hey!" song), by the NBA's Raptors and the NHL's Flames, Maple Leafs and Oilers, after the song's writer and performer, Gary Glitter, was convicted in England for possessing child pornography.
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November 29, 1999

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Dropped
?The arena anthem Rock and Roll Part II (the "Hey!" song), by the NBA's Raptors and the NHL's Flames, Maple Leafs and Oilers, after the song's writer and performer, Gary Glitter, was convicted in England for possessing child pornography.

Drug tested
?Spanish chess players at a recent national tournament. "It is O.K.," one player said of having his urine checked for traces of uppers and downers, "although I know people who are against it because they feel humiliated."

Dubbed
? Dikembe Mutombo's lines in his Charles Schwab commercial. ("Creating a world of smarter investors.") Fearing that viewers would have trouble understanding the Hawks' Congo-born center, Schwab's ad agency hired an actor to redo his part. Mutombo says he won't make any more Schwab ads.

Punished
?Stevin (Hedake) Smith, who will serve a year in prison and pay an $8,000 fine for his part in the 1994 Arizona State basketball point-shaving scandal (SI, Nov. 9, 1998).

Died
?Dr. John Paul Stapp, who in 1954 rode a rocket sled that went from zero to 632 mph in five seconds and stopped in 1.4 seconds. "I said to myself, 'Paul, it's been a good life,' " said Stapp, who lived 35 more years and died last week at 89.

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