George Killian, the executive director of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the president of FIBA, the international basketball federation, thinks the U.S. Olympic Committee is wasting money. At last week's USOC board meeting, at a posh resort in Phoenix, Killian, arguing that the money lavished on such gatherings would be better spent on athletes, vainly sought to have the board's next meeting, in Salt Lake City in June, canceled. "We haven't taken a single vote," Killian said. "These people don't want to give up their perks. The hors d'oeuvres last night were delicious. But is that what it's all about?"
Credit Killian with the best comment on such profligacy since humorist Dave Barry wrote of last year's Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro: "Scientists detected a large new hole in the ozone layer, believed to be caused by fumes from [the] flaming desserts."