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19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER
Edited by Gay Flood
November 25, 1985
THE LAW, TEXAS-STYLESir:Three cheers for the Lone Star State! What with Jim Wacker (What Kind Of Fool Am I? Nov. 4) and House Bill 72 (SCORECARD, in the same issue), Texans have two reasons to be proud. Though the new law has its opponents, I hope most Texans will appreciate its long-range benefits. If, as you report, about half the students in Texas high schools flunked at least one course during the first six weeks. House Bill 72 arrived just in time.BILLY NEWBERRY Oklahoma City
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November 25, 1985

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

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? Richardson's shoes are indeed Chuck Taylors, but they are not the canvas ones. About a year ago, Converse put out a glove-leather "fashion" model of that 68-year-old shoe, and Richardson, who has an agreement with the company, is the first—and only—player in the NBA to wear it. "They're comfortable," says Richardson, who conforms to NBA regulations by wearing the white version in regular-season games. "I wore Chuck Taylors when I was a kid, and just because I'm a pro doesn't mean I can't wear them now." Incidentally, the leather Chucks retail for about $40; the canvas ones for about $25.—ED.

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