"We were so astounded we checked and double-checked to be sure the kill was authentic," said Wheeler Wildlife Manager Tom Atcheson. "This particular drake, an adult at the time, was banded by Henry Grammer in January of 1944. That's 28 years ago, and it must have been around two years old then.
"That old fellow must have seen a lot of sights in his day."
He must have dodged a lot of shotgun pellets, too.
THE SUMMER LINE
In the opinion of Harrah's Tahoe Race-book the Baltimore Colts are 5-to-2 favorites to win the American Football Conference and the Minnesota Vikings are 5-to-2 in the National.
Other Harrah odds:
AFC—Oakland 3 to 1; Miami and Kansas City, each 7 to 2; Pittsburgh and Cleveland, each 8 to 1; Cincinnati 10 to 1; New York 12 to 1; New England 20 to 1; San Diego 25 to 1; Denver and Houston, each 30 to 1; Buffalo 40 to 1.
NFC—Dallas 7 to 2; San Francisco 4 to 1; Detroit 5 to I; Los Angeles 6 to 1; Washington 8 to 1; Atlanta 12 to 1; St. Louis and Green Bay, each 20 to 1; Philadelphia and Chicago, each 25 to 1; New Orleans 30 to 1; New York 40 to 1.
COURTESY OF O'HARE
The pool used for the U.S. Olympic diving trials in Chicago's suburban Park Ridge is directly under the normal flight pattern of nearby O'Hare field, the world's busiest airport. Yet not once during the three days of competition was a diver shaken up by the noise of a low-flying jet passing overhead.