Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 12:27:25 -0500 From: Grant Barrett 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 gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]