Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 12:27:25 -0500

From: Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JERRYNET.COM

Subject: RE Re: sportswriters' disease

Journalists, of course, lay a claim to alcoholism as the a requirement of the profession, and for

good reason, I think.

When I was still a small-time journalist, my peers and I went to a journalism conference in Baton

Rouge. We were met in the hotel lobby by six happily drunk Pulitzer Prize winners, and I've often

thought of that as typical since.

Grant Barrett