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August 24, 1981 | Volume 55, Issue 9

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Wendell Tyler Cover - Sports Illustrated August 24, 1981

August 24, 1981 | Bob Ottum
Kim Chapin has discovered the best way for an author to approach a book on stock-car racing: Simply ease the typewriter into gear and amble into the story. Do not rush. No literary...

August 24, 1981 | Joan Ackermann-Blount
"It's good sand this year, yeah," said 15-year-old Elizabeth Stanley, who, in a white cowboy hat, beaded cornrows and rainbow-colored bathing suit, was in a crouch, working on her Pegasus. "Free...

August 24, 1981
4—Lane Stewart24—Buck Miller (top), Heinz Kluetmeier25—Heinz Kluetmeier (left), Buck Miller26—Heinz Kluetmeier27—Buck Miller28, 29—Paul Kennedy (left), John Iacono30—Tony Tomsic (top), Paul...

August 24, 1981 | Compiled by ALEXANDER WOLFF
BOATING—Great Britain's VICTORY, a 33-foot sloop skippered by Phil Crebbin, was first to finish the 605-mile Fastnet ocean race. By winning, Great Britain clinched the Admiral's Cup with 814...

August 24, 1981
KIRSTEN KRONERVALLEJO, CALIF.Kirsten, 12, the only girl on the East Vallejo Little League All-Star team, hit .522 and had a 7-2 record with a 2.07 ERA while leading Frailer City to the league...

August 24, 1981 | Edited by Gay Flood
ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDSSir:Bravo to Robert H. Boyle for his fine editorial regarding James Watt, the Reagan Administration and Westerners (SCORECARD, Aug. 10)! Yes, Watt is diluting Western support...

August 24, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum

August 24, 1981 | Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
•Norm Van Brocklin, former NFL quarterback and coach and now a pecan farmer in Social Circle, Ga., describing the brain surgery he underwent two years ago: "It was a brain transplant. I got a...

August 24, 1981 | Bruce Newman
After five very frustrating and contentious years, Pat Haden is posilutely, absotively the Rams' starting quarterback

August 24, 1981 | Craig Neff

August 24, 1981 | Steve Wulf

August 24, 1981 | Douglas S. Looney

August 24, 1981 | Philip G. Howlett
In 1965, when he was a young LIFE photographer in Santo Domingo covering the Dominican uprising, Bill Eppridge came, literally, within an inch of his life. A bullet from a .50-caliber spotting...

August 24, 1981 | Coles Phinizy

August 24, 1981 | Robert Sullivan
For an All-Star, Joel Youngblood of the Mets spends a lot of time on the bench

August 24, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf

August 24, 1981 | Herm Weiskopf
PETE ROSE of the Phillies acknowledges the cheers of 60,561 fans in Philadelphia after picking up his 3,631st hit, an eighth-inning single, that surpassed the National League career record...

August 24, 1981 | William Leggett
History repeated itself at Saratoga as a 24-1 shot, Willow Hour, held off Pleasant Colony to win a soggy Travers

August 24, 1981 | Ron Fimrite