During the postrace victory fete there was more wine and plenty of snails to eat. But champion Pepe's owner decided to spare him, perhaps for breeding purposes.
Two biologists from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department found a bottle in the Pemigewasset River. In it was a note signed by 16-year-old Jenifer Wilson of Bristol, N.H.
"Pick up this bottle to help stop pollution," the note said. "That's the least you can do for the water that has supplied you and your family for generations. If you don't, 20 years from now you and your family behind you will be in serious danger."
The bottle had been in the river for two years and Jenifer was surprised that it had been found.
"I figured it would be out in the ocean long ago," she said.
But the bottle had traveled only 15 miles downstream. It got hung up in some trash.
FREEDOM IN MUNICH
That psychedelic symbol designed for the 1972 Olympics is not a spiral, as it might seem to be after staring at it for a bit, but a Strahlenkranz.
A Strahlenkranz is a wreath of rays, a sunburst motif symbolizing outward expanding energy, a discarding of conventions, freedom. It has been linked to what Munich hopes the Olympics will be: heitere Spiele, or gay, carefree, happy games. The colors are those of the city itself—either azure blue on white, or white on azure blue, azure choose.